Holly on Hollywood – Wonder Park

Holly on Hollywood
“Wonder Park”
by Holly McClure

Wonder Park is a colorful adventure about ten-year-old June (voiced by Brianna Denski) who has a wild imagination that is encouraged by her mother (Jennifer Garner). The two build a magnificent toy amusement park in her yard, with rides that are run by her stuffed toy animals. When her mother gets sick with cancer and has to go away for treatment, June soon loses interest in her park, her friends and life, so her dad sends her to summer math camp. On the bus, June imagines that her dad needs her so she escapes to return home to help him. Along the way, she gets lost in the woods and discovers her magical Wonderland in disarray, slowly being destroyed by darkness. As time runs out, June and her favorite animals join together to save her magical Wonder Park. Mila Kunis, Matthew Broderick, and Ken Jeong, join the voice cast.

The PG colorful, animated adventure, is kid friendly and has funny animal characters that will entertain the little ones and celebrates a girl who is smart in math, loves to invent things, solve problems, has lots of friends who enjoy her creativity and loves her parents. There are lots of laughs, slapstick comedy and a wonderful cast of characters who help June discover how to solve her problems in creative, “splendiferous” ways. But parents, the story also contains themes of a mother dealing with (and recovering from), cancer. Because of that, the darkness that is destroying Wonder Park is symbolic of the emotions June is dealing with in her own life. When she is told her mom has cancer, June becomes sad, depressed, doesn’t want to play with friends and loses interest in the Wonderland she created with her mom. It’s the wisdom of her mother that comes to June time and again, that sees her through the troubles and dangers of the land they created together. Parents may need to explain that symbolism to younger children. The theme of June’s light driving out the darkness creates the beautiful allegory that is the wonder in “Wonder Park”.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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