Pulos: ‘Koala Kid’ Has Something for Everyone30 Apr, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
LOS ANGELES — Actress Jenni Pulos (Bravo’s “Flipping Out”) has waited a long time for Koala Kid.
“I was doing table reads for this for six years,” Pulos laughed, speaking during an event at the Los Angeles Zoo. “It’s fortunate this became a movie, and got so many stars attached.”
The 2012 Korean-made CGI animated comedy sees Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo) as Johnny, a rare white koala who becomes an unwitting hero to his fellow animals, taking on the moniker “Koala Kid.” Alan Cumming (X2, “The Good Wife”) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) join Pulos in the voice cast.
“It was an interesting journey,” she said, speaking of her work as koala character Charlotte. “I already felt like she was a part of me. I loved this character and had a lot of passion for this project. Kids will love it, and there’s a really great message.”
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the DVD of Koala Kid exclusively via Walmart and Walmart.com April 30.
“This movie is presented in such a fun way,” Pulos said. “The animals are so likeable, and the film does something for both adults and for kids. It’s OK to be unique.”
The DVD includes a game, and a Koala Kid sing-along to the Men at Work song “Down Under.”
Fox is also tying the DVD release to the anti-bullying organization Defeat the Label, offering a screening of the film to a school that participates in the anti-bullying day Stand4Change, occurring May 3. For more information, visit Stand4Change.com.