July 21, 2009
Buddy Bear Contest
Jackie's Design a Buddy Bear contest is nearing the end. There are only 10 more days to send in your entry, so please hurry! We have several new designs on the website which you can see by clicking the link below.
There's a brand new drawing in the Jackie Chan Art Gallery. Please take a look!
Remember, everyone is welcome to send in a drawing for the gallery. This display is not just for kids. It was begun with kids in mind, but many adults joined in the fun and sent their beautiful paintings and drawings of Jackie. You are invited to send yours too!
July 7, 2009
Build a School for a Dollar
This month Jackie's fans contributed US $1,057 bringing the total up to $65,950 !! That's only $9,050 away from our goal for a second school. This is very exciting news for everyone, especially for all the people who have given money to the project.
Whenever Jackie hears about the new totals for the Build a School for a Dollar project, he is quite happy and always passes along his thanks to the fans. Just think how excited he's going to be when he hears this newest total!
We want to thank everyone for the contributions, no matter how big or small. As you know, small amounts add up to large ones when they're combined.
Please take a look at one way that some German fans found to raise money for the project (and have fun at the same time). Click below to read a great story.
July 3, 2009
Recently we received two messages with news concerning Jackie's website. Since we are proud of the work we do at JackieChan.com and JackieChanKids.com, we'd like to share the news with everyone.
The first bit of news was that someone went through thousands of websites and posted a list of the "Top 32 Gorgeous Celebrity Websites" and we're happy to say that JackieChan.com was on that list. You can see the results here.
The second thing that was brought to our attention was a list of the "World's Best Logos and Brands" which included the old logo that we used for the Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids. Although the fan club is no longer in existence, we still have pictures of the old logo. Here it is:
Did you know that Jackie helped develop this logo? Click on the logo to read the story of how we came to use it for the Kids Club.
July 2, 2009
More Buddy Bears and Some Beautiful Panda Drawings
There are several new Buddy Bear designs for our contest. Check them out! Don't forget that the contest deadline is at the end of this month, so please send yours soon.
Recently Jackie posted some panda drawings in his diary and asked fans to let him know which one they liked best. Thank you to everyone who has sent in his or her vote. When we gather some more votes, we will let Jackie know what you like.
Our friend Christy from Hungary was inspired to draw two beautiful pictures of pandas when she saw Jackie visiting the Chengdu Panda center. Thank you Christy!
To vote on the panda drawings in Jackie's diary, click here.
June 30, 2009
Discovering the Berlin Buddy Bears
Did you know that Jackie first discovered the Buddy Bears when he was filming in Berlin, Germany? Well, Jackie is long gone from Berlin, but many of the Buddy Bears remain.
Recently we received an email from a fan who found many of the bears on the streets of Berlin. She has sent us such wonderful photos that we decided to devote an entire page to her discoveries!
Click below to see all the wonderful pictures. A big thank you to Bea!
June 29, 2009
Buddy Bears, Flat Jackie, and a New Story in the Sharing Corner!
There are several updates here at the Kids Corner for you to enjoy.
First, we have a very nice story in our Sharing Corner about some fans who recently held a special meeting:
Next we have an addition to the Flat Jackie reports - this one is from a fan in Hamburg, Germany:
We also have several new Buddy Bear designs for Jackie's Design a Buddy Bear contest. Don't forget that the contest ends on July 31st, so get to work coloring you Buddy Bear! There are really special prizes this year and if we're lucky, Jackie will be the one to judge the contest. Click below to see our latest Buddy Bears:
And one more thing.......
In Jackie's latest diary, he asks his fans to share their opinions of some panda drawings. If you haven't seen it, click here and after you look at the drawings, send us an email to tell us which one is your favorite!
June 15, 2009
Buddy Bears and Flat Jackie Reports
There's a lot going on at the Kids Corner these days! We have a great Buddy Bear contest and we also have the Flat Jackie reports coming in from all over the world.
There are some new Buddy Bears posted for the contest. Click on the banner below to see them all.
We received a message in our email box last week from Bea in Berlin, Germany. She sent some photos of the Berlin Buddy Bears that she spotted around the city. Here's what she wrote:
Hi, my name is Bea. I m come from Berlin, Germany. I send my photos just for fun:
Thank you so much to Bea for sharing these Buddy Bears with everyone!
Take a look at our Flat Jackie section (click on the banner below) to read brand new stories of Flat Jackie's travels!
June 12, 2009
Many new stories have been added to our Flat Jackie pages. Click on the banner above to read them all!
June 9, 2009
Big News for Build a School for a Dollar
The new total for Jackie's Build a School for a Dollar project is US $63,836 ! This was an incredible month for donations; fans gave $3,760 and with Jackie's matching donation, that adds up to an amazing US $7,520.
Donations ranged from less than a dollar up to US $1,000. Many fans donated money at the Friendship Tour party in Beijing and others worked on individual projects to raise money. There was a very large donation sent to our online charity donation page and all this adds up to a terrific month for the charity.
Jackie always says that the amount you donate is not as important as the fact that you do donate. For some people, one dollar is a considerable sacrifice. We appreciate all donations and remember that when you put all the dollars together, they add up very quickly! The Build a School for a Dollar project is once again close to having enough money to build a second school. Originally Jackie had hoped that a particular school could be named for the fans who have been so generous, but so far it hasn't been possible to arrange that. However, remember that all of your donations go to the Dragon's Heart Charity and they are used for buildings and supplies. Not one dollar is wasted.
We've added some new photos to our Dragon's Heart at Work page because Jackie wants you to see exactly where your donation money goes.
Once again, thank you to everyone for continuing to support this project. If you read Jackie's diaries you know that the Build a School for a Dollar program is very special to him.
Click on the photo below to see the new pictures we've added to the Dragon's Heart at Work page:
There are also more photos of donation drawings posted in the Build a School Donation Drawings page here.
More Buddy Bears
There are several new Buddy Bear designs at our Buddy Bear Contest page. Don't forget to send in your design! Jackie loves the Buddy Bear contests and he will pick the winner (time allowing). The contest ends July 31st.
June 4, 2009
A few years ago, Jackie participated in a Flat Stanley project here at the Kids Corner. Now it's Jackie's turn to be flat and travel the world. Click the banner to read about a really fun project put together by the members of the Jackie Chan International Friends Forum
May 28, 2009
More Buddy Bears
We're happy to say that several more Buddy Bears have been sent for our latest contest. We sure hope that all of Jackie's loyal fans will be sending in a design soon!
One fan from the UK wrote about her bear, and here's what she had to say:
We're sure that Jackie will love what her bear stands for. As you know, Jackie is very conscious of the environment and the idea of a Buddy Bear made of recycled scraps is right in keeping with his philosophy. Thanks Vic!
May 25, 2009
Our Buddy Bear contest is off to a great start. Thank you to everyone who has entered so far and thanks for following the directions for naming files, sending addresses, etc. It makes the webmaster's job so much easier!
Eva Herlitz has sent us photos of the three Miniature bears that are being given away as prizes. Click here to have a look.
May 21, 2009
Jackie's Design a Buddy Bear Contest 2009 prizes have been announced:
Deadline for entries is July 31, 2009
Note: If you were one of the winners of the blank Buddy Bear in our last contest, please send us a photo of your custom painted bear. We'll post it here on the Kids Corner!
May 20, 2009
We have received the first entry for our new Design a Buddy Bear Contest. Thank you to Nerissa from Indonesia for getting the contest going! (Click the banner above to see the first entry and read the instructions on how you can enter.)
May 19, 2009
Jackie Chan Art Gallery
Recently at the Fan Party in Beijing, one of Jackie's Russian fans presented him with a painted portrait made by her friend Asha. We asked Asha to send us a picture of her painting so we could display it in Jackie's Art Gallery and she was nice enough not only to send one picture, but three! Take a look at our art gallery to see many beautiful drawings and paintings by Jackie's fans. Anyone is welcome to submit a drawing for our gallery. Just scan it and send it to email@example.com .
Click on Jackie and Matthew to see all the beautiful pictures in our Art Gallery.
May 18, 2009
What's Up With the Buddy Bears?
It's been a while since we've posted any news about the United Buddy Bear project. Recently we heard from Eva Herlitz, the founder of the Buddy Bears. Since the beginning of the project, over 2 million US dollars have been raised to benefit UNICEF and local children's charities! The bears have toured the world, appearing on all five continents. Most recently they were in Uruaguay, South America. Here are some photos:
Mrs. Herlitz has agreed to provide prizes for another Buddy Bear contest. We will announce the prizes at a later date, but in the meantime, why not start designing your Buddy Bear? Details about the contest (including deadline and prizes) will be be posted here as soon as we have them.
If you're not familiar with the Buddy Bear project, click this link and read all about it.
You can find downloadable Buddy Bear templates here:
May 9, 2009
Happy Birthday Jackie
Well, it took a while, but as we promised we are posting photos of Jackie with the many cards and letters sent to Hong Kong for his April 7th birthday.
When Jackie saw all the cards, drawings, letters, and donations sent by his devoted fans, he was very touched. Here is Jackie with this year's birthday wishes:
May 6, 2009
New Jackie Chan Animated Cartoon in China
How many of you remember the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon? It was (and still is) a very popular cartoon series featuring Jackie. Although it is no longer being made, many television stations play reruns of it and the entire series is available on DVD.
Well, now there's a new animated cartoon series which was introduced at the China International Animation Festival! The name translates as "Jackie Chan Fantasia" and it is a cartoon series by one of Hong Kong's master animators, Huang Yulang (who also happens to be an old friend of Jackie's). The series, which is in Chinese, will feature Jackie's character involved in story lines which will teach youth respect, friendship, and other important moral lessons.
If all goes as planned, the cartoon should debut in late 2009 in China. And who knows? Maybe someday someone will translate it into an English version!
If you'd like to see what it looks like, click here. It's spoken in Chinese, but it's interesting to see even if you don't understand what they're saying. You also get to see Huang Yulang talk about the cartoon.
May 4 , 2009
Build a School for a Dollar
On April 7th, Jackie celebrated his 55th birthday and many fans sent in lovely cards and wishes. We will post a photo of Jackie with the cards as soon as we can get him to stay still for a picture!
Many fans also included donations for Jackie's Build a School for a Dollar. This year, a total of US $726 was sent in for Jackie's birthday. Sadly, this is nowhere near the usual amount that we receive for his birthday, but it's understandable because many people are having financial problems. We really appreciate every dollar that is sent in, especially during the hard times. Here's a photo of some (but not all) of the recent donations. We have other cards and letters that we will show later (when we get Jackie to pose with them). Thank you so much to everyone who has sent in a donation!
April 10, 2009
Happy Birthday Jackie and Happy Easter Wishes from Fans
On April 7th, Jackie celebrated his 55th birthday. Many fans sent greetings to Jackie's office and a few emailed their birthday wishes. Here are a few that were emailed (we will try to show you the greetings sent to the office later):
Happy Easter Wishes
And another fan sends a thank you for her Chinese New Year contest gift:
March 30, 2009
Build a School for a Dollar News
A big thank you to all the fans who continue to support Jackie's Build a School for a Dollar project. We know that times are difficult right now and that is why we are especially happy that fans sent in US $634 this month. With Jackie's matching donation, that brings the new total up to US $54,864 !!!!! You can see some of the newest donation drawings at the Build a School pages here.
We also want to thank the people who donate online at our secure donation page. We know who you are and we appreciate you! Some people have been making small (and large) donations monthly for several years now and we want you to know that we are happy to have your support.
Jackie's Art Gallery
Please take a look in Jackie's Art Gallery where you will find beautiful drawings sent in from fans of all ages. Click on Bai Wei's drawing, below, to visit the Art Gallery.
Odds and Ends of News
Over the past few months we have received emails from fans who send along thank you pictures or birthday greetings for Jackie. Here are some of the emailed pictures we've received:
FYI - - Jackie's birthday is April 7th and if you'd like to send him a card, you can mail it to our office:
Don't forget about our beautiful Easter project from Petra (see below). You can print one on your home printer and color it in for Easter! There are lots more coloring projects on our website. Just visit our Fun Stuff section to find links to our coloring project pages.
As you might know, Jackie spent some time in New Mexico at the end of last year to film The Spy Next Door. We think that all of Jackie's fans will like this movie and want to especially encourage his young fans to read about what it was like filming in New Mexico. There are lots of photos in Jackie's diaries about the trip and you can also read the first Scrapbook article and look at Jackie's Albums from Santa Fe.
Visit www.jackiechan.com and find the New Mexico Diaries in October, November, and December 2008. The first Scrapbook article is here. The webmaster is working furiously to finish the second installment of the On the Road article about filming the movie. There are going to be many new photos to see, so please check the main website often for updates.
March 22 , 2009
Happy Easter Coloring Project
For those of you who celebrate Easter, we have a brand new project to color! Click on Jackie for a printable black and white version:
Here's our Jackie Easter Bunny from last year. Click on it to download a printable black and white version to color:
We won't be having a contest this year for Jackie's birthday, but we hope that you will send him a card anyway. Last year Jackie was so touched and happy when fans not only sent in beautiful, creative cards, but also donations to his charity. If you want to send Jackie a birthday card, you still have plenty of time. Jackie's birthday is April 7th. Here are some of the cards and generous donations sent in last year:
Here's the address to send Jackie a card:
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