There's always a lot happening in the world of Disney, and today I've got some quick news bites on some new Apps for iOS users (featuring Disney Junior's DOC McSTUFFINS, SOFIA THE FIRST and MICKEY MOUSE), along with some home video blurbs on THE PIRATE FAIRY, THE JUNGLE BOOK 2, FROZEN, and MARY POPPINS. Check out all the goods below, right here on The Rock Father!

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Let's face it, when Disney released Gore Verbinski's THE LONE RANGER into theaters earlier this year, the film didn't exactly light up the box office. While I can't put my personal take on it yet (haven't seen it), I do know that it did pretty well in the toy department with some LEGO sets that became a bit of a cult hit on their own (there's a lack of quality Western toys out there). Now, the film is finally coming home on December 17th, and the crew at Disney have unleashed some behind-the-scenes images, clips and featurettes that I'm sharing here tonight. Could this be a film that finds it's audience on Blu-ray and DVD? Take a look...

125arielOne of the late arrivals for review here this season at Rock Father HQ has proven to be one of the post popular among my daughters. The My First Disney Princess Under the Sea Surprise Ariel by JAKKS Pacific/Tollytots has already popped up on a few "Hot Toys" lists that I've come across, and after seeing it in use over the past few weeks, it's easy to see why. But there is something to be cautious about here, too.

After dipping their toes into the Disney waters with the release of LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS back in October, the crew over at Roma Music Group is gearing up to release Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: LULLABY VERSIONS OF DISNEY CLASSICS on December 10th. This new collection features 18 songs made famous in movies like TOY STORY, THE LITTLE MERMAID, SNOW WHITE, CINDERELLA, and more. While the original songs were certainly kid-friendly from the get-go, these lullaby versions present them as mellow instrumentals perfect for your baby's nursery. Pre-orders are up on iTunes right now, with "When You Wish Upon a Star" as an instant download. Preview that track, and check out the tracklisting below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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A long time ago at a breakfast table far, far away...

I was a kid who enjoyed the days of cereal with cool "prizes," many of which were fueled by my interests of the time. One such interest? STAR WARS. As a parent, I'm doing my best to make sure that The Force is strong with my daughters, and when General Mills started putting STAR WARS pens in boxes of cereal last year, we scored a couple - and R2-D2 was a big hit. Now, they're doing it again, with STAR WARS pens included in specially-marked boxes of Big G Cereals through the end of the year, complimented online by CEREAL WARS: THE EDIBLE EPISODES. Since we've got a couple of years to wait until Disney releases J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE VII for big screen, how about some small screen action? I even made an Edible Episode of my own...

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Thursday, November 21 2013 00:26

Disney's PLANES (Blu-ray Review)

PLANESWhen Disney sent us a copy of their movie PLANES on Blu-ray, the whole family was excited since this was a situation where we've actually had many of the toys from Mattel for several months (I previously did a big feature on them here), but we hadn't yet seen the movie (theater-going is a new thing for my oldest, and FROZEN will be her first big-screen Disney experience). Being big fans of Disney•Pixar's CARS, seeing "The World above CARS" was something we'd been eagerly-awaiting since it was teased in the short film AIR MATER on the CARS 2 Blu-ray.

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