The movie industry has been bringing classics back to the silver screens – not because they’re running out of ideas to produce, but because it’s a great way to bridge the generations and bring them closer together. I remember watching TMNT with my boys and was fascinated at how excited they were; and I saw the same kind of eagerness I had as a child watching the first live action film in 1990. Later that day, I told them that these four turtles were part of my childhood and we chatted about it for hours. …never really thought this kind of conversation would happen in my lifetime without feeling old. And that just proves my point. It brought two generations closer.
Another classic is coming to movie theaters in January, The Peanuts Movie. We know it best for that adorable white beagle, Snoopy. My kids know who they are but never really knew that it too was part of my childhood. And this kinda excites me, knowing that it’s another opportunity for us to have something new to talk about and create new memories. All the more so when I found out that McDonald’s is releasing a new line of Charlie Brown and Snoopy toys with their Happy Meals! *giggles like a 10-year old*
Unfortunately, I found out a bit late that if you want to preorder the full set, you could do so between December 11 and 15 (yes, I’m a day late *sob*) at any McDonald’s branch. All you needed to do was pay Php 949 for the set that includes ten Happy Meal stubs good for Four (4) Chicken McDo Happy Meals, Three (3) Burger McDo Happy Meals, and Three (3) McSpaghetti Happy that could be used/redeemed until February 14th next year. The set comes with all Ten (10) toy designs and could be redeemed at any branch between December 17th and February 14th.
Fret not that we have missed the preordering phase. There is still hope to collect all the toys! McDonald’s will be offering these individually with every Happy Meal starting December 18th. Just imagine all the fun you’ll be having with your kids as you share meals – and collect toys at the same time. What a way to build up the excitement until The Peanuts Movie comes out in January, right?
For more information about the Snoopy and Charlie Brown Happy Meal toys, visit happymeal.com.ph and like the official Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/mcdo.ph, or follow @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. You may also share your happy thoughts with the hashtag #SnoopyHappyMeal.
**** Guest Post by Andy Reyes****