Feb 2013

Get Ready For The Next Generation of Hi-5!

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Get Ready For The Next Generation of Hi-5!- Hi-5 are hitting the big screen in their first cinema release.

PHigh5_010-200x300arents and children get ready! One of the world’s best loved preschool children’s entertainment groups Hi-5 will hit the big screen in their first cinema release!

The new film will feature Hi-5’s Stevie and Lauren as they search for three new cast members in their big screen debut for the cinema premiere of Hi-5 Some Kind of Wonderful.

The film opens nationally across Hoyts cinemas on Saturday March 23 with tickets on sale from midday on March 12th.

The cinema release follows a worldwide search to find the best three young entertainers to fill the big shoes of departing cast members Casey, Fely and Tim. View the trailer here.

Hi-5 Some Kind of Wonderful is a step back in time looking at where it all began in 1999 right up until the final announcement of the three new cast members in 2013.

Older audiences and their parents may remember the original cast members Nathan, Charli, Tim, Kelli and Kathleen along with the departing cast members Casey, Fely and Tim who return to judge the best of the talent throughout the extensive audition process.

Parents will appreciate the tenacious behind-the-scenes search for talented individuals who will connect, educate and entertain the toughest audience in the world pre-schoolers!

Lauren says it was great to see so many talented performers audition for Hi-5, and their enthusiasm and incredible energy came across in the feature.

“It was a tough job choosing three but everyone is really pleased with the new friends we have chosen and we can’t wait to work with them and introduce them across the world,” says Lauren.

Lauren says Hi-5 Some Kind of Wonderful provides a unique cinematic experience where children and parents alike will sing along to their favourite Hi-5 songs throughout the feature as she and Stevie take the audience on a roller coaster ride of what the Hi-5 family is all about.

She says throughout the movie the multi Logie and ARIA award winning Hi-5 stays true to its original premise which is to encourage children to enjoy being active through dance, movement and play.

The Hi-5 Executive Creative Director Julie Greene says it is one of the most exciting times in the eight year history she has had with Hi-5.

“Not only are we dipping our toes into cinematic waters while finding 3 new cast-members, we are revealing the passion and energy that goes into the creation of Hi-5 with our audition special. We want mums and dads to know how rigorous our process is to find the right cast so we can continue to delight our very special audience – Pre-schoolers.

Some Kind of Wonderful shares an insight into our Hi-5 world that the whole family will be able to share” she says.

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Fleur Revell
Fleur Revell is one of the country’s most eminent PR consultants and public relations practitioners with more than 20 years industry experience behind her. Fleur is also a three times Qantas Media Awards winner and Feature Writer of the Year; and has an exceptional working knowledge of the New Zealand media landscape and its accelerating evolution in the digital age.
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