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Award-winning Child Film Critic & Animator Perry Chen Returns to NBC Los Angeles on Feb 13, 2011 to Talk Animation Oscars

Published on: 14th February, 2011

Perry Chen with @ NBC Today in LA anchors Andy Rosa Adler & Ted Chen Oct 24, 2010 on his debut show (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with NBC LA show hosts Ted Chen & Andy Adler and "Dragon" "Toy Story 3" DVDs (photo by Zhu Shen)

After a popular show on NBC Today in LA show in Oct 2010 with co-hosts Andy Rosa Adler and Ted Chen:

Award-winning 10-yr-old film critic,  animator, and entertainment personality Perry Chen is back on the show on Sunday, Feb 13 at about 7:50 am NBC LA (KNBC, channel 4) to size up the three Oscar-nominated animation features: How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, and The Illusionist. Watch clip below:

Perry Chen getting make-up before NBC LA show (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen getting mike before NBC LA show (photo by Zhu Shen)

On Friday Feb 11, 2011, Disney Pixar joined DreamWorks Animation as the 2nd sponsor to Perry’s Previews and Amazing Kids’  first ever “Amazing Kids Perrific Oscar Picks” contest for kids 6-17 worldwide to predict best animation Oscar.  Like DreamWorks, Disney Pixar will send 20 copies of “Toy Story 3” DVDs as prizes for winners of contest.   Entries have been received from China, India, the UK, Canada, in addition to the US!

Perry Chen with NBC LA show hosts Ted Chen & Andy Adler live (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry enjoyed interviewing kids on street about their own Oscar picks:

Perry Chen interviews a boy on street about his Oscar pick (photo by Zhu Shen)

Updates: (press release) (Amazing Kids website)

(contest page) (updates)

(Perry’s review of all three Oscar-nominated animation features)

Perry was thrilled to get original Toothless drawing from How to Train Your Dragon co-director Dean DeBlois and joined both directors DeBlois and Chris Sanders, and producer Bonnie Arnold on the red carpet; and reuniting with voice talent Jay Baruchel at the Annie Awards on Feb 5, 2011.

How to train your dragon co-directors Dean DeBlois (L) Chris Sanders (R) producer Bonnie Arnold (M) with Perry Chen at Annie Awards red carpet
Perry Chen with Annie-winning voice talent Jay Baruchel (Hiccup) and Toothless at Annie Awards (photo by Zhu Shen)
Perry S. Chen is a 10-year-old award-winning film critic & artist, TV/radio personality, Annie Awards for Animation presenter, TEDx speaker,  filmmaker and animator.  He writes about movies for San Diego’s largest newspaper, the Union Tribune with over 1 million readers.  Perry is also the youngest columnist and entertainment critic for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine.  He also blogs for Animation World Network, and is the resident film critic for Amazing Kids! with about 1 million readers:

Perry won the San Diego Press Club 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award, and is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners, a talent agency in Hollywood.

Perry started writing movie reviews using his unique kids-friendly starfish rating system on his website ( ) as an 8-year-old third grader at San Diego’s Torrey Hills Elementary School from the Del Mar Union School District.

Perry became a national sensation when he debuted on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in May 2009 as the youngest film critic in the country.  He was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) with host Liane Hansen in March 2010, and has reviewed over 50 movies and DVDs on a multi-media platform: TV, radio, print, and web.  He is the youngest member of the Asian American Journalist Association, the San Diego Press Club,  and the youngest honoree of Cox Communication Channel 4’s annul Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Perry reviews films on a kids-friendly starfish rating system, 5 being the best.  He was featured on “The Young Icons,” a nationally syndicated TV show on Nov 20, 2010, and on Variety as one of the most active young film critics in the country:

Perry’s reviews are available on his website:

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