Thursday, November 08 2012 23:08

Hulu Kids Launches with 43 popular children's shows...

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I literally just cancelled my subscription to NETFLIX Streaming last week. Sure, it was only $7.99 a month, but I've been trying to cut costs around here (since everything else seems to be rising in price) and all of these little expenses add up quickly. Honestly, we just weren't watching it enough to justify it, despite a solid collection of kids' programming. Now comes news that Hulu has launched HULU KIDS, a new, commercial-free service available to their Hulu Plus members. Coincidentally, Hulu Plus also runs $7.99 a month.

The lineup on Hulu Kids boasts 43 shows as of today, with some fantastic content from PBS KIDS (CAILLOU, DINOSAUR TRAIN, THOMAS & FRIENDS, SUPER WHY!), NICKELODEON (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS), and more. There's also some oddities like ALF TALES and RAMBO.

We watch a lot of these shows on PBS KIDS and SPROUT here at Rock Father HQ, and between the DVR, some DVD collections, and the selection available at the local public library, I think we're set - so we won't be signing up for the wonders of instant gratification. Since I don't have an iPad or other tablet device for the munchkins to gaze at while we're out and about, the portability is lost on me as well, but for those of you that dig the on-the-go convenience, definitely give this a look. 

A full list of shows can be found at http://www.hulu.com/kids, while the official announcement can be found here

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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