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Perry's Previews – Insights from a Child Film Critic

4th grader Perry Chen is the award-winning child movie critic, Annie Awards presenter, artist, and young radio talk show host of "Perry Previews the Movies" on His complete body of work is available on his website: He became a national sensation after appearing on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in 2009. Perry reviews primarily G/PG-rated films from a child’s perspective with his unique kids-friendly starfish rating system, 5 being the best. He also loves to draw animation.

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Perry has been featured extensively in regional, national, and international media, including San Diego affiliates of Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, and KUSI, CW channel 6, other radio stations, San Diego Union Tribune, SDNN, San Diego Family, World Journal, The China Press, and more. He has also been invited to speak or interview filmmakers at numerous film festivals, awards shows, press junkets and movie premiers. He has interviewed Pete Doctor, the director of the Oscar-winning film "Up" as well as John Musker & Ron Clements of the Oscar-nominated film "The Princess and the Frog."