It was just about a month ago when I posted a blog in support of CAILLOU. The little guy is a longtime fixture here at Rock Father HQ, and like most parents of small children, I've seen the available episodes of CAILLOU more times than I can count. I say "available" because all of the episodes haven't been aired in the U.S., nor are they readily-available on DVD or on-demand in any kind of complete form. Now, PBS KIDS has started airing some "new" episodes of the popular show.
DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD is a fantastic show, and if you haven't been tuning in to check it out on PBS Kids, now you can grab a full 26-minute episode as a FREE Download from iTunes. "Fruit Picking Day/Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad" is available for a limited time as a freebie to celebrate the iTunes release of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD Vol. 2.
Good news for the residents of Enchancia - Disney Junior has ordered a second season of their hit series, SOFIA THE FIRST. With the first season having made it's debut just two months ago, SOFIA's popularity was practically instantaneous, as the series now tops the charts for Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5, and Boys 2-5. It's also a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, with the DVR set to record new episodes each Friday.
Thirty years out from the 1980s and everything old is new again. I honestly never thought I'd be sitting here as a parent introducing my children to the same things that I enjoyed as a kid, but flip on The Hub and there they are: CARE BEARS, MY LITTLE PONY, POUND PUPPIES, G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS... the Saturday Morning staples, rebooted and enhanced to modern specifications with new stories for a new generation. And then you have STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, a character relaunched a few times, and doing great as the third season of STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE'S BERRY BITTY ADVENTURES is set to premiere this Saturday (2/23) with back-to-back episodes at 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. ET (encores Mondays, 11:30 a.m. ET).
With Valentine's Day officially upon us, it's prime time to throw down a little more virtual ink devoted to MADLY MADAGASCAR one last time. After previewing the special and doing a giveaway here on The Rock Father in previous weeks, it felt fitting to hold off on my official review until now.