I don't know how many of you have heard of the Oogieloves, but I had the opportunity to attend a round table screening with my kids a few weeks ago.
I usually hate taking all 3 kids to the theater. I have a 1 year old, a 3 year old, and a 6 year old, so it's almost guaranteed that one of them will be naughty.
My experience with the Oogieloves was completely different. The movie is designed to be interactive, and getting out of your seat and making noise is encouraged. So when Co got tired and fussy, I didn't get any dirty looks. And when Kik got up and broke it down, nobody got mad. She was actually complimented on her skills by the big wigs that we attended the show with.
Just for fun I asked the girls what they liked best. No Surprise - Kik's favorite thing was dancing. But when I asked Bid she said, "Okay, I like 3 things best - the popcorn and the movie." (We may need to work on her counting).
There were times in the movie when I had no idea what was going on. Not because the movie didn't make sense, but because my girls were having so much fun that I was watching them. Weeks later they still sing the songs and do the Bobby Wobbly.
In the Movie - It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves
(Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy
Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.)
Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips
and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville--OH
NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save
their friend's party. Along the way, they meet some very interesting
characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris
Leachman), Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri),
Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher
Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the
magical balloons and get back to the cottage
in time to celebrate Schluufy's surprise birthday?
To Buy - The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure is being released in theaters nationwide on Oogust 29th. That's today!
I love that the writer, director, and producer are trying to do something different by introducing a G rated film to theaters. Was it cheesy? Of corse. What do you expect from a show geared towards preschoolers? But was it worth it? Also a yes. They loved it and didn't get scared once.
Let's show Hollywood that we want more G Rated films by supporting the Oogieloves Movie. You could have a family day and attend the show, or even follow them on facebook or twitter.
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