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This Hotel Transylvania Special Feature is presented in collaboration between The Rock Father™ Magazine, Pollinate Media Group® and Snyder’s-Lance Inc.

With summer in full swing, we've entered the big summer movie season both in theaters and at home. For regular readers, it should be no secret that we're big movie fans, and while the traditional cinema experience can be a cool break from the hot summer temperatures, our family loves going to the drive-in, and we also love showing movies in our backyard theater right here at home. Backyard movies are a great way to bring the neighborhood together, and depending on what you're showing, it can also lend itself to some fun themes. Since Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is arriving in theaters on July 13, here's five essentials for throwing a Hotel Transylvania double-feature to get re-acquainted with how the story of Dracula and Mavis began. You'll be all caught up before Drac's pack sets sail on a monster cruise ship helmed by a Captain who holds a mysterious secret that could threaten them all!

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At its core, Hotel Transylvania has always been about vacationing. In fact, the first film established that with its titular location - a five-stake resort for all manner of monster. But what happens when the proprietor of said resort needs some time for a vacation himself? Well, that's the story of Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. In theaters on Friday the 13th of July, Dracula and the crew hit the seas for a luxury cruise, and from the looks of things, he's gonna need a vacation when he's done with his vacation - something that rings true from my own experience as The Rock Father™. Now, to get your family up to speed before the third film in what can now be called "The Hotel Transylvania Trilogy" hits theaters, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment at yours truly have teamed-up for a double-feature movie night with Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD. I'm coining #DadsForDrac as a tagline!

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I've mentioned Jim Henson’s EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS many times in the past, if only because it's one of my all-time favorite holiday specials - one that I watched on HBO more times than I could count as a child. Now comes news that it's coming back to DVD on October 10 (pre-order via Amazon) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment as a 40th Anniversary Edition, fully-remastered for a new generation.

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2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Teletubbies - Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po - a quartet of colorful aliens with a childlike curiosity about the world around them. As I first wrote about earlier this year, the legend of the Teletubbies continues to grow as the series and characters have been updated for a new generation of tech-savvy tots, with new episodes airing weekdays at 9:47am on Nick Jr. There's the new toys from Spin Master, and from DHX Media and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, the new "Big Hugs" DVD. With summer road trip season upon us, now is the perfect time to bring the Teletubbies along for the ride, ad we're gonna give you a shot at winning some new DVDs to take with you!

It's kind of a weird thing, but it wasn't until just a few weeks before the debut of SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE this spring that I realized it wasn't a continuation of the live-action films from the last few years. Instead, the latest take on the Smurfs is fully-animated in CGI, and I've heard good things about it. Now, Sony Pictures Animation's SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE is coming home, arriving on digital June 20 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray + Digital, Blu-ray + Digital and DVD July 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Check out all the details from the official announcement below!

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Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are back! If you'd have told me twenty years ago that I'd be writing about Teletubbies two decades in the future, I wouldn't have believed it, as I was working in a store back when the Teletubbies craze first hit. It was something that I didn't understand back then, but as a parent now, it's something I can appreciate. With new episodes airing daily on Nick Jr. and new toys hitting the 'States via Spin Master right now, the folks at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have just released TELETUBBIES: SNOWBALL on DVD, and we've teamed-up to offer readers a shot at a prize pack! One (1) lucky reader of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine will receive TELETUBBIES: SNOWBALL on DVD, plus the new Lullaby Laa-Laa Musical Night Light Plush Toy!

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