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Watch: The Trailer for George Lucas' STRANGE MAGIC Arrives...

Now this is exciting, sort of a throwback vibe when you don't hear much about a movie and then BAM! - the trailer hits, and it's just a couple of months away. Such is the case with STRANGE MAGIC, the new film from STAR WARS creator George Lucas, bringing to life a new world of goblins, elves, fairies and imps inspired by A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (TOY STORY TOONS" HAWAIIAN VACATION) from a story by Lucas himself, the voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare. Check out the trailer and photos below...

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THE ROCK FATHER's Thanksgiving Netflix Feast featuring FREE BIRDS, FAMILY GUY, OITNB & more #StreamTeam

Netflix Stream teamWhen it comes to Thanksgiving, it's one of the Holidays that I put on my B-list - a sort of inconveniently-placed day that falls in-between the two greatest Holidays of the year - Halloween and Christmas. It's become easier for us in recent years, but Thanksgiving has traditionally been the gateway into the massive headaches of the "when do we have to be where?" season, where getting together with family turns into arguments about why you can't physically be in several locations at once, and why work schedules largely dictate the can and cannots. But, there is still plenty of good to be had, ushering in the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and settling in for some prime viewing on Netflix. While I'm generally more inclined to skip right into the Christmas specials (our tree has been up for over a week already), here's some fun (and off-the-wall) turkey-tinged treats to check out this week!

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Report: The 12th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair Brings Old Friends & New Favorites Out to Play! #ChiTAGFair

This weekend, the Chicago Toy & Game Group brought the 12th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair to Navy Pier, and for the third year in a row, THE ROCK FATHER was there to cover it. The only show of it's kind that's open to the public in addition to members of the toy and game trade, #ChiTAGFair or simply #ChiTAG serves as an unofficial kick-off to the Holiday season here in Chicago - a tradition that offers families a first-hand chance to check out a wide array of new offerings hands-on, from some of the season's hottest toys, to some of the newest and most "out there" games. While my first two experiences at ChiTAG had been good, and the show had impressed, I left last year thinking that the show was skewing too "game" for my liking, ignoring that "toy" is the first part of it's name. Knowing that many of the organizers have deep roots in the gaming community, that wasn't really a surprise, but for my own interests (big on toys, light on games) I was hoping to see a little more balance this year... and the Chicago Toy & Game Fair crew did a fantastic job in bringing together some old friends and new favorites to delight families for two days of pre-Holiday fun. Check out my picks for this year's #ChiTAGFair all-stars below!

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#CommandTheForce with Imagination and STAR WARS COMMAND #ad

THE ROCK FATHER is a paid STAR WARS #CommandTheForce Ambassador and has partnered with Hasbro and Life of Dad for this adventure. May The Force Be With You, Always.

I've been trying to Command The Force since about 1977, inspired by a galaxy far, far away...

As part of the first generation to be inspired by the vast universe that George Lucas created, STAR WARS, like The Force itself, surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds people together. As a parent, STAR WARS has also become a bond between father and child, as my wife and I raise two girls as part of the next generation. Like their father before them, these little ones are both creating and recreating some of the galaxy's most epic battles as they Command The Force with the power of their own imaginations. Play is important, and sometimes to find new ways to play, one must look to the past.

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Preview: KT Tunstall soundtracks TINKER BELL and THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST

On March 3, DisneyToon Studios will follow-up this year's THE PIRATE FAIRY with TINKER BELL and THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST, an all-new Disney Fairies adventure, and one that we'll no doubt be enjoying here at Rock Father HQ (fact: Addie's bedroom has one full wall decorated with Disney Fairies artwork). Today comes word that songstress KT Tunstall has provided three songs to the film's soundtrack: "Float," "Strange Sight" and "1000 Years." Check out a preview of the opening sequence featuring "Float" below, along with some words from those involved...

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