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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE is another one of the many throwbacks to my own childhood that's infiltrated Rock Father HQ in a modern form. I've thrown down some virtual ink on it in the past, most notably with an advance look at the Season 3 Premiere of STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE'S BERRY BITTY ADVENTURES back in February of 2013, prior to it's airing on The Hub Network. Now, while fans await news on Season 4 (rumored to be in the works), the folks at Fox Home Entertainment have released a new DVD, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: FUN IN THE SUN.

Strawberry ShortcakeAn appropriate collection to bridge the gap between Spring and Summer in the real-life, non-3D-animated world, FUN IN THE SUN finds the residents of Berry Bitty City embarking on a vacation-themed adventure in a "movie" compiled from three Season 2 episodes, "No Blueberry is an Island," "Where the Berry Breeze Blows," and "The Berry Best Vacation."

With messages of friendship, sharing secrets and being careful just what you think you heard, FUN IN THE SUN leans heavy on the "fun," but doesn't offer much in the "educational" department. 

All in all, it's an entertaining collection of vibrant and wholesome entertainment that doesn't get long-in-the-tooth, and wraps up nicely. If anything, it makes the girls and I really eager to get outside more and work in the garden. It's just so Spring-y...

Available now from Amazon.


The Rock Father Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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