Kenn Viselman's interactive movie, The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure, for 3 - 5 year-olds is a wonderland for all
ages By Eunice Moseley
Kenn Viselman, the man responsible for 20 billion in entertainment programming
for children 3 - 5 years old, brings for the first time a similar concept to the big screen with The Oogieloves in The Big
Balloon Adventure. A Rated G film, that still offers a wonderland for all ages, stars Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher
Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Jaime Pressly, and the three Oogieloves: Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie - arrives in theaters on August
While watching a Tyler Perry Madea
movie Kenn noticed the women mimicking what they saw on the screen and he started to think of a movie that would do the
same for his demographics (children 3 - 5 years-old).
Viselman achieves that in The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure because
the audience is encourage throughout the film to stand up, dance and sing along - all 3
- 5 year-olds present did just that. The movie repeatedly shows the audience cultural differences between today and the
1950s, such as the little song they sang every time one of the Oogieloves pants
fell down - reflecting today's culture with the "pants half down"
"I wanted a movie for the youngest possible," said Kenn on his
reason for bringing, for the first time, an interactive movie just for a selected age group.
"What would make young kids go to the movies?"
Viselman had to bring this interactive movie to the theaters himself because
the studios at first thought it was a big risk, even though Kenn has made 20 billion in similar programming, and then
later they wanted to much of the percentage he said. "I believe in Rated
G, the studios don't," Kenn pointed out. "I believe there is enough
violence in the world. Can we show love...just experience love?"
Love is what the film
is about as the love of the three Oogieloves for their friend Schluuly drives them on in search of
five helium balloons for his birthday. The balloons blew away so the race is on to get them back,
for Schluuly's surprise birthday party - before he wakes up. Cloris Leachman,
Toni Braxton, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, and Cary Elwes and Jaime
Pressly each have possession of one of the balloons.
It was a joy for me to see kids' (3
- 5 years old) happy faces, when I screened the film, as they immediately began
singing and dancing along. The interaction was to help the Oogieloves succeed
in getting the balloons back so they can have that birthday party at the end - what kid
doesn't like birthday parties!?
The Kenn Viselman presentation of The Oogieloves
in The Big Balloon Adventure arrives in theaters August 29, 2012, log onto www.Oogieloves.com
for more information.
presents Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dania Ramirez, in theaters
August 24, 2012
Can you believe a movie shot mostly on bikes? Well the new Sony Pictures release Premium Rush, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung and Dania Ramirez, does just that. The action film,
which arrives in theaters August 24, 2012, has Joseph and Dania dodging speeding
cars and crazy traffic each day to deliver the package.
"Most of the time we were on bikes," said Dania Ramirez
about her scenes. "We talked on bikes, had a relationship on bikes..."
who before this was a bit afraid of bikes, is not new to action movies thanks
to her role in X-men.
"I had a fear of riding bikes, so I wasn't a master," she said
about her experience.
Dania grew up in New York, that and her playing volley ball in high school
and college gave her just the edge she needed to land the role.
Directed by David Koepp, the film follows Wilee (Joseph) - one of New York's
best bicycle messengers - as he finds that his last envelope of the day has put him in a life or death chase through
Manhattan. Dania is Vanessa a fellow bike messenger and his on-screen love interest.
"I had chemistry with Joseph," Ramirez pointed
out. "The director also thought I had the essence of the role."
Produced by Gavin Polone,
and written by David Koepp and John Kamps, Premium Rush is Rated PG-13 - arrives in theaters August
24, 2012. To see the complete cast log onto www.PreminumRush.net
for more information.
Eunice Moseley is a PR/media & promotions consultant,
and as well as a syndicated entertainment columnist for over 20 years - www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.
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