Kurt Warner is Just One of the Gang
- Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Crosswalk.com: Do you have a favorite character? Is Quebee (the football) your favorite?
Kurt Warner: In the first video, Quebee's kind of the center of attention and so I think you kind of fall in love with him first. You get to see him more and he deals with Elliot (the little boy) the most in the first one, so you kind of get a better sense of him than you do any of the other characters. But as we go down the road with other videos, all the characters will become a little more prominent, and we'll get to know them and they all have something a little bit different and a little bit special that the kids will like.
Crosswalk.com: Were you ever "an Elliot" at any time in your life?
Kurt Warner (Laughing): Not in regards to sports, but I think we've all been "Elliott" in some area of our lives. When I was in school, I always had a brother who was really smart, who didn't have to pick up a book and could always succeed in the classroom. But I couldn't do that. I'd work hard and then I'd just be average. I could never get to the level that he was, and so I was kind of a guy who was like, "Well, you're never going to be brilliant. You're never going to be a genius. You're never going to be an "A" student."
So, yes, I had a lot of situations where I didn't really fit into a certain area. There were other areas I did, certain areas that I didn't, and I always kind of felt like the odd man out and that I didn't belong. I think everybody goes through it at some time. You want to do something, but you're just not cut out to do that particular thing.
Crosswalk.com: Did your daughter Jesse have fun filming the video? Is she going to be in each one?
Kurt Warner: Yeah. We're hoping to get all our family involved, you know, possibly do a video for younger kids too, where we use our younger kids and my wife. But Jesse had a great time. She's extremely talented and I think she really enjoys doing that and she's looking forward to doing more in the future. But we'll see-we may develop a character or have her do a voice for one of the characters. She can sing, so we may get her on the track to sing a little bit. Everybody who did the video fell in love with her and how well she picked things up and she'll just get better at it.
When you get a chance to do a project like this, it takes some time, but when you get to do it with your daughter and she gets to see the rewards at such a young age, it is really neat. And I think having Jesse [describing how animation works] in it helps it to appeal to older kids too. Although the animation is more designed for the younger kids, the older kids can enjoy it- when you get something like that involved, behind the scenes. Having Jesse (who is 10) involved will help people see, "Hey, this just isn't for 4 and 5 year olds; this can go up to 11, 12, 13 year olds."
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