Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 6 – runDisney

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This week on the show, we welcome Mike van Mil as Third Wheel and chat about our experiences with running runDisney races (after touching on recent news regarding a possible ‘Muppets’ TV relaunch and the never-ending stream of live-action remakes). Continue reading

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ – You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry! (It’s Better Than ‘Bears’)

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‘Monkey Kingdom’ is interesting, beautiful, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny; what more could you ask for from a G-rated nature film? Continue reading

Unboxing Star Wars and Remembering #MyStarWars Memories

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Today, ‘Star Wars: The Digital Collection’ arrives on Digital HD from Disney, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. To celebrate, Disney sent me and my kiddos a huge box of Star Wars goodies to help us create new memories around my absolute favorite geeky obsession. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 5 – Interview With Greg Weisman

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This episode, we welcome the immensely talented Greg Weisman to the show and talk about his work on ‘Rain of the Ghosts,’ ‘Gargoyles,’ and ‘Star Wars Rebels.’ Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 4 – Social Media Moms?

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This episode we chat about Disney’s Social Media Moms Celebration, an invitation-only blogger conference held at Walt Disney World. We cover what it is, why invitations are so coveted, and why in the world Jamie (a dad) received an invitation. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 3 – Interview with Jim Zub

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This episode we welcome Jim Zub to the show, talk about his work in comic books, and focus on his role as author of the ‘Figment’ miniseries for Marvel’s Disney Kingdoms imprint. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 2 – Courage and Kindness

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This episode, we welcome Matt Blum, GeekDad’s own editor-in-chief, as Third Host! We discuss the new ‘Cinderella’ movie, the ‘Frozen Fever’ short, the meager information we have about ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ and the mistakenly announced rebranding of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 1 – Introductions

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I’m thrilled to announce the latest addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network: The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. In the ridiculously crowded field of Disney-related podcasts, we are happily launching another volley into the fray. (Did I just mix my metaphors?) Continue reading

8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Cinderella’ (and ‘Frozen Fever’)

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Disney’s new live-action ‘Cinderella’ is out. You know the story – now find out about the movie. And also that animated short you might possibly have heard about… Continue reading

Exclusive Clip: ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’ Feature

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In this GeekDad Exclusive clip, ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’ director, Steven Loter, gets a little bit of help from his daughter to prepare for the newest chapter in the Disney Fairies franchise. Continue reading

Are Your Kids Ready to Run a 5K?

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When I first told people that I had signed up my 5-year-old daughter for a 5K, they thought I was crazy. Those with kids around that age were especially incredulous. No one could believe that a 5-year-old would be able to run 3.1 miles. Continue reading

Hot Toy Short List Review

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Needless to say, as a GeekDad we get lots of toys to review during the year, so I matched up a few that we have been using in my own household to the hot list. Here is the few that I can tell you about… Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty Battle Royale

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In just a few short days (11/04), the alternate version of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, will be released on home video. It has been a long time since a movie has been so polarizing with an audience as Maleficent is to Sleeping Beauty. If you have not seen this new telling, then I urge you to go ahead and get ready by picking up a copy of the original Disney classic first. Continue reading

Alexander and the Pretty Good Movie

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Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has been transformed into a new film from Disney, and the adaptation actually works pretty well. Continue reading

Meet the Cast of Alexander

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The cast and producers of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day assembled at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills last week to discuss their film. Director Miguel Arteta, Producers Dan Levine and Lisa Henson, Writer Rob Lieber and actors Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould and Bella Thorne answered questions about their work on the film. Continue reading