Movie nights in our house are a special occasion because we always watch them as a family. However this particular week my husband was away on business so the kids and I decided to watch a movie by ourselves. We chose “Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure”
Popcorn and Candy are a must in our house when watching a movie. So, I grabbed some candy out of my special stash, we put our jammies on and cuddled up with some blankets.
This brand new adventure takes an unlikely pair of wolves, Kate and Humphrey, and their new frisky family of cubs on a heartwarming wilderness adventure in Banff Canada. The cubs experience being separated from their pack and fending for themselves in the wild.
The animation in this movie is really incredible. The fur on the wolves looks so realistic and it actually moved naturally. The faces on the wolf pups were so adorable. They all had big round eyes and eyelashes that went on forever. What I loved most about this movie is it had a heavy focus on Family Ties. It also had some good comedy in it that a lot of families can relate to.
For instance, there was a scene in the cave where Kate and Humphrey were squabbling about her meal choice. I couldn’t help but laugh because my husband and I often disagree about what we should eat for dinner. And in another scene the wolves are hanging from a vine with their teeth and the Humphrey jokingly and playfully mentions something about Kate’s weight before she had kids.
One of the main characters in the movie is a small little wolf called “runt”. Runt was visibly the smallest one in the litter but it did not stop him from doing everything else all his bigger siblings could do. He was determined and spunky. He has a special talent for climbing up trees and looking out among the forest. Something his brother and sister could not do.
Teamwork is another great theme they showcase in this movie. There are a lot of scenes where grizzly bears and wolves work together even though they are supposed to be enemies. It is very sweet to watch and even my kids seemed to get the message that even though we are all different it is OK to help someone out in a time of need. There were some parts of the movie where things looked like they could get violent but they never did. Instead they used humor (like birds pooping) to keep the bad wolves at bey.
My kids pointed out that they loved the adventure in this movie. From Log rides, to vines swinging, to trekking across Banff Canada this movie really captures the spirit of family, the outdoors, and caring for others. Even the music in the movie was upbeat and slightly suspensful at times.
At the end of the movie there is a scene selection where you can watch how Alpha and Omeg 2 was made. It was really interesting to hear about how a movie is created from start to finish.
You can even take a quiz and test you knowledge on Wolves. The movie only has a running time of 44 minutes so it is the perfect length for little ones. Here is a sneek peek of the movie that comes out on October 8th!
Here is a maze you can print out and help Stinky and Claudette find Runt.
Buy: Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure will be released on October 8th. You can pre-order HERE at Walmart.com and get free shipping.
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*I received the above mentioned dvd for review purposes through the Entertainment New Media Network, however all opinions are my own.