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DreamWorks and Disney Pixar are Sponsoring First Ever “Amazing Kids Perrific Oscar Picks Contest” with DVDs of Oscar-nominated Animation

Published on: 18th February, 2011


Perry Chen with How to Train Your Dragon & Toy Story 3 DVDs on NBC "Today in LA" with hosts Ted Chen & Andy Adler

Perry’s Previews and Amazing Kids! announce today that Disney Pixar has joined DreamWorks Animation as the second prize sponsor to the first ever “Amazing Kids! Perrific Oscar Picks Contest” that will end Feb 26, the day before the Oscars.  Like DreamWorks which has shipped 20 Blu-ray DVDs of the Oscar-nominated “How to Train Your Dragon,” Disney Pixar will provide 20 Blu-ray DVDs of the studio’s Oscar-nominated “Toy Story 3” for winners of the contest.  Children 6-17 worldwide are invited to predict which Oscar-nominated animation feature (How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, and The Illusionist) will win Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb 27, 2011, with the option of sharing why they pick the film in 50 words or less.

“I am excited to have both Disney Pixar and DreamWorks Animation as our contest sponsors!” said Perry Chen, resident film critic for Amazing Kids! and co-organizer of “Amazing Kids! Perrific Oscar Picks Contest.”  “How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 are among my favorite movies of 2010.  I want tons of kids around the world to enter our contest and share with us why they pick their film to win Oscar.  I know the contest winners will love watching these films again and again on DVD, they are both instant classics!”

Amazing Kids! Founder/President Alyse Rome commented:  “We’re so delighted to have these well-respected studios join us for our contest.  Their generous donation of copies of these two truly amazing animated movies will make the day of some very lucky amazing kids!  We can’t thank them enough.”

Since the start of the contest on Jan 26, 2010, the organizers have received children’s entries from China, India, Canada, The United Kingdom, in addition to the U.S.  See contest site for details:

http://mag.amazing-kids.org/contests/amazing-kids-contests/amazing-kids-predict-the-oscars-contest/

Prizes will include DVDs of the best animated feature film of 2010 Oscar® nominees and winner, and will be awarded to contest winners in a random drawing from those entries which correctly predict the Oscar winner. In addition, one grand prize winning “Best Essay” entry will receive copies of all three DVDs.  The winners’ names will be featured on the Amazing Kids! website, amazing-kids.org with a following of nearly 1 million yearly visitors, and in the Amazing Kids! Magazine (mag.amazing-kids.org), as well as on Perry’s Previews (Perryspreviews.com).  The winners will also be announced in the contest’s media sponsor, Kid Scoop, a syndicated weekly kids’ educational activities column appearing in over 300 newspapers across the U.S. (www.kidscoop.com/).

The “Amazing Kids!’ Perrific Oscar® Picks!”contest is one of several movie-related contests planned by Amazing Kids! and Perry’s Previews in the coming months, including an upcoming kids’ movie review writing contest for kids which will be judged by Perry Chen, Amazing Kids! resident film critic, along with some of today’s most prominent adult critics.

More information and contest rules can be found on the main “Contests” page on the Amazing Kids! website:

http://mag.amazing-kids.org/contests/amazing-kids-contests/amazing-kids-predict-the-oscars-contest/

Watch Perry’s NBC “Today in LA” show on Feb 13, 2011 to talk about Oscar-nominated animation:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/as-seen-on/The_Young_Film_Critic_Los_Angeles-116114914.html

Watch Perry interview kids on the street about their own Oscar picks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI5Ym0TLRnk

Listen to our show on Canadian radio talk show “Cutting Room Floor” with host Casey Ryan from Jan 29, 2011 show, featuring Perry Chen, Zhu Shen (mom & Perry’s animation film co-producer), Alyse Rome (Amazing Kids founder), and Karina Bessoudo (VP of Marketing, Toon Boom Animation, Perry’s animation short sponsor) discussing the contest and Perry’s new animation film:

http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-81947/TS-445615.mp3

About Amazing Kids! ®

Founded in 1998 by Amazing Kids! President Alyse Rome, Amazing Kids! (http://amazing-kids.org)  is a children’s educational non-profit organization and award-winning website dedicated to inspiring excellence in children, while helping them to realize their amazing potential and launch their dreams. A recent recipient of the American Library Association’s Top 24 “Great Websites for Kids” for 2010, the Amazing Kids! website supports kids’ achievement, creativity, critical thinking, and literacy through hosting ongoing creative contests and publishing the award-winning, kid-created Amazing Kids! Online Magazine.

For the past 13 years, Amazing Kids!’ Contests, http://amazing-kids.org/contests, have become widely-known and respected as one of the best online resources for kids contests (and appear in the top 2 listings for “kids contests” in Google rankings).  Amazing Kids!’ Contests continue to receive the support of a “Who’s Who” of highly respected national and international corporations who act as contest sponsors.  Past Amazing Kids! Contest sponsors have included such well-respected companies like DreamWorks Animation, Nintendo America, Carnival Cruises, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Random House and Ty, Inc.

About Perry’s Previews (perryspreviews.com) and Perry Chen

Perry Chen with Oscar statue @ Student Academy Awards (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry’s Previews (perryspreviews.com) is an online resource for kids, teens, parents, educators, and movie lovers of all ages to read and comment on family-friendly movie reviews from a kid’s perspective. To date, over 50 reviews are listed on a multi-media platform, including TV, radio, print, and web. In addition, Perry’s Previews features Perry’s art and animation videos. Reader participation is encouraged through and via Perry’s website, Facebook fan page

(http://www.Facebook.com/PerrysPreviewsFan) and Perry’s twitter feed @PerrysPreviews.

About Perry Chen – Gifted with a keen eye from a young age, Perry began writing movie reviews for his website “Perry’s Previews” at age 8. Characterized by his starfish rating system, his “Perrific™” favorite movies, and his family-friendly movie choices, Perry is often regarded as one of the great up-and-coming movie critics. The youngest honoree at the recent San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards, Perry also serves as the resident movie critic for the Amazing Kids! Magazine (mag.amazing-kids.org), film critic and blogger on Animation World Network, a leading professional animation industry publication; a movie panelist for the San Diego Union Tribune with over a million weekly readers; and the San Diego Entertainer Magazine’s youngest columnist and entertainment critic, reviewing films, restaurants, and entertainment events.

Perry has been featured in numerous publications and television interviews, including a recent (October 22, 2010) article in Variety, which spotlighted the top 3 up-and-coming young movie reviewers; and The Young Icons, a nationally-syndicated TV show.  In May 2009, Perry made his national television debut on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and in March 2010, he appeared in his first national radio interview on National Public Radio (NPR) with host Liane Hansen. Perry’s hobbies outside of film reviews include drawing, reading, folding origami, exploring nature, and gardening. Perry is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners, a talent agency in Hollywood.

Contestants (and their parents) can get timely updates about the contest through fan pages of Perry’s Previews:

http://www.facebook.com/perryspreviewsfan

and Amazing Kids:

http://www.facebook.com/amazingkids

Perry Chen’s Oscar best animation prediction and response:

http://tinyurl.com/4jkbzbt

Contact Information:

Zhu Shen, Ph.D, MBA

CEO, Perry’s Previews
Email: perryspreviews at gmail dot com
Phone: 858-761-7955;

www.perryspreviews.com

Alexandra Bishop, Amazing Kids! Publicity
Email: alexb@amazing-kids.org; Phone: 206-331-3807;
Amazing-Kids.org

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