Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ChiIL Mama's Adventures at Radio Flyer's Taking Flight Red Carpet Premiere

When Radio Flyer asked us to partner up on a sponsored post and come out to their headquarters to cover the world premiere showing of their awesome animated short, Taking Flight, we jumped at the chance. My family history with Radio Flyer dates back to 1939 when my mom was a toddler, rockin' her sunglasses on a Sunshine Flyer! I have fond memories of my own little red wagon and Radio Flyer sled from my childhood. And now I'm a mom of two teens who grew up loving their multiple Radio Flyer toys. 

1939—Judy, 14 months (My MOM!), and Bonnie Rigney, 18 months in Flyer wagon

We adored Taking Flight and have the short available right here for you to see below, along with loads of playful shots from the world premiere. It's a charming celebration of creative and multigenerational bonding and a crowd pleaser for all ages. If you've got a fun history with Radio Flyer, they're also collecting stories and photos and picking weekly winners for some sweet prizes! Full details are below.

Love the shirt "That's How I Roll". Too cute.

Long time blog friends of mine, Johana (AKA: Momma Cuisine) & Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes.

ChiIL Mama ChiILin' with Natasha (Houseful of Nicholes) and Grandpa Nono and the Taking Flight family.

Disclosure: Here at ChiIL Mama we're elated to join Radio Flyer for this sponsored post and Saturday's event. We have been compensated for sharing with our readers. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Chicago-based Radio Flyer and critically-acclaimed Moonbot Studios have teamed up to produce the award-winning animated short film Taking Flight. The film is inspired by the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the beloved Little Red Wagon. In the fictional tribute, what begins as a small boy’s boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey of imaginative play. To-date, the film has received more than 14 awards and accolades from international and local film festivals.  

Check Out ChiIL Mama's Full Set Of Event Photos Here: 
More favorites are embedded below.

We enjoyed ChiILin' with Radio Flyer’s Chief Wagon Officer, Robert Pasin (grandson of the founder of Radio Flyer!) 

and award-winning director Brandon Oldenburg, CCO and partner of Moonbot Studios at this exclusive viewing party and Q&A in Radio Flyer’s hometown of Chicago (Chi, IL). 

All the kids even got to take home a snuggly friend and a little Radio Flyer wagon!

Got A Tale To Tell?

Little Red Stories is a platform where Radio Flyer users can share personal stories about how a Radio Flyer product has brought fun and joy to themselves or loved ones, in the past or now. A winner is chosen once a week throughout the months of September and October. The winner will be featured on the Radio Flyer website and receive a prize. Click HERE to enter into Radio Flyer’s Little Red Stories contest

3 generations of my family have loved Radio Flyer Sleds! Here's my mom, "Grammy" pulling my kids!

2007—Grammy pulling Dugan (6) and Sage (4) on my old Radio Flyer sled from childhood

1950 –Judy, ll (my future mom), pulling her little sister, Jan, 8, on a Radio Flyer sled

1950—Judy, 11,  on the same Radio Flyer sled

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Check out Taking Flight for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments below:

ChiIL Mama had a blast out at the Chi, IL headquarters on 9/10. Check out their official recaps on Radio Flyer's Facebook Page and on their website HERE.

About Radio Flyer:
Radio Flyer is the world’s leading producer of wagons, tricycles, pre-school scooters and other ride-ons, becoming the most loved brand for kid’s wheels in the world. The Chicago-based company has more than 100 award-winning products available in 25 countries. Since 1917, the family-owned company has created icons of childhood, building a legacy of high quality, timeless and innovative toys that spark imagination and inspire outdoor, active play.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine.

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More of ChiIL Mama's Photos Favorites from Radio Flyer's Taking Flight Red Carpet Premiere:

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine.

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