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Tuesday, February 04 2014 00:22

LALALOOPSY, FREE BIRDS, CARE BEARS and more topline this week's new Family Media Releases...

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Whether you're into belly badges, mice on trains, cats in hats, talking rag dolls, anthropomorphic turkeys, or wacky space knights based on toys, this week offers up an interesting assortment of new DVD and Blu-ray releases for kids and family. The music side of things is a little light, but new records from Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew, along with Jazzy Ash also hit the streets. Take a look at the highlights from this week's Family Media Releases below, right here on The Rock Father!

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51ctoGRlrKL. AA160 FREE BIRDS (20th Century Fox)

From the Academy Award-Winning producer of Shrek comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!

Want a chance to win one? You have a couple of days left to enter, here!

nrcarebearsCARE BEARS: WELCOME TO CARE-A-LOT - THE CARE-A-THON GAMES (Lionsgate)

If your little ones enjoy watching the CARE BEARS on The Hub Network, then this one is for you! Join the Care Bear Care-a-thon Games! After a surprise win at the Bearathon, Funshine starts getting a little too competitive with his friends. Meanwhile, Wonderheart helps a friend find her courage during a loud Crackle Storm. And when Grumpy gets stuck in "Stick-`Til- You're-Stuck-Sand," everyone must lend a helping hand to get him un-stuck! On your mark, get set, and have fun in these spirited adventures with all your best bear buddies in Care-a-Lot!

nrlalaLALALOOPSY: FRIENDS ARE SEW SPECIAL (Nickelodeon)

Join Lalaloopsy in 4 fabulous friendship episodes! Watch as the friends plan a special trip to the moon for Dot, prepare for the Princess Parade, help one another when a mysterious illness spreads through Lalaloopsy Land, and more!

nrtenkaiTENKAI KNIGHTS: RISE OF THE KNIGHTS (Phase 4 Films)

Ripped through space and time, four teenagers emerge in a new world where everything can transform, combine and shape shift. Holding the fate of the universe in their powerful robotic hands, the unlikely heroes must master amazing powers in order to stop an evil army of shape shifting robots from destroying two worlds.

nrgeronimoGERONIMO STILTON: INTRIGUE ON THE RODENT EXPRESS (Entertainment One)

Get set for loads of laughter with four action-packed adventures starring Geronimo Stilton, the most famous New Mouse City journalist, who s an unlikely, yet loveable action-hero with two left paws. Adventure always comes knocking for Geronimo and his pals, launching them paws-first into exciting capers filled with hilarious hijinks and far-flung antics that take them all around the world in search of the next big scoop.

Episodes Include :Intrigue on the Rodent Express,The Mummy With No Name, The Mask of the Rat-Jitsu.

nrcatTHE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! DVD 3-Pack (NCircle Entertainment)

So many adventures in one special pack, With the Cat in the Hat- that's right, I am back! For starters, down under the water we'll go, To meet some new friends in the ocean below. Then a winter-time trip will be my next trick, With Thing One and Thing Two, and Sally and Nick. Now let's meet some friends too tiny to see. They're smaller than small- now how can that be? Get ready to go, come all and come one- For a grand tour of nature- now isn't that fun!

For more upcoming new releases, visit my regularly-updated master list, right here.
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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