googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: June 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Fly away with Dumbo! #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy of Dumbo and digital codes to giveaway in exchange for promoting the home release of Dumbo. All words, thoughts, and thoughts of joining the circus are our own. 

When the first trailer for the live-action Dumbo came out and they played the "Baby of Mine" song I started tearing up. That moment in the original cartoon was always so heartfelt and beautiful that you had to feel something. How will I react to seeing this scene in the movie? Will it hit me the same way or will it not? With the home release of Dumbo those questions will be answered or maybe not. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Getting Lost with the Toys in Toy Story 4

By the time you read this, tickets for Toy Story 4 will already be on sale and people will be lining up to see the latest adventure of Woody and Buzz. Some people might be thinking, "Do we really need another Toy Story movie?"  The answer to this question is YES!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Take a (Mind) Trip with US! #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads received an advance copy of US for review in return for promoting the home release of the movie. All thoughts, opinions, and sleepless nights are our own. 

From the opening scene in the funhouse to the moment the doppelgangers arrive, US takes you on a trip that will mess with your mind. The Fandads were unable to see this when it was originally released in theaters, but now we can watch it at home and hide our eyes with our favorite blanket. Us was just released on Blu-ray and Digital HD and it shows that Jordan Peele knows how to get a scare out of his audience. Keep reading to see what the home edition has to offer and how you can win your own copy of the movie.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dad jokes make the world go round! #sponsored

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Laffy Taffy for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and, corny fantastic jokes are our own. 

You see the picture above? You see how sad and unhappy the children look? The reason for this look is that these children have not heard a good dad joke in a few hours. Yeah, Dad jokes get a bad rap, but when told at the right time, it can either make your children laugh or cringe and walk away from you. Now, if you fancy yourself a master of dad jokes we have a contest for you from our friends at Laffy Taffy. 

Cinderella Signature Edition is out now on Digital.

In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on today and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fiercest Father Challenge at Medieval Times

Last Thursday, Medieval Times held their inaugural Fiercest Father Challenge and it was a way for dads to show their mettle in front of Queen Maria Isabella. While the Fandads we unable to attend, we did want to share some coverage of the event and hope that this challenge will continue in the years to come.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Fandads Father's Day Gift Guide

Disclaimer: The Fandads are not affiliated with any of the brands showcased within this post unless noted. The Fandads will only promote items that they are fans of or have used themselves. All thoughts, opinions, and wishes for all dads to have a great Father's Day are our own.

It's that time of the season again where you start thinking about what to get for the father in your life. If you are looking for that perfect gift, your friends here at Fandads have collected a few suggestions that might help. I think we have something for all the dads: clothing, books, toys, and home decorations. Take a peek and thank you in advance to all the dads in the world.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Who Says You Can't Make New Friends!

June 8th is National Best Friend Day and what better way to spend it than by making new friends. The new friend we are going to make is called Forky and he is from the latest Toy Story movie. In Toy Story 4 Bonnie creates her new friend in school and when she brings him home, that is when the fun begins. Thanks to our friends at Pixar and Disney we receive our own Forky, we just have to build him first.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Having A Blast with the Chicago Dogs

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to attend the Chicago Dogs game for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and good times had are our own. 

Baseball season is in full swing and it is always a great way for families to spend time together. With the local teams in the city, it can be a little costly to attend one of those games. Especially if you are a family of four with two children that like to eat a lot, you have to find an alternative to the big league games. While the big league games are pretty fun to attend the real action is at the minor league games like the Chicago Dogs. Last weekend the Fandads were invited to attend a Chicago Dogs game and it was a great time for our family.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Exploring The Zodiac with Camilla D'Errico

We had the privilege of interviewing our friend Camilla D'Errico recently on her new exhibit: The Zodiac. Camilla shared some of her time to break down her inspiration for the exhibit and other projects and conventions that she will be at.

It is always great to talk to someone that has such a strong passion for their work that you can feel them glow as they talk to you. Talking to Camilla has inspired me to work on projects that I have in mind and hopefully will come into fruition sometime soon. During our conversation, we talked about how she decided on interpreting the signs with her unique style, how supporters create a great community and our guilty pleasures.

Toward the end of our interview, I bought back a segment that we did on the Fandads podcast called "PWR". In this segment, we asked Camilla what games she is Playing, what shows/movies she is Watching and what books she is Reading. We received some fun replies to these questions.

Read a little about Camilla and her awesome talents and listen to our interview below.

Camilla has distinguished herself as one of the breakthrough artists in pop surrealism and manga, weaving western styles with surrealist elements. Her unique style bridges cultural and geographical boundaries and has caught the eye of celebrities including Brittany Spears, Guillermo del Toro, and George R. R. Martin. Camilla is published by Random House/Watson Guptill books, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse Comics, and more, and self-published her literature-inspired series, Tanpopo.

She tours cities throughout North America and is featured at various events including the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Camilla will return to Haven Gallery, following the prior success with her Masquerade solo exhibition in 2016. Her new paintings, each embodying a different sign of the Zodiac, feature characters of all shapes, sizes, and races with a message of love, unity, and diversity worked into each one.

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If you are in the New York area, make sure you check out her exhibit at the Haven Galley until June 16th and visit her site to view her work and purchase some of her art too.