April 26, 2005
In just over 4 months, the Kids Corner message board has reached 200 members! This is very exciting news. The KC Forum is becoming a real World Community where kids can get to know one another. At last count, there were members from the following countries:
To join the fun, just click here!
KC Forum Member Matty Wins "Easter Egg" Contest
Although most contests take place right here on the Kids Corner, the webmaster decided to have a little fun and run a quick contest at the KC Forum. The object was to find the hidden "Easter Egg" (a hidden personal message) in the Latest Jackie News. Matty, age 14, tried and tried and finally succeeded! The hidden message was from the April 19th news headline. The headline reads:
Reason Number 4,754 Why We Love Jackie:
Jackie With Kids Corner Birthday Cards!
The hidden message (the "Easter Egg") was Jackie's birthday buried in the headline. Jackie was born in the 4th month on the 7th day in 1954! Congratulations to Matty! He wins an autographed photo of Jackie for his good work.
Beautiful Tile From Callum
Twelve year-old Callum was thrilled to receive an autographed photo of Jackie holding his tile! Click here to read more about the ongoing tile project.
Jackie Working Hard to Change People's Opinions
For more on Jackie's Goodwill works, click here.
April 24, 2005
Updates and Movement on the Kids Corner
Well, there are a bunch of things that the webmaster rearranged and she added some things too. First, check out the Remake a Jackie Poster section to see Matty's new poster and one from Gokberk. Next, check out the Sharing Corner for a story that was posted last year in the Latest Jackie News and then was forgotten about. It's a great story about a special tae-kwon-do class. Then head on over to the Totally Fun Jackie Stuff pages where things have been rearranged to put the more popular features on the front page. Hope everyone has fun with the new additions and the movements!
April 23, 2005
Jackie visited a Vietnamese communal health center and a support group session where people who have family members with HIV/AIDS can get counseling. While there, he played with the children, "listening" to their hearts through his toy stethescope. After Jackie left, children on bikes chased after him, calling out his name in Vietnamese and greeting him with "Chao Bac!" or "Hello Uncle!" Jackie repeatedly urged them, "Wear a helmet. You have to keep safe."
"Doctor" Jackie carefully examines a patient while wearing his special Doctor glasses.
"Doctor" Jackie interacts with another little one.
More Photos of Jackie in Viet Nam
Jackie in Viet Nam
Jackie has arrived in Viet Nam as a representative from UNICEF. He will visit several places where he will try to spread the word about preventing HIV/AIDS infection.
Jackie in Viet Nam. Photo: Viet Nam News
A Heart of Gold
Jackie bestows a kiss on a young Cambodian landmine victim.
Comforting another victim.
Speaking with the press.
Jackie is greeted by local people.
Right after exploding a landmine.
Jackie visits a school.
The "Lost" Photo
When the Kids Corner webmaster posted the photos of Jackie with the birthday cards, one photo slipped away. Here it is:
April 20, 2005
Goodwill Visits Spark Interest, Donations
NOTE FROM THE WEBMASTER:
Jackie Visits Cambodia
Jackie continues his goodwill tour of nations which are plagued by landmines. Landmines are bombs which are buried right beneath the surface of the ground. Thousands of people every year step on these bombs and are injured or killed. Many of the victims are children.
Jackie visits landmine victims at the Battambang Emergency Hospital in Battambang.
Jackie will visit Vietnam on April 23 - 25. To read more about Jackie's activities, click here.
April 19, 2005
Reason Number 4,754 Why We Love Jackie:
Jackie With Kids Corner Birthday Cards!
Although Jackie has a jam-packed schedule, he made time recently to sit down and be photographed with all of the beautiful birthday cards sent to him by Kids Corner friends. Jackie is very devoted to his fans and always makes time for them. Thanks so much to Willie and the others at the JC Group offices for helping with the photography! Click the photo of Jackie, below, to see more:
Willie and the Willie Chan Buddy Bear
That Buddy Bear Willie is holding looks an awful lot like him, don't you think? Well, maybe not. But Willie seems to like it! Below you can see a photo of Jackie holding ALL the birthday cards and Willie holding his special Buddy Bear!
April 18, 2005
Jackie Visits Tsunami Victims in Indonesia
Jackie is on another goodwill mission, this time to Indonesia. He is being joined by friend Eric Tsang, Miss World Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia (Peru), and other celebrities. Jackie has visited a Children's Center which is run by UNICEF and has stopped by refugee camps to lend support. According to ChinaNews.com, Jackie is trying to raise awareness of the continuing needs of the tsunami victims. He is set to meet with Indonesian dignitaries as he continues his tour of the tsunami-torn area.
(AAP Photo) - Action film hero Jackie Chan greets villagers as he visits tsunami-ravaged Banda Aceh.
Jackie arrives at the airport in Jakarta to the delight of many fans. Jackie told ChinaNews.com that he packed only t-shirts and jeans for the trip. Miss World wasn't so lucky - she is expected to wear much finer clothes (and her crown!) for her visit.
An Indonesian woman is thrilled to see Jackie!
Jackie and Maria Garcia (Miss World) view the devastation.
Watching a traditional dance.
A young child plants a big kiss on Miss World. The visit by international celebrities provided a welcome break from the day to day grief that the Indonesians are dealing with.
Jackie's visit sparked tremendous interest by the press worldwide. This is just what Jackie intended - to bring attention to the area. Although the tsunami hit many months ago, the people still need a lot of help. To them (and to us), Jackie is a hero.
Photos: Sina, CNS, Tom
April 17, 2005
Jackie "Mr. Volkswagen" Chan
Jackie is the celebrity spokesman for the new Volkswagen Caddy which went on the market in China on April 15th. At the press conference, Jackie talked about many things, including Rush Hour 3!! He said that he hopes to begin filming RH3 after October of this year or early next year. He also talked about his charity work. Jackie spends all his time between movies helping other people. He also donates money from his businesses to charity. Jackie is a great role model for all of us! Here's Jackie at the press conference in Suzhou:
April 15, 2005
Amazing Lego Display!
Did you ever think that Hong Kong's most impressive sights could be reproduced using Lego building blocks? Well, take a look below and see what can be done! Click on the photo to see a slide show of photos from the exhibit.
The photos in this album were forwarded through email until they ended up in the Kids Corner mailbox. If the person who took them would like to be credited, please email the webmaster. Thanks to Fibe for sending these great photos!
April 14, 2005
While attempting to film a shampoo commercial in Guangzhou, Jackie was "ambushed" by reporters and fans who were lining up to see him. The weather was also very hot, adding to Jackie's anguish. (Source: Sina)
It may be hot out, but Jackie's hair remains perfect.
Jackie Attends Press Conference
Jackie attended the press conference for "Song of Eternal Sorrows" this past week. This movie, by Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, is scheduled to be shown at Cannes this year.
The Kids Corner resident cartoonist is back from her trip to China and is busy drawing new designs for your enjoyment. Check out her latest "Jackie With a Camera" (below). There will be a Coloring Page for this design very soon. Welcome back Holly! We missed you.
April 12, 2005
Jackie Introduces the Volkswagen Caddy
Jackie is the spokesman for the new Volkswagon Caddy. As you will remember, Jackie was filming commercial spots for the new car earlier this month. (Photos: zgjrw.com)
April 11, 2005
Official Site Has Some Great Goodies!
As many of you know, JackieChan.com is undergoing some reconstruction right now. However, you can have a little peek at some of the great things that are planned and even see Willie's "Scrapbook." Very exciting! Click here!
April 10, 2005
Jackie, The Myth, and Mallika Head for Cannes
According to an article in The Times of India, Jackie's "Myth" co-star has been invited by Jackie himself to accompany him to the Cannes Film Festival on May 11-22. The Myth is scheduled to be screened there.
PHOTO: ORIENTAL DAILY
Myth Teaser Online!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MYTH TEASER TRAILER AT THE KIDS CORNER MYTH PAGE
Beautiful New Buddy Bear
Thanks to Petra from Germany for sending in her beautiful Harry Potter Buddy. Click here to see all the Buddy Bears!
Buddy Bears in Tokyo
The Circle of United Buddy Bears arrived in Tokyo, Japan on April 4th and is on display right now. After the Federal President of Germany officially opened the year of "Germany in Japan" at the Tokyo National Museum, he visited the exhibition opening of the circle of "United Buddy Bears" together with the Prime Minister of Japan, Junichirô Koizumi. (Photos: Doris Rieck)
At the opening Mr. Köhler and Mr. Koizumi signed a very special bear- the Buddy Bear designed by the artist Frank Rödel representing "Germany in Japan."
April 9, 2005
Jackie Making News Around the World
The Associated Press article about Jackie's new business ventures is making news all over the world. Newspapers in cities across the globe have picked up the article and published it in print and online formats. This is very exciting news for Jackie as he starts up new businesses.
Jackie Promotes Children's Clothing Line
April 8, 2005
Jackie Chan: A Man of Many Birthday Cakes
Lucky Jackie! It seems that everywhere he goes lately, there's a birthday cake waiting for him. On April 7th, Jackie attended a large party in honor of his 51st birthday. The party was attended by many of Asia's bright stars. When asked what he wished for his birthday, Jackie said, "World peace and no more disasters." Here are some photos from the party:
Jaycee arrives at the party.
PHOTOS: SINA, TOM
More Photos of Jackie's Clothing Line
In honor of the 3rd year anniversary of the launch of Jackie's clothing line, the press gathered to view Jackie with some of his designs (most of them fitted to little mannequins). Here are a few more photos:
Beautiful Drawings from Kriszti
Kids Corner friend Kriszti has sent some wonderful drawings. Thank you Kriszti!
Charles, Jackie, and Jaycee
Kath and Jackie As Children
New at the Sharing Corner
April 7, 2005
The Many Talents of Jackie Chan
Jackie sitting with one of the mannequins which are modeling his clothing line. (Photo: AP/Lo Sai-Hung)
Jackie in Xinjiang
During his recent visit to Xinjiang, Jackie carried out many chartitable activities and auctions. He raised 3.3 million Yuan (about US$360,000) to help the needy. While there, he visited orphans and widows and gave them gifts as well. He was treated to a birthday cake (a few days early, since he was there on April 1 through 3). He visited a home for the elderly and gave them clothing. He gave a lecture at the Xinjiang University and later arranged to have a doctor examine village children. On April 3rd in the evening, he screened a movie in Xinjiang Stadium. CLICK HERE to see an album of photos from these many events. CLICK HERE to see a 10 minute video.
Happy Birthday Jackie!
Jackie models with mannequins that are wearing his new clothing line. Jackie was given a birthday cake to celebrate his 51st birthday today! Photos: Sina
"The Myth" To Be Screened at Cannes
According to Chinese news source Sina, The Myth will be screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival (May 11 - May 22) and Jackie is expected to be in attendance. This is very big news for this movie! Congratulations to Jackie!
Some New Photos
Jackie at the Hong Kong Film Awards
At the Children's Charity Event, Beijing (Photo: Sina)
Photo: HK Yahoo
April 6, 2005
Jackie Relocating to Guangzhou Province?!?!
No - don't worry. It's not the REAL Jackie Chan, it's just his wax figure. Here's the news from China Daily:
Jackie Chan Cookies!
From the Associated Press:
April 5, 2005
Jackie to Visit Indonesia
Crossing Borders Concert Earned US$4.8 million!
April 3, 2005
Jackie's At It Again!
Here's Jackie conducting a charity auction in Xinjiang yesterday. This auction is to benefit elementary schools and other philanthropic causes. Along with other fund raisers held on April 1 and 2nd, 3.3 million Yuan was raised.
Matty's Myth Posters
Kids Corner friend Matty (age 14) from Australia has tried his hand at poster design and look at the awesome and fabulous job he did! These are just beautiful posters. Thanks Matty!
Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Everyone knows that Jackie is the real deal, right? So everyone has been trying to imitate him for years. This is a good thing, since Jackie does GOOD THINGS. Recently, a member of the Animal Kingdom was spotted trying to be just like Jackie. He does a pretty good imitation, but he's no Jackie!
Animal photo: Tom.com
Missing Buddy Bear Turns Up!
The Kids Corner webmaster got an email from our friend Haarsha asking if her daughter Ayushi's Buddy Bear had been spotted running around anywhere at the Kids Corner. Luckily, the webmaster was able to snag the wayward Buddy Bear and put it back where it belonged! Here's Ayushi's gorgeous Buddy Bear:
Please remember: If you ever send anything to the Kids Corner and either don't hear back from the webmaster or don't see it up on the site, please send an email as a reminder.
April 2, 2005
More Jackie in Beijing
The China Children and Teenager Fund is the charity that Jackie is helping to support. June 22nd has been designated China Children's Charity Day and is celebrated with a Grand Ceremony. For more information on this charity, visit its website here.
Little Girl's Story Brings Jackie and Stanley to Tears
This little girl very bravely got up in front of the news media and told a story about being sponsored by Jackie for medical treatment and how much it meant to her. Jackie and Stanley both ended up in tears. Photo: QQ.com
Jackie reacts to the little girl's story. Photo: Sina
Director Stanley Tong and Jackie with the children. Photo: Xinhuanet
Waving red hearts for photographers. Photo: QQ.com
Jackie and the children sing "A Sincere Hero" together. Photo: YN Daily
Jackie asked the children what they wished for. Many of them said things like "books, computers, and pens." Photo: Sina
One of the children drew this portrait of Jackie right there at the ceremony! Photo: QQ.com
Video of the Event
Get a box of tissues ready before you view this video. It's heartbreaking to see the little girl breaking down as she thanks Jackie for his help. Click here to view video.
Another photo of Jackie with the children. Photo: QQ.com
New Buddy Bear Designs!
Click Pinar's "Istanbul Buddy" to view the new ones!
April 1, 2005
Jackie in Beijing
Jackie was moved to tears more than once by the stories the children told at the Children's Charity event. A larger event is planned for June of this year. Photo: Oriental Daily
March 31, 2005
Jackie Attends Children's Charity Event in Beijing
March 29, 2005
JC Jeans Beijing Fashion Show Features Clothes for KIDS!!
Check it out! This is very cool news. Jackie has said that he was frustrated by so many Chinese kids wearing clothing with Western sayings printed in English. He wants kids to remember their Chinese heritage and now he has made that FASHIONABLE! The clothes are really nice. There are two photos below and there are a lot more photos at this link.
From the Korean Times:
to Make Jacky Chan Honorary Citizen
Action film star Jackie Chan
will receive an honorary citizenship of Tongyong in South Kyongsang Province
[Korea] for his contribution to the city.
Chan visited the city with local popular actress Kim Hee-sun in January, and he donated products worth 100 million won such as personal computers and clothes along with 20 million won in scholarships for children in need.
March 29, 2005
Jackie Heads for Beijing
Here's Jackie at the airport looking very tired (maybe from all those "After Parties"). According to the Oriental Daily website, he is going there to either bring bags of books or book bags to children. The webmaster here is having some trouble with the Chinese translation. More news as it happens. Source: Oriental Daily.
Another Photo From Hong Kong Film Awards
Photo: ent tom
Jackie's Professional Spirit Award has made the newspapers WORLDWIDE! This is a very special award because it honors Jackie's professionalism and his behavior in the film industry. All of Jackie's fans are very proud of him!
Here Come the Buddy Bear Minis!
There's a new Buddy Bear blank for people to color in and it's a page of tiny little Buddy Bears. The idea is that these little bears will be used for decorating the pages of the soon-to-be-started Buddy Bear Book: Third Edition. Here's a page of minis made by Priscilla, age 14. Some of them are so great that they should be giant-sized! Click on the page to see a bigger image. Scroll down to see two of them enlarged to show the wonderful details!
by Priscilla, age 14
Mickey and Minnie Buddy
by Priscilla, age 14
Check back in about a week to see a new section for just the Mini Buddy Bears to be displayed.
Please read this note from the webmaster!
Very Exciting News!!
This is THE coolest news of the year for the Kids Club!!!
As most of you know, Jackie has been keeping a diary for his fans while shooting Shanghai Knights. In the July 3rd diary entry, Jackie talks at length about the Kids Club and mentions each of the last 7 "Jackie's Kids" by NAME! As most Kids Club members know, Jackie has taken a keen interest in the newest Jackie Fan Club and he reads all of the newsletters. It is very exciting to read Jackie's comments about the club and its members! In the July 8th entry, Jackie mentions the Kids Club again, encouraging his young fans to join. Click the highlighted links (above) or read the diary entries at Jackie's Official Web Site. (From the August 12, 2002 News Report)
The Latest Jackie News is archived to save room on this web page.
To read past news reports, just click on the month you're interested in viewing. Remember that some of the older links in these news archive may no longer be active.
©2004 Katharine Schroeder / Jackie Chan's Kids Corner