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Review: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts


We were provided the screener for all 10 episodes of the upcoming Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts from DreamWorks Animation that will drop on Netflix on January 14, 2020. Opinions of the show are our own.

Take a look at the trailer for the show and then I’ll tell you what I thought of it.

Imagine living your whole life underground because the surface is too dangerous. You and your family and all surviving humans live in secret burrows. Then one day your burrow is attacked and you are thrust into the surface world, alone and scared. What do you do?

That is the situation that our main character Kipo finds herself in immediately as we begin the show Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Kipo is an inquisitive, open, and slightly naive 12 year old girl. She is also very smart and musically inclined. He fear turns to curiosity almost immediately as she begins to explore this surface world. It becomes very obvious that she is going to need help, though.


Kipo does find her help, though in the form of friends that she makes along the way. There is Mandu a mutant pig, Wolf, a tough as nails surface human and then there are Benson and Dave. We aren’t quite sure of their motives at first. Each episode explores along more of the mystery as Kipo attempts to be reunited with her father, Lio Oak played by Sterling K. Brown.

The voice talent in this show is amazing. Kipo is voiced by Karen Fukuhara and my kids know her best as the voice of Glimmer from another DreamWorks Animation show, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. They were hooked in immediately.


Around every corner Kipo finds something strange and fantastic. She meet the Timbercats and it is so much fun. I loved the interaction between Kipo and all the Timbercats. There are some great moments there. I do not want to spoil anything about the show for you because it is a wild and fun ride. I will mention that while I have no clue who half the performers are for the music, I loved it. The music in this show is like a character itself. There are some spot on amazing moments around music.


Here is the officla word on the show. I do hope that you watch it as well. It is spectacular. Continue reading Review: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

I Love My Wife

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My wife of 3 years, Allison is a great woman. She has to be to put up with my antics! 🙂

But seriously, Allison is a wonderful friend, wife and mother. We love many of the same TV shows, activities, musicians and events. She even went with me to IZEAFest 2008 and saw my crazy antics in action. Many nights we sit and watch our favorite TV and share our thoughts on the shows. It is really fun when we watch LOST each week and we share a large bowl of popcorn. It is a special treat for us.

Allison is a very caring person who puts others before herself. She is much better at being empathetic than I can ever be. Each week she volunteers at our local nursing home and she knits special blankets for those who are sick, she is also a Chemo Angel, but she’d never go and tell anyone about this. She doesn’t seek the glory, the thanks or anything for herself. But I like to occasionally brag about her talents. She is one of those unsung heroes in life who really commits to helping others.

Allison and I also enjoy many of the same activities as I said, we kayak together, shoot photos together, and love spending time at the beach with Eva. We are both Parrot Heads and have attended so many Buffett concerts together. It is great being able to share great experiences with such a wonderful friend.

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As a mom Allison is wonderful because she is spending so much time with Eva. She takes her everywhere to get Eva socialized to many different experiences. She insisted that we started Eva swimming early and that has made a huge difference, Eva is a total waterbug. Allison is also in a Mom’s group and through that both she and Eva have made some wonderful friends. Always thinking of ways to enrich Eva’s life is one of those wonderful things I love about Allison.


So to recap, Allison is awesome because she is caring, giving, nurturing, fun and the most beautiful woman in the world. I love and appreciate that she is the last person I see each night and the first person I see each morning.

This post was twofold, 1 I don’t say how much I love Allison on this blog. And two I hope that I can give Allison a wonderful bouquet of flowers from Proflowers this Valentines Day. That would be thanks to The Dad Blogs Flower Give Away.

Heck, even if I don’t win I might still get her a little something nice. 🙂