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Kidsday talks with actor Jonah Hill

We saw the new 3-D animated movie "Megamind." It was exciting, hilarious and had a touch of romance. We would say this movie is great for the whole family because it teaches lessons that being good has its advantages.

Will Ferrell is the voice of Megamind, along with Jonah Hill as Tighten, Tina Fey as Roxanne Ritchi, David Cross as Minion the fish, and Brad Pitt as Metro Man. Together, they make the funniest characters.

Kids ages 4 and older will find "Megamind" hilarious. Families will love this movie because it had lots of funny moments. We particularly liked Minion the fish because he had some funny comments.

This movie will make you laugh, feel sad and happy all at the same time. If you like movies with a great story line, then you'll love "Megamind." It rewrites the whole idea of superhero vs. evil villain.

The movie shows that it's never too late to change your ways and that you have a choice of what you want to do in your life. Ferrell fits the part of this brilliant alien villain.

We went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to talk with Hill about his role of Tighten. We asked him to tell us the message of the movie. Hill said, "I think the message of the movie is if you get super powers, be nice when you get them."

All of us had different favorite parts of this funny film, but we wanted to know Hill's favorite. He told us for him it was when Ferrell pretends to be Space Dad. He said, "I thought that was very funny."

Hill's been in many types of films. We wanted to know if he liked making kids' movies or grown-up movies more. He said, "I like making both. I think any time you make a movie, you get to learn a lot about yourself, and you get to learn a lot about making movies. It's fun to try all different ones because you get a different perspective, you get to see how they're made, and they're always great experiences."

We wanted to know why he took the part. He said, "Because they asked me to, and I live in my parents' basement, and I needed to move out. Just kidding. I wanted to work with Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, David Cross and Brad Pitt and all these awesome people. Especially Will Ferrell - someone who I really look up to. I think he's such a great actor and a hilarious guy. When I was in high school, maybe a little older than you guys, when he was on SNL, 'Saturday Night Live,' I just like worshipped him. So the opportunity to get to be in a movie with him was cool, very cool."

RATING Five (out of five) smiles


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