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It is a Pretty Great Time to Be a Cartoon Loving Dad #StreamTeam

Fort Selfie

This is my very first official Netflix #StreamTeam monthly post and it fits me to a most perfect “T”. Seriously, I love cartoons and I love that I have two wonderful kids with whom to share my love of cartoons. Shows that I used to watch as a kid are getting new life or being rebooted on Netflix. Case in point, Inspector Gadget. In 1983 the oblivious secret agent, Inspector Gadget was on ever 7-10 year old’s television set every day after school. You can’t walk by a child of the 80’s and say, “Do, da, do, da, do..” without them saying “Inspector Gadget”. This stuff sticks with you. Inspector Gadget was always helped out in his misadventures by his niece Penny and very intelligent dog, Brain. Somehow, with their help, he always foiled the plans of the nefarious Dr. Claw.

Inspector Gadget Show Still

While I do wish that the original series was on Netflix I am happy to see that a brand new series has been created. This new series updates things about the series. Penny is now a young adult and an agent in her own right. Brain is still her trusty sidekick. Dr. Claw is trapped in ice with Mad Cat and his claw is missing. Uncle Gadget is enjoying retirement. But, now there is the nephew of Dr. Claw named Talon who tries to get Dr. Claw and M.A.D. back into its former glory.

The kids and I watched a few episodes of the series together in a wicked cool fort that I made with a fort building kit that was sent to me for this month’s Stream Team post. We also received matching Inspector Gadget shirts. So, we hung out in the fort taking silly selfies with our new Selfie Stick and using a little flashlight to light ourselves as we took selfies. Eva on one side of me laughing like a crazy person at all the antics of Inspector Gadget. Continue reading It is a Pretty Great Time to Be a Cartoon Loving Dad #StreamTeam

DreamWorks Animation’s “Dragons: Race to the Edge” only on Netflix June 26th

Draongs: Race to the Edge Poster

A brand new adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon mythos is coming directly to Netflix. This new chapter is called Dragons: Race to the Edge and it will bridge the gap between the first movie and TV shows and the second movie. This series will show how Hiccup and his friends became so good at dragon riding and how Hiccup worked on his map of the world around him.

I am very excited about this series because for the past year Eva and I have been reading all of the How to Train Your Dragon books by Cressida Cowell. We are eagerly awaiting the release of the twelfth and final book in the series. It has been so much fun to read this with her and we will enjoy this series very much once it debuts on June 26th.

I have a couple of clips and some production stills from the show to share with you. You can see them all below as well as the official synopsis of the show. Continue reading DreamWorks Animation’s “Dragons: Race to the Edge” only on Netflix June 26th