Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson made it a pop hit back in 1991, but I still think of Angela Lansbury when it comes to the title track to Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In keeping with the tradition of an end-credits single version of a song based on a Disney film, Ariana Grande and John Legend will duet on the 2017 version, set to be released on the soundtrack (pre-order via Amazon) when it arrives on March 10, 2017 via Walt Disney Records - a week ahead of the live action film's theatrical debut. Word on the new version of the famous song first arrived via an Instagram tease yesterday from Grande, who tagged Legend and the film...

This past fall, HBO welcomed back to the network Sarah Jessica Parker, the woman responsible for bringing to life one of HBO’s most iconic characters in Sex and the City, for Divorce. The new HBO comedy became a much-talked about hit, scoring Parker a nomination for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series" at the recent Golden Globes, and Divorce was quickly renewed for a second season. Now available as the latest digital download from HBO Home Entertainment, The Rock Father™ has teamed-up with HBO to give readers a chance to win one of three (3) digital download codes for Divorce - Season 1 on Digital HD!

Monday, January 09 2017 22:48

PBS Distribution to release "Playtime with Caillou"

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Caillou will forever hold "legendary" status among these parts as the first character that our oldest daughter truly fell in love with. Though new episodes of his self-titled series haven't been produced in a number of years, the folks at DHX Media and PBS Distribution continue to package special compilations that go with seasons and themes, and for spring 2017 comes Playtime with Caillou. This new collection features seven episodes of the series on one DVD (pre-order now). Details below...

This past fall, Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange took audiences into a whole new realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), presenting the story of Dr. Stephen Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts. The biggest single-character introduction in the MCU, it also carried on Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 14th consecutive MCU film to debut at #1 at the domestic box office, and now the Doctor is coming home...

Looking ahead at the calendar for the next 12 months, it's clear that 2017 is going to be a big year at the movies. At the head of the pack, The Walt Disney Studios have announced their formal slate for the next year, including titles from Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. Let's take a look at what's in store...

Thursday, January 05 2017 12:58


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Netflix Stream TeamVoltron is an important character around these parts, and after visiting DreamWorks Animation last year for a pre-debut first-hand look at what they were cooking up for Voltron: Legendary Defender, I was hooked on the new series. Now, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have unleashed the proper trailer for season two, which begins streaming new episodes on Netflix on January 20th, picking up right where the cliffhanger of season one left off...

The Rock Daughters™ are gonna flip, as some of their favorite characters are about to officially meet in a special episode of Doc McStuffins. On January 18 at 7:30pm ET, Disney Junior will debut "Into the Hundred Acre Wood!," a new episode in which a particularly blustery day in McStuffinsville finds Doc and her crew coming face-to-face with Winnie the Pooh and friends!

A Monster Calls opened in limited release last month, quickly winning acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. Now, the film is expanding to wide release, hitting 1,500 screens in the United States beginning January 6, and in celebration, Focus Features and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine have teamed-up to give you a shot at winning a beautiful prize pack. Two (2) lucky readers will receive an A Monster Calls novel signed by writer Patrick Ness and director J.A. Bayona, a copy of the A Monster Calls soundtrack composed by Fernando Velázquez, and an A Monster Calls Adult Coloring Book (not available for purchase!). Enter below!

Star Wars 40th AnniversaryI have been singing the praises of Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels for years, and now, with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story taking audiences back to a galaxy far, far away - but in a time period just prior to the events of 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, there's even more pieces of the puzzle that are falling into place. In a masterful form, 'Rebels as been filling the gaps between The Clone Wars and the original trilogy, and with the release of the Season 3 Mid-Season Trailer, we see some new faces to 'Rebels that will be completely fresh in the minds of those who have just enjoyed Rogue One. A ton of Mandalorians, Saw Gerrara, Mon Mothma, and even some "crazy old hermit" known as "Old Ben" are ready to join the action...

Wednesday, January 04 2017 12:48

Robo-Dog: Airborne comes to DVD...

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This March, Lionsgate will release the second film in the Robo-Dog series when Robo-Dog: Airborne arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand. Available on March 14, this new film tells the tale of "the world’s most advanced K-9" after he loses his family and his memory chip, leaving it up to his best friend Tyler and his scientist dad to find Robo-Dog and bring him home! Check out the trailer below...

As I type this, right now, at this very moment, my wife and our girls (The Rock Daughters™) are having a "girl's day out" with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. They're at American Girl Place in Chicago for lunch today, so it's impeccable timing that Mattel just sent over the official details on the 2017 Girl of the Year doll from American Girl - Gabriela McBride. Gabby is described as "a true creative talent who uses the power of poetry to help her break down barriers and overcome a personal challenge with stuttering." See the full details on this great new doll from the official announcement below!

Wednesday, December 28 2016 16:45

Netflix: 10 Things to Stream During Winter Break

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Netflix Stream TeamThe holiday season is almost behind us, but as we overlap the end of one year and the beginning of another, chances are the kids are on winter break and the drone of "I'm bored" just may be lurking.  It may not be lurking just for the kids, but also for the adults that care for them, and that's why when the time comes to settle in for some visual entertainment, one need look no further than Netflix. As part of my gig for the Netflix #StreamTeam, I'm always on the lookout for some interesting things - not just the obvious, but some "Rock Father Picks" that might be hidden a little deeper in the Netflix library. Here's a little of everything - perfect for streaming on winter break!

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