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In less than two weeks, the crew at Feld Entertainment will bring their production of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic to the United Center from September 11-15, 2013. While I've already given you the scoop on discount tickets for your family (which you can still get), today I've got a special 100 Years of Magic Coloring Sheet to share... one that features Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their full skating glory. Click here to download the printable PDF, and if you're not yet decided on attending the show, check out the full details below...

On September 3, GKIDS and Cinedigm will release the Internationally-acclaimed family film, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL for the home market. Produced by Studio Ghibli, the film was written by studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki. Check out the trailer and details below, right here on The Rock Father...

UPDATED 8/26: Fox sent over the trailer, which I've added below...

My wife and I were just discussing SHREK: The Musical the other night, in that a human being playing Shrek in a live arena is sort of a disturbing proposition. Regardless, the Broadway show was a massive hit, and now it's been captured for audiences at home in an official film shot live on Broadway under the direction of Michael Warren. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just hit The Rock Father with full details on the forthcoming release, which will arrive on Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital HD™ or single-disc DVD on October 15. The cast includes Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio)...

PBS KIDS VIPWhile Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day here in the 'States, it's "Neighbor Day" for the residents of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS KIDS. In this new, half-hour episode, "Daniel learns how good it feels to be neighborly and that one kind act can lead to many. His first good deed starts a chain reaction of kindness all around the Neighborhood, culminating with the declaration of 'Neighbor Day'!" It's also a "Musical Event," and you can check out a preview below...

DOC McSTUFFINS is a big hit around these parts (although we were a little late to the party), and as such, the fact that DISNEY JUNIOR has announced that September 6th will bring the Season Two Premiere is pretty exciting. Before that happens, Doc will hit the road in The Doc Mobile, a 27-foot Custom Airstream Trailer, for a Nationwide Tour that gets started in Boston on August 18th. Learn more about the tour below...

PBS KIDS VIP BloggerIt's a known fact that I'm not a fan of ICONA POP. While The Rock Father might not love "I Love It," I do love COOKIE MONSTER, and today my big blue friend finally made "I Love It" worth listening to through his reworked cover, "Me Want It." The new, Cookie-centric version of the song comes from SESAME STREET Season 44 (premiering September 16, 2013 on PBS KIDS!), in which Cookie Monster has his own segment to help kids learn to practice self-restraint. Check out Cookie's new video below, along with a full playlist of Sesame Street Season 44 Previews... including the SONS OF ANARCHY riff, "Sons of Poetry," and the introduction of Sesame Street's newest resident, 'Mando!

PBS KIDS VIPOn September 3, PBS Distribution will bring a new collection of the PBS KIDS hit WILD KRATTS to DVD. WILD KRATTS: WILDEST ANIMAL ADVENTURES (pre-order via Target) is a 5-disc set with 555 minutes of adventure spread over 20 full episodes, each featuring animated versions of Martin and Chris Kratt. Check out the full details below, right here on The Rock Father!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just hit The Rock Father with full details on THE CROODS, making it's debut on Digital HD on September 15 and Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on October 1 (Pre-Order Now from Walmart). We haven't seen this one yet, but will certainly make a point of it this Fall. Check out the full specs below...

Sprout is looking for America's Next Great Preschool Host. Could it be YOU? Now through August 31, the 24-hour preschool channel is holding Sprout's Host Hunt, a Nationwide search for a new face to join the crew on The Sunny Side Up Show - their live morning show. Interested potential hosts (could be an actor... or just a fan!) can submit a 60-second audition video with full details available here.

Wednesday, July 24 2013 00:21

Review: Caillou - BIG KID CAILLOU (DVD)

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PBS KIDS VIPCaillou is quite the celebrity here at Rock Father HQ, a fact that I've pointed out on many occasions. He's also a very divisive character, quite possibly the most so of any current children's entertainment property I can think of. I've thrown down my support of the little guy already, so it should be no surprise to my regular readers that we were pretty excited to learn that a new batch of CAILLOU episodes were headed for DVD. Released this month via my friends at PBS Distribution, BIG KID CAILLOU is a collection of six episodes culled from the season that began airing on PBS KIDS this past Spring. 

The crew over at Sprout just hit The Rock Father with details on three newly-acquired series that will debut on the 24-hour preschool network beginning this August. Get the full scoop on SARAH & DUCK (August), ZOU (September), and STELLA and SAM (November) below...

Disney is going back to it's roots by placing renewed focus on the little mouse that started it all. A brand-new series of 19 short-form MICKEY MOUSE cartoons are rolling out on the all-new Mickey & Friends Website, and are available for mobile viewing on the free Mickey Video App for iOS Devices. A true throwback to 1928's STEAMBOAT WILLIE, these new Mickey Mouse cartoons will debut online after premiering on The Disney Channel. The first four are available now, and a look at the making of the new series can be viewed below...

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