Disney's Puppy Dog Pals first hit the scene last month, quickly gaining young fans eager for more adventure with pug brothers Bingo and Rolly. As with most new shows that are fresh-out-of-the-gate, there's often the question of "where's the toys?," and with Puppy Dog Pals I can give you the answer: they're coming this Fall! Previewed at New York Toy Fair a few months back, my friends at Just Play have shared with The Rock Father™ a first-look at their Puppy Dog Pals Doghouse Playset! No doubt the pinnacle of their collection (more toys will be revealed soon), I'm already anticipating this to be a hot item for the 2017 holiday season. After all, Just Play has a track record, with awesome kid-coveted toys from PJ Masks, Mickey and The Roadster Racers, The Lion Guard, Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First in their lineup. Check this out...
Two years ago, I had the unique honor of sitting in a theater in Burbank with Director/Choreographer Kenny Ortega to watch Disney's DESCENDANTS before its official premiere, and before it became a phenomenon. From the moment the kids first walked out singing "Rotten to the Core," I new Descendants would be huge, and now the crew is back! As announced earlier this week, Descendants 2 premieres FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on five networks – Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform, Disney XD and Lifetime! Check out the trailer below, along with the new music video, "Ways to Be Wicked!"
This look at Puppy Dog Pals is presented in collaboration with Disney Junior and The Rock Father™.
It is entirely possible to be a 40-year-old grownup that is eyed with envy by young children. This is something that I've known for awhile, but it was recently solidified when I found myself in a theater near San Francisco, settling-in to check out the first screening of Disney Junior's new preschool series, PUPPY DOG PALS. With Producer Sean Coyle and Disney Junior's Director of Original Programming, Diane Ikemiyashiro having flown up from Los Angeles to join us for the evening, our group was presented with Puppy Dog Pals cookies as we got our first look at the network's next big hit. Knowing that daddy was 2,000 miles away and getting to see Puppy Dog Pals early, my girls were a tad jealous.
Disney's Descendants was a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, and now that we're just a few months out from the release of Descendants 2, our girls have been getting more excited with each little tidbit of info. Now comes a big reveal - full details on the film's soundtrack, and the pending release of "Ways to Be Wicked," the first single. The new track featuring Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart, will debut on Radio Disney tomorrow, THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (3:00 p.m. PDT). Additionally, the single will be available for download, and the pre-order for the full Descendants 2 soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records wherever digital music is sold and streamed on FRIDAY, APRIL 14.
This March, ahead of the debut of Tangled: The Series, Disney Channel will reunite audiences with Rapunzel and friends with the special movie event, Tangled: Before Ever After. Set in the time between the 2010 film and the animated short, Tangled Ever After, this new series features the return of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi voicing Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, along with new songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Kevin Kliesch will serve as score composer. Check out the new trailer below, and yes - the hair is back!
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One of the most inspiring new series' for kids to emerge in the past year is Disney's Elena of Avalor. The first Latin-inspired Disney Princess was an immediate hit, quickly becoming a fixture at Disney Parks, and becoming one of Disney Channel's most-watched animated shows. After being held captive in the Amulet of Avalor for over four decades, Elena was freed by Sofia the First and has returned to her kingdom as a brave and adventurous teenager who must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. As kids follow Elena's journey, they see the adventure unfold as she learns her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. With Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule now available on DVD, here's a look at some great gift ideas as part of my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide!