Are You Yeti For Smallfoot?

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In August I was invited to a VIP advanced screening of Smallfoot by Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group. The movie has the most amazing all star cast, original music, and it is perfect for all ages. We loved it.  You can click here to see my post about the movie and the Smallfoot Yeti Village.

The movie stars Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, and more!

Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti named Migo finds something he thought did not exist... a human! News of this "smallfoot" throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village in a story about friendship, courage, and the joy of discovery.  Blake, Carter, Kennedy, and I loved the movie and recommend it for audiences of all ages.  So make sure you go see Smallfoot this Friday when it hits theaters everywhere.

I was also invited by Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group to interview Channing Tatum, Common and director Karey Kirkpatrick for the film at the Smallfoot Yeti Village in LA.  It was a complete honor to be included and invited.  I was so excited.  I am a huge fan of Channing Tatum and Common.  My husband actually has been a fan of  Common since his original rap name was Common Sense.  Needless to say, meeting two icons was simply amazing.  I got to sit next to Common during the interview.  From the moment the two guys walked in they were friendly, funny, made eye contact and took time to answer our questions and listen to what we had to say about the movie and their characters.  

When Channing and Common were asked about their favorite characteristics of the characters they portrayed, Channing said "Migo is just a believer... and he's truthful..." Migo was living in bliss and all of a sudden he is introduced to another side of life he never thought existed and it makes him question what is real.  Channing liked how Migo was a strong, brave and loyal character.  Migo continues to respect the StoneKeeper and his father, but has to find out the truth throughout the movie.

Common said "...Stonekeeper had this thing where even when things were a little
bit in turmoil he knew how to try to keep things on the right track.  Like, he had that charisma to try to still bring all the Yetis together."  He also liked how Stonekeeper was a good rapper in the film!  

One of the questions I asked Channing and Common was if they could have voiced any other character in the movie who would it have been and why? Channing said Fleek or any of the Yaks.  Common said Migo.  Both guys got to showcase their musical talents in the film.  Channing sings and Common raps.  The soundtrack comes out in a few weeks.  We jam to it everyday on the way to school and on the way home.

After we met with Common and Channing we got to meet director Karey Kirkpatrick.  He said that it took 6 years to make this movie from start to finish.  Smallfoot started with a premise of a spoof on the myth of Bigfoot.  They just reversed the roles of the humans and Yetis.  Karey did not come on a as a writer until 2016 and to his surprise he was asked to direct it.  It was an honor to meet Karey Kirkpatrick who is an American screenwriter.  You can see Karey's work when Smallfoot hits theaters this Friday, September 28th.  Get tickets here!

Here are some photos that I took inside the SmallFoot Yeti Village when we did the interviews

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