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Thursday, September 24 2015 11:52

Celebrate 60 Years of The Jim Henson Company: Win a Halloween Prize Pack featuring DOOZERS, PAJANIMALS and More!

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Today, The Jim Henson Company celebrates its 60th Anniversary on what would've been the 79th birthday of its legendary founder. With a legacy that now spans four generations of fans, The Jim Henson Company continues to produce excellent entertainment for children and families through programs like DOOZERS (based on the world established in FRAGGLE ROCK), DINOSAUR TRAIN, SID THE SCIENCE KID, PAJANIMALS and more - all under the leadership of his children, Lisa and Brian. While no longer produced under The Jim Henson Company, his iconic characters such as The Sesame Street Muppets and the familiar cast of THE MUPPET SHOW live on as well under Sesame Workshop and Disney. In honor of this legacy, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and The Jim Henson Company are giving readers a chance to win a fantastic assortment of Fall and Halloween-themed items from some of Henson's current properties. One (1) winner will receive four (4) DVDs, two (2) Ready-to-Read DOOZERS books, and a hardcover from the ENCHANTED SISTERS!

Brian and Lisa Henson

DVD: Dinosaur Train: Buddy's Halloween Adventure from PBS Distribution: From visiting a haunted house for a spooky party in the story “Haunted Roundhouse,” to learning about “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween in the adventure “Big Pond Pumpkin Patch,” this DVD features four spooktastic tales the entire family will enjoy!

The Rock Daughters' Pick!* DVD: Doozers: Spookypalooza from NCircle  It's Spookypalooza! The Pod Squad makes the spookiest pumpkin ever – a cool “Pumpkin Doozer” made by stacking three pumpkins together.  But when their new invention starts rolling all around town, the Doozers have to find a way to reign in their spooky creation!  Enjoy four STEM-based adventures with the Doozers! 

*While we don't have Hulu (where DOOZERS generally premieres), my girls absolutely love the show, and the Spookypalooza DVD has already been viewed on several occasions. A new Fall classic, perhaps?

The Rock Daughters' Pick!* DVD: Pajanimals: Spooky Costumes from NCircle: Cowbella is nervous about trick or treating because she doesn’t like all the scary vampires and zombies she saw at a party.   A trip to Storybook Land reveals that those vampires and werewolves are just costumes that the big kids wear to have fun, just like her pretty princess costume! 

*PAJANIMALS have been nightly viewing here at Rock Father HQ since they first arrived on the scene some years back. Tucking in with an episode of Pajanimals from Sprout (and Nina and Star from The Goodnight Show) is a can't-miss part of the girls' routine.

DVD: Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Spooky Halloween from NCircle: Halloween can be spooky and scientific as Sid and his friends discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies!  Later the kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school with Teacher Suzie! 

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Two Doozer Ready-to-Read Paperback Books from Simon & Schuster

In Doozers Catch A Ride, everyone in the Pod Squad has a very special vehicle to help them get around Doozer Creek—everyone except Molly Bolt, so her friends decide to get together and build the perfect ride for her! When Molly Bolt takes each of their vehicles for a spin, where she realizes she wants a vehicle as unique as she is! 

And in Doozers Stick With It, the Pod Squad wants to make their neighborhood a better place, so they decide to build a new playground for everyone to enjoy! Spike invented a Super Sticking Spray to join pieces together, but when the spray turns from super sticky to super slippery, Professor Gimbal slips and falls—and gets stuck in the playground equipment!

Enchanted Sisters: Winter’s Flurry Adventure Winter from Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing

Winter loves to play with her sisters, Autumn, Spring, and Summer, but her very best friend is her pet polar bear, Flurry. He's the perfect companion for sledding, ice skating, and all kinds of wild escapades. When Winter and Flurry find a baby arctic fox, Winter loves him immediately… which makes Flurry very jealous.. and sends him running to play with the Weeds.  But these wild boys bring trouble wherever they go and Winter will need the help of all of her enchanted sisters to get him back!

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Enter to Win this Fall Prize Pack:

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: 

QUESTION: What is your favorite Jim Henson creation?

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy. 

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The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after October 3, 2015, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize provided and shipped by The Jim Henson Company.

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

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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