Friday, November 5, 2010

MegaMind Proud

I don't mention our daughter Holly much in this blog because we don't get many chances to see her and our son-in-law Mike, who live in Redwood City, California and so we don't have numerous anecdotes to relate. However, today is a big day for Holly and for us.

Holly works for Dreamworks Animation, which has given the world the Shrek movies, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and the Bee Movie among others. She has risen from production assistant in early stuff in the 90s to significant positions in the animation genre over the past few years.

For the Shrek movies, we (John, Erin, Mike and I) would stay until the last credits rolled so we could applaud her name near the bottom of the list. People in the emptying theater never could figure out why we were all up there clapping and whistling at the credits and so thought we were more than a little weird. After all, we're not exactly next door to Hollywood here in Western New York.

For MegaMind, releasing today, Holly Edwards is Associate Producer, working with Ben Stiller (executive producer), Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt among others.  We are so thrilled for her and so incredibly proud of her success. Look her up on imdb.com; she's the third Holly Edwards listed. She rubs shoulders daily with Hollywood celebrities (and the wannabes too) in her job and yet she's just the same wonderful, down-to-earth Holly we've always known and loved.

According to Wikipedia:
Megamind received generally positive reviews from critics, with the film garnering a 64% "fresh" rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes as well as a 62 out of 100 rating on Metacritic. [5] The Rotten Tomatoes consensus is "It regurgitates plot points from earlier animated efforts, and isn't quite as funny (or fun) as it should be, but a top-shelf voice cast saves Megamind from total defeat." [6] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film three out a possible four stars, stating "This set-up is bright and amusing, even if it does feel recycled from bits and pieces of such recent animated landmarks." [7]


Of course every parent can and does boast of their child's incredible achievements; in this case, everyone can go see our daughter Holly's achievements for themselves.

To say we are MegaProud would be an understatement!

1 comment:

Employee No. 3699 said...

Wow, how exciting. You should be MegaProud!

Way to go Holly!!!