May 31, 2004
Lots of New Photos
May 29, 2004
Wanted: Foley Artist for Jackie Chan Movie!
First of all, you'll want to know what a foley artist is. That's the person who creates and records many of the sound effects for films.
If you'd like to play Jackie's foley artist for a day, visit Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry and you'll get your chance. Their new exhibit on moviemaking includes creating the sound effects for a chase scene from one of Jackie's movies. You get to bang chairs, chains, and garbage cans to make the scene come alive! For more info, click here.
Jackie at Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild Fundraiser
On May 28, Jackie attended a fund raiser for the HK Performing Artists Guild. Here are a few photos of Jackie (sporting his new short haircut) at the event:
Willie's Birthday Party
As you know, Willie Chan celebrated his 63rd birthday last week. Here he is with some close friends at his birthday gathering:
Photo: Oriental Daily
May 27, 2004
Titanium Rain....to Time Breaker....to Legend? or Myth?
Jackie's Latest Film Project
May 24, 2004
Buddy Bears Raise $4.14 HK Dollars for Charity!
All funds raised in Hong Kong will go to the Hong Kong Committee for the
United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), the Community Chest of Hong Kong
and the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation. The proceeds are in aid of
children in need.
Photos of Opening Ceremony
Thanks to Buddy Bear webmaster Sina Hirt and photographer Doris Rieck for sharing these beautiful photographs with the Kids Corner! All photos are ©2004 Doris Rieck and are used with permission.
ALL PHOTOS CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON THEM
Click here to read the introductory speech by Patrick Ho, Secretary for Home Affairs.
May 23, 2004
Maggie Cheung Wins Best Actress Award at Cannes
Jackie's friend and frequent co-star Maggie Cheung won the Best Actress Award at the 57th Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film entry 'Clean' by French director Olivier Assayas. The East was well represented at the film festival with awards going to talent from China and Japan. Congratulations to Maggie. She deserves it! Photo: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Jackie and Maggie in Project A 2
Jackie Inspires Afghan Athlete
Fraiba Rezzay, a 17 year-old girl from Afghanistan, will compete in the Olympics in Athens this summer. She blushingly admitted that Jackie Chan was her favorite movie star and that she had learned many of her moves from him. Jackie's influence is worldwide! (Thanks to Holly for the heads up on this story)
Jackie in Japan to Promote The Medallion
Jackie Chan kisses Sydney Olympic women's Judo gold medalist Ryoko Tani during a photo session after a press conference on his latest movie, "The Medallion" at a Tokyo hotel.
Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images
Click above to read the heartwarming story of a few special kids and their extraordinary teachers.
Yes, kids.....today is Willie Chan's birthday. As you surely know, Willie is Jackie's best friend and manager. He's a big big part of the "Chan Machine." Best wishes to Willie from the Kids Corner!
Another Update to the Buddy Bears Page
May 21, 2004
Win a Trip to Hollywood to Attend ATW80 Premiere!
Jackie in Hawaii, June 8th
Jackie will be in Hawaii on June 8th to attend a special screening of Around the World in 80 Days AND to celebrate the opening of his first Jackie's Kitchen restaurant in the United States. For ticket information, go to ticketmaster.com and type "Around the World in 80 Days" into the search box.
Buddy Bear Page Updated
The Kids Corner Buddy Bear page has been updated to include a message from Eva Herlitz, the creator of the Buddy Bears. Please take the time to read what she's written. It contains important messages for all of us.
Jackie's Russian Fans Honor Him With a Star
Jackie Chan has fans all over the world...and that includes Russia. In fact, he has a very large fan base there. Recently, some Russian fans installed a star for Jackie on Old Arbat Street. Jackie was very touched by this gesture. He said that he knows it is difficult for many of his Russian fans to spend money on his movies...he appreciates their devotion. Source
Jackie and McDull
Jackie sure meets up with some interesting characters in his travels. Here is a photo of Jackie with a character named "McDull." The image is from Filmart 2003 .
JC Adventures for Playstation 2 Screenshots
Click here to see a bunch of screenshots from the upcoming Jackie Chan Adventures for PS/2! The game is set to be released this year and it looks like it's going to be a whole lot of fun.
May 20, 2004
Yes indeed, the results are here. Click the banner above to read all about it!
Chinese Children's Charity Honors Jackie
On May 18, Jackie was honored by a Chinese children's charity. According to a rough translation of the article in Chinese, Jackie is the largest contributor to this charity. The article mentions that Jackie encouraged others to share the compassion and to be generous to those in need. Jackie sang a song (A Man Must Be of Self Help) with the children . To see 41 more photos of this event, click here. (Source: Sohu.com. Thanks to Marie for the url)
Jackie on the Cover of Disney Adventures Magazine!
This from Kids Corner informant Tabitha:
May 19, 2004
TONS AND TONS of Photos From Jackie's San Francisco Appearance!
Thanks to good friend Jeff Applebaum, the Kids Corner is proud to present over a hundred photos of Jackie from his San Francisco appearance. Here's a sample of what you'll see....Kids Club member Josh Applebaum and his mom with Jackie's dialogue coach Diana Weng and her baby! You'll also see Willie Chan plus a host of delighted fans of Jackie's. Thanks so much to Jeff for generously sharing his photos with the Kids Corner!
Kids Club member Josh, his mom Johanna, Diana, and her baby
Around the World in 80 Days Spots Online
May 17, 2004
Charity Screenings of Around the World in 80 Days
There will be several charity screenings of the movie held at various places across the globe. In Singapore, there will be a Disabled Peoples Associations Charity Film Premiere 2004 on June 14. In Honolulu, Hawaii there will be a charity screening on June 8th. Jackie is scheduled to attend that one. If you're interested in tickets, please contact Ticketmaster.
JC Adventures Comes to Playstation 2
According to the Game Asylum website, a Jackie Chan Adventures game for Playstation 2 will be "karate-chopping its way into shops this autumn."
Screenshot from the game. To see more, click here.
The Huadu Chronicles : Blade of the Rose ( Twins Effect 2 )
Jackie makes a special appearance in son Jaycee's big debut:
Jackie At Buddy Bear Opening Ceremony
That's Rumble in the Bronx director Stanly Tong to Jackie's right.
May 16, 2004
United Buddy Bears Take Over Victoria Park
As you know, the Buddy Bears are on the Hong Kong stop of their world tour. On Saturday, the opening ceremonies for the exhibition took place. Jackie Chan attended, as did many other Hong Kong celebrities. A fun time was had by all. To see a photo album of pictures from the event, click here!
Jackie Brings Kids Corner Buddy Bear Book to the Festivities!
Check it out! Remember the Buddy Bear Book the Kids Corner sent to Jackie? Well, here he is having a good laugh over it at the opening ceremonies in Hong Kong! Way to go Jackie!
Check Out This Newest Drawing From Holly
Yes sir, that's the Kids Corner webmaster showing Jackie the latest updates on the Jackie Chan Kids Corner! What a terrific drawing! If you are interested in getting your own personalized drawing of Jackie from Holly, please send an email to the Kids Corner and we'll hook you up.
May 15, 2004
More Buddy Bear Photos From Hong Kong
It looks like it was a beautiful day at Victoria Park in Hong Kong!
PHOTO: TA KUNG PAO
The Buddy Bear opening ceremony. There's Solon and Willie on the left in the front row. Jackie sits cross-legged to the left of center. Buddy Bear co-creators Eva and Klaus Herlitz stand two rows behind Jackie (a little to the left) - Eva is wearing the green dress and Klaus is the tall man next to her. PHOTO: ORIENTAL DAILY
Here are a few photos from the arrival of the United Buddy Bears in Hong Kong earlier this month:
If Jackie saw this Buddy, he would grab the cigar out of its mouth, stamp it with his foot, and say, "You shouldn't smoke....it's not good for you!"
Buddy Bear Opening Ceremony/Display Activities:
Buddy Bears In Hong Kong: Opening Celebration
Opening ceremonies for the United Buddy Bears Circle in Victoria Park, Hong Kong took place yesterday. Here are some of the first photos out of Hong Kong:
Hong Kong film and television star Feng Delun, on May 15 attending the opening ceremony for the United Buddy Bears. Photo: ChinaNews
Hong Kong film and television star Wu Yanzu, on May 15 at the United Buddy Bears ceremony. Photo: ChinaNews
Residents and tourists attend the unveiling of the Buddy Bears. Photo: ChinaNews
Jackie and friends at the ceremony. Photo: ChinaNews
Jackie Chan helps hold a check to support The United Nations Children's Fund Hong Kong Committee. Photo: ChinaNews
Famous Hong Kong movie star manages the unveiling ritual together with
Hong Kong singing star Liu Haolong attends the opening ceremony....."singing a tune and adding to the fun." Photo: ChinaNews
The giant Circle of United Buddy Bears at Victoria Park:
and some fans of the Buddy Bears checking them out:
Gearing Up for Around the World in 80 Days
The official website for Jackie's latest film is being updated constantly as the countdown to the movie's opening approaches. Check it out!
There are several posters for the movie circulating around - have a look at three of them. Which is your favorite?
Two versions of the official poster for the movie.
(not official yet....click here to see aspiring poster artist)
**THIS POSTER IS A JOKE! JUST FOR FUN! IT'S NOT REAL, SO DON'T WORRY!**
May 14, 2004
Opening Ceremony and All-Star Show to Launch Buddy Bear Exhibition in Hong Kong on Saturday, May 15
Tourists in Hong Kong's Victoria Park pose while the Buddy Bear Circle takes shape around them. Photo: AFP
Jackie Chan Charity Cup Returns!
Photo: The JC Group
After a three year hiatus the Jackie Chan charity cup will
New Police Story To Be Screened at Cannes
According to the Arclight Films website, Jackie Chan's latest Hong Kong movie, New Police Story, is scheduled to be screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Heads Up, Kids! A Wireless ATW80D Game!!
Around the World in 80 Days Website Updated
Check out the official website for the latest news, some new games, AND some new photos!
May 11, 2004
Hong Kong Prepares for United Buddy Bears Circle!
Here are some photos of preparations for the Circle of United Buddy Bears at Victoria Park in Hong Kong: (Thanks to Holly for the links)
Four Year Old "Jackie Chan"
May 10, 2004
Jackie Talks About His Cambodia Trip
On Monday, Jackie briefed the Hong Kong press about his trip to Cambodia. He was obviously very moved by the people he met and the things he saw. Here are some photos of Jackie from the press briefing:
AP Photo/Lo Sai-hung
Jackie Disturbed by Cambodia's Land Mines
This from the UNICEF website:
Photos of Jackie From Cambodia
Building Awareness of How To Avoid Injury From Landmines
May 9, 2004
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! Happy Mother's Day also to all of you who play the role of Mom in the life of a child - whether you are his mother or not. Have a great day!
May 8, 2004
Buddy Bear Finalists Have Been Chosen!
Hundreds of votes have been counted and tallied and the top five designs in the Design a Buddy Bear Competition are now available for viewing. The winners in each category will be chosen by our celebrity judge sometime in the near future. To view the finalists, click a link, below.
Thanks to all who entered and all who voted. Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists! Although the competition has ended, you can still send in Buddy Bear designs and they will be posted here on the Kids Corner. A big thank you to Kids Club member Dan Schroeder for scanning many of the nearly 140 Buddy Bear entries AND for helping to tally the voting results!
Have a look at the poster for the Hong Kong visit of the United Buddy Bears:
Jackie Scheduled to Help Kick Off the Indy 500
This, according to WISH-TV:
Musical Score for Around the World in 80 Days
Award winning composer Trevor Jones has scored the music for Jackie's newest film. This is very exciting news; Trevor has scored the music for movies such as Notting Hill, Cliffhanger, and The Last of the Mohicans.
May 6, 2004
Jackie's Sneakers To Be Auctioned for Charity
Yes, it's true....there's no stopping Jackie when it comes to helping out people in need. Click here to see the Discovery Fund for Eye Research's Celebrity Auction. Scroll down to find Jackie's special Reebok sneakers! Here's what they look like:
Exciting New Coloring Page From Holly
To celebrate Jackie's soon-to-be-released movie, Around the World in 80 Days, Holly has made a terrific coloring project for you to make. Click below to go to a printable page.
Holly has also gifted us with a colored version which you can see below AND at Holly's Studio. All of Holly's wonderful drawings for the Kids Corner are available for viewing at the studio.
Click on the Flying Machine to read all about Around the World in 80 Days!
Holly also made a cartoon for the link to Jackie's music in the Totally Fun Jackie Stuff section of the Kids Corner. Here's the cartoon:
Click on Jackie Singing to read about Jackie's music!
Click here to go to the coloring pages for a version of Jackie Singing that YOU can color in!
Buddy Bear Voting
Please take a minute to vote for your favorite Buddy Bears. In order for the elimination round to be fair, as many people as possible should vote. Thanks to all who have voted already....and to those of you who haven't voted yet.......read the message below! Thanks.
May 2, 2004
Now that the Buddy Bear design contest is over, the voting will begin. Since there were so many entries (almost 100 for kids and around 40 for adults) there is going to be an elimination round. Once the top ten Buddy Bear designs in each category (Kids and Adults) are chosen, it will be up to our celebrity judge to pick out his favorite!
Here's what to do:
Go to the Buddy Bear pages and choose your top ten favorites from the kids' designs and your top ten favorites from the adults' designs. When you have your list made, email it to the Kids Corner webmaster and she'll tally them up. In your email, please separate KIDS bears from ADULTS bears. Mail your votes to the Kids Corner mailbox with the subject line "Vote" or "Buddy Bear Vote" or something like that.
May 1, 2004
Buddy Bear Contest Comes to a Close
Yes, folks.....the Design a Buddy Bear contest has wrapped up. A whole bunch of people sent their designs in during this past week.....so there's a huge new pack of Buddies to see! This last mailing of Buddy Bears will certainly allow the contest to finish up with a bang......the designs are amazing! Click on Steffi's Buddy (below) to see all the new kids' entries. After you've seen those, check out the Big Kids' entries for some more amazing Buddy Bears!
Jackie's Stunt Team Nominated for World Stunt Award
Jackie Chan fights with many stunt men in a crowded marketplace. The stunt
men maneuver around carts filled with produce and up onto rooftops to
continue the fight. Props used in the fight include umbrellas, boxes,
crates and pulleys. Source
Important Message for VIP Members
If you joined the VIP club and are waiting for your new member packet to arrive, please click here. There are a whole bunch of people who need to contact the office to clear up problems with their addresses. Check to see if you're on the list!
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!!!!
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 now being archived to save room on this web page.
To read past news reports, just click on the month you're interested in viewing.
©2004 Katharine Schroeder / Jackie Chan's Kids Corner
A big thank you to Jose Escalante for contacting me about this special Tae Kwon Do program. Jose was very patient while I dealt with many photos and many misidentifications of who was IN those photos. My ignorance of Tae Kwon Do didn't help either. Jose's middle name should be "Patience." Thanks also to Holly Hecht who not only made the touching cartoon to accompany the story, but who also wrote the story! I sent Holly a mishmash of emails and notations and somehow she was able to come up with a great piece. Thanks so much!