How it works
We are a small, independent film company that can't afford to plaster cities with expensive ads, or engage in fast food toy giveaways. But we've heard back from many loyal fans like you; parents, families, kids and none-of-the-aboves who like the kind of movies we are trying to get out there and want to know what they can do to help. We will provide the tools you need to help spread the word about movies like AZUR & ASMAR: flyers that you can print out at home and pass around or post at local gathering spots, banner graphics that you can post on your blog or website, links to Facebook pages where you can invite friends to their local screening, and email text you can copy and send to friends and family. But don't stop there - let your imagination run wild! Other ideas could include writing the info on sidewalk in chalk in neighborhoods near the theater, or painting a lion red and touring him around (don't actually do this).
Then email our theatrical team at email@example.com showing us pictures of the flyers or describing what you did, and we can hook you up with some free tickets or other fantabulous swag from our films! And thank you for all of your help - we couldn't do it without you!!
Print local flyers
Click the links below to download a flyer with info on Azur & Asmar, as well as info on your local theater and the dates you can see it. Then you just print out copies of the flyer and be creative - hand them out to friends or strangers, or post them up at coffee shops or other notice boards in your community!
Tell your friends
One of the easiest ways you can spread the word about great GKIDS films like Azur & Asmar is by telling all your friends who you think would be interested in learning more about it. There are two ways to do this: those who really love online networking can click here to go load a Facebook note that you can easily pass to your online friends. Or you can send an email! Click here to open a new email to send to your friends and family. Or simply cut and paste the text below into your email program:
Subject: You should see the amazing animated family film Azur & Asmar!
I just wanted to let you know about the gorgeous new family film Azur & Asmar, which will be visiting our community soon for one week only. The movie tells the story of two boys from different cultures who are raised as brothers, only to be separated and later reunite in an exciting adventure throughout the Middle East. It's a great movie for kids and adults alike, rated PG for ages 6+, and has received rave reviews from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Salon.com, Variety and many more! I hope you will join me in seeing it, and tell anyone else who might be interested.
(PS: You can watch the trailer on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80WFVB1EHT0)
Want to show off some shiny new desktop wallpaper, impress friends on AOL Instant Messenger with a new buddy icon, or post a banner on your blog/website? Now you can!
Right click the appropriate size for your desktop and select "Save As".
AIM Buddy Icons
Just right click your favorite image and select "Save As..." to download a buddy icon that can be imported into your favorite chat software, like AOL Instant Messenger!
Official Movie Trailer
Want to post the trailer on your website? Click the YouTube video below and copy/paste the "Embed" link on the YouTube page. If you just want to send the link to a friend, send them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80WFVB1EHT0
Need pictures to play with? Click here to visit our press site, which has all kinds of high-quality images you can use in homemade posters, Website posts, etc.
Sometimes a great review can say it all. Here are some of the stunning things critics have said about Azur & Asmar, in case friends need any more evidence about why they should go check the film out!
“Is it too early to announce the most beautiful film of 2009? It's hard to imagine a more transporting cinematic experience coming our way than Azur & Asmar, an animated feature from the French writer-director Michel Ocelot. … Any aficionado of animation—of vibrantly realized storytelling, in any genre—will be seduced by a wealth of sights and sounds. In any given year, a filmgoer consumes a lot of animated porridge. And then, occasionally, along comes a delicacy on the order of Azur & Asmar… it’s a feast!” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Dazzling! Eye-popping! A story at once whimsical and epic, [it's] rife with timeless storybook themes and offers an inspiring vision of harmony between different cultures, different people. A richly satisfying affair!" - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Impossibly Gorgeous!” “The year’s most beautiful animated film!” – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"Beautiful!" – New York Times
– Hollywood Reporter
"Five Stars! Absolutely Gorgeous!” – Time Out New York
"Magnificent!” – Variety