Disney Pixar, Dreamworks Join Amazing Kids!(R) Oscar(R) Picks! Contest: Sponsors Donate 20 Toy Story 3 & How To Train Your Dragon DVDs

Top Quote Amazing Kids! is excited to announce that DreamWorks and Disney Pixar will donate Oscar-nominated films to the winners of the Amazing Kids!® Perrific! Oscar® Picks! Contest. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2011 - 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, 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 street about their Oscar picks, video clips:

    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 among the top 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, Disney, Nintendo America, Carnival Cruises, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Random House and Ty, Inc.

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

    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 dot

    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.

    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.

    ACADEMY AWARD(S)® and OSCAR(S)® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Disney® Pixar® and DreamWorks Animation® are registered trademarks of their respective organizations. Amazing Kids! ® is the registered trademark of the Amazing Kids! corporation. Perry's Previews is the trademark of Perry's Previews. All rights reserved.

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