The first children’s programming for kids in gay and lesbian households

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2007 – Dottie’s Magic Pockets, the first children’s programming for kids in Gay and Lesbian households, will premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 from 7-10PM at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. A wine and cheese reception will follow the screening, sponsored by Gold Wines and Layer Cake Wines.

The premiere will feature a screening of “Doing the Flower,” one of two 23-minute episodes from the first Dottie’s Magic Pockets DVD, which will be available for purchase in September 2007 at Pink Pea, an independent production company, was founded a year ago by Tammy Stoner, Wayne DeSelle, Kathleen Latlip, and Andrea Maxwell. Dottie’s Magic Pockets is their first production.

"Dottie's Magic Pockets fills a huge void for families in the GLBT community, while also emphasizing compassion and an appreciation for diversity that can benefit kids in both traditional and non-traditional families," says Tammy Stoner, Creator of Dottie's Magic Pockets and CEO of Pink Pea. (source: US Census Bureau of Household and Family Statistics, 2000)

This live-action show invites children ages 2-7 to enter the fun-filled world of Dottie, a wacky stay-at-home mom whose house seems suddenly empty when her partner, May, and their son, Oliver, leave for his first day of school. To cheer up his mom, Oliver gives her a gift: a hooded sweatshirt with huge, dotted pockets!

When Dottie discovers that the hoodie’s pockets are filled with magic glitter, she sprinkles it around and — "Voila!" — her humdrum living room is suddenly transformed into a zany funhouse filled with a gaggle of whimsical characters, including: Randal the Beaver, James the Flower, Uncanny the Singing Can, Motilda the Mouse, and Wally the Wall.

“The premiere of Dottie’s Magic Pockets is the first step towards Pink Pea becoming the ‘alternative’ to Disney,” says Stoner. “We will offer positive, fun children’s programming that celebrates the fabulous diversity of non-traditional families.”

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