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Netflix #StreamTeamIf you've been following my adventures over these past few months, you may have already seen some of my reporting on the Family TV "Co-Viewing" initiatives that my friends at Netflix have been rolling out. While shows like FULLER HOUSE have gotten a big push already this year, the seeds were planted awhile ago, and one of last year's surprises is coming back, with two new seasons of MGA's Netflix Original Series, Project Mc2 on-deck. The Daytime Emmy-nominated series has shown girls around the world that Smart is the New Cool, and season 2 will premiere worldwide Friday, August 12, followed by Season 3, which will be available in fall 2016. So how about something fresh to watch in the meantime? Here's a few Rock Father-approved choices to check out right now...

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Varèse Sarabande recently released the Original Soundtrack for the Netflix Original Film PEE-WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY via digital retailers, and now a physical release is on-deck. The album will come to CD on May 6, 2016, featuring the score composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (THE LEGO MOVIE, PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE), which includes the song “New York,” performed by Pee-wee Herman.
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MARIA BAMFORD is busy, the Minnesota native long-ago leaving behind "The Land of 10,000 Lakes" in favor of the Los Angeles River. Aside from doing stand-up and making appearances on shows such as ABC's FRESH OFF THE BOAT, Bamford is a prolific voice actor, lending her chords to everything from ADVENTURE TIME and KUNG FU PANDA to WORDGIRL and AXE COP. One of her most-heard roles is that of TALKING GINGER - a boy kitty, performed by a girl. As part of the YouTube hit,TALKING TOM AND FRIENDS: THE ANIMATED SERIES, millions have seen the character from Outfit 7's popular series of apps go on countless adventures. To celebrate Talking Ginger's birthday (today, April 8), Bamford took a few minutes to throw down some knowledge about the curious cat.

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My 2016 April Fools' Day Post

EXCLUSIVE: The resurgence of family TV continues, as another staple from the former ABC "TGIF" lineup is getting new life on Netflix. With the recent success of its FULLER HOUSE, the continuation of FULL HOUSE (which ran from 1987-1995) and the official announcement that Season Two has been ordered, Netflix is once again teaming with Jeff Franklin Productions, Miller-Boyett Productions and Warner Horizon Television for an update of FAMILY MATTERS, the Chicago-set sitcom that aired from 1989-1997 on ABC, prior to jumping over to CBS for its final season, ending its run in 1998. Brian Wright, Director of Kids & Family Programming for Netflix (who I last spoke with here), confirmed exclusively for THE ROCK FATHER Magazine that a 13-episode direct-to-series order has been placed.

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Thursday, March 31 2016 19:58

Building a LEGO Adventure... on Netflix

Netflix #StreamTeamWith the success of The LEGO Movie and the massive response to not one, but two trailers for The LEGO Batman Movie just last week, it should be crystal clear that families want more cinematic LEGO adventures to compliment their hands-on play, whether it be building sets, or those sweet LEGO video games. This month delivered two new Netflix Original Series' that can help quench that thirst for brick-tastic entertainment, with LEGO Bionicle: The Journey of One and LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship both streaming their first, four-episode seasons in their entirety on Netflix. How did The Rock Daughters and I kick things off? By building some LEGO sets to mirror the on-screen adventures...

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Netflix #StreamTeamVOLTRON is one of the sacred properties of my childhood, a mighty robot formed from five mechanical lions... a heroic beast who has been written about here in the virtual pages of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine on more than a few occasions. I was Voltron for Halloween back in '84 or '85, I had the toys, and still have a Voltron figure here in my office at HQ - one that the girls are frequently asking to play with. With the announcement of DreamWorks' VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER as a Netflix Original Series (complete with a new line of figures and vehicles from Playmates Toys), I was anxious to get a look at some footage, and this weekend that first-look arrived following a panel at WonderCon. Check out the first preview, "Forming A Legend..."

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