Nov, 2010

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Giveaway!

MGM just released the 1968 family classic, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, on blu-ray DVD and to celebrate, Aubrey and I attended a special screening of the movie at The Grove in Los Angeles. Where we were treated to popcorn, drinks, a Scrumptious Sweet Co. candy bar and even got to see Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes (Truly Scrumptious) in person. To say it was a bit of a childhood dream come true would be an understatement.

Aubrey was thrilled beyond words (um, did you see these lollipop bushes mommy?) and is absolutely hooked on the tittle song. Even if she does pronounce it “Kitty Kitty Bang Bang” it’s music to my ears hearing her sing a song from my childhood. 

We did end up leaving shortly after intermission (yes… there’s an intermission) because the movie is 144 minutes long – you do the math. My kid is three. But she really did love what she saw and now we own the new blu-ray DVD so we can watch the parts she likes the best, right at home. The DVD also has some great extras like a sing-along, interactive games, Sherman Brothers’ demos (the brilliant composers who wrote the music for this movie and other classics like Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and The Aristocrats), Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke and more.

It had been a loooong time since I had seen this movie and I think I like it even more now. So much fun and Dick Van Dyke really is a true icon. However, if you remember the scene when all the dogs run into the Scrumptious Sweet Company factory during the Toot Sweets number, I’m about 100% sure I saw a dog fall from the upper walkway in the background. I’m not kidding. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the rest of the movie. Oy! OK… anyway… Now you need to get the DVD so you can see it, and…

Now you can! The good folks at MGM have given two copies of the new hi-def transfered blu-ray Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DVD for me to giveaway to my blog readers. Here’s how to enter the drawing – each one counts as an entry, but be sure to leave a separate comment for each action. It’s easier for me to count them this way:

1) Follow my blog on GFC
2) Leave a comment about a memory of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang OR tell me if you haven’t seen it yet!
3) Tweet this giveaway – here’s something you can copy and paste:
“Enter to win a blu-ray DVD of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on @TheAmyAnderson ‘s blog: http://tinyurl.com/29da6m7 HURRY Ends 11/7! Plz RT!”

Here’s the fine print, but I’ll actually leave it normal size so you can read it. If you remember this movie, then you’re OLD like me… This giveaway will end at midnight PST on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Two recipients will be chosen from the entries, using Random.org. A shipping address must be received from the recipient within 24 hours of notification or a new recipient will be chosen.

I was not compensated to write this review. I did receive copies of the DVD as a gift and giveaway items and attended a screening of the DVD to facilitate my review. So there. 


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  1. Eunice says:

    Follow you on GFC!

  2. Eunice says:

    Loved watching the movie as a kid!

  3. sweatpantsmom says:

    Following you!

  4. sweatpantsmom says:

    I had to play 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' for a piano recital so that song gives me a stomach ache. But I love the movie! And Dick Van Dyke!

  5. Gabi532 says:

    Very cool! Great film!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Haven't seen it yet and need to!

    Eugenechoi at hotmail dot com

  7. Laura says:

    That's so funny — we just watched this movie on DVD but stopped at intermission. Very cute!

  8. Megryansmom says:

    It's been so long since I saw this movie I don't even remember anything other than the flying car. Would love to share it with my grandson.

  9. Megryansmom says:

    Follow you on GFC

  10. Bay says:

    I can't believe I've managed to grow up never seeing this movie. I guess I've always confused it with Mary Poppins I don't even know what the difference is!!?


  11. Bay says:

    I'm a new GFC follower

  12. Garima says:

    Ahhhhh… I loved this movie growing up! The flying car was a fantasy and the song is so catchy. i wish I get a copy for my daughter to enjoy growing up with:

  13. melanie says:

    i'm not sure i saw it as a kid. i vaguely remember something about it but not really. i do like having these old movies for the kids though. they don't have as much garbagy stuff…


  14. Suezette says:

    I loved this movie! all the "special effects", which barely count as that these days, were wonderful!

  15. Gina says:

    I follow your blog

  16. Gina says:

    I've seen the movie, once a long time ago I honestly don't remember much of it.

  17. Heather R says:

    I follow your blog via GFC


  18. Heather R says:

    I haven't seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang before


  19. MH says:

    Love the movie- your review is terrific!

  20. JoycetheRockStar says:

    I think I saw it, but I think I should see it again. But I get those movies mixed up, ie. Babes in Toyland, Bedknobs and Broomsticks….

  21. kkfoster35 says:

    I am a gfc follower
    What a great giveaway!
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

  22. kkfoster35 says:

    I tweeted giveaway
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

  23. kkfoster35 says:

    havent seen it yet
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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