Welcome fall! Well, everywhere except here in hot central Florida. My favorite part of fall every year is taking Rylie and Bryce to the fall festival and the pumpkin patch. I love pumpkins, and all of the pumpkin flavored goodies that fall brings!
This month, Kidtoons is bringing us a movie about a very special pumpkin. His name is Spookley, and he isn't your average pumpkin. Spookley is different from all of the other pumpkins. Spookley is square.
More on Spookley in just a minute, though. First I have to give you the deets on Kidtoons, just in case you're new here...
Kidtoons is dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country.
Participating Kidtoons theatres showcase a fun, affordable family friendly matinee movie and provide a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. We even have fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.
Now playing during the month of October:
In a world where "the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins," Spookley the Square Pumpkin is often teased by the other pumpkins because of his square shape. Soon, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince Spookley that, square or not, he has a right to be the "Pick of the Patch" on Halloween. A square pumpkin the "Pick of the Patch"? Not if mean round pumpkins Big Tom and Little Tom can help it. These two bullies tease and taunt Spookley because of his square roots. Although he is encouraged to continue to become the "Pick of the Patch" by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley isn't sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire patch. As the storm rolls the round pumpkins across the patch towards a raging river below, Spookley's square shape helps him save the day. Spookley realizes "it's fine to be round while the weather is fair, but there are times it's better to be a square!"
Spookley is a pretty famous pumpkin outside of his patch too! October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley the Square Pumpkin has been named the official Spokes-Pumpkin through a partnership with PACER Center. PACER, a national organization based in Minneapolis, Minn., works to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of all children and young adults, including those with any disability, and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents . "The culture of bullying won't end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care," says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors the month. "We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance."
You go Spookley!
~*~One of my readers is going to win a Spookley Prize Pack!~*~
Prize pack includes: One Spookley whirly flashlight, One Spookley DVD, One Spookley Square Pumpkin plush, One Spookley hardcover book, and One Spookley theatrical one-sheet/movie poster.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any way to write this post. A big Thank You to Kidtoons for providing the giveaway prize!