While browsing the web for “Dad Blogs,” I came across a site, “Life of Dad.” Life of Dad is the social network for dads. Featuring thousands of blogs, videos, podcasts, and more, this is the destination for fathers to hang out on the web.
While on the site, I came across a pretty cool video about 3 Dads who created a mobile library and surprise a group of pre-school students with a bookstore. Students were all given a few books, teaching the importance of reading… which is Awesome! Check out the video below.
For more information about “Dads Doing Good” or the National Fatherhood Initiative, visit LifeofDad.com
Netflix To Premiere DreamWorks Animation’s Branded Slate Of New Original TV Series
Largest deal for original content in Netflix history will give members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe exclusive access to new original television series based on the studio’s beloved franchises and characters.
Netflix Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced a multi-year deal making the world’s largest Internet TV network the premiere home of new original series from the award-winning creators of global box-office hits including the Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises.
This agreement, which marks the largest deal for original first-run content in Netflix history, is also the first time DreamWorks Animation’s beloved characters will be introduced into the television market as a branded collection of shows.
The groundbreaking deal, which encompasses over 300 hours of new programming, is a cornerstone of a major initiative by DreamWorks Animation to greatly expand its television production and distribution worldwide. The new shows will be inspired by characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit franchises and upcoming feature films as well as the vast Classic Media library, which DreamWorks acquired in 2012 and includes some of the most popular animated characters in history.
With the first series expected to begin airing in 2014, Netflix will premiere these new DreamWorks Animation shows in all the territories in which it operates.
“DreamWorks Animation is a valued partner in our global efforts to provide families the most engaging stories delivered however, whenever and wherever they want,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “This deal represents a major expansion of what’s already a phenomenal relationship, allowing us to bring beloved DreamWorks characters to the 40 countries where Netflix operates and setting the stage for us to innovate together as we expand into new markets.”
“This is an unprecedented commitment to original content in the internet television space,” said DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg. “Netflix is a visionary company that continues to redefine the way audiences watch television and it is a thrill to add to their growing momentum.”
In February, Netflix and DreamWorks announced their first ever Netflix Original Series for kids based on the highly-anticipated film Turbo, premiering on July 17. Turbo F.A.S.T, an episodic animated series which picks up with the speedy snail where the feature film left off, will be available in all Netflix territories beginning in December.
Also coming exclusively to Netflix in the U.S. and Latin America next year will be new DreamWorks Animation feature films, beginning with the global hit The Croods, which grossed more than $575 million at the worldwide box office , followed by Turbo and the big screen adaption of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which opens in theaters in March of 2014.
Always commercial free, the content in the kids section of Netflix is curated in conjunction with ratings and reviews from Common Sense Media, a leading non-profit organization that provides independent, trustworthy ratings, reviews and information to help parents make great media choices. In addition to character-based selections, the service displays rows of TV shows and movies organized by easy-to-understand genres such as superheroes, princesses, dinosaurs and girl power. The unique Netflix technology provides each member with a personalized experience based on preferences and favorites.
After raffling off a few and selling out of the remaining order during our last event, we decided to add the “Silhouette” Crew-Neck Tee as a product for pre-order on our site. Now available in 3 colorways (XS-3XL)!
Pre-ordering guarantees your order and insures us that we are not left with unsold items. We ask that you allow 5-10 business days for us to get your shipment out the door. Bulk ordering is available. Simply click HERE or on the image above to place your order. – Thank you for continuous support!!
Tyler & The Pretenders are gearing up for a summer vacation full of fun & adventure! Download the 1st printable HERE from their Summer Fun & Adventure coloring and activity book, available in-stores and online June 28th!
MEET THE FOOD-IMALS: Sony Pictures Animation gives USA TODAY an exclusive sneak peek at the species of Food-imals which will be populating ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.’ The forecast is for more fun when the sequel to the animated smash lands in theaters on Sept. 27. Check out the pics below and let us know your thoughts.
Written by Reese Sara Eversting – After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL TRAILER BELOW!
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6″ hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
Watch footage featuring San Fransokyo, the setting for Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” below and fee free to leave a comment letting us know your thought below.
Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a non-profit literacy foundation, and sponsored by the Children’s Book Council.
Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children’s books. He proposed creating a Children’s Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians.
Mathiews enlisted two important allies: Frederic G. Melcher, the visionary editor of Publishers Weekly, and Anne Carroll Moore, the Superintendent of Children’s Works at the New York Public Library and a major figure in the library world. With the help of Melcher and Moore, in 1916, the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association sponsored a Good Book Week with the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1944, the newly-established Children’s Book Council assumed responsibility for administering Children’s Book Week. In 2008, Children’s Book Week moved from November to May. At that time, administration of Children’s Book Week, including planning official events and creating original materials, was transferred to Every Child a Reader, the philanthropic arm of the children’s publishing industry, and The Children’s Book Council became a CBW anchor sponsor.
For more information, visit www.bookweekonline.com.
The Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Ballroom of the Michigan Union at 530 S. State Street in Ann Arbor on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 11am to 5pm. Come see some 40 booksellers, map and print dealers gathered in one location. You will find first editions, old and collectible books, literature, children’s books, Americana, prints and more. Your $5 admission fee benefits the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.
For more information exhibiting at the fair), contact the book fair director Jay Platt at the West Side Book Shop in Ann Arbor (113 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor MI 48104), ph. (734) 995-1891, or via email.
For more updates about the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair, follow us on Twitter @ASquareBookFair or like their Facebook page.
National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get involved in Bike Month in your city or state — and help get more people in your community out riding too! Need some ideas? Use the League’s Bike Month Guide to learn how to get started promoting your event, also download our “It’s me, Tyler!” National Bike Month coloring page below! [Source]
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The Vernal Equinox
Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. [SOURCE]