Friday, August 31, 2012

Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure - Moive

Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure - Movie

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Delighting Children Everywhere!

Photos Courtesy of Kenn Viselman Presents

     In a fairytale village called Lovelyloveville; there live three tight knit friends who happen to be Oogieloves. They are colorful and full of clean, honest fun. 

   The green one is Goobie. He is stereotypically branded as nerdy because he scientastically loves science, is an inventor and wears glasses. The yellow girl Oogielove is Zoozie, who speaks every language including Animal and loves everything to do with sparkles and the color pink. Rounding out the trio via the color purple is Toofie, a fearless adventurer who faces every obstacle with unabashed excitement and courage.  The film centers on the trio planning to give their sleepy pillow friend Schluuty a surprise birthday party and gifting him with five magic balloons. Unfortunately, on the way to the party, their buddy J. Edgar the vacuum cleaner was bringing the balloons and goofed up and let go of them and they drifted away in the sky.

         The three Oogieloves then set out to find the five magic balloons with the help of Windy Window and the adventure begins. On the way they run into very interesting people. Oogieloves is filled with music and interactive entertainment that will encourage the children to sing and even get up and dance with the characters on screen via on screen cues to tell them when to begin and stop. 

Jaime Pressly as Lola Sombrero

The whole concept of Oogieloves comes from veteran children’s entertainment creator Kenn Viselman who gave the world “Thomas the Tank Engine” and the “Teletubbies.” Viselman’s cast reads like a who’s-who of showbusiness including Grammy® winner Toni Braxton, 
Toni Braxton as Rosalie Rosebud

Academy Award® winner Cloris Leachman, Emmy® winner Christopher Lloyd, Academy Award Nominated Chazz Palminteri, Cary Elwes and Jamie Pressly.

    Viselman went to see a Tyler Perry movie in a predominantly African-American theater and was taken back by the fact that Blacks talk back to the screen. So when asked where he got the idea for a children’s movie that would allow them to interact with the screen he laughs saying, “For me, I had this question. What would make a movie appropriate? What would get young kids to go to a movie and actually be able to enjoy themselves?” The Tyler Perry experience stuck in his head and the Oogielove interactive concept was born. Viselman continued, “We looked for really good character actors, we tried to create something between the musical sounds and the little jokes that everyone would understand including the youngest viewer but wouldn’t alienate the care giver who’s there saying huh, ‘I’m going to hate going to this movie but I’m doing it anyway. That wasn’t the kind of show I wanted to make.”

     Viselman is a strong proponent to “G” rated films especially for children and objects to the violence and other negative offerings in PG rated films just so the studios can lure the parents and children into the theaters. He explains, “Its just not necessary. I believe that there is enough violence in the world that we can have 83 minutes of love. We can show kids love. Kids learn from the behavior that they see. Why do we have to present hell to them? Why do we have to tell them there’s something evil so you had better be good or you’ll experience evil? Why can’t we just experience love? So we put the Oogieloves in Lovelyloveville for that reason.

 © 2012 Rych McCain Media/Syndication tm 
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Goldie - Rick James Tribute Show

Goldie - Rick James Tribute Show

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Goldie Performing Rick James Tribute Show

     Rick James Tribute Show:
     Singer/frontman “Goldie” has a new show that is a tribute to the late, great, Rick James. He performs all of James’ biggest hits and his band is an exact duplicate of The Stone City Band. He even has a Teena Marie sound-a-like. Go on and put RJ2Goldie in the search to check him out. Or click on direct                                    

© 2012 Rych McCain Media/Syndication tm 
(You DID Hear It From Me!) 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HollyShorts - Film Festival

HollyShorts - Film Festival

by Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

     The 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival ( wrapped last week with a standing room only awards ceremony at Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. The ceremony was hosted by Amy Paffrath, host of MTV’s Jersey Shore After Hours. The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film prize, which wins a $10,000 in post production and finishing services package from Company 3 went to "ASAD". Director Bryan Buckley was on hand to accept. The HollyShorts Best Director Award which wins a $10,000 post production and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Grainger David for his short film “The Chair.”  Best Documentary Short went to Stephanie Butler's “Bo.” The Method Studios Best VFX Award went to “The Wheel” by John Roberts. The Best Student Short went to Terrence Heuston’s “Maddoggin,” while Igor Aleksov took home the Best International Short prize for “Episodizt.”   Best Animation Short went to “Luminaris” by Juan Pablo Zaramella.  

 The 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival had the most attendance in the festival’s history. Highlights include an opening night ceremony at the history Chinese Theatre that drew nearly 1,000 attendees and fest screenings, panels and post receptions taking place in venues throughout Hollywood during the entire week. The organizers also announced last night that the festival will extend its dates next year from 7 days to 10 days. The 9th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will take place August 15-25, 2013. Submissions begin in December and filmmakers will vie for the festival’s top 2013 prize, two tickets to visit Weta Digital Studios in New Zealand to present their film courtesy of Starnow. Each HollyShorts  2012 winner receives a 1st look distribution deal with the ShortsHD television channel. You film makers reading this should submit your shorts for next year. It is well worth it!

List of The 2012 Winners

  • Jury Honorable mention: “92 Skybox Rookie Card”-Maury Steinman    
  • Jury honorable mention: “The Queen”- Adam Rose
  • HollyShorts/NociCortinfestival Jury Award: “Oroverde”- Piereluigi Ferrandini!
  • Best Actor-Robert Chester Smith for “The Hiccup”         
  • Best Actress - Grace Kaufman for “Buttons in the Ground”
  • Best Animation -Luminaris-Juan Pablo Zaramella            
  • Best Cinematography - "Asternauts-Xiaosu Han, Andreas Thalhammer
  • Best Comedy –Love and Germaphobia-Tyler Spindel
  • Best Documentary-Bo-Stephanie Butler              
  • Best Editing-Sin Dolor-Joe Greco            
  • Best Horror Fearnet Award -Mo-deon-pae-mil-li (Modern Family)-Kwang Bin Kim        
  • Best International-Episodizt-Igor Aleksov           
  • Best Score - Tumbleweed-Edison Jarrin               
  • Best Narrative - Cherry Waves-Carey Williams 
  • Best Drama -Prora-Stephane Riethauser
  • Best Female Director -Noeima-Moema Umann
  • Best Producer “Atlantis”- Stephanie Scire                          
  • Best Sci Fi -The End-Ted Marcus              
  • Best Student –Maddoggin-Terrence Heuston
  • Best Action-The Crocodile - Steve Acevedo                                       
  • Best Web Series –Sitting Babies- Cameron Fay                
  • Showbiz Future Filmmaker Award -Sin Dolor-Joe Greco
  • Best Commercial - True Power-Karel van Bellingen
  • Best Music Video-Kindness Boomerang-Orly Wahba
  • Method Studios Best VFX-The Wheel-John Roberts
  • BEST DIRECTOR-“THE CHAIR”- Grainger David
  • BEST SHORT FILM “ASAD”-Bryan Buckley 

© 2012 Rych McCain Media/Syndication tm 
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