Have any of you seen the commercials for The Oogieloves Big Balloon Adventure? Did you know it is a G rated movie, which is interactive for viewers? It is the first of its kind! Visual & auditory clues are used during the movie to allow the audience to sing and dance. Furthermore, it was filmed right here in Michigan! If not, or you have heard, or you just want to see more information please head to their website http://www.oogieloves.com/
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to an exciting two-day event celebrating the movie premiere of The Ooglieloves. The story follows the Oogieloves – Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie – as they prepare for a surprise birthday party for their friend, Schluufy. When their guardian, J. Edgar, loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville, the Oogieloves take action. Along the way, they meet Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton), Dottie Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Lola and Lero Sombrero (Jaime Pressly and Christopher Lloyd), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), and Bobby Wobbly (Cary Elwes).
The film’s creator, Kenn Viselman (whose past experience includes Teletubbies and Thomas the Tank Engine, & Noddy) created this movie with parents/caregivers in mind, and specifically wanted engage them in a round table discussion. He believes in The Power of Mom, so we were lucky enough to be invited to participate in this event! During CAMP OOGIE, my daughter completed activities pertaining to the movie, with my husband as we discussed the movie. The movie itself is a learning experience for children implementing ideas like teamwork, creative thinking and physical exercise. DAY 1 for my 5 yr old and myself was a hit! Walking around the camp, I noticed the children, all ages, were have an amazing time. I was a bit skeptical thinking my 5 year old wouldn’t be as involved, but I was COMPLETELY WRONG! She loved it! The volunteers who helped made certain all kids were engaged. Camp attendees created a bag, danced/sang the songs, or colored pictures from the movie. After attending the Camp and discussion, we all anticipated the movie the next day!
DAY 2 was the big movie premiere of The Oogieloves Big Balloon Adventure! When we arrived my daughter immediately wanted a tattoo. Then, she crawled through the adorable Oogie tents displayed and walked the red carpet! The producers created a circus-like party that was created for the children. Clowns walked around with balloons, the movie creators were mingling with crowd, and everyone was enjoying the celebration no matter what age! It was fabulous! We ate pizza, snacks, cotton candy, ice cream floats, and more!
The movie played in 3 theaters. During the movie, kids, parents, caregivers, EVERYONE was singing, dancing, smiling, and enjoying themselves. Honestly, the environment created was enjoyable for everyone all ages, and the interactive movie was great! My daughter has informed me she wants to see the movie AGAIN and purchase it as soon as it comes out! Which I believe, speaks for itself!
Please remember, The Oogieloves Big Balloon Adventure ONLY shows Oogust (August) 29th so remember to set a few hours aside to enjoy it with your family!
Also, make certain you set aside a few hours on Tuesday Oogust 28th. For the first time ever — and just a day before the nationwide release of The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, the first-ever interactive movie for families– Producer Kenn Viselman, and his loveable film stars, Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, will be speaking via a live web cast. The event, to be held Tuesday, August 28th at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, offers unprecedented access to the creator and his colorful characters, allowing participants to learn first-hand about the mission to reinvent the movie-going experience by submitting questions via Twitter at hashtag #OogielovesLive.
The public will be able to access the webcast at: http://www.oogieloves.com.
Put in your zipcode and start planning for Oogust 29th TODAY!
Last but not least, I have an exciting giveaway to offer. You don’t have to live in Michigan to win; it will be shipped to you via UPS Ground & the approximate retail value is $150!
GOOD LUCK!!! Don’t forget to go and see the movie!!!
The giveaway with end September 4, 2012 @ 11:59pm.
Please note: My opinions are my own, and my family and I were given the opportunity to attend the movie premiere free, and given some other OogieSwag!