What music videos do kids like?

What music videos do kids like?

(I appreciate comments here:)

So far, we have feedback from 7 Brooklyn kids:

A-ha, Take on me (Daniella, 10, says she likes the 80s)

Bjork (Hannah Lola likes anything Bjork)

and Harry and Sam-Shoop-da-Woop  can only stand to watch a Justin Bieber video with their ears covered…

(Eliana doesn’t agree at all)

Taylor Swift, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles are runners up.


Summer Movie Workshops

I’m so curious to see what this year’s summer workshops will bring.
2011: Weekly workshops from June through August.

Here are some of last year’s movies highlights:

Star Warz – Part 9
The story of Star Warz in the parallel universe of Almagaz…

America Can Sing – The Island of Shame
Three contestants who sing badly suffer the fate of many before them. For their bad singing, they get sent to the Island of Shame, where they are tortured by listening to their own singing until they agree to renounce all forms of singing once and for all.

Justin Bieber is being stalked by his #1 fans, who not only find out that his real name is Justin Beaver, but also his other secret…

The Revenge of Dr. Wasabi

Featuring  our piano-playing villain Dr. Wasabi,  girl-superhero Blowdryer, Sarah Palin,  a galactic portal that Komodo Turtle opened with the power of his farts and a guest star from Germany, Kaspar, 9, who didn’t speak English but got a part in the movie anyway

The Wizard of Odd

The Wizard of Odd

(just like the Wizard of Oz – not!)

watch it now



Don’t miss the show.

Starring (in alphabetical order)






Hannah Lola










“Ding Dong, the witch is dead…” NOT!

The movie The Wizard of Oz will be 72 years old this August. Yet it refuses to get old and has been incarnated in references and quotes in many movies from The Matrix (“Kansas is going bye-bye”) to “No place like home” in Toy Story. Please post more movie references, if you know some:)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was the closing song at this year’s Academy Awards, performed by the 5th grade chorus of PS 22 in Staten Island (never mind that the rest of this year’s awards was not too exciting, that’s another story.)

Here’s the Brooklyn take on the Wizard of Oz:

15 kids from PS 372 are in the process of creating a movie inspired by the Wizard of Oz in their after-school movie class. It’s just like the Wizard… except in Dorothy’s blue and white checker dress we find the Siamese twins Doreen and Doroo, there are two witches who are not-so-gifted fortune tellers, three Freds, Dr. Cheese, Justin Bieber and his ninjas, Justin Bieber’s girlfriend, and two movie announcers. The Brooklyn Bridge disappears, and so do our three Freds. Super Mario has something to do with it. That’s all we can give away for now, stay tuned for the movie release next Saturday, April 2, 2011!

Here’s a preview (coming Sunday, March 26, 2011)


* The Horse of a Different Color couldn’t be actually painted because of Animal Rights concerns. So they used colored, flavored jelly – which the horse kept licking off.

* It took 20 guys a week to set up the 40,000 wire poppies.

* The song “Over the Rainbow” tested badly in preview screenings, so it was cut out and then later, upon reflection, reinserted. Good thinking.

* The Cowardly Lion’s tail was worked by a technicians on an overhead walkway.

* Toto’s real name was Terry and she was a Cairn Terrier. Only she was paid much less than Judy Garland 🙂

* The 124 midgets who were the Munchkins only got $50 a week.

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