I love going to the movies.
There is something magical in going to a special place like the movie theatre and getting lost in a fun adventure. Watching stories come to life is a fun time, and many kids look forward to their first "Movie Experience." I'd imagine even as adults we can remember the first movie we saw in the theatre!
Despite the joy of movies, it is becoming more and more difficult in finding a family-friendly movie to take our kids to in this day and age. Even movies that are purposely geared toward kids are not always appropriate for super young movie-goers. It’s important to have gentle, family friendly entertainment that can be enjoyed by little ones of all ages and temperaments.
So I am excited about the upcoming release of a very family-friendly movie, The Hero of Color City!
Starting tomorrow, October 3, The Hero of Color City will be available in theatres, on iTunes and on demand. The cast roster is awesome, including Christina Ricci (who just had her first baby!), Rosie Perez, Wayne Brad, and Craig Ferguson. Even Owen Wilson and Jessica Capshaw have celebrity cameos!
Here's a quick overview of the movie:
Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons jump into their magical Crayon Box, which transports them to their home in COLOR CITY, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood. This land is fed by an enchanted rainbow and waterfall that provides the City and its citizens with color.
When YELLOW, our timid heroine, is accidentally left behind in Ben's room, she inadvertently awakens two Unfinished Drawings: KING SCRAWL, a huge, powerful, mute monster -- and GNAT, Scrawl's motor-mouthed, overactive sidekick. In search of color for themselves, they follow Yellow to Color City, causing panic and concern. If Scrawl and Gnat can claim the waterfall for themselves, Color City will fade, and along with it, our lovable crayon characters will disappear.
It's up to Yellow and a motley crew of Crayons, bodacious and brave, BLUE, meticulous, fussy GREEN, satirical RED, pessimistic BLACK and overanxious WHITE to save the day. Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage and strength than she knew and learns to believe in herself and to count on the support of her friends.
Replete with valuable life lessons, this enchanting story will entertain and inspire in a stunningly rendered and utterly unique animated world.
How awesome does this movie sound?!
Kids that love the film can buy Color City crayons at major toy stores, thanks to merchandising partner Cra-Z-Art. Also? Bumblebee Tuna is featuring a mini-coloring book from the film on over a million cans of Tuna in Water!
Who will be heading to the theaters to catch this flick with THEIR family??
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Disclosure: This post has been written in cooperation with Magnolia Pictures.