Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giveaway - to the movies!

Luca, our 'senior' editor LOVES the worlds, stories and magic of the movies.  Favourites are My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo (see trailer below) by the brilliant Japanese director  Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame (picture Luca with Ponyo DVD under arm as we pick up our sushi lunch, singing the theme song in unison with the Japanese woman at the counter!) He is especially looking forward to Arietty (based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton) due for release - at last - in Australia in January 2012.


In the mean-time there is the just-released award-winning animation SANTA'S APPRENTICE to see, and we have 6 double passes to give away! Just leave a comment below by next Monday 21st November telling us your favourite kids movie to be in the draw. The film recently won the UNICEF award for the best animation highlighting the goals of the Convention on the Rights of Children at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France:

Santa’s Apprentice truly is a delight for children of all ages. I fell in love with the story immediately as it’s uniquely a Christmas tale set in Australia. We had a fantastically talented Australian team working on the key animation of the film headed up by Ian Harrowell and a wonderful composer in Nerida Tyson-Chew whose music, with a 50 piece orchestra, brought the emotion of the story to life. It is a true honour for all involved for Santa’s Apprentice to win the UNICEF Award at this year’s Annecy festival” 
(creative producer Avrill Stark)

To all of our International readers, we are sorry this giveaway is only open to Australian residents although we would still love to hear of your favourite film! The movie features an all Australian vocal cast including Deltra Goodrem, Magda Szubanaski, Shane Jacobson and Georgie Parker  - watch for some long-distance working processes in this making-of trailer:


Does anyone else have fond memories of laying with the seats down in the back of your folks' car at the Drive-In watching the children's movie before falling asleep during the adult one and then being driven home like that...?
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Winners update: Britt, Life without mathematics and Ozemutha, please email us your details and we we will fly your movie tickets to you. Moomah - we LOVE spirited away - seems we are on the same filmic page ;) Cyndie and Skye you have also each won a double pass. Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. As I have a very active inner child, I have several favourite kids films. The first has to be the Blinky Bill movie, as it's the first kids film that I remember watching in the cinema (c. 1992). The second is Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Belle is my favourite Disney heroine, and we both LOVE to read! My most recent favourite kids film is The Smurfs, which I watched in the cinema with and 8-year-old, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Britt

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  2. It's an oldie, but still a goodie for me: Lion King. I'm a sucker for sentiment, and a Dad giving his all for a child gets me weeping every time. Add to it a catchy sound track, and some good comic relief, and though it's formula Disney, I think it pulls the formula off in an exemplary way. Yup! I'm voting for Mufasa and Simba.

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  3. Home Alone, my kids still laugh themselves silly when we watch it and thats the best part!

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  4. My favourite kid movie is "Rio"
    Cyndiebowen@gmail.com

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  5. As a child, my cousins and I watched FATTY FINN at least a zillion itmes when we stayed with our Grandparents.Luckily the BETA video tape always worked for us. Now my 3 oldest kids LOVE it too and YES I still sit and watch it with them on DVD. A great aussie film set in Sydney...ps our BIG mag was opened today for our daughters 8 th B'day...she is quietly reading through it with her eyes wide open...THANK YOU
    skyededman@bigpond.com

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  6. Britt, Life without mathematics and Ozemutha, please email us your details and we we will fly your movie tickets to you. Moomah - we LOVE spirited away - seems we are on the same filmic page ;) Cyndie and Skye you have also each won a double pass. Enjoy!

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  7. I've received my prize today! We're going to the movies on Sunday! Thank you very much! Cyndie

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  8. Thank you so much! We went on Saturday, and ALL had a wonderful time. Ten, Seven and Five sat with their complimentary Santa's hats on through the whole movie (so cute to see!), and we all had glossy eyes and warm hearts by the end. A lovely way to start the Christmas season.

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