Heidi Klum and the Entertainment Studios partnered with Holiday Heroes – an organization working towards ‘bringing joy to hospitalized children’, for a preview of their animated motion picture, ARCTIC DOGS, at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
ARCTIC DOGS is an upcoming animated, comedy film, set to release on November 1 by Entertainment Studios. The movie features Swift the Arctic fox, who works in the mail room of a delivery company but dreams of becoming a Top Dog – Arctic’s star husky couriers.
In order to prove his worth, Swifty delivers a package to a mysterious location where he stumbles upon Otto Von Walrus – an evil genius who wants to melt the ice-caps, flooding the world and regaining his power. Faced with the moral obligation to save the world, he forms a group – “ragtag group of Arctic misfits” – and sets out to stop the wicked walrus.
On 22 October, Holiday Heroes, in collaboration with Entertainment Studios, arranged a VIP preview of the upcoming hit, for the patients at the hospital. Klum, who voices Jade and Bertha, was also present at the event and accompanied the hospital’s President and CEO Paul Viviano, as they introduced the movie to the excited children.
According to Felicia Winiecki, executive director of Holiday Heroes said, “It is because of partnerships like these and the generous donations of our supporters- that for over a decade Holiday Heroes has been able to provide a day of joy and entertainment to the kids that need it most”.
Byron Allen, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios also talked about the event, saying, “Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is very special to me. We support them with our annual Oscar Gala, and we feel everyone should help their life-saving mission. Together with Holiday Heroes, we’ve created a VIP preview for pediatric patients to see ARCTIC DOGS before it opens in theaters on Friday, November 1st. The kids will love it. It’s a fun family movie!”
Holiday Heroes is an organization working towards bringing joy to children who are ‘critically, chronically or terminally ill’. Through parties, plays and other fun activities, the organization tries to distract the kids from their illness and provide a safe environment for them to have fun in.
Over the last decade, the organization has established partnerships with numerous children hospitals across the country and is making ‘every day a holiday through play’. The events generally take place inside the pediatric wards and include craft boxes and supplies, meals, specialty merchandise, gift cards and costume parades.