Thursday, August 21, 2008

What an Interesting Breakfast Meeting

This morning I had the pleasure of having a breakfast meeting at Uptown Kitchen with LaPhonso Ellis. We have a mutual friend in Bob Dunbar and he arranged the meeting. LaPhonso grew up in St. Louis and played his college ball at University of Notre Dame and spent eleven seasons playing professional basketball retiring in 2003.

Phonz and Peter Parros started Ten Talents Productions. This cartoon is a flash-animation, multicultural, action-adventure series that features ten angles disguised as teenage superheroes. The names of the ten heroes each reflect Godly virtues.

Kidz of the King is based upon the popular comic book series created by Reggie and Dionne Byers, currently published by U.M.I. The Byers created Kidz of the King when they recognized the need for children to learn life lessons that are not necessarily being addressed by many existing television shows and most other forums of media.

Since Kidz of the King is rendered and targeted toward kids (ages 4 to 12) living in inner city environments and deals with real issues they deal with every day I was extremely excited to learn more and see how we might incorporate at MC3 and SonCity Kids.

How fun is this!

1 comment:

Jim Ruth said...

Dan, I thought that was him in church on Sunday!