Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Encourage Imaginative Play with Moulin Roty's Cinema Box with #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Moulin Roty Cinema Box 

Moulin Roty, available at Tantrum, is a toy I have never seen until today.  Inside of that pretty French box, you will find a kit that contains everything you need to have our own little cinema at home.

Movies are always more fun with  a friend.

Movies are always better with a 'friend,' so before we set up shop, my son went to get his beloved stuffed pig. I think that pig has done more than I did my whole childhood and now he's got a home theater too. ;)


Inside of the box you will find a cardboard that shows the movies on the included discs, a tablet to showcase your movie or menu (there is a whole stack of these included, & you draw whatever you'd like in the open space), and tickets for admission.


You will also find the mini-discs which contain your movies and the shadow torch that you slip them into to make them play. The little red button you see is the on/off switch.


We had a grand old time with the Moulin Roty Cinema Box. Once we figured out how to set it all up (just a matter of seconds really), we went about testing the projection. When you open the box, the inside of the lid serves as what was meant to be the movie screen. That's what you see in the top-left on the photo squares above. We also tried it on the wall (top-right photo), on the dark blue part of the box (to try and get a better picture for the review), and then... as you must do with all things of this sort, we went into the bathroom that has no windows. That room is the darkest in the house when there are no lights. The projection you see ON my son, ha! is from the little flashlight-esque projector. You can see how big the square got when I stood far from him. For some reason, this little test was very, very fun. Probably the 7-year-old giggles that did it for me. ;)




The Moulin Roty Cinema was recognized by Working Mother magazine and the American Toy Industry Association (TIA) as an item that captures the spirit of open-ended play and encourages/ enhances young imaginations. You can see from the movie above that there are no words written on the photos that project from the shadow torch. My son made the words up as he went. For him, Mr. Imagination himself, that was the best part! In fact, when I took my turn and told my story, he kept laughing at me and telling me I wasn't getting the story right. ;)


This is definitely a toy worth considering if you're looking for an almost old-fashioned sort of good time fun. It is definitely something my son enjoyed! I am all for encouraging imaginative, open-ended play and so for that reason alone, I'm really liking the Moulin Roty's Cinema Box.

If you like it too, you can learn more about it by visiting the Tantrum website. You can also follow Tantrum on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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102 comments:

  1. This is a toy that Allison would definitely enjoy! I like how it lets kids take creative play to a whole new level!

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  2. Oh I bet wee Bay and her siblings would just LOVE this! (And it just so happens that she's 7 as well.)

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  3. That is such a cool toy. My little one loves toys like this where he can act things out, so I would love to get this for him.

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  4. haha the pig has done more than you? Geez, one spoiled pig. If it passes the test in the loo, sure a keeper lol

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  5. I learned they have some art things to. I like: le voyage flipbook

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  6. This looks like such fun! I think most of my kids would really enjoy this! Very cool!

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  7. How fun. Your son sure does help you a lot. He's a cutie pie too.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  8. This sounds great. It's the perfect toy for getting the kids to use those imaginations of theirs. I love it!

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  9. That is so cute! I love all of the classic books they have too!

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  10. I learned they also sell classic toys as well.

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  11. That's so cool. Reminds me of the old view finders we used to have.

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  12. Way to go updating a retro toy! Looks like lots of fun. I hadn't seen this before either

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  13. How cute is this!! And your kids can have that 'going to the movies' experience right from the comfort of your home.

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  14. They have the Fisher Price record player that I had and loved as a child. My Izzy would love this cinema box toy as she loves to make up stories and put on shows.

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  15. My son and his friends would love this. He is always coming up with movie ideas.

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  16. My grandson is not yet three:( so I don't feel it is for him. I'll go give it a look. His parents would love it.

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  17. That looks like a lot of fun and a great way to foster their creativity.

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  18. They have some really cool subscription boxes!
    This one I like the creativity.

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  19. I love toys like this. My kids use their imagination and it builds such character. Amber N

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  20. I love toys that build my child's imagination and sparks interest in things she's never done before! Really neat site with some really cool stuff! I love the subscription boxes.

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  21. What a neat little toy! My daughters want to work at the theater when they're old enough, they would have loved this when they were younger!

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  22. My son would love this toy. It is perfect for imagination. Thank you for the chance to win

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  23. I like bunny honey plate.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I like the old school Fisher Price toys.

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  25. I vaguely remember those little discs that we put into some kind of a box to view many many years ago--of course I don't remember the name of them (viewfinder?) Oh well--this looks like a great and fun toy that will definitely get children's and their parents imaginations going full steam ahead!

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  26. My 4 year old loves having "night movies" as he calls them. He would no doubt love to watch something like this.

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  27. What a great idea!! I've never seen this before either. Is that a Minecraft pig? (my kids are obsessed lol)

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  28. This is so cool the little Screen Works. The Movie Kit is so Cool with the little Movie Tickets and Flashlights.

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  29. This is first rate fun. Such a neat activity.

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  30. What a fun little kit for kids. I love the picture of the projection on your son. Too funny.

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  31. What a fantastic and different toy. As a movie fan, I would love to try it myself!

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  32. This is great. I think this is something that my girls would especially enjoy.

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  33. That is really cute. I think I'll have to get one.

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  34. I love this. We have done home movie projections and these little disks remind me of the Viewfinders they had when I was a kid. What a fun little box.

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  35. That's a gadget I'm sure my kids would love. The packaging is super cute too! Love the cinema tickets.

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  36. That's certainly a unique toy.

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  37. How cute is that! I bet my little ones would love this!

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  38. So interactive and fun too. That is a rarity

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  39. That does look like a lot of fun. And I am loving that pig, too. I bet he was a great movie buddy.

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  40. This is really cool; a sort of home movie kind of effect, with tickets for admission. The disks remind me of the old viewfinders we had as kids. I'm not sure if this would be more fun for mme or the kids! I am going to their website to see what else they offer as I love toys that make kids use their imaginations!

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  41. I love this idea. Another item from the site that I like is the Fischer Price record player. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. This is so neat! Reminds me of the viewfinders (those red goggle things) we had as kids, except way cooler.

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  43. Oh how cool! I love this, reminds me of something I had as a kid. So many hours of fun

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  44. This looks like so much fun! I'm sure your son loves it

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  45. What a fun idea! My kids would love this!

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  46. This looks fun! My daughter would enjoy it as would my little man.

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  47. That's so neat. My boys would love this!

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  48. What a great idea for a special night in with the kids! I love this

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  49. Well doesn't this look like a fun toy! Great gift idea for the kiddos.

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  50. My son would love this, this is very amazing.

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  51. What a great giveaway. Looks like a great gift idea.

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  52. Super fun and a great giveaway! I love toys that you can use your imagination. Great for all ages! Thanks for the info.

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  53. Your son looks like he had a great time with that. I thought about getting it for my toddler but decided she needed to be a bit older. :)

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  54. What a cute idea! My kids would totally love this! thanks for sharing, I love finding new products like this that my kids might like :)

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  55. When did the big guys get so BIG! He is adorable. The game looks fun too :)

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  56. Visited and I like the Fisher Price record player.

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  57. Kids have such imaginative minds that it makes sense to keep engaging them even in play time.

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  58. I love a lot of the basics. I don't really give my kids a lot, but I know there's a great way to balance the old plus the new world.

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  59. My son and daughter would both love this! What a fun idea!

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  60. I love learning about different types of board games and family fun. This one in particular looks super creative and encourages imagination.

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  61. This is such a great idea. My nieces would be so excited to receive this box!

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  62. WOW! This is neat. I never knew about this until now. My son would love this. Thanks!

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  63. I like their book "this is the way to the moon"

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  64. What a cool toy concept! There's nothing more important that encouraging Imaginative play, especially with younger kids <3

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  65. What a great concept! I loved imaginative play when I was a kid, hopefully my daughter will enjoy it too.

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  66. What a great imaginary play and so old school.

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  67. Sounds so much of fun and interesting. Kids would definitely love this & it could be a great gift idea too. Love the cinema tickets as well. I would love to get this one for my kids.

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  68. my little niece would love this especially the viewfinder. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  69. My youngest would enjoy hours of play with this toy. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

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  70. I like that it is for all ages, per the website. I have a two year old that I think would enjoy this with some assistance, of course.

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  71. This is an awesome idea and would make an awesome gift for my niece's kids indeed. It would be so much fun for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. A little cinema at home? This is too cute! I would have had a ball with something like this as a kid!

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  73. Omg this is so cute!!!!! I need to look into this for my princess. She would totally love this!!! Too cool :)

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  74. NOW that is just too cute... I bet yall had a blast :)

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  75. I like Alice's Rabbit. Thank You.

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  76. What a fun activity! I'm pretty sure I would have loved one of these as a child - toys have come SUCH a long way since then. I love that this let's them stretch their imagination, and isn't just inane cartoons. :)

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  77. What a cute idea! Definitely sounds very entertaining for all ages!

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  78. That is such a neat idea!!!! I know all of my kids would LOVE this!

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  79. What a fun idea! This is a great way to get kids' imaginations going.

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  80. I remember when my Daughter was young, she had one of those Fisher Price Chatter Phones.

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  81. This is such a cute idea! I would have loved something like this when my boys were young!

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  82. I wish I could subscribe to their subscription box. My daughter will like them.

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  83. I like their arts & crafts section.

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  84. I love the Fisher Price Record Player--brings back alot of memories!

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  85. I also love the Fisher Price Record Player. My kids would love it.

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  86. They look like they have a lot of interesting and interactive toys!

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  87. I love that they also sell classic toys.

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  88. I like the 5 different stories with the Moulin Cinema Box.

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  89. I learned that they offer a TON of different products.. books, toys, housewares, party products and more! And I learned that Tantrum is a local toy store in San Francisco, CA and to celebrate Small Business Saturday in 2013, they hosted a Shop Small carnival! How cool is that?

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  90. I love the large mushroom lamp it is so unique.

    Sarah Oswald

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  91. The voyage flipbook looks neat.

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  92. I like the cinema tickets. This would be fun.

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  93. This is so cute I could for sure see this sparking the imagination and creativity that was my favorite way to play as a kid.

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  94. I learned that they have a cute Animal Mask Book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  95. I like the Fisher Price Record Player! Such a classic!

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  96. i like the wooden alphabet stamps (uppercase with numbers or lowercase)

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  97. I like that it's great for storytelling and playtime!

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  98. Storybook flashlight is pretty cool.

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