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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