Tuesday, October 14 2014 18:27

The 80s Return Continues: RAINBOW BRITE is Back this November... #BriteIsBack

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I think we can call this now... the 1980s are our 1950s. Just like the baby boomers fueled a 50s nostalgia trip in the mid-80s, kids like me (pushing 40) are fueling an 80s nostalgia trip in the mid 10s. Checking the roster to see who all's been called-up from the "decade of excess," I see STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, the CARE BEARS, MY LITTLE PONY, the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, and the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES just represented here in my office at Rock Father HQ. There's certainly more, as I know that JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, VOLTRON and a few other properties are on-deck for "reboots" or "re-imaginings," and THE POPPLES are coming to Netflix, but tonight we have news on another: RAINBOW BRITE.

Oh yes, I remember Ms. Rainbow very well - the little Sprites she'd hang out with, the metallic outfit she wore as a toy... we've even got an early 2000's depiction of Rainbow and her horse, Starlite, as a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament that graces our Christmas tree each winter. On November 6, VOD network Feeln will bring a new generation into Rainbow Land through an all-new series featuring the voices of Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald. Check out a preview...

782c9f9607a57ec7b7816f2333ee2e32Looks like they're going for a little of that MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC vibe here, and after gathering my girls to check out the trailer, the interest is piqued, but the jury is out. The 1980s: The Best Decade Ever?

Stay tuned...

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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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