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I haven't smelled one in years, but I can still "smell" the original STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE dolls from the 1980s. They smelled great, and the new ones don't quite match it. That fact aside, we've been known the watch some STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE on The Hub, and now comes news that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BERRY FRIENDS FOREVER (pre-order here) on DVD March 5. Details below...

Shop Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Personalized Apparel  and More at TysToyBox.comUpon it's first airing last summer, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD became an instant hit here at Rock Father HQ. Building upon the land of make-believe established in MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD, it's been fantastic to watch my oldest daughter become enthralled in the educational, and very musical adventures of Daniel Tiger. One thing missing from the experience has been some merchandising, and now that drought has come to an end. Thanks to the folks over at Ty's Toy Box, the official Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Store has opened for business. Even better? The Rock Father has coupons!

Thursday, January 31 2013 23:47

A Valentine's Day E-Card from MADLY MADAGASCAR...

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madly 125The love-themed MADLY MADAGASCAR is now available on DVD (order yours here) and my munchkins have already been enjoying it here at Rock Father HQ. Since Valentine's Day is just two weeks away, the folks at Dreamworks Animation/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have sent over a little e-card that you can forward to some friends.

Check out the e-card along with the trailer and synopsis for the new animated special below...

Between Ariel from THE LITTLE MERMAID and those Barbie A MERMAID TALE movies, I have my fair share of Mermaid action taking place here at Rock Father HQ. Personally, I'm more of a SPLASH fan myself, but I'm old-school. These young kids, though? They're all about the Mermaids. Despite having a reported 250 million viewers worldwide, I'd never heard of H20: JUST ADD WATER - an Australian series that runs on Teen Nick here in the U.S. - until tonight. The first three seasons are hitting DVD this March individually (a full-series box set was released last November), prior to the launch of a 26-episode spin-off series called SECRET OF MAKO ISLAND. Details below...

This February, PBS KIDS will premiere a new one-hour special from DINOSAUR TRAIN. The hit show from The Jim Henson Company returns with "Submarine Adventures" making it's television debut on February 18 (check your local listings) followed by a DVD release (pre-order here) the following day. This new special features four adventures focusing on sea creatures that lived during the "age of the dinosaurs." The Rock Father has all the details below...

The internet is a bad place. After speculation, rumor, and even flat-out denial by Abrams himself, it's been officially revealed after news leaked earlier this week... J.J. ABRAMS WILL DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Walt Disney Studios sent out the official press release a short time ago, complete with quotes from all the involved players. Interestingly enough, the day the Abrams news flared up again this week, I had both of my girls decked out in STAR WARS t-shirts, a picture of which I shared on The Rock Father social nets. Details on this new ripple in The Force below...

LEGO Brand RetailLEGO and STAR WARS have been a match of legendary proportions. A "peanut butter and chocolate" marriage of pop culture icons, you could say. Now that my oldest daughter is into both LEGO and STAR WARS, she absolutely loved when Cartoon Network premiered LEGO STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES OUT last year. We actually still have it on our DVD all these months later, but this spring we can let it go as Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and LEGO have announced a DVD release for March 26... complete with an exclusive DARTH VADER Minifigure!

With the kids off school in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it's the perfect time for some educational programming from PBS Kids. Premiering today (check local listings for times) is the WILD KRATTS "Lost At Sea" Science Special. An advance screener arrived here at Rock Father HQ, and after watching it with Addie twice last week, I can assure you that this under sea adventure is one you won't want to miss! Check out the trailer and episode details below...

Disney Junior just hit The Rock Father with details on their 2013 Valentine's Day Celebration, which will include all-new Valentine's-themed episodes of DOC McSTUFFINS and HANDY MANNY. Get those DVRs set for some Valentine's Day fun for the little ones! Details and photos can be found below...

On the "Biography" page of PAUL WILLIAMS' website, it's pointed out that "he predicts that he'll be remembered for playing Little Enos Burdette in the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT Trilogy." For a kid like me that was born in the 70s and raised in the 80s, I certainly do associate Williams with the role, but it was his work with THE MUPPETS that made him a huge part of my childhood. If you've ever seen EMMET OTTER'S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS or THE MUPPET MOVIE, then the music of Paul Williams has flowed through you. Now, as I share those works with my children, it flows through them as well. In PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE (out on DVD February 5), filmmaker Stephen Kessler explores the mystery of Williams' lengthy career.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just hit The Rock Father with a couple of new video clips straight from the home release of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (out today on DVD and Blu-ray). Below the jump you can check out an alternate ending and a deleted scene from the third film to be based on the popular "Wimpy Kid" book series. 

I have to admit, though I have a copy of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON here at Rock Father HQ, the munchkins and I have not yet watched the spin-off series, DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK on Cartoon Network. In fact, other than knowing that T.J. Miller does a voice on there, I don't really know a ton about it. That said, I know a lot of you (or your kids) dig the show, and as such, the folks from DreamWorks sent over a handy guide on "How to care for your Dragon," along with an interactive quiz to promote the recent DVD release of the first four episodes of the show (available now from Walmart). Are you into DRAGONS? Scroll down...

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