Doodlebug, Inc. Releases 'A Young American Rider' Video; Children's Entertainment Company Launches with First Video in a Series by Award-Winning Director

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Doodlebug, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Doodlebug, Inc., a multi-media company
 dedicated to inspiring, enlightening and empowering children through quality
 entertainment, is launching this spring with "A Young American Rider," the
 first in a series of videos created by Doodlebug, Inc. founder Mara Tarnopol
 and directed by nationally recognized director Marc Brugnoni, whose television
 films have won 15 Emmys.
     The goal of the series, which is geared toward children ages 4 to 13, is
 to inspire and empower them, "not merely through instruction," says Tarnopol,
 "but through example.  When children actually see another real-life child
 realizing his or her own goal, they feel that they can do it, too.  It no
 longer seems far-fetched."
     A Young American Rider gives children a first hand look at horse riding
 through the eyes of 11-year-old, two-time National Pony Grand Champion Addison
 ("Addie") Phillips, who narrates the story.  Children get to join Addie and
 her pony, Blue Mist ("Beamer") as they prepare for a horse show.  They see
 what riding lessons, barn life and taking are of a pony are all about, and, in
 the process, learn the value of dedication, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
     The A Young American ...  series was developed by Tarnopol, whose then
 two-year-old daughter became fascinated with horses and riding.  "I looked all
 over for videos about horses," says Tarnopol, "and found that they were either
 purely entertainment or strictly technical."  Tarnopol decided to create a
 series that would speak "to kids, from kids" and would demonstrate, through
 first-hand accounts, the rewards of discipline and dedication.  "Still," says
 Tarnopol, "we wanted it to be fun."
     Doodlebug, Inc. is planning to release 10 videos in the next two years
 and, though the next few videos-including A Young American Gymnast, A Young
 American Skater, and A Young American Dancer-will be geared toward young
 girls, plans are in the works for boys' videos as well.  The company is also
 currently developing a variety of other ideas for children's entertainment.
     For more information on Doodlebug, Inc. and the A Young American ...
 series, or for interviews or a review copy of A Young American Rider, please
 contact Carol Caffin, CRW MUSIC, 914-741-5454, crwmus@aol.com.
 
 

SOURCE Doodlebug, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Doodlebug, Inc., a multi-media company
 dedicated to inspiring, enlightening and empowering children through quality
 entertainment, is launching this spring with "A Young American Rider," the
 first in a series of videos created by Doodlebug, Inc. founder Mara Tarnopol
 and directed by nationally recognized director Marc Brugnoni, whose television
 films have won 15 Emmys.
     The goal of the series, which is geared toward children ages 4 to 13, is
 to inspire and empower them, "not merely through instruction," says Tarnopol,
 "but through example.  When children actually see another real-life child
 realizing his or her own goal, they feel that they can do it, too.  It no
 longer seems far-fetched."
     A Young American Rider gives children a first hand look at horse riding
 through the eyes of 11-year-old, two-time National Pony Grand Champion Addison
 ("Addie") Phillips, who narrates the story.  Children get to join Addie and
 her pony, Blue Mist ("Beamer") as they prepare for a horse show.  They see
 what riding lessons, barn life and taking are of a pony are all about, and, in
 the process, learn the value of dedication, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
     The A Young American ...  series was developed by Tarnopol, whose then
 two-year-old daughter became fascinated with horses and riding.  "I looked all
 over for videos about horses," says Tarnopol, "and found that they were either
 purely entertainment or strictly technical."  Tarnopol decided to create a
 series that would speak "to kids, from kids" and would demonstrate, through
 first-hand accounts, the rewards of discipline and dedication.  "Still," says
 Tarnopol, "we wanted it to be fun."
     Doodlebug, Inc. is planning to release 10 videos in the next two years
 and, though the next few videos-including A Young American Gymnast, A Young
 American Skater, and A Young American Dancer-will be geared toward young
 girls, plans are in the works for boys' videos as well.  The company is also
 currently developing a variety of other ideas for children's entertainment.
     For more information on Doodlebug, Inc. and the A Young American ...
 series, or for interviews or a review copy of A Young American Rider, please
 contact Carol Caffin, CRW MUSIC, 914-741-5454, crwmus@aol.com.
 
 SOURCE  Doodlebug, Inc.