"The Dooples" Premiers at the 2012 Big Apple Film Festival

"The Dooples" Children's Story Premiers its First Animated Musical Short Film at the 2012 Big Apple Film Festival on Sunday, November 18th
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Lynn Hunter
Charles Mandracchia
Evan York
Frank Dicoploulos


Fair Haven - New Jersey - US


Nov. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- New York City - There is no better way to begin the holiday season than to experience the wonder of "The Dooples" and its joyful journey. Dr. Lynn Hunter, author and creator of the celebrated children's book series "The Dooples", is proud to announce that her first animated musical short film "The Dooples in the Land of Doo", has been officially selected to screen at the 9th annual Big Apple Film Festival on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the category of Animation and Experimental Film. The Big Apple Film Festival, presented by the Big Apple Film Society, takes place annually at the world famous Tribeca Cinemas located at 54 Varick Street in New York City.

This year, The Big Apple Film Festival will be held from November 14th through the 18th. Advance online tickets per program are $20.00.

This animated musical short film is based on Dr. Hunter's early learning book trilogy: "Meet the Dooples", "The Dooples and the Shapes" and "The Dooples Communicate". As the visual age progresses, media will continue to play a major role in the shaping of literacy programs for our children. It is imperative that the voices of "The Dooples" are heard and experienced through this visual medium. Dr. Hunter is honored and privileged to have created "The Dooples in the Land of Doo" short film with accomplished professionals Charles Mandracchia (Producer) and Evan York (Director and Animator).

The endearing Dooples characters are writing instruments that come to life in a classroom and experience magical adventures. "The Dooples" introduces basic reading, writing, mathematics and social skills. Dr. Hunter's ultimate goal is to provide a full scale early learning program worldwide that will include additional animated films, books, character-based toys, theatrical plays and children's television programming. For the NYC audience, Dr. Hunter was interviewed by actor Frank Dicopoulos for the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in October and the airing date and time will be announced soon.

A "Meet The Dooples" Family Event was held on October 27th on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Throughout the day, parents and children met the author, played games, experienced "The Dooples" through various multi-media presentations and were entertained by a variety of guest readers, including the Mayor of the City of Asbury Park, Ed Johnson. The event was sponsored to benefit Autism Speaks of dnveq New Jersey. Additionally, in response to the devastation wrought to the area by Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Hunter donated several cases of her books to the children of Monmouth County. "The Dooples" is providing a valuable way for families to enjoy reading books and staying safe as they cope with difficult times.

Dr. Hunter is also a member of a variety of organizations for the enhancement of technology in education. She earned a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University - Educational Leadership and Child and Youth Studies. Currently, she is President of Educational Media Enterprises and co-founder of VideoConferencing & Media Strategies, LLC (VCMS). "The Dooples" is a culmination of her vast career experience to educate, entertain and inspire children all around the world.

All interested parties are welcome to express their support and feedback by visiting www.dooples.com or contacting Dr. Lynn Hunter at lynn@drlynnhunter.org. For interviews and other media inquiries, please contact Susan Belfer at 732.239.1559 or sbelfer@belfercom.com.
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