Daley Pearson’s top 6 toys of events (and people) that never happened (or existed) in the movie (or tv show)BLOGS / Planet Preschool
From Ace Duck to (the terrifying sounding) Bazooka Fire Skull Armor Capt. Hook, guest blogger Daley Pearson compiles an epic list of toys based on events or characters that never existed in the original properties.
When Jocelyn Christie, publisher of this magazine, sent out her poll last month asking which city we’d prefer to have the next Kidscreen Summit in, Miami or New York, I honestly thought it was a joke poll. I rolled my eyes, clicked New York and then waited for a follow up question asking, “Who’s a better actress, Meryl Streep or Ariana Grande?” But there was no follow up and this was no joke.
Last week, I was in the port city of Qingdao for Kidscreen East and my morning run took me past fishermen with cute dogs, old men in swimming trunks and, much to my dismay, a scary Chinese clown pulling a dark, empty cart through the fog. At first, I thought I must be going insane because, when you’ve spent as many years as I have making preschool shows, seeing a clown emerge from the fog is almost certainly the form that your madness would take. But this was not madness. No, it was just one of the many odd and inexplicable things that you see when you’re in China.
It’s July. If you are a sane person, then you’ve already shifted your focus from children’s television to more appropriate summer concerns like making sure your paper plates are strong enough to support potato salad. But, if you are like me, a workaholic with a particular interest in China, than you’ve skipped the barbecues and the cottage to make sure you’re 100% ready for the most important Chinese media event since Big Bird strolled down the Great Wall in 1982.