Last week, I was quite disppointed at not being able to make it to an exciting event – Annie Dance Workshop at Pineapple Studios London.
Jadyn loved the movie and we had in fact attended a premiere around the time of her birthday in December.
I was also very curious to see the famous Pineapple Studios and get dancing but it was not to be. I was looking forward to dancing with a broom!
It looked like everyone had loads of fun –
We were happy though to be a part of the Annie Movie Party on Twitter and it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Here’s a little more about the film –
ANNIE stars Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Best Actor, Ray, 2004) as New York City billionaire Will Stacks, who takes in a foster kid to boost his image while campaigning for mayor. Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays Annie, a young, happy foster kid originally left by her parents with the promise they’d be back for her some-day. The “hard knock life” she’s experienced living with mean foster mom Miss Hannigan, played by Cameron Diaz (Shrek), has also made her into a savvy, street-smart New York City kid. Her life changes dramatically after meeting Will Stacks, who takes her in and believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around. Featuring a mix of new and timeless songs, this updated version brings a hip new vibe to a heart-warming family film that both old and new fans can enjoy. ANNIE also stars Rose Byrne (This Is Where I Leave You) as Stack’s assistant Grace, and Bobby Cannavale (Chef) as Stack’s campaign manager, Guy.
The ANNIE Blu-ray and DVD both come with all-new featurettes, including exciting behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film and a director’s commentary, featuring Will Gluck on the production of the updated story and challenging fans to find nods to the original 1982 film. Also included is the “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” music video, spending a day with the foster girls in New York. Audiences can relive the magic of ANNIE again and again with the DVD and Blu-ray Disc’s sing-alongs, including five of the film’s iconic songs; “Hard Knock Life,” “Tomorrow,” “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” “Opportunity” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.”
We are hoping that there will be another opportunity for us to dance at the Pineapple Studios. In the meantime if you want to keep up with the latest news about the Annie Movie – visit https://www.facebook.com/TheSunWillComeOut
‘The sun will come out tomorrow’ is one of my favourite songs. Jadyn loves ‘I think I’m gonna like it here’.
The film is enjoyable and perfect for the entire family. Get the DVD, pop some corn and sit down in front of the telly with the family to watch a film that will make you laugh, cry and sing.
Disclaimer: I was under no obligation to write this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.