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James Zahn

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality, Commentator, Adventurer and Raconteur. 

He writes for Fandango Family and the Netflix #StreamTeam, serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized brands, and consults 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 co-manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, has been quoted in BusinessWire, CNN and Babble, in addition to making appearances on ABC News, WGN and more. In the past he served as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), penned articles for Sprout, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are Coming this Fall...

It's not even summer yet, and I'm already thinking of the most glorious season of the year... Fall. As an unabashed fan of all things Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice (when done well), I have high hopes for one of 2016's newest offerings, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. Revealed via Bloomberg, it's a wonder that General Mills has waited this long to bring some pumpkin-y goodness to their famous oats since they already offer a ton of Pumpkin flavors throughout their other brands. While there's no release date announced just yet, I'd bet we'll start seeing Pumpkin Spice Cheerios on shelves (and pallet stacks, endcaps and other gloriously massive displays) right around the same time that the General Mills Monsters crawl out of their crypt... usually August/September.

If You're Not a LEGENDARY Man, This Post is Not For You...

THE ROCK FATHER has partnered with the Legendary Life of Dad and Old Spice for this promotion.

What makes a man "legendary?" According to some, achieving legendary status is by accomplishing feats that are "remarkable enough to be famous, or very well-known" (thanks, dictionary). The Aquabats! once sang that "The Legend is True" (but the legend was you), while The Bloodhound Gang came closer to my reality with their song "Legend in My Spare Time." Countless others have found themselves simply a legend in their own mind, their accomplishments small in actuality, bloated to legendary status only to themselves. Old Spice knows what legendary means, and they've managed to find and declare a select group of men as being truly legendary. In the eyes of Old Spice, and Product King® Bob Giovanni, your old pal, THE ROCK FATHER is legendary. I have the trophy to prove it. Yes, a trophy, and displayed on fine base of simulated wood that's permeated with the scent of new Sweat Defense Lasting Legend Extra Strong Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant - a blast of fresh citrus balanced with a cool peppery spiciness. I'm saying that my "pits" smell of citrus-y, peppery goodness. Legendary!

ZOOTOPIA Comes to Blu-ray, Digital HD & DVD on June 7th...

Walt Disney Animation Studios' ZOOTOPIA is the movie that The Rock Daughters deemed their "favorite movie -- better than FROZEN," and now after taking in over $900 million at the Global Box office, we finally know when it's coming home. ZOOTOPIA (pre-order) will arrive on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand (does not include bonus) platforms June 7, 2016, packed with bonus features.

Revisiting The Space Shuttle... Shout! Factory's JOURNEY TO SPACE

While numerous parties continue to work on the next generation of reusable space vehicle, I miss the Shuttle program. Having grown-up in the era of regular launches and becoming so familiar with the closest thing we've ever had to a movie-style spaceship (one that looked like a plane and could blast off and return), I wish that my girls could see that on a regular basis right now... especially being so curious about space (last Xmas, little Finley asked for one thing - "a space station"). With Disney Junior's MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND, Sprout's THE FLOOGALS and PBS Kids' READY JET GO all inspiring some STEM-infused space adventures (in addition to regular visits to a galaxy far, far away through STAR WARS), it's time to take a look back - and a look at where we're headed, with the June 7th release of JOURNEY TO SPACE from Shout! Factory. For their first foray into a line of new, immersive, Giant Screen films in the visually stunning 4K Ultra HD™ format, JOURNEY TO SPACE will be released on Blu-ray, and in a 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray 2-disc combo, and both releases will include trailers, a photo gallery, and behind-the-scenes footage as bonus features. Take a look at a new clip featuring the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and all the details on the film below...

Prepare for STAR WARS Day with LEGO Store...

LEGO Shop - May the Fourth Be With You!If you're a STAR WARS fan, then you should already know that our Annual Holiday is fast-approaching, with May 4th officially deemed "International STAR WARS Day." Get ready for the cheers of "May the Fourth Be With You!" as STAR WARS goodness arrives around the globe with special events, merchandising and more. This year, the folks at LEGO are rolling out a few different promotions, including a chance to receive a FREE LEGO version of the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS theatrical poster at LEGO Retail Stores and online at LEGO Shop, the opportunity to score a FREE First Order Stormtrooper minifigure w/purchases over $50, and more. Check out all the deals and exclusives below...

NYC Friends: Find the Hasbro MARVEL Heroes Bus... TODAY!

It's extremely short notice, but for those of you in New York City, you need to be on the lookout for something awesome today (4/28/16)... the Hasbro Heroes Bus! To get ready for the release of MARVEL's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (in theaters May 6) Hasbro is hitting the streets of NYC and inviting fans to visit the #Hasbro Heroes Bus. There's fun #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan photo opps, and you can climb on board to play with the latest Marvel toys and games from Hasbro, and leave with tons of awesome, branded swag. Check out the schedule below, and know that THE ROCK FATHER will be with you in spirit...

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