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About The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Movie:
Kenn Viselman, the creator of The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure (coming out today, “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 (and Dads): 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 today, “Oogust” 29th.
We had the opportunity to meet and talk to Kenn Viselman at a screening of The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure and it was great hearing from him about how they wanted to create a movie that families could enjoy together. The best part of the conversation was when we discussed there are not many movies these days, including the ones geared towards kids, that do not contain a “bad or evil” guy, questionable language (including kids talking back to adults), and violence or scary movie effects.
Because we have kids of varying ages, our youngest child is definitely exposed to more media that is designed for older children. Being able to take her to this movie, where it has a positive vibe throughout the whole movie, and allows her to get up to dance, is why we like it. It may not be as interesting for older children, but our older kids ended up getting into it by the end of the movie.
Unlike other movies, you can also find a parent guide on the Oogieloves website that tells you more about the movie, how to prepare your child and yourself before watching the movie, things to do while you watch the movie, and how to extend the fun and learning after you’ve watched the movie.
One character that we found entertaining in the The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure movie was Rosalie Rosebud, played by Toni Braxton. Find out why she liked being in the movie and why it’s great for kids:
How to purchase tickets:
Tickets are on sale now on Fandango and at your local movie theaters.
The prize is:
Grand Prize: Oogieloves Prize Pack ($150 Value)
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