Ian and I had such a fun time at the Oogieloves New York Premiere at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Before the movie started, Director Matthew Diamond addressed the audience and explained, “Oogieloves is not your regular movie. Forget the rules of all other movies. You get to sing, dance, and talk to your neighbors. The more fun the caretakers have, the more fun the little ones will have.”
The OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE is a unique, interactive movie experience for young children and their families. It is a family musical that allows children to be children, encouraging them to sing and dance with their friends on screen and to help “move” the adventure along. From the opening title sequence until the ﬁnal song and dance number, children are invited to take part in this fun and fantastic Oogielove adventure.
When butterflies flutter across the movie screen, it’s time to get out of your seats and dance. When purple turtles appear, it’s time to get back in your seats.
The ﬁlm follows the Oogieloves – Goobie, Zoozie and Tooﬁe – as they set out to ﬁnd ﬁve magical golden balloons in time for their good friend Schluufyʼs surprise birthday party. With the help of their best friends, J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, and the support of many extraordinary new friends whom they meet along the way, the Oogieloves travel throughout all of beautiful LovelyLoveville on their search. They’ll need plenty of creative thinking, teamwork and enthusiasm to rescue these one-of-a-kind balloons in time for the big celebration. But when the Oogieloves work together with the audience, they can achieve anything!
The film also features Toni Braxton (Rosalie Rosebud), Cloris Leachman (Dottie Rounder), Jaime Pressly and Christopher Lloyd (Lola and Lero Sombrero), Chazz Palminteri (Milky Marvin), and Cary Elwes (Bobbly Wobbly).The OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE opens in theaters Oogust 29, 2012. The G-rated film has a running time of 83-minutes.