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Chew Chainz Ultimate Kid's Movie Bracket

I know we’re late to the party, but we had our first screening of Frozen this weekend at Chew Chainz HQ.  I was skeptical, but it lived up to the hype.  Certainly, it’s the top Disney animated flick to come down the pike in a while, but how does it stack up historically?  In the spirit of March Madness, we’re launching a NCAA-style, field of 64, single-elimination bracket challenge to identify the best kid’s movies… ever.

March 15, 2015 by Ted Flanagan

Perils of the City Snow Day

Once upon a time, a big snowstorm, and the resulting snow day, represented the pinnacle of youthful joy.  You’d wait for the morning news to scroll past your school district, render its verdict and punch your ticket to freedom.  But, now that you’ve got kids of your own, it’s a whole different story.

February 10, 2015 by Ted Flanagan

Living In Christmas Capital U.S.A.

Chew Chainz is a New York City based business, and while there are plenty of times when the city drives us crazy (like riding the 1 Train in July), December just ain’t one of them.  As Andy Williams sings, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  With apologies to Bethlehem, NYC is the Christmas mecca. 

December 17, 2014 by Ted Flanagan

A Very Chew Chainz Holiday Gift Guide

We’re officially inside that Twelve Days of Christmas window… so here at Chew Chainz, in addition to belting out “five golden rings” and popping multiple advent calendars, we’ll be counting down some of our holiday favorites.  

December 14, 2014 by Ted Flanagan

What Happens When The Mouse Meets The Shield?

Multi-million dollar franchises.  Loyalties that span generations.  Heroes and villains.  Tight pants and cartoon muscles.  The NFL and Disney actually have quite a bit in common.

At Chew Chainz HQ, we’re no strangers to the football, Disney Junior clicker flick.  So, we found this mashup of NFL logos with Disney characters pretty cool.

December 08, 2014 by Ted Flanagan
Tags: Disney nfl

Happy Holidayz from your Friends at Chew Chainz

Snoopy and Santa are rolling down Broadway, the turkey is getting stuffed and football starts at noon.  Yes, it’s Thanksgiving Day. Beyond eating, drinking, napping and giving thanks, today is also the official start of the holiday season. 

 

November 27, 2014 by Ted Flanagan
Tags: holidayz;

Introducing the Money Chain for Bad Boys

There’s no question that Chew Chainz owes a huge debt to hip-hop culture.  Of course, we are all old enough now to remember the days when MTV actually aired music videos, so we’re partial to a certain vintage.

Our new Money Chain is a throwback to the days of East Coast-West Coast feuds, velour tracksuits and platinum bling.  Somewhere in between the time when Flavor Flav first donned a viking helmet and clock and the nerd-chic era that was ushered in by the artist formerly known as Kanye, hip-hop culture reached its apex.

November 19, 2014 by Ted Flanagan

There's More Than One Way to Skin a Cat...

If you've got kids, you end up watching more than your fair share of children's television.  Goodbye Sportscenter, hello Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,  But, like name trends and spanking standards, the things that were cool 30 years ago, don't necessarily fly today. 

While flipping between the usual shows that teach sharing, acceptance of others and the occasional Spansih language vocabulary, my wife and I stumbled across a good old-fashioned cat-and-mouse bloodbath... and, I have to admit, I loved it.

November 10, 2014 by Ted Flanagan

Adding a Little “Gore” to Bedtime…

If you’re one of those parents who thinks that kids today are too sheltered, and that every story doesn’t merit a fairytale ending, we’ve got a recommendation for your nightstand.

For a healthy dose of the macabre, gothic, violent and downright traumatizing, look no further than the classic works of author/illustrator Edward Gorey. (It is still Halloween season, after all.)

November 02, 2014 by Ted Flanagan

A Toast to the Puppet Master

There’s only one block in New York City where the birds are 8-feet-tall, the trash cans have permanent residents and bath time is always fun. I’m talking, of course, about Sesame Street.

October 16, 2014 by Ted Flanagan