Let's Encourage a New Culture of Kindness TOGETHER!
Santa is discouraged about seeing so many names on the naughty list. He devises a plan and sends his newest elf, Kisa, to test his plan. He sends her to recruit some very special pups, Pookie & Thor, to give top-secret missions of kindness to kids. The mission: Help Santa spread more love & joy during the holiday season.
Why this Movie?
The inspiration to do Mission Fat Hearts was created after seeing how much the world needs kindness now more than ever. In collaboration with an elementary school teacher, we created the Mission Fat Hearts Movement to teach the next generation how they can become an army of change in this world through kindness.
Kids imitate what they see on TV and in movies. I want to create the Mission Fat Hearts animated movie to show kids how they can perform small acts of kindness, as well as the effect it can have on someone’s life. The Mission Fat Hearts animated movie will show kids that being kind CAN change the world.
Left: Mandy’s kids Right: Rebecca with 7 nieces and nephews
The Impact of Mission Fat Hearts
The co-creator of the Mission Fat Hearts Movement, Mandy Rohr, explains her why:
“My biggest inspiration to do Mission Fat Hearts with my kids was seeing how much the world needs kindness now more than ever. Being a teacher, I see how we as adults are the key to how kids learn important values and traits such as empathy, kindness, manners, and ultimately how to treat each other. They literally follow and repeat our every move. They are the key to our future and have the power to change the world, but we need to give them the tools to do so. So, they are what inspired me…they’re little blank canvases that in the end, only want to love and love more and have so much potential to do just that, if taught that doing it matters!”
The co-creator of the Mission Fat Hearts Movement, Rebecca Yee, explains her why:
“In 2002, I became an aunt for the first time. Now I am an aunt to 13 wonderful nieces and nephews who inspire me every day to fight to make the world a better place for them. When Mandy came up with the idea for the Mission Fat Hearts, I was immediately drawn in because not only is Christmas my favorite holiday, it is my favorite holiday for showing compassion and love. Coming up with the Mission Fat Hearts books and then the idea for the movie, I feel like I have found my purpose in life. My way to contribute to the good of the world. My way to create a better world for my nieces and nephews to grow up in. My way to teach children how the simple act of being kind can and will change the world.”
The Main Characters
Meet our voice over actors. They are an amazing set of humans that are already living the Mission Fat Hearts movement everyday. They will bring the characters to life and give them the heart to make the movie a memorable lesson for kids.
Kaliyah, Matthew, and Kisa are 3 of my nieces and nephews (out of 13!). They all asked me if they could be the voices for each of the characters. Their energy and loving nature will bring a pure and honest voice that kids are sure to connect with. They love everything about being a part of The Adventures of Pookie, and makes me incredibly happy because I built the business for them.
Santa Claus is played by my step-father, Bob, or as I like to call him, my “bonus dad.” His personality reminds me of Santa Claus. His loving, giving, and encouraging demeanor gives him the perfect and authentic voice for Santa.
The characters are from The Adventures of Pookie children’s book collection. Pookie and Thor are the stars of the books, while Kisa and Santa are the co-stars of the Mission Fat Hearts mission folder book that was launched in 2018 and the chapter book that was launched in 2019. The book quickly became a success as parents wanted to do the “Top Secret” missions with their kids.
Making an animated film is hard work. Everything from art to the final product takes tons of effort from talented people. Here is a breakdown of how we will spend the money.
• Animation – $38,000
• Original Musical Score – $4,000
• PR, Media, & Advertising – $2,500
• Audio/Voiceover – $2,000
• Post Production – $2,000
• Contingencies – $1,500
Your contribution today will not only help us make a huge impact this Christmas season, but it will help us change the world.