DreamWorks Animation and Disney Pixar have joined Amazing Kids! ® (amazing-kids.org) and Perry’s Previews (www.perryspreviews.com) as prize sponsors for the first-annual “Amazing Kids!’ Perrific Oscar® Picks!” Contest. Each studio is donating 20 DVDs of their Oscar®-nominated feature animation films, How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3.
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.”
To win a DVD, kids ages 6-17 must accurately predict the Oscar® winner for Best Animated Feature of 2010 which will be announced at the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards® on February 27. Those entrants with accurate predictions will then be entered into a random drawing to receive a DVD. In addition, one grand prize winner with the best essay will receive copies of all three nominated animation films, which also includes Sony’s The Illusionist. 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 “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, age 10, Amazing Kids! resident film critic, along with some of today’s most prominent adult critics.
“I am excited to have both Disney Pixar and DreamWorks Animation as our contest sponsors!” said Perry Chen, the world’s youngest award-winning professional movie critic who writes the blog Perryspreviews.com and is a co-organizer of the 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!”
The deadline to submit entries for the “Amazing Kids!’ Perrific Oscar® Picks!” is February 26, 2011, at 11:59 p.m., one day prior to the 83rd Academy Awards. For more information and contest rules, visit: http://mag.amazing-kids.org/contests/amazing-kids-predict-the-oscars-contest/
Perry Chen was most recently featured on NBC “Today in LA” show to talk about Oscar-nominated animation features: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/as-seen-on/The_Young_Film_Critic_Los_Angeles-116114914.html and interviewed “kids on the street” about their Oscar picks, video clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI5Ym0TLRnk