The launch of Disney Junior's reimagined MUPPET BABIES is upon us. News hit Rock Father HQ this morning that the new original series will premiere FRIDAY, MARCH 23 with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel (10:00 a.m. EDT) and in the DisneyNOW app. Additionally, families that are ready to immerse themselves in the Muppet Babies' world a little earlier can enjoy the series' Season One Soundtrack, which will hit retail and streaming on February 23, 2018. The new album features the title theme song, performed by Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, best-known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in Broadway's Hamilton: An American Musical. Check out the title sequence and theme song below, along with all the details on this adorable new series!
At this point, it's very difficult to keep a release date quiet, especially when franchises tend to stick to an easily-deciphered pattern. Almost immediately after Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters in December, many had it pegged for a March home video release, and that is indeed the case. Lucasfilm sent over the official announcement this morning, revealing that families can bring the latest chapter of Star Wars home digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere March 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc March 27. This release marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Check out the specs below, along with a badass new trailer for the in-home release!
From the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit comes the next epic adventure for the ages... EARLY MAN. Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day! To celebrate the film's release, The Rock Father™ and Lionsgate have teamed-up to give you a shot at winning a fun EARLY MAN Prize Pack that includes a $50 Visa Gift Card to see the film in theaters, along with an EARLY MAN T-Shirt and Soccer Ball!
Last year, I was in the room at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California when the first footage from Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2 made its debut. We still haven't seen all of that make its way to the masses, but now we've got our longest public look thus far in a new "Sneak Peek" that was seen during the Olympics broadcast on NBC. Check it out below, and look for Incredibles 2 in theaters this summer...
POOP TALK: The Sklar Brothers x The Rock Father on Scatalogical Sh*t and the New Trend of Playing with Poop (Toys)Written by James Zahn
When you're a kid, poop is funny. Then you grow up and somehow it becomes less funny by the year, and for whatever reason, a taboo subject... despite the fact that everybody poops. In Poop Talk, a new docu-comedy from director Aaron Feldman, 50 experts and comedians come together to shatter the stigma of poop. From embarrassing moments to the scientific reasoning behind it all, Poop Talk may well be the definitive film about feces. Among those featured are The Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason, who also serve as Executive Producers on the film, which was initially pitched as "The History of Poop." Feldman calls it "a seemingly high brow approach to a low brow subject," and ahead of its February 16 release via Comedy Dynamics, The Sklar Brothers took some time to throw-down with The Rock Father™ some additional thoughts on the subject in a two-part feature. In particular, "The Great Poop Toy Explosion of 2018,"which is expected to make a big splash at the 115th North American Toy Fair in New York City, the same weekend that Poop Talk hits theaters.
This month brings forth the release of the eighteenth film in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, the highly-anticipated BLACK PANTHER. Right out of the gate, the tale of T'Challa, King of Wakanda, is being hailed as a masterpiece - the best-reviewed Marvel Studios film to-date, and one that is legitimately building Oscar-buzz (though it won't be eligible until next year's ceremony). To celebrate the release of the film, The Rock Father™ has teamed-up with The Hopping Bloggers to present readers with a chance to WIN an epic BLACK PANTHER Prize Pack. Hail to the King!
It's been more than a decade since we saw Venom appear on-screen as a villain in Spider-Man 3, but now times have changed and the character is getting his own chance to shine in a feature of his own. Tom Hardy becomes the latest actor to make the jump from DC (as Bane) to Marvel as Eddie Brock when VENOM hits the big screen this October. Today the first teaser for the film has arrived, complete with a very short synopsis... "One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom." A badass character performed by a badass actor. See it below...
Watch: Ryan Reynolds' DEADPOOL Plays with Action Figures and Shows Respect for Woody from Toy Story...Written by James Zahn
With the merger between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox currently underway, it was only a matter of time before some cross-pollination occurred. While many fans look forward to uniting some missing Marvel characters back with their counterparts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, today we've got our first look at some other opportunities that might present themselves. In the latest trailer for Fox's DEADPOOL 2, Ryan Reynolds takes it upon himself to make up for some unfinished visual FX by acting out scenes with action figures and Hot Wheels. In fact, it looks VERY much like my office here at Rock Father HQ. At one point, Deadpool pays homage to Tom Hanks' Woody from TOY STORY, donning the famous cowboy outfit and telling Cable (Josh Brolin) to "Reach for the sky!" Check it out...
MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION Celebrates 50 Years of the Iconic Series...Written by Newsdesk
PBS Distribution has announced that it's releasing the new DVD “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION.” This special set of 32 memorable episodes and over 15 hours of content celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s television series from The Fred Rogers Company. Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, recycling and taking care of our planet, and much more in the classic series. The new release also includes a very special bonus episode – the series premiere, in original black-and-white!
I personally lost track of the TREMORS timeline some years back, but I know that Michael Gross has been fighting the Graboids for nearly 30 years. There was recent word that a TREMORS TV Series (yes, there was one some years back) was headed for SyFy, but now comes the trailer and release plan for the sixth feature film in the series. TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL is arriving on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on May 1, 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Check out the trailer below...
Sometimes I think that I could easily just run a full-blown Star Wars fan site, as there's so much news happening right now. These past few years have been exciting times to be a Star Wars fan, and while some very vocal folks in the online world have found recent offerings divisive, there's unlimited potential for stories yet to be told on-screen that can all exist within "a galaxy far, far away." Today it was announced that "a new series of films" is being developed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. This new series will be separate from the episodic "Skywalker Saga," and from Rian Johnson's recently-announced new trilogy.
Don't play this with the kids around. Also, unless you work somewhere cool, you can probably consider this NSFW (not-safe-for-work) as well. Those helpful tips out of the way, today brings a third trailer for MGM's DEATH WISH remake, and this time around the Eli Roth-directed action flick is getting the GRINDHOUSE treatment. With a new, 70's-style trailer that recalls the 2007 Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration to which Roth contributed the infamous "Thanksgiving," you can see the splatter-iffic action below. Again, don't show it to the kids. There's brains involved.