Yesterday, my children and I attended an exclusive screening and roundtable discussion of Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure that was created by Kenn Viselman.
When we arrived at the studio we were greeted by the organizers of the event along with breakfast and activies for the kids. While eating breakfast the children were able to decorate Oogieloves lunch bags, with glitter, feathers and markers. The mom bloggers were able to talk to one another and the organizers. It is always good to make new connections.
I have attend serveral roundtables and have found this to be one of the best. I say this, because Kenn Viselman told a story of how Oogieloves was created and his expectations for it. I enjoyed listening to his story, but I was moved by what has inspired this project and other projects for children. He is a man that seems to be very direct. He does not have any children, but he is on the pulse of what shows and movies work for both children and parents. He told a story of how he was a different man a few years ago, but was changed by a child that was moved by one of his shows. From that day forward he was a different person. Hearing his emotion while telling his story, I sensed he loves what he does and tries to create movies and televion shows that he hopes will impact many people in some way.
After the roundtable we were able to screen the movie. It was fun to see the reactions from the children and hear their opinion of the movie.
We had a nice time. I enjoy attending events that are enjoyable for the entire family.