Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park Teaches Be Yourself – Review

On June 11th, Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park will be released digitally and on June 15th, it will be released on Blu-ray]! Fans can watch Bodi and his band “True Blue” as they leave Snow Mountain and go on tour as the opening act for Lil Foxy. During their adventure, Bodi, Darma and Germur, learn that fame comes with a price.

I got the opportunity to watch Rock Dog 2 and here is what I thought.


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I am very surprised that Rock Dog has a sequel. While my family and I enjoyed the first installment, Rock Dog had some hits and misses with the movie watching crowed. So when I heard a second Rock Dog movie was coming out, I had to watch it.

I think it’s neat that we get to see the continuation of Bodi chasing his dreams. In fact, Rock Dog 2 starts a year after the previous movie with True Blue hitting it big in their small town of Snow Mountain. They have a following and loyal fans, and of course, Bodi’s dad is one of their biggest fans. For the band to continue chasing their dreams, the next step is for True Blue to go national with a rocking tour. That’s where Lang comes in as a talent scout.

I like the fact that viewers can pretty much tell that there is something off with Lang. The theme with movies recently is turning some one we think is a good guy, into a bad guy. We all remember Hans from Frozen. At least in this case we can all say, Lang is kinda sus. In fact we don’t have to wait long before we discover our instincts are correct.

With Lang’s so called help, Bodi and his band go to the Big City and tour with Lil Foxy. Little do they know, Lang is actually after something so much more than just another musical hit, he is after the blue energy that Bodi shares as he plays his rock music. To steal this energy and take control of the music world, Lang must split up True Blue and spring a trap on Bodi. This leaves poor Bodi alone and powerless.

This film really focuses on the fact that being true to yourself is literally a superpower. It’s the abundant blue energy that Bodi has while playing his rock music. Lang works on changing Bodi and his band in an attempt to steal this superpower, However, being true to ourselves is a power that can always be renewed, which we find Bodi has yet to discover.

Bodi begins his path of discovery as he heads home after hearing about an avalanche that hit Snow Mountain. There he learns what it takes to release the true power of rock n roll. Desperate to stop Lang, who we now know is the evil Linnux from Rock Dog 1, Bodi heads to Rock n Roll Park where all the musicians have come together to perform a benefit concert to save the park. There, Bodi finds them all trapped with the energy that was stolen from him. To save the park and his friends, Bodi challenges Linnux to a musical duel.

I wont spoil the rocking ending, but I am sure many can guess what happens. Rock Dog 2 isn’t exactly a mystery. It is easy to read and easy to follow, which makes it a great family movie for almost any age. It contains wonderful lessons such as be true to yourself, follow your dreams, and stand strong against those who wish to see you fail. We all have a superpower within us as long as we believe in ourselves, our friends, and our family.

Like Rock Dog, Rock Dog 2 doesn’t have the most amazing computer graphics, however, the subpar image doesn’t take away from the awesome story line. The story is fun, engaging, and enjoyable. Add popular animals into the mix, and it becomes a quick hit. Fans of cats, foxes, dogs, sheep, and other animals will certainly find this amusing to say the least. I give it five stars and hope that others will take the opportunity to enjoy it as well.

More about Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park:

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 30, 2021) – The True Blue band is back to rock the place when Rock Dog 2: Rock Around The Park arrives on Digital June 11th, and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD June 15th from Lionsgate.

This family-friendly film features Andrew Francis (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Ninjago”, “Marvel Super Hero Adventures”), Ashleigh Ball (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Ready Jet Go!”, “Rev & Roll”), Brian Dobson (Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom, Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure, TV’s “Tarzan and Jane”), Brian Drummond (TV’s “Dragon Ball Z”, Norm of the North: Family Vacation, “Bob the Builder”), Cathy Weseluck (My Little Pony franchise, Barbie franchise, TV’s “Littlest Pet Shop”), Donny Lucas (Open Season: Scared Silly, TV’s “Van Helsing”, The Christmas Doctor), Graham Hamilton (TV’s “Snap Ships: Dawn of Battle”), Jason Simpson (TV’s “The Dragon Prince”, “Tobot Galaxy Detectives”, “Line Rangers”), James Higuchi (TV’s “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch”, “The Deep”, “Superbook”), Kathleen Barr (TV’s “Ninjago”, My Little Pony franchise, “Dragon Tales”), Michael Adamthwaite (TV’s “Ninjago”, Cold Pursuit, War for the Planet of the Apes), Richard Newman (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Doraemon”, “Beyblade Burst”), and Sabrina Pitre (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Ninjago”, “Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar”).

One year after the events of the original Rock Dog, Bodi and his band, True Blue, have become locally famous in the village of Snow Mountain—they even have devoted fans! But when a music mogul named Lang gives them the opportunity to tour with pop sensation Lil’ Foxy, Bodi and his friends learn that fame comes at a price, and ultimately discover that only by staying true to yourself can you unleash the power of rock ‘n’ roll!

From the award-winning producers that brought you Norm of the North, “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, and “I Got a Rocket!”, this heartwarming family film will have you and your little ones unleashing your power of Rock ‘n’ Roll alongside Bodi and his band!

Rock Dog 2: Rock Around The Park will be available on DVD and Blu-ray+Digital combo pack for the suggested retail price of $19.98 and $21.99, respectively. Grab Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park from (Affiliate Link)

There is also an opportunity for a chance to win a DVD copy of Rock Dog 2 on my blog by clicking the image below and following the rafflecopter prompts. Many will enter only one will win! Good Luck

PAW Patrol is Heading to Theaters in Their First Ever Big Screen Debut

The PAW Patrol will be hitting the big screen in their first ever PAW Patrol the Movie, coming to theaters and Paramount+ August 20, 2021! When Humdinger becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City, Ryder and the PAW Patrol gang must work together to save the citizens. However, it won’t be easy; It will take every member of the PAW Patrol plus friends they meet along the way, such as the adorable dachshund Liberty, to face the challenge and bring order back to the city. In their all new adventure we will see new PAW Patrol helpers, new characters, new gadgets and gears , and more as they go on their rescue mission!

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Check out the trailer below and get ready to kick it into high gear with the PAW Patrol!

More about PAW Patrol The Movie:

Synopsis: The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big screen adventure are members from the original series’ cast along with Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel and introducing Will Brisbin.

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies and Spin Master Entertainment PresentA Spin Master Entertainment Production

SCREENPLAY BY Billy Frolick and Cal Brunker & Bob Barlen
STORY BY Billy Frolick
PRODUCED BY Jennifer Dodge, p.g.a.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ronnen Harary, Adam Beder, Peter Schlessel
STARRING Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Ron Pardo, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel introducing Will Brisbin

DISH Scapes Enchanted Forest Printable Bingo Cards

Like they do every month, DISH has released a new DISH scape on channel 199 for the month of June. This time it is an Enchanted Forest! Viewers can expect to see gnomes, fairies, glowing mushrooms, unicorns, and so much more as they watch the channel shift from day to night. If this DISH scape is like those in the past, images will switch up as the month goes on and new magical items will appear.

What is DISH scapes? DISH scapes is a relaxing channel with ambient sounds that can be watched or enjoyed in the background while you are doing something else. New DISH scapes are added monthly!

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My mom and I were so fascinated by this newest DISH scape that we decided to create DISH scape Bingo Cards. We watched through several night and day scenes to make sure we found some of the most fun and magical events to fill the BINGO boxes. I know we had to miss a few and several of the scenes we had to really look to find where the sound was coming from. The whistling was one that gave us a bit of trouble, however, once we found where the whistling was coming from, we laughed so hard.

The Bingo game comes with three complete cards and one blank card. The Nickelodeon center is a free spot since that is always on the screen.

To play:

  • watch channel 199 on DISH,
  • when an event happens that is on your card, use a coin to mark it off
  • When you have five in a row (across, up/down, or diagonal) shout DISH scapes BINGO!
  • the group can then look over the card and agree or disagree with your victory.

The BINGO game is free to grab. Simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print, create, and play!

I am not associated with DISH scapes, nor are they paying me to make these. We simply found this magical and had to make something fun to play while we watched it.

Dreamworks’ Spirit Untamed Printable Activity Pack

This week, the all new Dreamworks movie, Spirit Untamed, is coming to theaters! Lucky, Abigail, and Pru will be starting all new adventures in this series to movie release. Starting from the very beginning, Lucky moves to Miradero from the big city. In this remake, Lucky is unimpressed with everything she sees, until she meets an amazing wild horse named Spirit. With her new friends by her side, the movie takes the audience on a brave adventure to rescue Spirit and his herd from a life in captivity..

Fans can purchase tickets now to reserve their seats at the theaters using their favorite ticket platforms. The release date is set for this Friday, June 3, 2021. However, I am sure there will be an early showing on Thursday in some theaters.

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In celebration of Spirit Untamed coming to theaters, Dreamworks has release an amazing activity pack featuring horse care tips, fun facts, and beautiful pictures. This very colorful activity packet showcases Lucky, Abigail, and Pru in a very eye catching purple and pink theme. With 14 pages of fun, these activities will certainly prepare all Spirit fans for the new movie. The activity packet contains:

  • Word Search and Word Conundrums
  • 2 Spot the difference
  • A-mazing Maze
  • Complete the scene
  • 2 Coloring Pages
  • How to make a friendship bracelet
  • Build your own poster
  • Design a Rosette
  • Gingerbread recipe

To et the packet go to Dreamworks’ Spirit Untamed official website and download the packet or click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create!

Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park DVD Giveaway!

Fans will be able to rock with Bodi and his band when Rock Dog 2: Rock Around The Park is released digitally June 11, 2021 and on DVD and Blu-Ray June 15, 2021. One year after Rock Dog 1, Bodi and his band are a local hit with devoted fans. However, with the opportunity to travel and become a huge sensation, the band quickly learns the price for stardom. What does it take to follow your dreams and unleash the true power of Rock n Roll? Watch Bodi discover the answer in Rock Dog 2.

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Rock n Roll fans can grab a copy of Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park from (affiliate link). You can get it on DVD or Blu-ray.


In celebration of Rock Dog 2: Rock around the Park coming to DVD and Blu-Ray, we have an awesome giveaway. Enter between now and July 1st for a chance to win Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park on DVD! Using the Rafflecopter form below, comment on our blog post, follow on facebook, twitter, and Instagram, and/or Tweet daily for entries into this rockin giveaway. Many will enter only one will win! Read the Terms and Conditions for more information.

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PAW Patrol: Moto Pups DVD Giveaway!

Say hello to Wild Cat in the all new episode collection PAW Patrol: Moto Pups Now on DVD! With death defying tricks and their awesome vehicles, the PAW Patrol must stop the terrible Ruff-Ruff pack that came with The Motorcycle Stunt Show. Joined by the awesome stunt artist, Wild Cat, the Paw Patrol hopes to save the town and the show.

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Along with the episode Pups vs The Ruff-Ruff pack, the DVD also includes:

  • Pups Save the Donuts
  • Pups Save the Kitties
  • Pups Save a Moto Mayor
  • Rescue at Twisty Top Mesa
  • Pups Save a Sneezy Chase
  • Baby Shark’s Big Show: Baby Tooth

Grab the DVD from (affiliate link) today.

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Fruit Kabobs Inspired by PAW Patrol: Moto Pups – Recipe

Today is Memorial Day. It’s a day to remember all those we have lost while in the service of the United States. Coming from a family with a father that has served in the Navy and the Airforce, I want to take a moment and thank those who have and those who are serving, and I want to take a moment of silence for all those we have lost. Without our service men and women, the United States would not enjoy the freedoms and liberties they have fought so hard to keep.

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During this time, I know many families go out and celebrate our military with large BBQs, picnics, fireworks, and other amazing events. In anticipation of our family gettogethers, Nickelodeon has created a wonderful refreshing recipe inspired by the PAW Patrol. These fruit Kabobs are made in the shape of paw prints, dog bones, and a cat head.

To make these Fruit Kabobs, you will need:

  • Choose desired fruits:
    • Watermelon,
    • cantaloupe,
    • honeydew,
    • grapes,
    • pineapple,
    • and/or strawberries
  • Wooden kabob skewers
  • cookie cutters:
    • Paw print,
    • dog bone,
    • cat head,
    • shield

To get the instructions click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print the PDF and create the recipe to start enjoying the delicious Moto Pup Kabobs.

Rugrats on Paramount+, What Have They Done to Grandpa Lou Pickles?

Pictured: The Rugrats babies of the Paramount+ series RUGRATS. Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.

The new Rugrats series is now available on Paramount+. Fans can join Tommy, Chucky, and their friends as they go on all new adventures. From learning to be brave to defending their toys from an evil clutter genius, the babies are back in action looking to have fun, eat mud, and discover the world around them.

I received the chance to review the first two episodes and here is what I thought. FYI: All opinions are 100% my own.

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As a fan of the original series, I started watching the remake with high hopes. It was exciting knowing that some actors were returning to voice a few main characters, such as Tommy voiced by Elizabeth Daily and Angelica voiced by Cheryl Chase. This was going to be a blast from the past with all the feelings of nostalgia.. The word WAS’ is definitely a foreshadow in this case.

I expected different art, different voices, different stories, and a few new technologies that we have come to enjoy in our daily lives. Let’s face it, the original Rugrats was released 30 years ago. Cell phones and other advancements were not used like they are now. I am ok with all of that. Things change and changes can be good. However, when you take a character that served in the military, was proud of his service, and was a strong minded individual and then completely turn him upside-down to become something the character originally did not approve of, I cringe.

Grandpa Lou Pickles is one of my favorite characters from the original Rugrats show. His war time stories, hilarious shenanigans’, and insanely deep sleep naps were what made Grandpa, Grandpa. He didn’t approve of hippies, struggled to understand his boys career choices, and obviously had opinions that differed from those around him. Many of his conversations were with Tommy since his boys often found him outdated and old. Tommy, however, adored him. He had stories of working at Area 51, stories of the trenches, and stories of love. His character was the most developed and well rounded in the entire series.

This new series takes Grandpa Pickles and switches off his charm, his character, and his knowledge. He is now a yoga loving, healthy cooking, grandpa babysitter. And while those attributes are not at all wrong to have, they just don’t go with Grandpa Pickles. I am not sure if the creators were trying to be ironic when they made him a hippie, but it didn’t work. I can only ask, What Happened to Grandpa Lou Pickles?

If we take Grandpa Lou Pickles out of the equation, I still didn’t enjoy much of the show. The faces were often emotionless, the comedy was lacking, and the stories were a little boring. Yes, the show featured blasts from the past like Doctor Who and Jurassic Park, but without those, it lacks the luster of the original. Sadly, I am unable to give this the SKGaleana’s seal of approval.

Maybe they will fix future episodes to fit more with what Rugrats fans are looking for. If they do, I will certainly add an edit to this review.

For those looking for the original, Nickelodeon has released the entire series on a 26 DVD disc set. We get the original Grandpa Lou Pickles, Tommy, and all his friends as they explore the world using their imaginations. Grab a copy from (affiliate link) to re-watch the journey of our lovable baby friends.

Enjoy this Road Trip Snack Mix Inspired by The Loud House – Recipe

The Loud House: Road Tripped – Season 3, Volume 1, is now available on DVD. This collection of episodes includes the Loud family as they take a family vacation. We get to see them visit Ronnie, see new places, and learn to survive each other in small spaces. What makes this Loud trip so realistic is that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Grab this collection from (Affiliate Link) and watch The Louds take a family trip.

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In celebration of The Loud House: Road Tripped – Season 3, Volume 1’s release on DVD, Nickelodeon has created a delicious road trip snack recipe that is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. With just a few simple ingredients, the whole family will be munching on a delicious and healthy snack.

To make this yummy snack, you will need:

  • Popcorn
  • Dried Fruit (i.e.: dried cranberries, banana chips, raisins, etc.)
  • Round Chocolate Candies
  • Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Snack Cups
  • Printable Template found here

I would also include some almonds and sunflower seeds to make this even more filling.

To get the instruction to make this snack mix, click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print, create, and enjoy.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win The Loud House: Road Tripped – Season 3, Volume 1 on DVD by clicking the image below and completing the tasks on the rafflecopter form. Many will enter, only one will win.

Create A Cynthia Headband Inspired by Rugrats – Craft

Rugrats the Complete Series is now on DVD! Fans and soon-to-be-fans can grab this 26 disc collection from (affiliate link). The Complete Series includes all 9 seasons and five TV movies: Runaway Reptar, All Growed Up, Babies in Toyland, Tales from the Crib: “Snow White”, and Tales from the Crib: “Three Jacks & A Beanstalk”. All together, Rugrats the Complete Series contains over 70 hours of hilarious fun!

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In celebration of Rugrats the Complete Series coming to DVD, Nickelodeon has released a fun craft inspired by the doll that saw it all, Cynthia. This craft turns an ordinary headband into the easily identifiable, Cynthia hair-do.

To make this craft fans will need:

  • Yellow Craft Foam
  • Pencil
  • Black Marker or Paint Pen
  • Headband
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Black Pipe Cleaners

Click the image below to download the instructions, then print and create for a unique fashionable time. Be sure to catch the all new Rugrats series on Paramount+ starting May 27th.