Friday, June 20, 2008

I've been waiting for months to see Spiderwick


Spiderwick Chronicles was one of the movies that I desperately wanted to see in theaters but due to the fact that I had a human leech (aka Connor.. heh) at the time it was in theaters I never ended up seeing it. So I've been counting the days till Spiderwick Chronicles came out on DVD.

I was bit concerned that by the time I got my copy that I had been overly excited and I may be disappointed by the time I actually got to see the movie. I ended up taking it down with me to flordia on a visit to my parents and sat down and watched it with my dad. Needless to say I regret even more now that I didn't get to see it on the big screen.

The animations of all the "creatures" in the movie was fabulous, I was hooked from the moment I saw the first house brownie. And though the storyline at times seemed to be missing the debt I would have like to have seen the movie itself is based on a illustrated fairly short kids book. I would have liked to have seen more background information on some of the characters but hopefully you will see more of this in possible sequels. Otherwise its fabulous and children will be captivated by all the fantasy creatures in the movie. I only wish I had my own house brownie.. maybe thats where all those missing sock of Connor's is going?

The Spiderwick Chronicles is due to be released on June 24th, if your thinking about buying it this would be one time I HIGHLY recommend you go with the collector's 2 disc edition. The special features are well worth the extra money if your interested in seeing more of the animated characters. Actually the field guide feature is a great way to get more information about all the mythical creatures in the movie, personally I can't get enough of that sort of thing so I almost enjoyed the special features on this movie as much as the movie itself. Which believe me thats a rare thing for me to say.

Now I just need to find myself a Hobgoblin and convince him to spit in my eyes.

One small word of warning.. if your child is especially fond of birds you may want to cover their eyes towards the end of the movie when Mulgarath turns into the Crow. Trust me.

A little more info on the movie :

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – From the beloved, best-selling series of books comes the extraordinary fantasy adventure, HE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, debuting as a two-disc Special Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray on June 24, 2008. Bringing to life the fantastical, unseen world that exists all around us, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES is “an action-packed theme park ride” (Los Angeles Times) that is both “scary and wondrous” (Time). From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, peculiar things start to happen. Unable to explain the accidents and strange disappearances, the Grace children—Jared, Simon and Mallory—start to investigate and find the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), the film features an all-star cast including Freddie Highmore (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Mary Louise Parker (“Weeds”), Sarah Bolger (In America) David Strathairn (Good Night, And Good Luck), Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) and the voices of Seth Rogen (Superbad) and Martin Short (Jiminy Glick In Lalawood).

I have THREE Copies of Spiderwick Chronicles : Collectors Edition to give away to my readers.

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Spiderwick Chronicles : Collectors Edition and tell us what your favorite mythical creature is.. or who is your favorite character from the Spiderwick series.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end June 26th at midnight!

194 Comments:

Naomi said...

favorite mythical creature... hmm. winged unicorn, I guess.

I really want to see this movie, it looks like something I would have loved as a kid.

fangirl said...

My favorite mythical creature is Pegasus. I love the idea of a flying horse.

Erica C. said...

it would be cool to see a unicorn!

Hil'Lesha said...

I love fairies. I even have one tattooed on my back. :)

Mllbs3 said...

I think my favorite mythical creature is a unicorn. They're so beautiful!

Meredith said...

The unicorn because they fall in love with a maiden.

Kimberly said...

No way, I can't be the very first post. I suppose my favorite mythical creature is the Unicorn. And my favorite character from the Spiderwick series is Hogsqueal..

peg42 said...

My kids love this movie. Their favorite characters are Freddie and Sarah. I would love to win this for them.
Thanks so much for this givaway.

Toystory said...

Mythical? Like a Unicorn? or Like Yoda, or the Loch Ness Monster?

Bradley Carver said...

My favorite mythical creature is a "Satyr". Thanks for the contest!

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Ken said...

The Gryphon was an interesting mythical creature. Also the Hypocrite in Harry Potter.

Erica G said...

Unicorns!

gkstratos said...

I still the Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story. Great film.
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gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

A compassionate conservative

Sarah said...

I would love to be a lucky winner of Spiderwick Chronicles! I love the characters from the Narnia series and the Lord of the Rings...don't really have a *favorite* though.

Thanks for a great contest!
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Mary512 said...

I like the mother. (mary louise parker) She's a good actress. Great giveaway, thanks!

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agordon10 said...

My favortie is tinkerbell, haven't seen or read spiderwick so i have no favorite

Shelly said...

My favorite mythical creature is a unicorn

Julie said...

My favorite mythical creature is Bilbo Baggins.

susan1215 said...

My favorite character was Mallory who showed she could hold her own with the others.

chromiumman said...

Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick

tutugirl said...

Well I would love to comment on who my favorite character was in the movie, but I haven't gotten to see it yet. I would love to see this one.

Tes283 said...

Hippograff is part horse rear and flying hawk in front.
Also seen on Harry Potter.

Tanta said...

All-time favorite mythical character is Grendel's mother, from Beowulf, probably because I identify with her. Having "Spiderwick" on hand for her to view would make me seem less of a monster to my granddaughter!

jellosheriff said...

My favorite character was the little boy who found the book- Jared, I think. I suppose Pegasus would be my favorite mythological creature.

toasters lie said...

Ouroboros

mom2gabnnat said...

I like the nice, pretty mythical creatures like fairies, unicorns, and pegasus'.

Missy said...

Thimbletack is my favorite character. I never got to see this film in the theater and would love to watch it at home. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Kristin said...

I don't want to enter but I have to say this movie rocked and I thought it would be lame. Loved it!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved the little fairies that became flowers. They were so pretyy.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Ghost said...

Mermaids! =)

tammydwins said...

My favorite mythical animal is Pegasus.

janetfaye said...

fairies are my favorite mythical creature

mar said...

Thank you for the Spiderwick Chronicles contest. I have no favorite character, since I have not seen it. My favorite mythical creature is "the wolfman".

misty said...

Jared and Simon, definetly. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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misty said...

I am a subscriber.

marleenandlouie said...

Oh, I think a UNICORN would be my favorite.

Molly C. said...

I also can't wait to see this movie! I really enjoyed the books, and am hoping to have a great movie night with my kids. I really liked the griffin in the story.

taras82 said...

My favorite character from the Spiderwick Chronicles is Hogsqueal the Hobgoblin. :)

Megan B. said...

My favorite mythical creatures are the unicorn and the dragon. As a kid I used to be convinced dragons lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, and I always believed that unicorns could fly.

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mannequin said...

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mannequin said...

we love the Loch Ness monster as no one really knows for sure...The tabloids say it's true!

Lacy said...

I'm glad that you liked Spiderwick. I'm a big Freddie Highmore fan, but I loved the books and the movie, even without the Freddie essence, which is a first for me.

My email is lacedwithlacy@yahoo.com

And as soon as I can find it (lol) I'll be subscribing :-)

Lacy said...

I'm trying to subscribe...

where do I subscribe at?

Mike said...

hobbit

traymona said...

My favorite mystical creature is Thimbletack from Spiderwick. I really just like his looks and the thought of having a little mystical creature in the house. And you gotta love a creature that can be soothed by honey.
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KYbuckbuster said...

Medusa
Mallory Grace
THANK YOU GOD BLESS

toughturtles said...

the minotaur was my favorite rhanks for the contest

imjasonc said...

the lochness monster is my favorite.

greenly said...

Am I really the first poster? My favorite mystical creatures are fairies--my kids and I love imagining fairies living in the woods behind our house, causing all sorts of mischief.

jennem said...

Fairies, of course! With a 4-year-old dd, it's all about fairies.

barbarabaker said...

Unfortunately, I have yet to see this movie, BUT, I can say that a favorite "mythical creature" has always been the short furry gobblin looking creatures that seem to make their way into mythical movies...I think they are funny.

Love this giveaway. I hope I still qualify since I have never seen the movie before.

Stacey Moore said...

we like fairies! i am hoping to us this in my classroom this year!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

D. said...

My favorite will always be a DRAGON!!!

Trish said...

i like the hobgoblin!!

pintolinda said...

My favorite character is Jared. I am glad he opened the box!
Please enter me in the contest.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

clynsg said...

I think my favorite mythical characters are elves--they show up in so many stories and are always beautiful, even though they may not always be the nicest. But they always have magic and many of them are willing to function for the good of the world, and sometimes even for mankind!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this for the Kids well to rell the truth I like it too .

retc said...

My son says his favorite character was Jared Grace.

Princess Golden Hair said...

I always loved the unicorn. As a matter of fact when I was young my Daddy used to sing me a song about the legendy of the unicorn. if that's not mythical enough for you then the centor (sp?) is pretty cool. He's half man and half beast. pretty cool

M.A. said...

my favorite mythical character has always been the unicorn

Saph said...

I've never seen or read the books so I don't know of the characters but would love to see the movie. :)

Kristinia said...

My favorite mythical creature has always been the Unicorn, ever since I was a little girl, I actually believed and still do today that Unicorns were real creatures! I guess it all started when I saw "The Last Unicorn"!

The Spiderwick Chronicles sounds very exciting and we are actually reading the books for our summer reading program so to win the collectors edition would be great, I have not seen the movie in theaters so another real treat!

Kristinia said...

Your on my bloggy sidebar, the contest has also been added!

Kristinia said...

We are subscribed via rss & e-mail!

slymommyof3 said...

My favorite is probably the ogre. curtandme@sbcglobal.net

judybrittle said...

i would choose mallory grace as my favorite character. just because she's a girl.

noey718319 said...

I would love this movie for my kids. They love all the fantasy movies and really enjoy seeing them over and over and over as do I(secretly, shhh!), Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I like the Goblins, this movie looks awesome i cant wait to see it.

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Jo said...

Hogaqueal won everyone in my family's hearts. lol.

jocoiner at gmail dot com

celticbikerbabe said...

I would have to choose the dragons. I have always liked dragons, and they do have them in Spiderwick.

dolls123 said...

I like Lucinda

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RE said...

Our family has been waiting to see this movie!

Chrisitne Groce said...

Harry Potter is my fav character. I've read all the books. Please count me in. Thanks!!

miriama said...

Thimbletack is my favorite because I have always been fond of brownies! And dragons.

vboackle said...

unicorn.

msrodeobrat said...

unicorns.. i have loved them all of my life

windycindy said...

I have always loved "Pete's Dragon!"
Thanks, Cindi
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clc408 said...

My favorite mythical character is Frodo Baggins. Thanks for the chance to win.

hazel said...

My favorite mythical creature is the griffin. =D

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Candie said...

My favorite mythical creature is the unicorn (cheesy I know). We watched the Spiderwick Chronicles at the theater and we loved it. The boys loved the pig-like creature (cannot remember the name)

TheAngelForever said...

My favorite mythological creature are house elves like Doby in Harry Potty. Who couldn't use something like this in their life ;)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

TheAngelForever said...

Extra Credit: I subscribe to your feed :)

qualityman89 said...

Unicorns are my favority mythical creature. The brownies in the movie were our favorite

Mama Zen said...

Definitely unicorns!

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denyse said...

The Lochness Monster!

bemi said...

The unicorn

lori said...

My son's favorite mythical creature is an ORC.

Jennifer said...

I haven't seen the spiderwick movie yet but as far as mythical creatures go I love the thestrals in Harry Potter.

soha said...

I loved Hogsqueal.

booklover said...

Since I haven't seen the movie, I will have to choose a favorite mythical creature: unicorns.

stacymiller23 said...

I adore faires and unicorns!

Dee Dee said...

I am very fond of dragons.
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Tonya said...

Fairies & unicorns

yellowlabs said...

Unicorn

kygirl said...

With out a doubt it is Thimbletack

darry37 said...

My favorite mythical creature is Pegasus. darry37@hotmail.com

angelface said...

As a kid, I always wanted to meet Aslan -- he was strong and powerful but gentle with the children... could overcome the white witch and was true at heart...

cpom said...

I'm a big fan of all mythical creatures. My favorite character from Spiderwick has to be Thimbletack!

Malteny said...

Unicorns are beautiful, so that would be my favorite mythical creature. My favorite characters from the book/movie would be the twins - Jared and Simon. I am a 4/5 grade librarian so I know a bit about the books!

her5boys said...

Bilbo Baggins is great...Loved this movie, thanks for a great contest!!

Anonymous said...

I love Aunt Lucinda, because she had to keep this all to herself all those years.

Anonymous said...

We've been wanting to see this movie in my household. Dobbie (sp?) from Harry Potter is a great creature. He was entertaining in the Harry Potter movie.
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Khristal said...

For me it's a tie between unicorns and dragons!

madangle said...

Love the unicorn!

littlelatina said...

I'd say hobbits. I root for the underdogs.

bfox74 said...

When I was a little girl, I always wanted a unicorn, so I guess that would be my fave.

Shawne said...

I love fairies but in Spiderwick my favorite character is Thimbletack

paula h said...

I love fairies.

blueviolet said...

We like Thimbletack in the movie. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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mogrill said...

My favorite mythical creatures are Gnomes. When I was a kid I would imagine they lived underneath the clovers and mushrooms in our yard!

idoherty said...

The Fairy Queen

masonsgranny59 said...

My favorite is tinkerbell!ty 4 the nice contest!:)

TShurling said...

Def fairies!!! My kids want to see this so bad, we got them the PC game and they cant wait to see the movie!
Angelwolfstorm@aim.com

tlcfromtn said...

My favorite mythical creatures are dragons!

mommysweeps said...

faeries...but are they truly mythical? (smile)

would enjoy this movie

- Marybeth I. said...

unicorns have always been my favorite mythical creatures

Barbara said...

I love most mythical creatures, dragons, fairies, unicorns, but I would have to say my favorite would have to be the Hippogryph.
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mom2boys said...

My favorite creature is a dragon. I can't wait to watch this with my family. Thanks!

Jen Mc said...

Humm, favorite mythical creature.....I like the half man-half horse creatures.

rockandtiff2002@aol.com said...

Love to win this. Never saw it yet.

jaydonco1 said...

My children like unicorns!

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diane d said...

Dragons . . . I definitely love dragons . . . they are sooooo cool. Thanks for such a great giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

Unicorns are pimps

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Jacob said...

Hobgoblin. Just something funny about Hobgoblin

Jaime said...

Vampires!

arvard said...

I like the unicorn.

Brooke said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I've read the books. I really like the older sister.

jodene said...

I'd have to go with Dragons.

Anonymous said...

Dragons are my favorite!! Thanks!

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dwazdip said...

My favorite mythical creature is Pegasus.

Sue Farrell said...

I like unicorns because they seem like gentle creatures.
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fae said...

unicorns and faeries! :)

Jean said...

Dragons! Thanks!!

Donna said...

I love fairies. Haven't seen the movie yet, but would love to.

Amber said...

My favorite mythical creatures are fairies. My husband and son went to see this movie when it was in theatres and they said it was great! I'd love to see it myself.

ilana Bittner said...

Elves are the best magical creatures. They have a great moral compass but with an air of mystery.

Anne said...

Dragons, the intelligent kind.

NesieBird said...

I like ugly, green ogres.

Valeen said...

Fairies are probably my favorite followed by leprachauns!

Jayfr said...

Dragons are favorites.

dvice said...

A dragon

Daniel M said...

dragons of course

DANIELLERX said...

A Unicorn, they have been my favorite ever since I was a little girl. I have a huge Unicorn collection : )

Christy said...

I like the Phoenix because of the whole rebirth thing.

Anonymous said...

My favorite mythical creature is a unicorn.

sewingmema said...

We love the Unicorn!

nostrilb said...

Unicorns, definatly.

Katie said...

Unicorns and Fairies, of course. I've not seen this so I don't know who our favorite character might be. I hope we win so we can find out!

knightcry said...

I love dragons.

Danielle said...

i've always dreamed of seeing a unicorn!
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Heather said...

I watched the animated version of Hercules over and over again this past week, so I have Pegasus on my mind. Let's go with Pegasus. :-)

yyeres said...

My favorite mythical creatures are dragons, thanks for the chance to win!

matternu said...

My favorite is the UNICORN, the magic that also goes with this beautiful creature. Count me in to win

robt6 said...

It has to be Thimbletack/

azrosebud said...

my favorite mythical creature is a gargoyle

phillip stacy said...

Santa

girlof80s said...

My favorite mythical creature is a mermaid. I've been fascinated with mermaids for years now. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win, especially since I have heard so many good things about this movie. Thanks.

quitecontrary1977 said...

mermaids.. but they're real, of course..

mich0825 said...

My favorite mythical creature is the unicorn... second would be the pegasus.

Marc said...

I sense a trend...THE UNICORN

Samantha P said...

i really like thestrals from Harry Potter, even though i wouldn't be able to see it, it still would be cool to have

Belinda said...

Gryphons are my fave.

Anonymous said...

Cat Sith

G said...

Pegasus :)

Sylvia P said...

i'm going to go with the Puffskein from Harry Potter, they'd be fun to keep as a pet, and they could eat all the spiders in my house!

jsc123 said...

My most favorite mythical creature is a unicorn. This movie would be great for family night with my children.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !

Sylvia P said...

i'm also a subscriber

klp1965 said...

i was always fascinated by unicorns they are so beautiful :)

Tammy said...

I like the Brownies.

Roxy said...

Freddy is my favorite character.

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Kathleen said...

We haven't seen this movie yet -- thanks for the warning about the end!

I've never really given much thought to what my favorite mythical creature is, but after some consideration I think I'd have to go with a griffin.

Betty C said...

I love dragons.

PowerSweepstaking said...

THE ONE EYED MONSTER...

not that one eyed monster!

THE CYCLOPS

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Anonymous said...

I love unicorns. I have over 100 in my collection.
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Heather said...

I love fairies.

Anonymous said...

Yeti

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Anonymous said...

I would say uniorn,i have loved them since i was a little girl! ahdrad2932@msn.com

jessilynn said...

I will choose unicorns too. Thank you for your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love the Tinker Bell Fairies and then don't forget the Peter Pans Love the ones that fly. many thanks SW

bndraldy said...

My favorite mythical creature is a beautiful white Unicorn. Thanks for the chance to win!

Starshine3 said...

My favorite mythical creature...it's a tie between a unicorn or a dragon. My kids and I have yet to see this movie, so hope to win it!~ Thanks :)

Jayme Isaacs said...

My Favorite Mythical Creature Is An Ogre And My Favorite Character From The Spiderwick Series Is Mulgarath
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Susanne said...

I would have to say fairies!

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purango said...

Unicorn

bev said...

I've always liked Puff the magic dragon. Thanks for having the contest!

donna444444 said...

I always like unicorns.

esper_d said...

unicorns@!

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