By now most of you know that we hit a lot of the major Toy Events in NYC with the Toy Fair, Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” and “Holiday Of Play” and “TTPM (which stands for Toys, Tots, Pets and More) and while we lend focus to the output of the companies being showcased at these awesome happenings, we don’t always get to laud some of the other cool things that they are getting involved in. Recently, I was speaking to one of my most trusted toy reps and was alerted to this cool initiative by Playmonster and The Orangutan Project. Check out the full scoop down below and I’ll return with some closing editorial.
The Press Release:
PlayMonster has joined forces with The Orangutan Project to raise awareness for the protection and conservation of orangutans and their habitat. Coinciding with National Orangutan Day on Aug.19, 2019, PlayMonster has committed to a year-long Green Partnership and plans to support The Orangutan Project with initiatives across North America.
We’ve talked about the live action film featuring the famous Dora The Explorer who people with kids or siblings of a certain age are very familiar with by sharing the Official Trailer. This Paramount Pictures film opens today in theaters across the country so let’s review the Official Poster, Premise and Casting once more.
Synopsis: Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization. (c/o Wiki). Continue reading Now Playing: “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” in Theaters Everywhere (8/9/2019)→
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky; Mysterious and spooky; They’re all together ooky – The Addams Family”… Sure I might have started the teaser trailer post (seen HERE) with that same introduction but now that we have the first full on trailer I couldn’t help myself. In case this is news to you, those crazies in the Addams Family will be starring in a brand-new animated feature and now its time to get a slightly better look. This MGM feature opens on Halloween.
The Press Release:
Next month marks the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, originally billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York. Steve Gold, co-founder of Peace of Stage, LLC, was at the 1969 festival, and years later obtained the original wooden stage from the event. The company is now celebrating the legacy of the festival by creating collectible artifacts from that very stage.
“We decided to create various items of that legendary festival by offering small pieces of (literally) the centerpiece of the event, the Woodstock stage – the same floorboards on which Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and other rock greats made magic – as collectibles they can treasure,” says Gold. “People have an intense emotional attachment to the festival, whether they were there or not. With the Woodstock 50th concert still up in the air, the original stage is the only artifact that exists for people to touch and reflect upon. Its importance is beyond measure – it’s like the Holy Grail of rock music. To be able to give them a chance to own sections of the original stage is something I had to see through.”
Gold, who grew up near the concert site in Bethel, NY (and who attended all three days of Woodstock when he was just 15 years old), recalls how the stage was the focal point for the nearly half million people in attendance. “I had a friend whose father worked electricity for the festival, so I had unrestricted access to what we might call the backstage area,” he says. “I’ll never forget all of those people looking at the stage, half a million people directing their energy to one place. There were no cell phones; nobody was taking pictures to post on Instagram. You had a million eyeballs witnessing the greatest music that was ever played in real time. And it was all happening on these pieces of plywood.” Continue reading Peace Of Stage Awakens “The Spirit Of Woodstock”→
I’ve shared some of the trailers and images from the film “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” with the most recent one being showcased HERE. The star-studded feature opens today so let’s take a glimpse of the official poster along with the premise and ensemble cast.