Friday, September 08 2017 23:02

Project Mc2 is Back with a 5th Season on Netflix, New Toys for Fall...

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I was just thinking about how it's been over two years since The Rock Daughters™ and I filmed a video doing some in-home science experiments timed with the debut of Project Mc2 - an Emmy-nominated Netflix Original Series from MGA Entertainment. Time certainly does fly, and that's made clear by what hit my inbox this evening - news that Project Mc2 Part 5 is coming to Netflix on September 15, and that the cast and crew recently threw-down at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, California to unveil the new season alongside some of this fall's new additions to the growing toy line.

Project Mc2 Part 5 features a new slate of spy-worthy episodes and furthers MGAE's mission to engage girls and get them excited about S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). At the special event in West Hollywood, girls from DIY Girls and Black Girls Code enjoyed a sneak peek of the season opener featuring their favorite tech-savvy friends, and joined the Project Mc2 cast in a dance party inspired by the show.

"We are proud that we were one of the first to create a STEAM-inspired franchise for girls," said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. "As the series evolves, so does the product innovation and their combined success has proven that girls value entertainment that sparks their curiosity and fuels their aspirations."

About the Series: Project Mc2 follows five super smart and science-skilled girls as they take on missions assigned by the spy organization NOV8 ("Innovate") and work together to save the day, proving that Smart is the New Cool™. In Part 5, McKeyla McAlister embarks on her first mission as "The Owl." Along with Camryn, Ember, Adrienne and Bryden, she is tasked with catching an intruder, who is trying to steal valuable nanotechnology developed at Space Inc. This season, Project Mc2, will continue to follow the NOV8 team as they encounter new adversaries and missions, but with ingenuity, instincts and teamwork, they'll save the day.

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About the Toys: New toys inspired by the upcoming season include the Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse, which was recently featured on the Toys "R" Us Hot Holiday Toys List. The fashion-forward accessory uses LED technology to allow girls to create their own custom designs, animations, and scrolling text on the vibrant LED display. Combining science and technology with lifestyle and fashion is a smart way to show your style (Age: 6+, MSRP: $59.99). The Project Mc2 Perfume Maker provides girls with the tools to formulate their own perfumes using cosmetic chemistry. By combining fragrant household items like vanilla or flower petals any girl can create her very own signature scent (Age: 6+, MSRP: $29.99). The Project Mc2 Experiments with Doll sets includes a fashion doll and experiment inspired by leading Project Mc2 characters and allows girls to try fun science-based activities at home. (Age: 6+, MSRP: $24.99).

Video: The 2015 Project Mc2 Science Experiments at Rock Father HQ

For more information on Project Mc2, check out projectmc2.com.

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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