Kenn Viselman, the creator of The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure (due out “Oogust” 29th) believes in the The Power of Mom. So much so he and his team have been traveling around the country engaging bloggers in conversations about what constitutes quality G-rated entertainment. Other than a few wildlife documentaries and a re-release in a popular children’s movie in 3-D, Hollywood has completely ignored the youngest moviegoer. The best they give us for our kids – animated PG films – are loaded with aggression and bloodshed.
Moms: You have the power to change what Hollywood pushes on your children. In fact, there is no voice more powerful than yours. You control the home, the family budget and your child’s welfare. Aren’t you tired of watching moms die in the first ten minutes of so many animated movies? Aren’t you tired of seeing your children confused by the aggression towards their beloved movie characters? There’s no place for such violence in a children’s movie. Enough is enough.
It’s this “enough is enough” attitude that got Kenn Viselman, the marketing genius who introduced us to Teletubbies, Thomas the Tank Engine, Noddy and Eloise, mad as h*ll. The end result: The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, a film that reinvents the movie-going experience. This film – basically a movie and a live show rolled into one - is the first-of-its-kind interactive family musical that encourages the audience to get out of their seats, dance, and sing. Visual and auditory cues invite the audience to “move” the action along, allowing parents and kids to interact not only with the characters, but also with one another.
The story follows the Oogieloves - Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie - as they prepare for a surprise birthday party for their friend, Schluufy. When their guardian, J. Edgar, loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville, the Oogieloves take action. Along the way, they meet Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton), Dottie Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Lola and Lero Sombrero (Jaime Pressly and Christopher Lloyd), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), and Bobby Wobbly (Cary Elwes). The movie opens in theaters “Oogust” 29th.
On Opening Day, every child will be given a glow in the dark wand! It will help the movie become more of a family musical event, rather than just a plain ole' movie! Ella got one at the premier and it was UBER fun!!
To find movie times and theatres near you showing The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, please visit http://www.fandango.com/theoogielovesinthebigballoonadventure_130726/movietimes?date=8/29/2012
THEATERS will be added on an ongoing basis through next week. IF you don't see a theater near you, please feel free to email Jeanne at , tweet and facebook it. The more noise our army of supporters makes, the more our voices will be heard. (You can also ask your movie theatre's general manager as it's very possible that theater MAY be showing it but just didn't post it yet.)
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More info can be found at www.oogielovesinfo.com. Be sure to check out the educational Parent Guide at www.oogieloves.com. There is no force greater than The Power of Mom. Kenn hopes and believes a “mom army” of blogging supporters can be a game changer.
*Disclaimer: I am not being compensated in any way for this blog post. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.