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A blast from the past… Jem & The Holograms out on DVD! Review and Giveaway

Growing up my kid sister loved this show – so like many things I suffered though watching it (instead of Thundercats or Transformers)… But none the less any child of the last 70’s and 80’s will know this show all too well!

I’m sure I watched a lot of Jem and the Holograms on TV when I was a child. I loved her pink hair as I think I tried to paint my sister’s hair once or twice – just trying to torment her!

Dont remember the show? here is a clip from Jem and the Holograms the Truly Outrageous Complete Series. This is a blast from the past to the point of where it all begins!

“Jerrica Meets Synergy”

 

On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., released the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! 11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut of JEM and The Holograms: Season One in a 4-DVD box set.

The series “JEM and The Holograms” ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.

I’ve got one more clip  “Talent Search”

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. October 28th, 2011.
2 lucky winners will pickup a copy of season 1… Tell us what memories you have about the show and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:  #JemAndTheHolograms @dadarocks http://dad.tc/v3xo39 — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win season 1 of #JemAndTheHolograms thanks to @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/v3xo39
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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Thanks to hit entertainment for this prize. Please note this is limited to the USA.

Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze out on DVD – Giveaway

Fanboy and his trusty sidekick, Chum Chum, are celebrating their favorite treat, a cup of Frosty Freezy Freeze in Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze [amazon]. This DVD honors the Frosty Freezy Freeze with seven full-tilt, hilarious adventures with a voice cast that includes Josh Duhamel and Jamie Kennedy. Watch as they fight the discontinuation of their favorite flavor, try to create the new Frosty Mart jingle, help a Viking and battle Man-Arctica. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze hits shelves on August 16, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Created by Eric Robles, Fanboy and Chum Chum is the story of a boy named Fanboy and his best friend and trusty sidekick, ChumChum, two endlessly energetic “super fans” of all things sci-fi and fantasy. Their world is full of comic adventure (andmisadventures) as they share a hyper imagination that enables a wide-eyed acceptance of the bizarre. They’re fearless! They’re adventurous! They wear underwear on the outside of their costumes! They’re Fanboy and Chum Chum.

Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze Episode Synopses:

Brain Freeze

  • Fanboy and Chum Chum discover that their favorite Frosty Freezy Freeze flavor, Berry Pink, is about to be discontinued.  Determined to have as much as they can before it’s gone forever, they end up with a massive brain freeze.  The next morning,Fanboy and Chum Chum wake up with no memory of what happened and their signature tighty-whiteys are missing.  They must retrace their steps to find out how their crazy night unraveled so they can find their precious underwear and restore order.

Berry Sick

  • During a summer heat wave, the boys discover the Frosty Freezy Freeze machine is on the fritz.  It’s up to Fanboy and Chum Chumto get the Berry the Ice Monster, the machine’s operator, back in good health.

Refill Madness

  • Lenny and Boog learn that Fanboy and Chum Chum have a valuable cup that entitles them to endless free refills at the Frosty Mart.  The two decide to work together to try to steal the cup.

The Frosty Bus

  • Fanboy and Chum Chum are waiting for the Frosty Bus to buy a Frosty Freezy Freeze.  Unfortunately, Boog is driving and torments them by always keeping their beverages just out of reach.

Jingle Fever

  • When Fanboy and Chum Chum find out they can win a million Frosty Bucks by writing the new Frosty Mart jingle, Lenny does everything in his power to stop them.

Back from the Future

  • After Fanboy and Chum Chum show Lenny that Dollar-nator is a time machine, he decides to use him to travel back in time andprevent Fanboy and Chum Chum from ever tasting a Frosty Freezy Freeze. But despite his greatest efforts, the boys somehow always end up discovering Frosty Freezy Freeze.

Norse-ing Around

  • Fanboy and Chum Chum discover a frozen Viking in their icebox and decide to help him “achieve glory” so he can get into Valhalla.

Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze Fast Facts:

  • Street Date: August 16, 2011
  • Catalogue: 822404
  • DVD SRP: $16.99
  • DVD Running Time: 88 Minutes
  • Special Features:
  •  “Brain Freeze” Original Animatic
While your toddler might like this show just for the colorful and silly actions its really not designed for a young toddler – this show is really designed where a 4/5/6 year old would really start getting the humor and the dialog.  As an adult male – I have no problem stating that its one of the few cartoons these days that makes me crack a smile when its playing in the background.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. August 31st, 2011.
2 Lucky people will win the DVD! Tell us your favorite character on Fanboy and Chum Chum is and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @NickelodeonDVD @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/pgKfjy and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the #FanboyandChumChum DVD from @dadarocks & @NickelodeonDVD – http://dad.tc/pgKfjy

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following @NickelodeonDVD on twitter –twitter.com/NickelodeonDVD

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: NickelodeonDVD provided the DVD for this raffle

‘Sid the Science Kid’ Celebrates Earth Day

Sid the Science Kid will be celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with four new episodes, the week of April 18, on PBS Kids.

New episodes of The Jim Henson Company animated preschool show will explore a different science theme related to the environment. As in every episode, Sid will begin each episode with a question and spend the day finding answers with help from his friends and family.

The episodes include “Where Did The Water Go?” (What happens to water that goes down the drain?) on Monday, April 18; “Clean Air!” (Why does Sid’s dad wear a mask when he paints?) on April 19, repeating on Earth Day; “Reused Robot” (Where does trash go when we throw it away?) on April 20; and  “Save The Stump” (Can an old stump be a home for tiny creatures?) on April 21.

Each episode of Sid the Science Kid focuses on a single scientific concept that is presented using Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS), a practical science readiness curriculum used in preschool classrooms. Here is Sid sharing his top 5 tips for being gentler to the environment http://pbskids.org/sid/videoplayer.html?pid=8Qmw2JiU95dkX1qaNRvjyTxc5by_BNqF

Sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly spins off CARS and announces PLANES

The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly announces PLANES – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie for everyone set high above the world of CARS. PLANES will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney•Pixar’s CARS world. PLANES will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013.

“We had such a great time exploring the world of ‘Cars’ over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes were the main characters.   By expanding the Cars world, ‘Planes’ gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters,” commented John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

“The team at DisneyToon Studios has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion.  I know audiences are going to love taking off into the wild blue yonder with these daredevil characters, as they experience a whole new kind of animated adventure.”

PLANES takes off with an international cast of the fastest air racers around, in a comedy packed with action and adventure starring Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race … despite his fear of heights.  With the help and support of a fleet of new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life.