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SHORTS movie release + ‘Shorts’ prize package presented by TheMommyInsider.com

by Alicia on August 10, 2009 in Entertainment, New posts

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I hope you’re looking forward to Shorts, the new PG movie from the director of Spy Kids.. it’s sure to be a huge hit.  Sebastian can’t wait to see it!

ABOUT SHORTS:

In Theaters August 21st.. Shorts is set in the suburb of Black Falls, where all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX (say that 5 times really fast) is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that’s sweeping the nation.

Shorts Movie posterShorts movie details

Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends…until a mysterious rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it. Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers…and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner.

But it’s not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now Toe and his newfound friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.

Watch the trailer on the official website here.


The Mommy Insider is presenting three lucky readers with ‘Shorts’ prize packages!

Shorts movie prizes 2 First Prize Winners will receive these prizes with a retail value of $86.50!

• Kids Backpack (two styles!!)
• “Green Splat” T-shirT
• Lollipop
• Sticker sheets
• Frisbee
• Beach ball
• Hat
• Yo-Yo

Shorts movie prizes 1Grand Prize Winner will receive the complete prize pack listed above as well as the Shorts “Phlat” Ball.

Retail Value $109.50.

To enter to win, watch the trailer here on the official Shorts website, then come back here and leave a comment below telling me tell me why you want to see the movie. 

For additional entries:

  • Tell me what your wish would be if you got hold of the Rainbow Rock
  • Re-tweet this post then leave your Twitter ID in the comment

CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest starts on August 7th and ends August 24th

Read The Mommy Insider’s ‘Shorts contest rules’

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Greg August 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

I’d like to see this because it looks funny.

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Dillon August 24, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Here is my tweet of the giveaway https://twitter.com/beejax/status/3526533007

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Dillon August 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I would like to have the ability to control the weather!

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Dillon August 24, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I would like to see this because it looks like a fun movie that my nephews would really enjoy!

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Michelle H. August 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I want to see it because I think my kids would enjoy it.

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Sarah Z August 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I want to see this because it looks like a good family movie – there doesn’t seem to be enough of them anymore!

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Kelly F August 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I am not sure what I would wish for! That is such a hard question. Maybe a self-cleaning house? A self-cooking kitchen? Something along those lines!

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Kelly F August 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm

I love the part in the trailer where the mom keeps wishing to be closer to her husband and then they get all twisted together! This looks like a great movie!

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Sherrie August 24, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Looks like a great family movie!

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Veronica Garrett August 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I want to see the movie because it looks like a good movie for the family to watch together.

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Jaclyn Reynolds August 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

My kids are excited for this movie, it’s perfect for their age group!

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Lindsay August 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I would pick the ability to know the winning lotto numbers!

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Lindsay August 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I really like the fact that this looks like it would be funny for adults as wells as kids!

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Brian E. August 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Thanks for the giveaway… I’ll see it, but only as a parent whose kids need an adult to accompany them to the cinema !!! (From the clip, it doesn’t look that…bad ???)

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Miranda Allen August 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

my kids want to see this

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Becky August 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I want to see this movie because it looks like a fun kids movie.

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Beth August 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

If I had the Rainbow Rock I would like to say that I would wish for my knee to be all better, but I would wish that we were able to get the kids more school clothes! :)

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Beth August 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

As an artist, I love the creativity in this movie!!! The kids have been excited to see it ever since the first trailer. It’s very imaginative. I can see it as being a “kid classic” of their generation. Fun!

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kristal wilder August 24, 2009 at 10:56 am

I would like to watch it with my son. He liked spy kids so he would probilty like this since its from the same maker plus it looks like it would make him laugh.

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susan smoaks August 24, 2009 at 10:48 am

i want to see the movie because the kids will love it!

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susan smoaks August 24, 2009 at 10:47 am
susan smoaks August 24, 2009 at 10:46 am

if i got a hold of the rock my wish would be to win the lotto so i could stay home and homeschool.

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rachel burke August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

i want to see this movie because of my son

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amy August 24, 2009 at 8:42 am

I want to see this movie because my 6 year old son has recently discovered the Spy Kids series and would LOVE this movie!

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April W. August 24, 2009 at 8:35 am

I want to see it because my kids will love this movie. Plus who doesn’t love “Duckie”?

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oneangel August 24, 2009 at 7:38 am

This looks like a great family movie. We love family nite!!

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Sheila Hickmon August 24, 2009 at 6:10 am

If I got ahold of it I would wish for no more bills!

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Sheila Hickmon August 24, 2009 at 6:08 am

I’d like to see if because it looks like a cute, fun family movie! I know my daughter will love it, she laughs every time we see the trailor!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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DanV August 24, 2009 at 5:29 am

I’d like to see it because it looks fun

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amy delong August 24, 2009 at 5:29 am

looks great for the whole family&it dsent hurt that jon cryer is in it!!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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patrick m August 24, 2009 at 4:10 am

my daughter watched the trailer with me and she wants to see it which is good enough reason for me..

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Mishia August 24, 2009 at 2:40 am
Mishia August 24, 2009 at 2:39 am

I’d wish for those around me to be happy!

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Laura Benjamin August 24, 2009 at 2:13 am

If I had the rock I would wish for my husband to come back from Afghanistan safe and sound where he has been with the Army for over a year.

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dawn August 24, 2009 at 2:00 am

This movie looks like a great family movie. If I held the rock I would wish our family perfect mental and physical health.

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Tamara Burks August 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I’d wish for 10 million dollars because with it I could live comfortably for the rest of my life, pay off all the bills, and take care of my mother (and maybe get her a shrink if she agrees).

The rest doesn’t involve money.

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Tamara Burks August 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I want to see it because it looks like a lot of fun.

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Jammie August 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm

If I held the rock I would wish for my husband to not be in pain no more, and that we didnt struggle so much to make ends meet.

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Jammie August 23, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I seen the commercial to this movie i think my daughter would love it… Would love to win this for her

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Chrysa August 23, 2009 at 10:34 pm

This looks like it would be a realllly fun movie!

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Angela Winesburg August 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

It looks like a funny and enjoyable movie, I can’t wait to take my son to go see it! Thanks!

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Jayme Isaacs August 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm
Jayme Isaacs August 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I Would Wish For A Million Dollars

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Jayme Isaacs August 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I Want To See This Movie Because Robert Rodriguez Is One Of My Favorite Directors

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Kelly Ann T. August 23, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I want to see this movie because it looks cute and is full of suprises.

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Kelly Ann T. August 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I would wish to be a race car driver. I want to race on the Raush team.

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Gloria August 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm
Gloria August 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I would wish for a little extra money for needed expenses.

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Gloria August 23, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I think it would be a great one for the whole family and it is made by the same people who made Spy Kids so it should be very entertaining for kids especially. I think we need some good wholesome entertainment and this sounds like a good new one!

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Sharon Seneker August 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

There has been very few family movies released this summer! I think this movie will fill the bill! great opportunity! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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Teresa L August 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

We want to see this movie because we have enjoyed Spy Kids Trilogy. Also Jon Cryer is awesome!! :)

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Sonya August 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Who wouldn’t want to see a movie where your wishes come true?

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Jay F. August 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I really like the special effects in this movie. Reminds me of wacky cartoons. Quite over the top.

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Molly K August 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

It looks like a great family friendly film.

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Bambi M August 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm

If I had the wishing rock I’d wish for health and happiness for my family and friends!

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Bambi M August 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I’d love to see this because it’s got William H Macy and James Spader in it! They’re both fantastic actors

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Zara August 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I want to see the movie because both my kiddos loved Spy Kids, and because my son will never let me have any peace until we do lol. It does look like a good movie with tons of imagination. :)

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Kym E August 23, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I think it is a great family movie

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shawna August 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm

This looks like a cute movie.

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Justine August 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm

What would I do if I got a hold of the Wishing Rock? Loaded question, there are so many things I would change about my life. I would definitely wish for money because that’s really the root of most of my problems :(

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Justine August 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm
Marianna August 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm

this looks like lots of fun and laughs and my kids are already asking to see it after watching the trailer!

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Justine August 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I want to see the movie because I love the premise of ‘anything can happen’ because it is magic :D I love the silly things kids wish for lol!

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Jennifer August 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

enter me

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Sarah Denton August 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I would wish for happy futures for my children

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Sarah Denton August 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I loved spykids so I think this would be great

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Diane Baum August 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

cute soundiang movie

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autie August 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

I think it looks great because it seems funny and family friendly.

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Erma August 23, 2009 at 5:51 am

This movie looks exciting.

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Candie Luster August 23, 2009 at 1:48 am

I want to watch it because my 9year old has already been begging me to go see it. Thankyou

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Monique Rizzo August 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm

To live in Disneyland. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

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chastidy August 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Since my boys seen the first preview for it they have been wanting to see. Its on our list :)

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beth shepherd August 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm

This looks like such a fun movie for the whole family
Thank you for the chance
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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Daniel M August 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm

i’d wish for my health back

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Annette August 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm

My family and I would like to see this because we like magical adventures. Thanks!

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Denise B. August 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm

It looks like things can get quite out of control from just a wish!

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Ann F August 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm

My daughter has been asking me to take her to see this movie. She would be so happy if I won this giveaway.

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Molly Capel August 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I would love to take my kids to see this, because everytime the commercials come on for it, they always laugh, especially when the guy turns into a big weiner & rolls down the hill. lol

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Tawnda August 22, 2009 at 10:14 am

looks funny & cute!

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susan varney August 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

we would all like it in our family mverno@roadrunner.com

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Amanda S. August 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

I would wish to be able to travel anywhere in the blink of an eye!

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Amanda S. August 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

I want to see the movie because it’s one I think my whole family would enjoy!

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Kelly August 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

I wanna see the movie because I hate short shorts!

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Linda August 22, 2009 at 8:19 am

I would love to see this movie,looks like alot of mixed up wishes, I’m sure the whole family would enjoy this movie.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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Jennifer M August 22, 2009 at 7:48 am

To be honest, I’d wish for money. I’d love to quit my “real” job and just do volunteer work all day.

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Nanette Olson August 22, 2009 at 7:47 am

I would like to take my grandkids to this movie. I think they would really enjoy it.

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Adrienne Gordon August 22, 2009 at 6:52 am

my kids love the spy kids series and this looks just as good and visually appealing

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Kathy Scott August 22, 2009 at 5:47 am

My boys are really going to want to see it.

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Carol Lawrence August 22, 2009 at 4:41 am

If I had the rock, I would wish for a job to help us get out of debt. jelly15301@gmail.com

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Carol Lawrence August 22, 2009 at 4:40 am

I want to see it because it’s the kind of movie my grandkids and I can enjoy together. jelly15301@gmail.com

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JANICE R August 22, 2009 at 4:03 am

LOOKS LIKE A GOOD MOVIE

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Kerrie Mayans August 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

If I had the rock, I would wish for enough money that my husband wouldn’t have to go to work so that we both could stay at home with the kids together while they are young and have fun with them.

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Kerrie Mayans August 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm

My kids have been talking about this movie and my daughter says the book is really good so I would like to go see it with them since they are interested in going.

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Margaret Smith August 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm

If I could wish for something, it would be that finacially things could get much easier for my family. Thanks.

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Margaret Smith August 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I want to see this because this looks like a really cute movie to bring my kids too. It looks funny and the story line of wishing for things is really good.
Thanks.

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Samantha August 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I want to see this movie becuase it looks like a cute, funny, great family movie. It would be great to watch on a rainy day.

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Staci A August 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I would wish for just enough money that we wouldn’t have to go to work for a month or two. I’d love that amount of time just to be together as a family! If my son had the rock, I’m sure he would wish for a zoo though!

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Staci A August 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I would love to see this because it looks great for the whole family. It looks like a cute story line with lots of humor mixed in. (And my son loved the Spy Kids movies, so coming from the same people, I’m sure this would be a hit too).

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Melissa August 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

It looks quite funny and child-appropriate.

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Patrick August 11, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I would like to acknowledge the possitive tone of this feel good movie

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Bridgette August 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

My wish would be to get out of this economical crisis.

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Bridgette August 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I love movies like this…imaginative.

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Letessha W August 11, 2009 at 9:48 am
Letessha W August 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

If I got a hold on the rainbow rock, I would wish for peace on earth.

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Shelly August 11, 2009 at 9:44 am
Shelly August 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

My wish would be to travel the world

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Shelly August 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

I love Jon Cryer!

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Letessha W August 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

I want to see it because it’s the kind of movie my whole family can enjoy together.

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lori jacobs August 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

it looks really funny i cant wait to see it. My kids will laugh and love it

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Gwen August 11, 2009 at 4:44 am

If I had the rock, I would have to wish for money right now. Both my husband and I have been unemployed for several months and it is a very draining experience.

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Gwen August 11, 2009 at 4:43 am

What a great looking funny movie! I can tell the whole family will love it! I can already hear my son giggling when the alien hits the kid in the nose.

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Emily B. August 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I really want to see SHORTS because I loved the Spy Kids trilogy and was so sad when it ended. Shark Boy And Lava Girl was great, but since 2005 I have been living in withdrawal from RR’s great kids’ stuff!

Also, Helvetica Black is adorable.

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