Tuesday, January 22 2013 04:00

A Valentine's Day Gift Guide inspired by MADLY MADAGASCAR! (Giveaway)

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With Valentine's Day fast-approaching, the heart-shaped decorations will soon be brought in from the garage, and we'll no doubt be doing up some Valentine's for the little ones at school. In the spirit of the love-y season, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up with The Rock Father for a Valentine's Day Gift Guide inspired by Dreamworks Animation's MADLY MADAGASCAR (coming to DVD, January 29). Check out some fun suggestions below, then enter for your chance to win a copy of the new MADAGASCAR adventure for your little Valentine(s)!

"Your favorite Madagascar pals are back in an all-new adventure! Alex’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, brings hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang. Melman plans a big surprise for Gloria, Marty tries to impress a new friend and everyone wants to get their hands on King Julien’s love potion. You'll fall in LOVE with MADLY MADAGASCAR!"

Deciding what to give your friends and family for Valentine’s Day can be a tough job. However, this handy guide will make this Valentine’s Day a breeze! Here, we’ll provide helpful suggestions of fun and unique gift ideas that kids and grownups alike will enjoy this V-Day!


Looking for a nice way to send your love to your friends and family this Valentine’s Day? Consider baking them special love-themed cookies to send to them at work, school, etc. Kids will appreciate a fun, extra treat to share with their friends at lunchtime, and mom and dad will love the heartfelt sugary snack made from scratch. Simply look up easy sugar cookie ideas, use a heartshaped cookie cutter, and then frost in white, red or pink with personalized messages. You can even use Pinterest for more awesome decorating ideas!


Kids will love waking up to a cuddling Valentine’s Day stuffed animal! V-Day plushies come in a huge range of different creatures, both real and mythical! Stuffed animals aren’t just for kids, either; adults can display them in their offices or cars as an extra way to show that someone was thinking about them on this special day.


Homemade coupons are always a hit with moms and dads, and this Valentine’s Day we suggest creating a coupon for a night in with your family! These cute coupons are simple to make – all you need is some colorful construction paper and markers. Parents can help kids write out a personalized coupon promising to spend a fun night in with their families. You can even list suggested activities for the night in such as playing board games, watching movies or cooking a family meal.


Kids will love the new MADLY MADAGASCAR DVD this V-day! They can spend the holiday watching their favorite, hilarious characters from the film enjoy all the splendor of this romantic holiday. Make this fun Valentine’s Day present into something more by hosting a mini viewing party for your kids and some of their friends – they can watch the film, make festive treats, and decorate their only Valentine’s Day cards.

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Make a unique gift bag for your family and friends this V-Day! All you need is a plain red bag, and then fun, red items to fill the bag with (e.g., lip gloss, candies, toys, jewelery, PJs, etc.). You can make each bag unique by finding something red for each member of your family or your friends – try to find things that are meaningful to them or fit their personality for an extra special touch!

Would you like to win a copy of MADLY MADAGASCAR? If so, follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter Widget Below! One lucky reader will receive a copy of the movie on DVD... and you have multiple opportunities to win.

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The Fine Print: Giveaway open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 18+. Void Where Prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random on or about January 29, 2013 and will be notified via email. If no response within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner must provide a proper mailing address (no P.O. boxes). DVD will be shipped by Think Jam on behalf of Dreamworks Animation, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and The Rock Father. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Good Luck! 

Giveaway Item Provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A Copy of MADLY MADAGASCAR was provided to The Rock Father in association with this post

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality, Commentator, Adventurer and Raconteur. 

He is a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized brands, and consults for a number of toy manufacturers.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as co-manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, has been quoted in BusinessWire, CNN and Babble, in addition to making appearances on ABC News, WGN and more. In the past he served as a writer for  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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