"Spring is here again..." Those words, from NIRVANA's "In Bloom" are the perfect stage-setters for this week, as we close the books on Easter and welcome to start of Major League Baseball season here in the U.S. The tulips are finally starting to emerge... the kids are playing outside... it's a great time all around. To celebrate the season, I've teamed with my friends at PEANUTS Worldwide as part of my gig as a PEANUTS Brand Ambassador, to bring all of you a chance to score a fantastic Spring Prize Pack from Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang!
This past weekend, Valentine's Day got an early start with a very special PEANUTS-themed party featuring SNOOPY and his sister BELLE. Co-hosted by "the Little Red-Haired Girl" herself—aka Francesca Capaldi (DOG WITH A BLOG), the 10-year-old actress who plays the character in this Fall's THE PEANUTS MOVIE - the party took place at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, California, where Capaldi and friends tried on the latest Snoopy and his Sister Belle fashions from Target, danced to DJ-provided tunes, and decorated cupcakes with decorations from Cakes.com. Of course, they also enjoyed watching the classic Peanuts special, BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN, set to air on ABC alongside A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE on February 13th at 8pmEST/7pmCT. While my girls and I weren't able to make the party in-person (2,000 miles would've been a long drive), Pastry Chef Franck Riffaud of the Park Hyatt Aviara was kind enough to share his recipe for chocolate cake (or cupcakes) so that we could play along at home... and so YOU can as well! As a PEANUTS BRAND Ambassador, I'm helping to spread some Valentine's Day love with The Ultimate Snoopy & Belle Valentine's Prize Pack. One (1) lucky winner will score a fantastic "party in a box," while everyone can enjoy some delicious cake as we did here today!
2015 is a huge year for fans of PEANUTS, and the anticipation will be building toward the November release of the first-ever big-screen CGI adventure, coming to theaters from Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox. On the collectibles front, one of the newest things to be released is a collection of four Hallmark itty bittys - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy. Available exclusively through your local Hallmark Gold Crown store, these adorable miniature plush figures are bound to capture the hearts of kids and grownup collectors alike. To kick-off the new year in fine fashion, Peanuts Worldwide, Hallmark and THE ROCK FATHER have teamed-up to get one lucky reader hooked-up with a full set!
THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Movie Preview showcases select titles heading to theaters this year, as provided to us by studio representatives.
I've been on-board for The PEANUTS Movie since it was first announced - me being a lifelong fan of the creations of Charles M. Schulz. Being a parent, we've been making our own PEANUTS memories, one of the first being my special trip to a Hallmark store for a full-size Snoopy plush for Addie a few years back. With the first-ever big-screen CGI adventure featuring Snoopy and the gang due in theaters this November, I'm including it in my 2015 movie preview - and this is also a perfect time to reveal that you'll be seeing a lot more of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and all of your favorite PEANUTS characters here on THE ROCK FATHER in the year ahead. I'll be working with PEANUTS Worldwide as a Brand Ambassador, so stay tuned...
2014 marks 50 years of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS airing on television, first on CBS (boy, do I remember eagerly awaiting the start of it as a kid, when it would be prefaced by this groovy intro) and now on ABC. After making it's latest bow earlier this month, ABC will air A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS once more on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00PM EST/PST (though it's always available on Blu-ray and DVD). To celebrate the big 5-0 ahead of next year's PEANUTS movie (see a trailer here), Kohl's, Target and Old Navy have rolled-out some exclusive Peanuts apparel for the holidays, and THE ROCK FATHER is proud to team-up with Santa Snoopy to help get your family outfitted! Check out the assortment below, and then enter for your chance to win!*
It was over two years ago (October of 2012) that I first wrote about Blue Sky Studios' and Fox Family Entertainment teaming-up for a big-screen version of PEANUTS. Then, back in March we got our first look at the characters, and now the first official trailer has arrived... and it's fantastic. Only problem is, we still have to wait until next Christmas - yes, 2015 - to see this one in a theater near you. Take a look...