The images appearing on my phone seemed to be a map leading towards the neighborhood park down the street from our house. The kids and I decided to take a stroll over to the park to check things out. When we arrived the little creature popped back up on the screen and through a series of beeps, clicks and whistles urged us towards the park's playscape.
I encouraged my kids to go investigate. They cautiously crept up the stairs to the playscape's upper level. Then I heard a shout out from up top - hey Dad there's something up here!
We found two little creatures hiding in the playscape. My daughter laughed out "those look like the alien from the movie Echo" and asked if they could take them home. Yes, we can adopt them I replied.
My kids ran around the park showing their echos how earth children play. They swung on the swings, slid down the slides, and chased each other in a game of tag.
Then we flew home for dinner where my kids shared with our new adopted family members their favorite meal - spaghetti & meatballs.
Thank you to Fox Home Entertainment for providing my kids with these great Echo plush toys. Over the last few days these echos have watched my daughter's ballet practice, cheered on my son at his soccer game, enjoyed dinner at a restaurant, observed my carving a toothless Halloween pumpkin, and cuddled up on the couch with my kids to watch a few movies. Speaking of movies, we received these toys as part of Fox Home Entertainment's promotion of the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download release of "Earth to Echo."
EARTH TO ECHO is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small but amazing energetic alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.
If you would like to create your own echo adventure on your smart phone I downloaded a FREE app off of iTunes. Just open the app and point your phone's camera at the DVD's cover artwork and the special effects will automatically appear on your screen. CLICK HERE to download the "Earth to Echo" augmented reality app. Through a little creativity, acting and this app, I really was able to prank my kids and provide them with a special treat.
For more information about the movie, visit: www.callhimecho.com
DISCLAIMER: A Geek Daddy Blog did not receive any financial compensation for this post but is a member of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Blogger program which provides this site with free movies for reviews and giveaways, and occasional other perks like these Earth to Echo toys, in exchange for promotional opportunities with our audience.