January 29, 2005
Check This Out: Jackie Chan Toys!
There appears to be a new series of toys in production featuring our own hero Jackie Chan! Check out these photos (with information). No word yet on when or where these will be available for purchase!
Shadow32 - JC Collection Series
JC Toys Series
Shadow32 Hong Kong Police Series
SOURCE: NEW JOY TOYS
January 28, 2005
Jackie Attends "Book Art Exhibition"
PHOTO: WEN WEI PO
Jackie attended a "book art exhibition" of his good friend Lin Wenchieh and, as the honored guest, cut the ribbon. He was presented with the above framed collage of photos. Jackie expressed concerns about Chinese youth "neglecting their Chinese culture." (SOURCE: Wen Wei Po)
Jackie Chan Martial Arts University?
According to a Chinese news source (news.ent.tom), Jackie will be heading to Beijing next week to participate in the CCTV's popular Spring Festival (on February 2) and on the way there he will be inspecting sites for a future Institute of Movie Martial Arts. Jackie has looked around in Shanghai and in Beijing for a good place to build this school. Jackie wants this institute to be a place were there would be dormitories, dining rooms, and martial arts exercise and training rooms. He is hoping to attract future martial arts stars from all over the world. His vision for the school includes film editing classes, music, and performances. He hopes to complete this project in the next two years.
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January 27, 2005
Jackie Nominated for Best Actor
The Hong Kong Film Critic Association's 10th Annual Golden Bauhinia Award committee has announced its nominations and Jackie has been nominated for his work in New Police Story! Congratulations to Jackie for this honor (and good luck).
January 26, 2005
Jackie Expresses His Pride in Hong Kong
Eric Tsang, Dou Wen-Tao (?), and Jackie with the donation box.
Jackie met yesterday with Eric Tsang and Dou Wen-Tao (?) to discuss the results of the fund raising for tsunami victims. The January 7th "Crossing Borders" concert earned over HK$40 million and money continues to come in. Donation boxes are filling up all over Hong Kong. Jackie expressed his pride in his hometown and said that he was thrilled that Hong Kong stepped forward immediately and began donating money in great amounts - setting the example for the rest of the world to follow. Eric Tsang encouraged people to treasure what they have because a natural disaster like the tsunami could take it all away in an instant. The money collected by the charity events will be distributed to five organizations: The United Nations Children's Fund, Salvation Army Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Red Cross, and two others (which don't translate).
SOURCE: NEWS AT ENT.TOM
While Jackie was in South Korea, he surprised a lot of people by appearing at a show where he had a booth that sold many of his own "Dragon" designs. According to Oriental Daily, Jackie was displaying clothes, shoes and socks, and all kinds of souvenirs plus a portable telephone set, "Dragon" soy sauce, and even "Dragon" hot pepper sauce. Jackie modeled some of his own wares and even bought a t-shirt with "Peace" written on the front!
SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY
More Photos From Korea
Jackie seems to be an endless source of fascination for S. Koreans. Here are a few more photos from new conferences, etc. that you might not have seen before (many of them are just similar poses to photos that have already shown up here). All photos are from Korean Yahoo!
PARDON THE WEBMASTER IF ANY OF THESE PHOTOS ARE "REPEATS."
January 25, 2005
"Design a JC Jeans T-Shirt" Contest Winners Announced
Thanks to everyone who submitted a t-shirt design. Thanks also to everyone who voted! All designs will be mailed to Jackie in Hong Kong so he can have a look at them!
New Photos in The Myth Section of the Kids Corner
January 23, 2005
More Jackie in South Korea
Jackie is extremely popular in South Korea. This is evidenced by the intense media coverage of his recent trip there.
Here are links to two really nice videos of Jackie's visit. One shows him at the ribbon cutting ceremony of a Jackie's Kitchen and the other is a more general video showing clips from some of his movies and other highlights of his visit.
From the New Police Story premiere in South Korea
ANOTHER PHOTO OF JACKIE HAVING A MEAL WHILE TOURING SOUTH KOREA
JACKIE AT THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION
SOURCE: KOREAN YAHOO
Great Album of Old Black and White Photos
While searching around the Korean news sites, the webmaster came across some great old photos of Jackie - some very rare. Check them out here.
January 20, 2005
Jackie on Central Committee Television (CCTV)
Chinese news source tom.com's article about Jackie's appearance on CCTV's "Artistic Life" relates that Jackie talked a lot about his life while on the show. He spoke of the grief of losing his mother and how difficult it was to hide his feelings when she died [he was filming The Medallion at the time and didn't want to interrupt the production]. He talked about his devotion to China and his desire to bring honor to the Chinese through his work in film. He mentioned his affection for his father. According to the interview, Jackie became emotional at different times. Sounds like a great show! Here are some photos from CCTV:
Here is another photo of Jackie from a Korean press conference:
Hong Kong SAR's UNICEF Education Ambassador
Jackie's New Police Story co-star, Charlie Yeung, attended a charity event press conference as the UNICEF Education Ambassador. The event will help Mainland children to return to school. On the 26th she will travel to Sri Lanka to visit orphans who have lost their families in the tsunami disaster.
Charlie Yeung, Education Ambassador (Hong Kong SAR) Photo: Oriental Daily
Kids Corner Survey
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January 19, 2005
More Photos From South Korea
Jackie interacts with the local sea life.
Kim Hee-Sun and JC with local children.
Kim Hee-Sun and JC
Touring South Korea
PHOTOS: SINA AND ENT.TOM
Buddy Bear Newsletter
Thanks to Sina Hirt from Buddy Bears Berlin for sending the Kids Corner the Buddy Bear Newsletter. It's very exciting to read - it even shows that Queen Elizabeth is a Buddy Bear fan! Click below to read the newsletter.
Find out what Queen Elizabeth II is doing with this Buddy Bear! Just read the newsletter.
Since We're On the Topic of Buddy Bears...
If you would like to add your Buddy Bear design to the galleries of bears here on the Kids Corner, just click here. The Kids Corner has gotten Buddy Bears from many countries all over the world, but we haven't gotten many from Asia. So how about it? Hey all you kids in Japan, China, India, and everywhere else in the world - send in your Buddy Bears!
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January 17, 2005
Jackie's Tour of South Korea
Just when the webmaster thought she'd mastered translating Jackie news from the Chinese news sites, he goes to South Korea! Translating from Korean is a whole different story. Please forgive any errors. It seems that Jackie has been touring South Korea with (and sometimes without) The Myth co-star Kim Hee-Sun. Here are some photos, all of which come from the Korean Yahoo site and Yonhap News.
JACKIE DONATES MORE MONEY TO HELP CHILDREN:
JACKIE AND KIM HEE-SUN PRESENT A CHECK TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE. HERE'S THE STORY FROM YONHAP NEWS (ENGLISH EDITION:
JACKIE AT A SEAFOOD MARKET - IMITATING AN OCTOPUS
JACKIE CHECKS OUT THE LOCAL SEAFOOD
TOP: MORE FOOD ; BOTTOM: TELLING A STORY
SOURCES: http://kr.news.yahoo.com/ AND YONHAP NEWS
In our Sharing Corner you can read a story from the imagination of Jordan Ryan from the UK. Enjoy!
January 16, 2005
Rush Hour 3 News
ComingSoon.net has posted an article which mentions a possible shooting location for the third Rush Hour. Here's what they said:
January 15, 2005
Jackie in Korea
Media coverage of Jackie's trip to Korea was HUGE! There are tons of photos of him on many different Korean websites. Here are a few more:
Photo: Yahoo Korea
Photo: Yahoo Korea
Photo: Yahoo Korea
Click here (just click on the button below Jackie's photo on the page) to view a Korean news report about Jackie. It seems to be about Jackie's past work with Korean actors. It's neat because there are clips from New Police Story, Accidental Spy, and Rush Hour, among others. It also shows Jackie at a few different news conferences.
Great Jackie Chan Artwork
This drawing was made by Emma Goodman and shows Jackie with the evil Shendu. Thanks to Emma for sharing her drawing with the Kids Corner!
New "Jackie Chan Movies That Weren't"
CLICK ABOVE TO SEE NEW MOVIE POSTERS FROM AARON!
January 14, 2005
Jackie in South Korea
Jackie gestures to reporters in South Korea. (Photo: Sina)
A classic Jackie expression (Photo: Sina)
Jackie smiles widely at a press conference in South Korea, where he was promoting New Police Story. Jackie looked happy and well-rested in all the photos from this trip. Click here to see an album of photos from Korean news sources (mostly Yahoo Korea).
January 13, 2005
Jackie in South Korea
On his way home from the United States, Jackie stopped over in South Korea to promote New Police Story. (Photo: Sina) While there, he took part in a demonstration match with Li Jing Kui.
January 11, 2005
Wonderful Video of Jackie from Las Vegas
He talks a little about the Consumer Electronics show and gives a demonstration of his new product. The best part about this video is Jackie talking about his charity work. He is very committed to helping other people and it really shows. Although other celebrities are very generous to charity, none uses his non-movie-making time the way Jackie does! Click below to see the video from CTV's Canada AM program:
Packs and Packs of New Buddy Bears
Lots of new Buddies came tumbling onto the Kids Corner site last night. There are also a few Buddy Bears that were "lost" and are now found. Just go through all the pages and see if you can spot the ones that were on the site briefly, then disappeared and now have reappeared!
Just click on Sara's Rainforest Buddy to see them all!
Hong Kong Charity Concert
The concert was a huge success, and they reportedly had earned over $10 million by 7:00 PM. Jackie could not attend this event, although he did help organize it and gave tremendous financial aid to put it all together. Jackie appeared at the concert via a taped message. Action star Jet Li was also there, telling the story about how he and his family were nearly swept away by the rising waters.
PHOTO: THE SUN
January 9, 2005
A Most Amazing Thing!
The Jackie Chan Kids Forum (Message Board) is about one week old and already there are 37 members! But the most amazing thing is that it is a real INTERNATIONAL, MULTINATIONAL forum. Those 37 members represent 16 different countries!! (And those are just the ones who are registered.) We have members from the following countries:
Jackie has spoken many times of his hope that he could bring people from all nations together in friendship. The Kids Corner Forum has done exactly that. Jackie will be so proud! If you would like to join the fun, just visit the forum. You do not have to register, but there's no reason not to. It doesn't cost anything and it is SAFE. The Kids Corner Forum is moderated by two caring adults, both of whom work with children as a profession. Kids will be safe at the forum. So join now! The more, the merrier! Click here to visit the forum.
Great Jackie Chan Adventures Website
There's a great website for Jackie Chan Adventures fans. This site has episode guides, cast information, episode reviews, etc. Click Jackie and Jade, below, to visit!
Awesome New Buddy Bear Designs!
Click Lika's Buddy Bear to see all the new ones!
There are many more Buddy Bears coming, so check back often! Thanks to everyone who sends Buddy Bears in and to everyone else: KEEP SENDING THEM! You can scan and then email them to the Kids Corner or you can send them by snail mail to:
Jackie Chan Kids Corner
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Also please consider sending any drawings or stories you have. The Kids Corner is ALWAYS looking for new things to add to the Art Gallery, the Sharing Corner, and the Little Dragon Newsletter. The webmaster is also interested in putting together a section of the website for poetry (for Kids and Adults), so if you have a poem, please send it in! Remember, a poem doesn't have to rhyme, so don't worry if yours doesn't. If you don't believe that, then check out the work of a few third graders who wrote poems without any instruction or guidance. Most of their poems don't rhyme, but they're still amazing.
January 8, 2005
We Are the World Video Information
As you have probably read here (and everywhere else in the world), a group of Hong Kong singing artists have joined together to remake the Michael Jackson/Lionel Richie song that was originally the theme for the Live Aid hunger relief concert. There are several versions of this song and there are many different versions of the video that accompanies the song. These videos, however, show some disturbing images and therefore they won't be posted here. There is one video which shows the singers (including Jackie) practicing the song. You can watch that by clicking here.
Exclusive Photos of Jackie in Las Vegas
ALL PHOTOS ©2004 JCX and are used with permission.
Jackie demonstrating one of the JC Xavix products. Check out his t-shirt!
Jackie talks to a Xavix representative.
Jackie with the Xavix Golf.
A lucky lady gets to try out the product while Jackie looks on.
Willie (left) and Jackie.
Jackie with Xavix representatives.
Video of Jackie from Las Vegas
Jackie was in Las Vegas introducing his newest venture - the Jackie Chan Xavix. It is an interactive video/excercise/entertainment system. There are demonstration videos at the Jackie Chan Xavix site PLUS there's video of Jackie talking to the press and showing them how to use his own product! (If you look carefully, you can see Willie in the background.) Jackie talks about his goal of "getting kids moving" because he thinks they spend too much time sitting in front of computers and video games. So he's developed what looks like a really fun way to exercise! Click below to get to the video menu page.
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Charity Concert in Hong Kong
January 6, 2005
VERY VERY COOL!
Jackie Chan XAVIX
The mystery about Jackie's visit to Las Vegas is over! Jackie is joining together with XaviX to produce some VERY VERY cool home fitness products. They are interactive and use motion detection, creating "interactive digital fitness" equipment! This is very neat. According to the press release:
These products should be available by the summer. Click one of the images below to visit the website!
"Crossing Borders Fundraising Show"
Although Jackie cannot be in Hong Kong for this event, he was a big part of organizing it and has given money to support its production. Here is information about this show:
January 5, 2005
We Are The World - 2005
In 1985 some of the world's brightest singing stars recorded "We Are The World" as the theme song for Live Aid, a concert to benefit hunger victims. Now, in the wake of the worst natural disaster in human history, some of Hong Kong's brightest stars, including Jackie, have redone the song and are releasing it to benefit the victims of the tsunami.
(This story is coming in from news sources all over the world, from Jamaica to The Isle of Man to China to the United States.)
From left, Hong Kong singer Andy Hui, action star Jackie Chan and actor Eric Tsang hold hands at a press conference promoting a benefit performance for southern Asia's tsunami victims. Photo: AP/Lo_Sai-hung
PHOTO: THE SUN
JACKIE TALKS TO REPORTERS
MEETING WITH ERIC TSANG AND AN UNIDENTIFIED GENTLEMAN
JACKIE AND ERIC
JACKIE ACCEPTS A CHECK FOR TSUNAMI RELIEF
Happy New Year from Eva Herlitz, Creator of Buddy Bears
Eva sent the adorable photo, above, to wish all Buddy Bear fans a Happy 2005. Thanks Eva!
January 4, 2005
Jackie Scheduled to Visit Las Vegas...
...with a couple of hundred thousand other people! It's the annual International Consumer Electronics Show; the worlds largest annual consumer technology exhibition. Jackie is scheduled to appear with SSD COMPANY LIMITED/XaviX and announce a strategic alliance with Jackie Chan. SSD XaviX is a cutting edge technology company that makes products that allow users to "interact with their televisions like never before." They also make games for their system. We can only wonder what the "alliance" with Jackie will be. Very exciting!
In Case You Didn't Know...
...Jackie was the "Friends of Operation Smile" Ambassador a few years ago. You can still assist these children by clicking on Jackie, below, and seeing what you can do to help.
Jackie's Other Buddy Bear
Thanks to Haarsha for sending the Kids Corner a photo of Jackie's "other" Buddy Bear. She says that both the tall Buddy Bear and the short one are standing outside Jackie's JC Jeans store on the Avenue of Stars.
CLICK TO ENLARGE
(PHOTO ©2004 HAARSHA BALRAJ)
January 3, 2005
Jaycee Chan Takes Action
Jackie's son Jaycee has gotten involved in an effort to help raise public awareness in Hong Kong. Along with actor Eric Tsang, Jaycee is getting the word out to Hongkongers about what is going on in the tsunami disaster areas. He has also offered to travel to the affected areas to lend a hand. It looks like Jaycee is starting off on the right foot when it comes to charitable works. Jackie will surely be proud.
Thanks to Mary D. for this information.
January 2, 2005
Jackie's Plea For Your Help
Click on Jackie to see the video. (Thanks to Matty for finding this!)
Jackie's Buddy Bear
This is a photo of Jackie with the Buddy Bear that he purchased. United Buddy Bears official photographer, Doris Rieck, took some great photos of the bear (including the one above). CLICK HERE to see a great photo album of Jackie Chan's Buddy Bear!
New Kids Corner Forum is a Great Success!
The new Kids Corner message board is quickly acquiring many members. This board is much better than the old one and allows members to post photos and links. The board is divided into categories and visitors can choose what they'd like to read about and comment on. Please visit the new board - we're having a lot of fun over there!
Jaycee Chan Donates to Tsunami Victims
Jackie's son, Jaycee has made a generous donation to help the victims of the tsunami. He donated one yuan less than his father (HK$499,000). (Photo: ent.tom file photo)
January 1, 2005
Jackie is a Special Guest at Concert
Jackie joined fellow Hong Kong entertainers Jonathan Lee and Emil Chau (he's the fellow who played the ice cream vendor in Rumble in the Bronx and Mr. Nice Guy) at a concert. Take a look:
Jackie on China Central Television
Jackie was on a program called "The Artistic Life." According to Sina, Jackie talked about his life and gave a young actress a big hug!
December 31, 2004
Jackie to Participate in Fundraiser for Tsunami Victims
The brightest stars of Hong Kong join together to help others.
PHOTO: ORIENTAL DAILY
According to Chinese new sources:
There are many plans in the works to raise money for the victims of the devastation. Jackie has also been involved in organizing a fundraiser which will tentatively take place on January 7, 2005. However, Jackie is scheduled to be in Las Vegas on that date, so he will probably participate via a video link or taped speech.
Jackie Heading for Las Vegas in USA
will be heading to the States to talk to representatives from the SSD
New Fun Stuff
Well, it's not really NEWS, but it's just a few new pages on the website. One lists Jackie's favorite stunts and the other lists his favorite fights. All information for these pages came from the book I Am Jackie Chan, published by Random House.
December 30, 2004
Why We Love Jackie
Here he is again donating winter coats to charity. When Jackie is between films, or when there is a break in filming, he gives his all to helping others. Just another reason why we love Jackie.
(PHOTOS CAN NOT BE ENLARGED Photos ©www.hk-image-online.com)
December 29, 2004
Photos of Jackie Donating to Relief Victims
As soon as possible, Jackie jumped right in and donated HK$500,000 (US $64,000) to help the victims of the tsunami. Jackie said that if we all give what we can, "the accumulation of droplets becomes a river."
All photos, below, can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Special thanks to Marie M. for supplying the Kids Corner with daily news updates about Jackie. She spends a lot of time hunting down the latest news and very generously shares it with the Kids Corner webmaster. Without Marie's help, this news page would not be the same. Thanks Marie!!!!
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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.
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