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Party Animals
Party Animals
Item#: 851
Availability: immediate

Running Time: 58 minutes
All ages
Colleen Stovall


"Party Animals is a delightful film that should appeal to votors and potential votors of all ages. Recommended."
-Video Librarian




Named “one of the 20 teens who will change the world” by Teen People Magazine, 11 year-old filmmaker Chaille Stovall describes the 2000 Presidential Election as “groundbreaking, confusing, and the most fun a kid could have, provided he has a strong stomach and 15 months to spare.”

Of his 100% kid-made film, Party Animals, Chaille says, “I started this film because my parents are really into politics, which is a subject my friends and I, and a lot of adults, find really boring, so I decided to go where the action was and hit the campaign trail."

Why should kids care about politics? Chaille shows us.

Closely following the campaign trail of both George W. Bush and Al Gore, and anything but boring, this truly unique production is perhaps the best tool to date for exciting the interest of young people in the increasingly contentious field of American Presidential politics.

Party Animals is divided into 5 segments which use humor to engage viewers of all ages. Each section clearly examines a different step involved for candidates seeking the office of U.S. President. Included are interviews with George W. Bush and his family, Al Gore, Bill Bradley, Jimmy Carter, Larry King, Jesse Jackson, Maria Shriver, Jay Leno, and many other recognizable figures from the news media and silver screen of Hollywood.

Chaille makes the campaign for President of the U.S. accessible and interesting to everyone, young and old. Topics of discussion include:
- What is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican?
- What is a Primary and why is it important?
- How does a Candidate earn the nomination of their party?
- What happens at National Conventions?
- What do we learn from Presidential debates?
- What is the Electoral College and how does it work?
- Does every single vote count?
- Why should kids care about politics when half of eligible adults don’t vote?

Party Animals originally aired on HBO and has been featured at dozens of film festivals across the USA. Chaille and Party Animals have been featured in: The New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, The London Guardian, People Magazine, TV Guide, National Geographic World Magazine, Time Magazine for Kids, Weekly Reader, Scholastic Magazine, Teen People Magazine.

Chaille has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, E-News, Fox News, and Late Night with David Letterman.