Atlanta-based children’s filmmaker celebrates 25th anniversary

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Atlanta’s Little Mammoth Media, which makes fun, adventure-filled films for kids, is kicking off its 25th anniversary with a remake of its first-ever movie, “The BIG Plane Trip.” The re-imagined film, “The New BIG Plane Trip,” shares a behind-the-scenes look at a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to its final destination in London’s Heathrow Airport.

Curious young viewers will get to look “behind the ticket” at what goes into making airports and airlines function, with an inside look at flight-attendant training, pilots flying the simulator, how Delta’s chef develops the in-flight meals and how luggage moves underground through the airport, and much more.

Founder Bill VanDerKloot launched Little Mammoth Media in 1993 to entertain kids while answering their questions about how things work – from plane trips to submarines to national parks – through the BIG Adventure Series.

“25 years ago, when my kids were young, I realized there weren’t any well-produced and well-researched videos for children. I decided to make them myself, and Little Mammoth Media was born,” said VanDerKloot. “Through our BIG Adventure Series®, we create smart content to delight curious kids.”

Over the last 25 years, Little Mammoth Media has sold tens of thousands of videos to entertain children and licensed them for broadcast in more than thirty different countries around the world. The brand has received dozens of awards, including most recently, a Kids First! Endorsement from The Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, a Parent’s Choice Award, a Special Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival, and a Bronze Award at the Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival, to name just a few.

When asked about his greatest successes, VanDerKloot mentions the feedback he’s received from viewers over the years.

“It is so rewarding to receive unsolicited notes from viewers who were inspired by our films. One viewer told me ‘The BIG Plane Trip’ motivated him to become a pilot, and another told me he joined the U.S. Coast Guard after loving ‘The BIG Submarine’ as a child,” said VanDerKloot. “That kind of feedback makes this all worthwhile.”

In addition to the new video, Little Mammoth Media is also debuting a short film, “What We Love About London.” This free kid-friendly guide explores London’s history, monuments and attractions. To download, visit: http://littlemammoth.com/promo/.

To learn more about Little Mammoth Media®, or to purchase a film, visit: http://littlemammoth.com. Videos are also available for streaming or download via iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

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