11 Geeky Choices for Independence Day Video Entertainment


It’s Independence Day in the United States of America, so patriotism is in the air. In case you feel that the urge to be patriotic conflicts with your usual urge to be geeky, we’re here to help.
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Sharing Classic Films With Your Kids

'Frankenstein': Traumatizing children for 84 years.

A lot of geeky media includes references to older, less-geeky media. It’s not enough to just show our kids the geek standards; they need to see the films that the geek standards are referencing. So I started compiling a list of classic films that I think kids ought to see. Continue reading

The Magic Returns With ‘The Last Unicorn’


The 1982 Rankin-Bass film ‘The Last Unicorn’ is a classic of ’80s animation, and the new Blu-ray version (dubbed “The Enchanted Edition”) is simply gorgeous. Presented in stunning 1080p and in 5.1 surround sound, this Blu-ray edition obviously surpasses previous DVD releases. Continue reading

8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘I Am Big Bird’


Caroll Spinney is a living legend. Even if you don’t know his name, you know his alter egos: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. There’s a new (largely Kickstarter-funded) documentary out about his life and work — ‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’ — and it is magical. Continue reading

The 15 Best (or Worst) Pixar Movies of All Time Ranked


With the release of Inside Out giving Kleenex stock a boost, a discussion began to brew behind the scenes here at GeekDad HQ. What’s your favorite Pixar film? What’s your least favorite? What’s your thirteenth favorite? Continue reading

Tom and Jerry… And Hadji? – ‘Spy Quest’ Comes to DVD


In an era of direct-to-DVD mashups that’s seen Scooby-Doo visit Wrestlemania and the Flintstones team up with WWE wrestlers, it probably shouldn’t be all that surprising to see Tom and Jerry team up with Jonny Quest. But it is. Still, ‘Tom & Jerry: Spy Quest’ exists as a thing you can buy and watch. So how is it? Continue reading

‘Frozen Fever’ Is Coming to Blu-ray in a New Disney Animation Shorts Collection


Walt Disney Animation Studios is releasing its own shorts collection, bringing twelve of the short films the company produced between 2000 and 2015, including ‘Frozen Fever,’ to Blu-ray and Digital HD for the first time. Continue reading

Bill Shatner and Wil Wheaton Geek Out on ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’


What do you get when you put Bill Shatner and Wil Wheaton together, mix wine, beer, and geeking out about Star Trek and videogames? You get an episode of ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ that is truly a joy to watch. Continue reading

‘What’s Up, Doc?’ Exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Celebrates Chuck Jones


It’s probably safe to say that nobody has had as much impact on animation as Chuck Jones, and the new Smithsonian traveling exhibit, ‘What’s Up, Doc?,’ which just opened at the EMP Museum pays a great tribute to his 70-year career. Continue reading

Meet the Cast of ‘Inside Out’

INSIDE OUT Press Conference  with Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Phyllis Smith moderated by Scott Mantz.

The actors who brought the characters in Pixar’s Inside Out to life assembled for a press conference on Sunday, June 7 and had a funny and freewheeling discussion about the film which opens Friday. Amy Poehler (Joy), Bill Hader (Fear), Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Lewis Black (Anger) and Phyllis Smith (Sadness) answered questions, talked over each other, engaged in comedic banter and even sang at one point. Continue reading

GeekDad Giveaway Winner: ‘Jaws’ 40th Anniversary T-shirt Giveaway


During the first week of June in 1975, a giant great white shark terrorized the inhabitants of Amity Island and movie goers everywhere. I know I was scared to jump into a pool as a kid without checking for loose sharks in the water, thanks to the movie ‘Jaws.’ To celebrate this milestone, we gave away some awesome apparel courtesy of our friends at TVStoreOnline.com! Continue reading

‘Inside Out’ Giveaway – Win a Prize-Pack of Toys That Are Sure to Bring Joy


We’ve all heard the saying “don’t play with my emotions,” but with Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ set to hit theaters in a little over a week (June 19th), TOMY is releasing a new line of figures, plush toys and playsets created to do just that. In celebration of its release, we’re giving away two ‘Inside Out’ prize-packs, each featuring three plush characters and one Console! Continue reading