Wednesday, March 09, 2016

“Olivia Rox: The Movie” and other wholesome entertainment for kids and teens

1. This movie is meant for kids from 5 to 12 years old and is available as a 9-part series on YouTube. It was shot in HD and has the feel and look of a Disney movie. For more information about the movie, please read ‘Olivia Rox!’ is creative Boulder family’s attempt to fill kids’ entertainment gap.

Olivia Rox’s “Do You Know” when she was 11 years old

America’s Got Talent when Olivia was 14 years old

Olivia Rox’s tribute to Sandy Hook victims “27 Angels” when she was 14 years old

American Idol Season 15 audition

American Idol Season 15 Top 10 performance

Links: Olivia introduces her movie; Episode 1; Episode 2; Episode 3; Episode 4; Episode 5; Episode 6; Episode 7; Episode 8; Episode 9; Facebook page

Olivia Rox, as some of you might know, reached the Top 10 of American Idol Season 15. Her performances are audition (“When I was your man” by Bruno Mars); Showcase round (“Love Somebody” by Maroon 5); Top 24 (“Confident” by Demi Lovato); duet with David Cook (“Light on”); Top 10 (“Unconditional” by Katy Perry); and Final Performance (“Trouble” by Pink).

Olivia Rox’s parents are Warren and Tamara Hill. Warren is the best jazz saxophonist in the world today, while Tamara is a writer/director.

In 2009, when Olivia Rox was 10 years old, her parents didn’t want her watching some shows on television. And so, her mother wrote and directed a 90-minute movie titled “Olivia Rox: The Movie”. Olivia Rox played the part of “Olivia Roxamillion,” a kid’s version of Nancy Drew who tries to solve the mystery of the missing puppies. Her father played the part of a scientist/inventor.

(By the way, Olivia Rox’s real first name is only “Olivia,” but because of the movie, people started calling her “Olivia Rox.”)

2. Janggeum’s Dream (animation)

From Wikipedia:

The show is a spinoff from MBC's mega-hit historical drama “A Jewel in the Palace” (aka “Dae Jang Geum”). “A Jewel in the Palace” was first aired in Korea more than 10 years ago and has been broadcast in 96 countries. It’s a huge commercial success, having earned more than US $100 million. Its lead star Lee Young-ae has since then become Korea’s most-loved actress and an ambassador of goodwill.

“Janggeum’s Dream” is a production by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. The animation was done by Sonokong and Heewon Entertainment. The animation centers on Jang Geum who enters the Royal Kitchen as an apprentice court lady. The animation program has been sold to Tooniverse, resulting in the broadcast of a second series in 2007.

Janggeum’s Dream Season One, Episode 1

Janggeums Dream Season Two Episode 1 (New Beginning)

3. For entertainment with a religious theme, consider “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan (animation).

4. For older kids and teens, consider the animated “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway; Part 1; Part 2.