With Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox's THE PEANUTS MOVIE currently in theaters and delighting audiences (read my review), generations new and old are thinking about Charlie Brown and the PEANUTS Gang. The PEANUTS are classic, and very soon many will agree that "Christmastime is Here" (well, almost). In getting into the spirit of the season, Concord Music Group and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are presenting a Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway for the A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 50th Anniversary GIft Pack. Available as a Walmart Exclusive this holiday season, this fantastic collection features the timeless music of The Vince Guaraldi Trio, with the A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS CD (with its original 1965 tracklist and cover art) and the PEANUTS PORTRAITS CD packaged alongside 4 double-sided postcards featuring PEANUTS characters, and reproduction of the 1965 children’s book A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS! Check out some music, and enter for your chance to win below!
With Back-to-School Season in full-effect, there's a lot of choices out there in terms of Pop Culture Styling, and this year Hanna Andersson has a full line of Backpacks and Lunch Bags featuring some of our favorite characters. The Hannah & Friends Collection features FROZEN, STAR WARS and showcased here, PEANUTS. For the latter, as a Brand Ambassador for Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, the folks at Hanna Andersson sent one of their new backpacks for my oldest daughter (though my youngest is now eyeing the STAR WARS "Silhouettes" backpack for herself) in the Charlie Brown & Friends Design (also available: Snoopy & Woodstock). While Charles M. Schulz' iconic creations are already a big deal here at Rock Father HQ, you can be sure that they'll be a big deal when 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios release THE PEANUTS MOVIE into theaters on November 6th. Get ahead of the game now!
Recently, I was asked a relatively straightforward question: "Why do you love Snoopy?" Thing is, my affection for Snoopy and the entire PEANUTS gang is a multi-layered affair that dates back to the late 1970s, thus placing me in 2015 as a sort of "keeper of the torch" - tasked with helping new generations know and appreciate the creations of Charles M. Schulz. That all starts here at home with The Rock Daughters™, and that's why I took a gig as a PEANUTS Brand Ambassador this year. With the November release of THE PEANUTS MOVIE fast-approaching (get tix via Fandango), we may be about to turn the corner, but Snoopy and his friends don't seem as prominent as they were for me growing up - and I'd like to change that. I'm old-school, and that means that I get goosebumps when I hear the five-second bumper that indicated "A CBS SPECIAL PRESENTATION," which was usually code for "Charlie Brown's (insert holiday here) is coming on!" Like many, it was the holiday specials that really hooked me, but it was something else that really made an impact on my impressionable young mind... possibly 1977's most important film that wasn't called STAR WARS.
This November, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox will release one of this Fall's most-anticipated films, when THE PEANUTS MOVIE arrives in theaters. With the movie just a few months off, that means that some cool tie-in merch will be headed for stores, and from the folks at Just Play Toys comes one of the coolest - HAPPY DANCE SNOOPY, which will begin hitting Target stores in August. So how would you like to win one before you can even buy one? As a PEANUTS Brand Ambassador, I've got your shot. You know, it's hard to believe, but I first posted about THE PEANUTS MOVIE back in 2012, which just goes to show that time really does fly when you're having fun! Enter for your shot at a Happy Dance Snoopy below...
On November 6, one of my most-anticipated films of the year will fly into theaters like the Red Baron pursuing Snoopy... THE PEANUTS MOVIE. Having been covering this one long before I partnered with PEANUTS Worldwide as an Official Brand Ambassador for Charlie Brown and the gang, the arrival of the film's second full-length trailer has only raised the excitement level here at Rock Father HQ, appropriately-soundtracking this taste of new adventure with a little song called "Baba O'Riley" by THE WHO. Check it out below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine via iTunes Trailers.
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!