Baby Juggling in Megamind Trailer

Just like millions of 4th of July weekend moviegoers, we cried our way through Toy Story 3 this weekend. (How does Pixar do it every time?!?!)

It was an extra bonus to see some baby juggling during the trailer for Megamind.

We doubt Dube will be coming out with a line of stage babies any time soon, and we don’t recommend trying this with the real thing unless, of course. you happen to have superpowers!

Two New Juggling Films

A couple of new films have recently popped up in the juggling subculture.

Olga Kay just released Olga Kay’s Circus. This beautifully filmed short bills itself as “YouTube’s first interactive circus,” letting you chose your own adventure towards the end.

Click here to read a review of the film.

Here’s the trailer:

Also, Michael Karas recently released his film Spark.

He describes it as “a combination of traditional toss juggling and innovative non-traditional kinetic-based art.”

Here’s the trailer for Spark:

Charlie McDonnell Accepts a Juggling Challenge

Charlie McDonnell is the most subscribed YouTuber in the United Kingdom. According to the about page on his video blog, he has “amassed over 40 million total video views.”

Earlier this month Charlie answered a challenge to learn how to juggle.

Notice at the beginning Charlie refers to juggling as a useless skill. Then, by day 8, he’s calling for a YouTube juggling revolution.

We think that’s an awesome progression.

We’ll definitely throw our full support behind any other video bloggers that want to dazzle their audiences by taking a step into the juggling subculture.

(Click here to see wheezywaiter’s video about juggling.)

Dubé Steps Up Digital Game

Dubé has recently stepped it up in the internet department . . . and we love it!

A few juggling equipment companies have started a blog or posted some videos, but Dubé has decided to attack the internet on all fronts. Last week the great people at Dubé sent out an email officially introducing the world to their new Facebook page, YouTube channel, blog, and Twitter feed.

Since juggling is such a collaborative art form, it makes sense that juggling and the internet would go together. We’re proud of Dubé for committing to meet jugglers in all of these social media platforms.

Dubé has been supplying jugglers with equipment and training materials since the mid ’70’s and have always seemed to stay at the forefront of innovation, quality, and professionalism. This big step into the Web 2.0 world continues that legacy of leadership we have come to expect from them.

Here’s a video recently posted on the Dubé YouTube channel. It’s an introduction to the world of cigar box manipulation.

The Jugglers’ Lounge–A New Juggling Blog

We always get excited about someone starting a juggling blog. The world just needs more!

This one is called The Jugglers’ Lounge.

Steve Langley, the creator of the blog, writes:

I used to love the column in Juggler’s World magazine where they listed where jugglers would be performing . I was able to catch a lot of great juggling acts because of that column. This is an attempt to re-create that online. I want this to be a place where you can come to see who is performing where.

Not only will this be an entertaining read, but also a great hub of information on where to see great jugglers do their thing.

Anthony Gatto on ESPN and The Ellen Degeneres Show

Did you catch Anthony Gatto teaching a couple of ESPN anchors how to juggle last month?

In case you missed it, click here to watch the clip.

And something else you might have missed . . . here’s Anthony in his recent appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show:

Anthony’s recent move to La Nouba has provided a lot of great opportunities to promote the show, and the world of juggling, on national TV. Where will he show up next?

New Juggling Film From Wes Peden

When Wes Peden released the short juggling film Expectations, we were hoping it would be the first of many similar projects. It looks like our dreams have come true! Wes just released a new short film titled “Plaid.”

Here’s how he describes the film:

Plaid is a collection of juggling inventions and compositions made from the love of weird catches and style conscious throws. The film covers many controversial topics such as flipping, up catching, under the leg and backcross desegregation in relation to five club juggling, and what exactly the edition of purple handles has on modern 3 club juggling.

We are excited to see how Wes delivers his unique, art-infused juggling style in this new venture.

Take a look at the trailer for “Plaid”:

Wes Peden Answers Questions

Even if you didn’t shell out the $10 to buy Wes Peden’s Expectations, you’ll enjoy watching him answer questions about the creative process he went through to create the video. The inisight is priceless; especially for all of us hoping to make creative juggling videos ourselves.

Watch the questions and answer video here.

(You can see Wes’ influence popping up all over the juggling subculture. Tony Pezzo’s latest video–although showing off Tony’s individual style–seems to have some Wes Peden qualities to it. Chick out Tony’s video here.)