Brown Bag Films: News roundup!

Ridley Jones Season TWO Now on Netflix!

It’s Ridley to the rescue with Season 2 of Ridley Jones now streaming on Netflix

Treacherous ancient tombs, falling boulders and snowy blizzards won’t stop Ridley and the Eye Team from their rescue missions! If someone’s in trouble Ridley and the Eye Team swing into action to save the day!

Ridley Jones follows six-year-old Ridley who, alongside her mother and grandmother, is a protector of the museum she calls home. Keeping the exhibits safe takes a real hero, especially when the lights go out and the exhibits — from Egyptian mummies to stampeding elephants — come to life!

Throughout her many adventures, Ridley finds that being a good protector, and leader, is about finding common ground and respecting others, no matter what our differences might be.

“If anyone from the museum’s in trouble, I’m here to save them.”—Ridley Jones

Gear up for an all new season of Ridley Jones and see what’s in store for the Eye Team at the museum this time around!

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show Now Streaming on Apple TV+!

Even if you don’t have an Apple TV+ subscription, there is still a way to try a little act of kindness today, because the first episode is FREE to watch!

Join Jack McBrayer and his friends at Clover Grove as they help kids start a KINDNESS REVOLUTION and show us all how one act of kindness can grow and start a chain reaction of many more.

✨ You can stream the full series here on Apple TV+. ✨

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show was co-created and executive produced by Jack McBrayer and 9 Story CCO Angela C. Santomero. The series was produced by 9 Story Media Group and animated here at Brown Bag Films, with 9 Story’s Wendy Harris and Vince Commisso serving as executive producers. Emmy Award-winner Guy Toubes served as showrunner. Junlei Li, the Saul Zaentz senior lecturer in early childhood education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, served as the Kindness and Human Connection Expert on the series.

Anchored around Emmy Award-winner Jack McBrayer’s infectious positivity and playful humour, “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” invites pre-schoolers into a world where a little act of kindness can change the world.  Alongside special guest stars, Jack inspires kids to solve problems with kindness and heart. The series showcases stories where acts of kindness are shown through “The Three C’s” – caring, connecting, and cascading kindness from one person to another. The series also features original songs from the Grammy Award-winning band, OK Go.

Ada Twist, Scientist Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon!

The beloved, pint-sized scientist, Ada Twist, Scientist, took flight in her maiden voyage as a giant parade balloon in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The “Ada Twist, Scientist” balloon is taken for a test flight. J.C. Rice

This year marks the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and how exciting to see Ada Twist featuring as one of four new balloons in the amazing line-up!

The balloon version of Ada is as big as her giant sized curiosity, spanning 51 feet high, 41 feet long, and 29 feet wide!

Fun Fact: If you lined up 27 real pens, they would equal the length of the pen behind Ada’s ear!

You can check out this year’s parade balloon line-up and a 360° model of Ada on the Macy’s website.

ZeBBie Award: Joint win for Emma Hogan and Damian O’Connor

AMAZING News! Angela’s Christmas Wish writer and director Damien O’Connor has been awarded the ZeBBie Award in this year’s Animation category in a joint win with Kavaleer!

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The ZeBBie Awards are an annual award created by the WGI to acknowledge the best scripts written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.

A huge congrats to Damien on this superb win for Best Animation Script for Angela’s Christmas Wish, it feels like our own Christmas wish may have come early!

Angela’s Christmas Wish, the sequel to Angel’s Christmas, is a heart-warming tale of a determined little girl who sets out to reunite her family in time for Christmas. Based on characters from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, it is a tender and funny story about the importance of family and togetherness.

Don’t forget you can enjoy both Angel’s Christmas and Angela’s Christmas Wish on Netflix right now, and since the holiday season is approaching it makes for the perfect cozy winter viewing!