We take little balls of energy to a movie, and expect them to sit down and watch it like we would. Have you ever watched them watch a tv show? They're up, they're moving - bouncing, talking and playing. So much so you might turn it off, since you couldn't watch it that way! But they will yell that they were watching that, and turn it back on.
Instead of expecting the little energy balls to watch a movie like we would - why not make a movie for them? One that they can enjoy, is safe for them to watch (I'll explain that more in a minute), and they can get up and dance, sing and even talk back!
In the main lobby were play tubes for the kids with the Oogieloves on them. Just to keep them busy until the pre-party and movie started. Grace had never seen the Oogieloves before, or even heard of them - but she was instantly dawn to them. She kept cicling back to the tubes and just staring and "ooo'ing" at them.
There also was a private party area filled with snacks, pizza, hot dogs, and rootbeer floats! Kids were invited to enjoy any of the snacks they wanted and they could even bowl for free!
The clowns kept the kids entertained until they opened the door - playing volley ball with a large beach ball! Grace thought this was one of the best parts. Almost as good as seeing the Oogieloves on the Red Carpet before the party!
The majority of the crew, and even the actors were local workers. The movie brought thousands of dollars to the local economy and made sure that hundreds of Michigan workers were employed. That is something I can get behind!
The Oogieloves was created by Kenn Viselman. You have probaby seen some of his other works if you have kids. He was the marketer behind Thomas the Train, Eloise and the Teletubbies. He's been working with kids and kids shows for years now, and he obviously has the right idea.
I can't tell you much about the movie for another couple weeks - but I can tell you Grace love it. Remember this was her first big movie experience, and she was locked on the screen the whole time. It kept her attention through the whole movie!
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure comes out on August 29th (Oogust 29th) and is the first ever interactive film!
Want to get involved with the Oogieloves? They have some great things happening!
Date: Monday, August 20th
Time: 8-9pm EST
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