‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets Animated on XD

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets Animated on XD

Marvel’s mega-hit ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ returns in an animated version on Disney XD. The action-packed epic space adventure debuted with a one-hour special featuring back-to-back episodes on Saturday evening. In addition, Disney has posted a series of 2-part short films giving the back-story of each of the main characters on the Disney XD website. Read More

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

In 1995, the internet was still exotic, Jonny Lee Miller still had hair, and movies about computer hackers were starting to become a thing. Twenty years later, when our phones have more processing power than any computer from that era, once-serious films about technology can become unintentionally hilarious. And so it is with Hackers, now enjoying its first Blu-Ray release to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Read More

So, About That Wonder Woman Lunchbox…

So, About That Wonder Woman Lunchbox…

A couple of days ago, a user on Reddit posted photos of a Wonder Woman lunchbox with a letter allegedly sent from a school to the parents of the child who brought said lunchbox to school. The story was immediately picked up and recirculated across the internet. Every site that posted it simply pointed back to the same story on another site, all of which come back down to a single post on Reddit that links to images on Imgur, posted by the same person. Read More

When Did That Disney Movie Happen? (Updated)

When Did That Disney Movie Happen? (Updated)

GeekDad recently took a look at the fan theory that Tarzan is the little brother of Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, showing pretty convincingly why the notion, while fun, is not at all supported by the facts of the stories. The behind-the-scenes conversation around this topic raised the question of what Disney movies take place when, and a few hours down the Google rabbit-hole later, we have some conclusive answers for you. Read More

Bad Dad: Knife Fight!

Bad Dad: Knife Fight!

The kids were on my last nerve. Well, the older two were; the baby was fine, but the nine-year-old boy and the twelve-year-old girl were impossible. They’d been fighting for hours, nonstop, arguing over everything. Screaming, hitting, the works. Separating them didn’t do it. Sending them to their rooms only brought a brief cease-fire. They were clearly never going to let up. Finally, I’d had enough. Read More

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

Following directly out of the events of ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ the fifth installment of the franchise is a fast-moving popcorn-muncher of a film, full of incredible stunts and elaborate double- and triple-crosses from agents whose allegiances are always in question. Read More

Meet the Cast of ‘Inside Out’

Meet the Cast of ‘Inside Out’

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. Read More

The Real Truth About Disney’s “Recycled Animation” – Updated

The Real Truth About Disney’s “Recycled Animation” – Updated

Recently, many news and entertainment sites have circulated this video showing how “Disney animators reused animation from old movies.” In every report, the story is invariably told that this was done to save time and money, but nobody actually asked anyone who might know for sure. Since nobody else was going to do it, we did. Read More

Meet the ‘Tomorrowland’ Cast and Crew

Meet the ‘Tomorrowland’ Cast and Crew

The stars, writers and director of Tomorrowland assembled for a press conference in Beverly Hills two weeks ago, and GeekDad was there. Answering questions from the Moderator and audience were writers Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof, actors Tim McGraw, Britt Robertson, George Clooney and Raffey Cassidy, as well as director/co-writer/co-producer, Brad Bird. Read More

‘Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family’

‘Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family’

Cartoonist Dan Boris has published the first of a series of children’s books starring a little alligator named Dozi (“Izod” spelled backward) who adopts a vacationing family and sneaks into their luggage. Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family goes on sale this week with the author hosting a book launch and signing party at One More Page Books & More in Arlington, Virginia on May 30. Read More

Word Nerd: It’s Inflammable!

Word Nerd: It’s Inflammable!

Every so often, somebody will email me about words and meanings. Sometimes it’s a suggestion for words that they’ve seen misused (most recently, invasive when evasive was meant), sometimes it’s a question. Recently, my friend Sara Mallory sent a Facebook message asking about today’s words. What’s the difference between them? Read More

RIP Stan Freberg

RIP Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg, the man who made TV commercials funny and American history hilarious, passed away this morning. His son, Donovan Freberg, posted an announcement on his Facebook page today. Details are not yet known. He was 88. Read More