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The 3rd Trailer for MARVEL's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON has Arrived...

On May 1, MARVEL Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will unleash AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON onto screens in theaters everywhere (Buy Tickets now via Fandango), and today fans helped to "unlock Ultron" by tweeting to reveal the third full trailer for the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The new trailer can be seen below, so check it out and share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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PEG + CAT Gets Picked-Up for Season Two...

PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent)The Fred Rogers Company has just announced production of a second season of PEG + CAT for PBS KIDS. Set to premiere on PBS KIDS in the Spring of 2016, the new season of the multiple Emmy Award-winning animated series for preschoolers will feature 25 engaging new episodes, including a hilarious one-hour special highlighting the musical math adventures of the intrepid Peg and her loyal sidekick, Cat. In addition, PEG + CAT will introduce fun new interactive games and digital storybooks on PBS KIDS digital platforms, using the series’ hallmark humor to showcase early math skills for young fans.

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Review: TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST (Blu-ray)

If you'd have asked me six years ago what my knowledge of the Disney Fairies was, I would've said "zero." Fast-forward to 2015, and two daughters and a rekindled Disney love later, I'd say "Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Iridessa, Zarina, Queen Clarion, Periwinkle, Fawn, Fairy Mary, Fairy Gary - who do you want to know about?" Truth is, I've seen all of the Disney Fairies movies now, and not just in a casual manner, either. I like them a lot, and they've gotten increasingly better over the years, moving far beyond some simple stories set in the world of Pixie Hollow long before the timeline explored in the 1953 classic, PETER PAN.  Last year, I found myself in a screening room at DisneyToon Studios to catch an advance screening of 2014's THE PIRATE FAIRY (coverage here), and this year I was fortunate enough to be invited back to check out TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST, filmmaker Steve Loter's follow-up, which was actually 4 ½ years in-the-making. In the past, I've often given my wife a hard time about crying during movies... but... NEVERBEAST got me misty-eyed. It's a touching story, and one that continues the tradition of "getting better."

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TONKA and FORD made a Really BIG Truck... a Mighty F-750 Dump Truck

One of my favorite vehicles from the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was a full-size TONKA Ford F-150, which someone near me bought, because I see it all the time. While it's Funrise Toys that currently produces child-size versions of the legendary TONKA line (under license from Hasbro), Ford has continued to get creative with the brand for real-world applications, and the latest is the Mighty Ford F-750 TONKA, "the ultimate TONKA truck," built on the all-new 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 from Ford’s commercial truck lineup.

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Wanna Cruise L.A. with Robert Downey Jr. and attend the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Premiere?

That headline is really a foolish question. Of course you want to hang with Robert Downey Jr. and attend the Red Carpet Premiere of AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON after a day filled with Tony Stark-style adventures like indoor skydiving, a helicopter tour of the iconic Hollywood Sign, a stop at Randy's Donuts and a custom dress or tux fitting prior to a little pre-premiere caviar.  I do... and I can... you can... maybe we all can, if the pieces add up right. Your chance to do all of the above hangs on helping to do some good - by going to www.omaze.com/RDJ and donating as little as $10 to benefit Julia’s House, a children’s hospice center dedicated to helping improve the lives of children diagnosed with terminal illness. I just put $25 toward the cause personally. Check out Robert's message below...

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From Storybrooke to Enchancia to Pixie Hollow: Ginnifer Goodwin on Finding Fawn's Voice for the Neverbeast...

Ginnifer Goodwin is a self-professed Disneyphile. "I don't know if that's a word, but it is now - this to me was the pinnacle," she says after I asked her if she was familiar with the whole Disney Fairies lore upon taking on the role of Fawn in their latest cinematic adventure, TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Disney Movies Anywhere). "I just always wanted to voice animated features for Disney," she added, noting that while she was familiar with the Fairies franchise, she hadn't seen all of the films, and then "ripped through all of them" after she booked the role of the popular Animal Fairy. "I'm shocked that in the 'States they go straight-to-video - I think they're excellent. They appeal to all ages, and both genders and are just so well-done, with stories that are well-told. The characters are flawed - the morals are evolved - there's messages I would want taught to my children, and while I was familiar with them before, now I'm a fan." Though Goodwin was new to the world of Pixie Hollow, her nearly four-year journey to completing the film found the actress taking detours to other Disney locales - most notably Storybrooke and Enchancia.

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Watch: THE DAILY SHOW with SETH ROLLINS (featuring JON STEWART) on WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW

WWE Brand AmbassadorSince the announcement that JON STEWART would be retiring from THE DAILY SHOW in the near future, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins has been pretty vocal about who should become "the future" of the show. Of course, it's the same guy that he thinks is "the future of WWE," and that's Mr. Money in the Bank himself. Last night on MONDAY NIGHT RAW, Rollins threw out some harsh words for Stewart - positing the question of how he could do a show "with his jaw wired shut." In the meantime, Stewart (who once played host to the most rockin' talk show of the MTV era - complete with appearances by WHITE ZOMBIE, HELMET and SLAYER) asked the WWE Universe how he could make someone look more foolish than dressing like "a S.W.A.T. Team stripper with LADY GAGA's hair?" Well, 52-year-old Jon Stewart may have just taught Mr. Rollins a much-needed lesson in respect. Take a look...

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Listen Now: FAITH NO MORE and MARVEL Debut "Superhero" from SOL INVICTUS!

What a great way to start the week... FAITH NO MORE have just unleashed the second single from their forthcoming SOL INVICTUS (out May 19 on Reclamation/Ipecac), and they picked the perfect partner to do it with - MARVEL. "Superhero" popped up over on MARVEL.com yesterday, racking up over 107K streams for the song in just 24 hours - a welcome feat for a band that hasn't released an album since 1997. The track debut came alongside Ryan Penagos' interview with FNM Bassist Bill Gould (read it) in which some serious love for Jack Kirby and the Silver Surfer are thrown down.  Check out the track, and keep on reading below...

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NETFLIX: What's New in Streaming Content and Binge-Watching for March? #StreamTeam

NETFLIX #StreamTeamWith a new month comes new additions to Netflix, and as a member of their online #StreamTeam, THE ROCK FATHER has the full rundown on 37 titles being added to the service this month. As usual, there's something for everyone, from the debut of the new Netflix Original Series'  UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT and BLOODLINE, to new family titles like Mattel's new MONSTER HIGH: HAUNTED and the MARVEL/ESPN FILMS collaboration 1 of 1: GENESIS. Check out the full listing below and get those Instant Queues loaded up! Curious what's leaving Netflix this month? Click here for that list!

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NETFLIX: Last Call - What's Leaving the Streaming Service in March? #StreamTeam

NETFLIX Stream TeamIt's a new month, and that means a changing of the digital guard over at Netflix. As a member of their online #StreamTeam, THE ROCK FATHER is bringing you the full rundown on the "last call" titles for the month - 59 movies and series' that are leaving the service this month. If you haven't seen them yet and want to, act now because time is running out.

Actually, in some cases, it already has...

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LEGO STAR WARS: DROID TALES coming to Disney XD...

For all the goodness that LEGO STAR WARS has brought fans over the past 16 years, it's almost surprising that one thing that they haven't done until now is re-tell the actual STAR WARS Story. That changes later this year when Disney XD will air LEGO STAR WARS: DROID TALES, a five-episode mini-series that will re-tell the STAR WARS Saga through the eyes of C-3PO and R2-D2, beginning with a gathering of Original Trilogy heroes after the Battle of Endor following RETURN OF THE JEDI. After the two Droids tell their story leading up to the beginning of THE PHANTOM MENACE, "an accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling of the entire saga."

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Get Ready for #CrazyHairDay with Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls and Chances to Win Sew-Cool Prizes!

Lalaloopsy SIP (Sew Important Person)Ready for a day that will be Sew-much fun? To celebrate the launch of Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls, MGA Entertainment has declared March 6, 2015 as #CrazyHairDay, and by taking part in all the fun YOU could win some really cool prizes from Lalaloopsy (more on that in a minute)! Curious what these Crazy Hair Dolls are all about? As a 2015 Lalaloopsy SIP (Sew Important Person) Ambassador, my girls got a full set of four dolls to evaluate and style here in The Rock Father's State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility (our house), and it became a true family affair. Below the break you can check out Scoops Waffle Cone (styled by Addie), Jewel Sparkles (styled by Finn), Cinder Slippers (styled by my wife, Jen), and Confetti Carnivale (styled by yours truly).

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Review: Hands-on with a Trio of Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Figures...

On March 14, Cartoon Network will present the U.S. debut of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, the latest animated incarnation of the long-running TRANSFORMERS franchise, now in it's 31st year. TRANSFORMERS were a huge part of my own childhood (something I mention often, and having been there from the beginning, it warms my heart to see my girls getting into the TRANSFORMERS action as well. This time around, Bumblebee is stepping into the role of leader to head-up a new team of young Autobots as they take on new threats from the Decepticons here on Earth. Ahead of the premiere and with the new toys just hitting retailers, Hasbro sent a trio of figures to my girls for evaluation here at Rock Father HQ - Underbite (Decepticon) and Sideswipe (Autobot) from the 1-Step Changers Assortment, and Dinobot leader Grimlock from the 3-Step Changers. Let's take a look...

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