Cars 3 is racing to the screens next month!

Who is excited to see the new Cars 3 movie? Pillow Pets is super excited, and we have joined in on the fun with new Cars 3 Pillow Pet styles including Jackson Storm, Lightning McQueen, and Tow Mater.  For those who don’t know about the new movie, here’s a synopsis from Disney:

After being trounced in a race by upstart newcomer Jackson Storm, everyone begins to wonder if Lighting McQueen should retire. But Lightning isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet, and with the help of another rookie – Cruz Ramirez – the old dog is going to learn some new tricks and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.

Of course a new movie wouldn’t be complete without new characters to stir things up. Entertainment Weekly sat with Pixar Director, Brian Fee, and here is how he describes the new “stars”:

Jackson Storm, the “millennial” who thinks everything is rightfully his: “Jackson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything comes easy to him, and everything about him says he’s faster, so much so that we’ve designed him so that even when he’s standing next to McQueen, McQueen looks old.”

Cruz Ramirez is the female rookie that’s going to help McQueen get his ka-chow back!  “As a lifelong fan of McQueen, she’s optimistic, sunny, fierce, and friendly — and now, she’s his new, younger coach, coming to Lightning’s aid with stars in her eyes when he shows up at the Rust-eze Racing Center.”

As with Cars and Cars 2, there are many touching moments in Cars 3; that touch our heart and our funny bone. Here’s a look back at several scenes from the previous movies:

Lightning McQueen:  “There is a big blue sky waiting just behind the clouds.”

Mater: “My name is Mater.”
Lightning McQueen: “Mater?”
Mater: “Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the ‘tuh.”

Mater: “I know’d I made a good choice!”
Lightning McQueen: “In what?”
Mater: “My best friend…”

Lightning McQueen: “I create feelings in others that they themselves don’t understand.”

Mater: “Git-R-Done!” 

The website Oh My Disney provided some interested facts about the original Cars movie:

  1. The 1952 Walt Disney Studios short, “Susie, the Little Blue Coupe,” served as the impetus that sparked the idea forCars decades later.
  2. Luigi’s license plate reads 445-108, which is the latitude and longitude for the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy.
  3. A Model T named Lizzie appears in the film as homage to Ford’s original 1913 “Tin Lizzie,” the first mass-produced car.
  4. The filmmaker team went on a rambling tour of Route 66 during pre-production where they examined everything from roadkill to clouds to roadside icons.
  5. Animators drew over 43,000 sketches of cars during the visual development phase of filmmaking.
  6. The name “Cozy Cone” was inspired by the Cozy Dog Drive-In of Springfield, Illinois, which lays claim to being birthplace of the corn dog.

The Cars 3 Pillow Pets embody the racing spirit of the Cars characters making them a must-have for all racing fans.

Jackson Storm Pillow Pet

It’s a high octane thrill ride with the Jackson Storm Pillow Pet. This super cool opponent on the track is a stuffed animal for imaginative play that turns into a comfy pillow for bed time. A new character in the hit movie Cars 3, Jackson Storm delivers all the fun and excitement of the Disney movie as a huggable Pillow Pet.

Lightning McQueen Pillow Pet

Back for a chance at the Piston Cup is fan-favorite Lightning McQueen who is ready to reclaim his championship. This plush version will rev any young fans imagination as a stuffed animal for creative daytime play and a pillow for sweet racing dreams. Our Lightning McQueen Pillow Pet is the perfect addition for any racing themed room.

Tow Mater Pillow Pet

The loveable Tow Mater returns to the screen in Cars 3, a delightful tale of racing, friendship and humor. The Tow Mater Pillow Pet is the perfect companion for any child as both a stuffed animal by day and a comfy pillow by night. Kids will love his adorable  play features for day time fun and benefit from his comfy plushness at bedtime.

Jackson Storm Jumboz Pillow Pet

Start your engines! There is super-sized racing fun with the Jumboz Jackson Storm Pillow Pet. This 30” Pillow Pet turns into a comfy pillow for television or study time. Fold it back up to a stuffed animal and you have the perfect room décor for any racing fan.

Lightning McQueen Jumboz Pillow Pet

This sleek red racer is twice the fun as a Jumboz Pillow Pet. Lightning McQueen, the star of Disney’s movie series Cars 3, provides extra large stuffed fun as a comfy pillow for television or study time. Fold it back up to a stuffed animal and you have the perfect room décor for any racing fan.

Lightning McQueen Dream Lite

When your child is ready to turn off their engine and drift off to a peaceful night sleep, the Lightning McQueen Dream Lite is the perfect way to ease into sweet dreams.  The Pillow Pets Dream Lites illuminate playful icons and star patterns onto the ceiling. Alternating hues of amber, blue and green light set the scene for a peaceful night slumber. A 20-minute timer gives just enough time to fall asleep.  During the day, the Dream Lites make stylish and fun room décor.

Jackson Storm Dream Lite

Even race cars need to rest their engines and the Jackson Storm Dream Lite will encourage every little racer to drift off to a peaceful night sleep under the watchful eye of their favorite Cars 3 character. The Pillow Pets Dream Lites illuminate playful icons and star patterns onto the ceiling. Alternating hues of amber, blue and green light set the scene for a peaceful night slumber. A 20-minute timer gives just enough time to fall asleep.  During the day, the Dream Lites make stylish and fun room décor.

Tow Mater Dream Lite

Tow Mater the friendly and funny sidekick from Disney’s Cars 3 makes a great night time buddy as a Dream Lite. Your faithful friend will send you off to dream land with a smile as playful icons and star patterns reflect on the ceiling. Alternating hues of amber, blue and green light set the scene for a peaceful night slumber. A 20-minute timer gives just enough time to fall asleep.  During the day, the Dream Lites make stylish and fun room décor.

Find all your Cars 3 favorites here!

#WinniethePoohDay

January 18th is #WinniethePoohDay and we are thrilled to celebrate this wonderful children’s classic.  The lovable characters from this delightful book have come to life as Pillow Pets stuffed animals by day, pillow by night including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore.

The classic tale written by A.A. Milne is based on a real life bear that was purchased by a Canadian Military Unit on its way to World War I.  The Brigade captain named the bear Winnipeg for his hometown and “Winnie” for short.  When the Brigade was sent from England to France, the Brigade captain donated the bear to the London Zoo.

Well, that bear was a favorite of Christopher Robin, the son of A.A. Milne who renamed his favorite stuffed animal Winnie after the real bear.  A.A. Milne then began to spin a wonderful tale of characters that lived together in the Hundred Acre Wood. Of course there was Winnie the Pooh but Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga and Roo were also based on stuffed animals that belonged to Christopher Robin.

The author, A.A. Milne based the Hundred Acre Wood on the area that surrounded his property in Sussex England.  This is truly a case of writing what you now…stuffed animals, woods, bears and more. The first Winnie the Pooh book was published in 1926 by Methuen.

Walt Disney’s daughters were huge fans of the Winnie the Pooh series and it inspired Walt Disney to bring this classic to film.  In 1977 the first feature film was released under the name The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

So what became of the original Winnie from the Zoo? The success of Milne’s books made Winnie more famous than ever. When she passed away in 1934 at the age of 20, her death made news around the world.  The boy Christopher Robin grew up to open a bookshop in England despite having found all of the fame from Winnie the Pooh to be terribly intrusive on his childhood having been a reluctant participant in the fame and glory of his father.

The Winnie the Pooh ride at Disneyland is a rolling look through the story and is described on the Disney page:

Glide and bounce and swirl through some of the most popular scenes and settings of Winnie the Pooh. Hop into a giant, 6-person beehive and get lost in the pages of A.A. Milne’s classic tales, as you journey to Hundred Acre Wood. Magically make your way through a colorful, song-filled storybook wonderland and experience a menagerie of kooky adventures, including:

  • A Blustery Day in Hundred Acre Wood
    Get swept up in a gust of wind with Piglet, Gopher, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo.
  • A Rainy Place
    Join Eeyore, Roo, Kanga, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger in a torrential downpour as they band together to stay afloat.
  • Heffalumps and Woozles
    Enter a dream world where singing Heffalumps and Woozles spring up and down, giggle and wiggle, and try to steal honey.
  • A Party for Pooh
    Celebrate sunny days and togetherness before leaving the pages of Hundred Acre Wood as Pooh finally gets his paws on some yummy honey.

The Winnie the Pooh classic books have inspired some inspirational quotes:

  • On Dreams…“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams we can be together all the time.
  • On Everlasting Love…“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
  • On Self Esteem…“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
  • On Remembering…“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
  • On Love…Piglet: “How do you spell love?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it, you feel it.”
  • On Thoughtfulness: “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

You can enjoy your favorite Pooh character as a Pillow Pet like Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore or even an Eeyore Jumboz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Minute Gifts – Get 15% Off Site Wide Sale

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The holiday shopping season is fading quickly and now is the time to save with our best deal -get 15% off site wide. So many great ways to give this year.

Pillow Pets Disney Characters: Sven, Olaf, Dory, Nemo, Arlo, Kion, Simba, Eeyore, Sheriff Callie, Lambie and Pumpkin and Beauty

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Chase, Marshall and Skye. Or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donateloo or Raphael.

DreamWorks Trolls, Poppy, Guy Diamond or Branch. Plus, we have the Veggie Tales, Bob and Larry.

Try something yummy from our new Sweet Scented Pillow Pets. Meet Cotton Candy Unicorn, Gummi Pup, Cookie Pup, Pupcake, Ice Pop Penguin, Popcorn Panda, and Watermelon Ladybug.

Our classic styles like the Moose, Elephant, Puppy meet with our newer styles like Jenna Giraffe, XOXO Elephant and Cotton Candy Puppy.

Dream Lites light up the night in fun characters like Nemo, Minnie Mouse, Olaf, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Chase and Marshall.

Jumboz Pillow Pets are super fun for everyone.  Available in classic styles like Puppy, Moose, Penguin and Panda or bring home your favorite character, Olaf from Frozen, Nemo from Finding Nemo, Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

Pillow Pets accessories abound with Poucheez Backpack Clips available in fun characters, they make great place to stash keys, change, ID or just decorate a backpack.  FabTablets tablet covers are an adorably soft way to keep your tablet safe and protected. Pajamas, Slippers, Sweatshirts are a fun way to show your Pillow Pets spirit.  These make great gifts and stocking stuffers as well.

So, what type of giver are you?  We went to Psychology Today to see the various types of giving categories which broke it down to the Genuine Giver, someone who truly enjoys giving.  The Status Hound, someone who wants to show their money or power. The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing who wants to be thought of as a generous giver but would equally be happy giving cash or a check.  The Power Player who manipulates the gift giving experience and the Complainer who likes to discuss all of the inconveniences it took to get you the perfect gift.

So is it really better to give than receive?  Is there a science behind it? Well, it can be said that giving helps relieve stress in the body. Again, Psychology Today provides some answers:

In one survey of over 600 U.S. citizens, one study found that spending money on others predicted greater happiness whereas spending money on oneself did not, and this pattern was found across all income levels. In other words, even those with little money reported greater happiness when their proportion of spending on others, relative to the self, was greater.

Most of us probably start out with the best intentions, make lists, search for sales and deals on favorite products and then before we know it we are running behind schedule struggling to get every last gift. Forgot the kids teachers? Your Best Friend? Do your kids want to give to their friends? The list can really grow. The best intentions are to plan and shop early but we all know that those quickly get turned into last minute needs- Pillow Pets is here to help. Get 15% off now site wide. Pillow Pets

Top Reasons Parents Love Pillow Pets

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Pillow Pets has been a top brand in households since 2010.  What started out as an easy way to clean up a room launched a whole new category of product. A dual function stuffed animal by day, pillow by night became the brand that parents and children loved. Who can forget our first commercial jingle: “It’s a Pillow, It’s a Pet, It’s a Pillow Pet.”

Over 30 million Pillow Pets have been sold over the years and its easy to see why.  See what these parents (and kids) are saying about Pillow Pets:

“This is absolutely the best invention ever. It is soft and cuddly and made of a very high quality material”

“I like the fact that these could fold up into a stuffed animal and then fold out into a pillow. He’s a great use on camping or if your child goes to stay the night at a friends house they can take them with them easily and always have stuff in one pillow all-in-one.”

“He’s perfect for travel!”

“The fur is SO soft. It feels nice against your face, and is very relaxing to run the fur through your fingers. When laying your head on this, if you have your nose close to the patch, you can definitely smell cookies. It’s surprising how close the scent is to ACTUAL cookies. 🙂 I love that the underside is covered in chocolate chips and cookies. It totally brings this dog together.”

“I’ve been a reluctant fan of the pillow pets since my daughter’s first one; they are well made and a great design, I even like how they include attached Velcro covers for when the pet is flat so that the Velcro lasts longer.”

“It has a very pleasing scent which is strong enough to know what it is, but not overpowering.” (RE: Ice Pop Penguin)

“They’re not kidding when thy say they last they’re cute and their useful.I’m in college and I sleep with mine every night.”

“I love these because they can open to a soft pillow and use them in car rides or to cuddle with and there is a variety of animals”

“Thank you for making pillow pets they’re amazing each of my 4 kids have one including the nightlight ones my kids LOVE them and take them everywhere sleep overs .. Long car rides and will bring it downstairs just to lay with and watch tv amazing stuffed animal pillows that make my kids so happy”

“I’m 19 and I love this product. I only have one and I got it years ago but I still use it to this day. it’s so convenient to have especially when your laying down and want your head to be elevated a little bit ( which is what I use it for 24/7 ) and I love it.”

“Pillow pets in general are the greatest things ever!! I have three and a majority of my friends have them and they are all just very adorable and soft. They are created with the perfect materials, I love them so much!!”

“We have three of these around the house and the boys love them! they are great lounging pillows and are perfect for movie nights. also the themes are perfect for when one of them is really into a specific character.”

“Our kids love their pillow pets! They are very good quality and last forever. Many different pets to choose from – a good variety for boys and girls. Reasonably priced as well.”

Moms, kids, pets…everyone loves Pillow Pets.  It’s a Pillow, It’s a Pet, It’s a Pillow Pet!