Holes

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Disney Pixar Storybook Collection

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Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land

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Scamp to the Rescue

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Lambert the Sheepish Lion

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Moana

I’m normally a pretty cynical person, but I thought Moana was just great. Great story, great music, great everything. (The executive producer was John Lasseter, who produced and/or wrote/driected most of the great Pixar movies before and after the Disney purchase, which may have something to do with the quality) [amazon_link asins=’B01MRNUJUO’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’… Continue reading Moana

Look out for Mater!

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