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STAR WARS: When BATMAN Hitched a Ride on The Millenium Falcon...

Just days after Zack Snyder confirmed that a rogue Imperial Stormtrooper was responsible for stealing the Batmobile from the set of his currently-lensing BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE in Detroit, a mysterious new video has emerged from the set of the also currently-lensing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Entitled "Hunka Junk," Director J.J. Abrams posted a flyby of The Millenium Falcon that reveals that The Caped Crusader may have somehow found himself transported to A Galaxy Far, Far Away...

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TeeFury gets GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... 24-Hours to Get Your Own Pocket GROOT!

TeeFury.comAre you ready to be "Hooked on a Feeling?" Do you want to have your own baby Groot to ride shotgun in your pocket? If so, my affiliates at TeeFury have something for you today as their limited-edition mashup t-shirts for the next 24 hours are inspired by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Starting now (the clock is ticking!) you can order "Hooked on a Feeling" or "Pocket Guardian" for just $11 a piece and rock your GUARDIANS pride, inspired by James Gunn's first entry into the MARVEL Cinematic Universe.

Check 'em out below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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Review: DISNEY ON ICE presents PRINCESSES and HEROES (United Center)

Over the past two years, my girls have been pretty lucky in that we've seen Disney On Ice four times. Each time the folks at Feld Entertainment bring the tour back through Chicago, it's a different show, and we've seen ROCKIN' EVER AFTER, 100 YEARS OF MAGIC, LET'S CELEBRATE! and now, PRINCESSES & HEROES. While LET'S CELEBRATE! is still holding it's ground as my favorite (the seasonality of it just hits my sweet spot), PRINCESSES & HEROES may well be the most traditional of the bunch in terms of Disney lore, really capturing the imaginations of the younger crowd by bringing to life some familiar scenes from the likes of ALADDIN, SNOW WHITE, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE PRINCESS & THE FROG, SLEEPING BEAUTY, TANGLED and CINDERELLA in a big show. And it is a BIG show.

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Review - DOC McSTUFFINS: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (DVD)

In searching my own website, I was a little surprised to find that I've only mentioned DOC McSTUFFINS in 28 articles. While that might seem like a lot, I thought it would've been more, and if you follow me on social media (which I sure hope you do), you'd know why: I've spoken of Doc a lot. Out of the top five shows that my girls enjoy, there is perhaps no other that's been so all-encompassing. They've seen it on television, DVD, and on-demand... they have an ever-expanding collection of Doc McStuffins toys... and each of my daughters (ages 2 and 5) have multiple pieces of Doc clothing. It's a transmedia home-run, and one I don't mind at all. To think that it took this long for a breakthrough show like this to happen - one that not only features a "Doctor" at the forefront, but a female... and one of color - it's hard to imagine, particularly given how big a phenomenon it's become. With DOC McSTUFFINS: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE out on DVD this week, it's only appropriate that I'm throwing down some more virtual ink about the show...

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PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE is Flying Home on Blu-ray and DVD...

On November 4, Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE is flying home on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD & On-Demand. The much-anticipated title is bound to be a big one in terms of kid-requests this holiday season, and my affiliate friends at Disney Store have just launched pre-orders for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack in which fans can get a free set of four exclusive 10"x14" lithographs, each stamped with the Disney Seal in Gold Foil. Check out the specs and a 6-minute extended scene from the DisneyToon Studios release below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER!

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Review - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Blu-ray)

When CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER hit theaters earlier this year, the film found itself in the enviable - if not unusual spot of being a comic-based film to be met with near-unanimous audience and critical acclaim. A sequel that still feels fresh despite being the ninth chapter in the ever-expanding MARVEL Cinematic Universe (MCU), Captain America sure is different than the 'Cap I grew up with.

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Review: THE GOLDBERGS - The Complete First Season DVD

"This is how I remember the 80s - there were no parenting blogs or peanut allergies, just a whole lotta crazy."

That's the opening narration from THE GOLDBERGS, Patton Oswalt providing the off-camera voice of the adult Adam Goldberg, the youngest of the three kids at the center of ABC's breakout hit from last year. While kids of the 60s eventually had THE WONDER YEARS, and those a decade later getting THAT 70's SHOW, it's only fitting that kids like myself - the ones who grew up in "1980-something" - finally get a series that properly captures our decade. While there have been a few who've tried and failed, THE GOLDBERGS (out this week in a Complete First Season DVD set) is undoubtedly the best we've ever seen.

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FROZEN Songstress IDINA MENZEL to Release HOLIDAY WISHES Next Month...

Holiday 2014While the details are slim, FROZEN's IDINA MENZEL herself broke the news yesterday that she'll be releasing a new album next month, when HOLIDAY WISHES hits the streets. Set for release on October 14th via Warner Bros. Records, pre-orders have already popped-up on Amazon for what will undoubtedly be the year's top new Holiday album for 2014. Even in an era where album sales are down, there's always that one big record for the season, and this looks to be it. Check out the cover art below, and look for the tracklisting soon...

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A Double-Dose of Holiday Cheer on the Way from MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE and SOFIA THE FIRST

Holiday 2014No, your eyes are not deceiving you - that little icon to the left is the first appearance of the 2014 Holiday Badge here on THE ROCK FATHER. The news on pop culture goodness for the season of red-and-green has been flowing into HQ for a couple of months already, and now comes time to start setting it free with the announcement of two new Holiday DVDs from Disney Junior - SOFIA THE FIRST: HOLIDAY IN ENCHANCIA and MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE'S WINTER BOW SHOW. Details below!

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Watch: Meet Baymax in a 2-Minute Scene from Disney's BIG HERO 6...

On November 7, the 54th Animated Feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios arrives when BIG HERO 6 hits theaters. The first foray into the MARVEL realm for the crew at Disney Animation, BIG HERO 6 features a voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. The first clip just debuted tonight on ABC, and now it's available online for your viewing pleasure. Check out Baymax and Hiro getting acquainted below...

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