Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is th... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I absolutely loved this family friendly cartoon because it made me laugh out loud! The animation in this movie is exquisite. It is so detailed that you can clearly see all the feathers on the birds and tiny waves of the ocean. When they show scenes of the town you can see the patch work on the houses and the real looking scenery. Each character is unique because the creative animation matches their personalities.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-18 Topic - Family Description - An exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Now playing in IMAX theaters, this film is an exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Toni Myers, it is truly a visual treat and also shows the impact that humans have had on Mother Earth. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Torri P. comments, "Every think looks so realistic. It feels like you are in space with the astronauts. All the pictures ar... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
A Beautiful Planet is a phenomenal documentary narrated by award winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence. The cinematography is spot-on. Every think looks so realistic. It feels like you are in space with the astronauts. All the pictures are stunning. Plus, all the angles and shots taken are perfect.
This film explores the Earth, as seen from the International Space Station (ISS) by three astronauts apart of the Nationa... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Marvel has come out with another astonishing film, X-Men: Apocalypse. After the first five minutes of the movie, I wanted to yell, "Rewind it!" I want to see that again.
There are so many eye candy moments and graphics that are truly some of best that I have ever seen. I need to watch this movie again just to catch them all. They are so amazing. Every minute is shock and awe. The stunts are fabulous and make all th... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Anti-Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a heroes actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The time has come! Marvel's latest super hero film lands in theaters just in time for summer viewing. Based on the Civil War comic series which pits two favorite characters against each other - Captain America and Iron Man - this film's story unfolds in a two and a half hour epic that, according to our KIDS FIRST! reporters, is worth every minute. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brandon C., comments, "I have never had as mu... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
After about eleven years of watching and reading Marvel - from comics to video games to movies to TV shows - I have never had as much of a great time as I had watching Captain America: Civil War. Is that a great amount of hyperbole? Probably yes. But, hear me out.
Captain America: Civil War is based on the Civil War comic series which feature Marvel heroes Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Iron Man/Ton... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: DVD, AGES 6-11 Topic - Family Description - Marinette and Adrien, two seemingly normal kids live what appears to be an ordinary teen life in Paris with daily encounters that create amusing circumstances in school, with friends, family, and even with strangers. But when the evil Hawk Moth threatens their beloved city of Paris, they transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir using super powers gained with the help of their magical friends. Hawk Moth i... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This show is about two best friends that are in school together, they become superheroes known as Ladybug and Cat Noir. I like this series. I find it to be very cute with all of its clever puns and adorable outfits and it's also full of friendly values such as sticking together through thick and thin and keeping each others secrets. It really makes you want to be a superhero as well. However, there is one thing I had... read more Runtime: 132 minutes
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4-11 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 2-6 Topic - Family Description - Sid the Science KidTM is an inquisitive little boy who uses comedy to tackle questions kids have about basic scientific principles. Why do things work the way they do? He tries to answer each question and solve problems with the help of Teacher Susie, Sid's family as well as his classmates, May, Gerald and Gabriela. In this third volume, Sid and his friends learn all about simple machines, how animals communicat... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This animated show features a curious young boy named Sid who has many questions about the world around him. It follows a format where Sid encounters a new concept in the morning, goes to school where he meets his friends and they learn about the science surrounding this new concept. In the episodes I watched, these included the wheel, incline plane and levers. While the animation and comedy are corny at best, there ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Sid is a hit! Younger kids really enjoyed the first episode of Sid the Science Kid which is about wheels, what they do and how they are useful. These kids immediately became excited to see Sid as they regularly watch his show on PBS. Older children were expecting more and though they were engaged in watching the episode they were not as satisfied with this episode however, when told they didn't have to watch the whol... read more Runtime: 220 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-6 Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.99
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 2-8 Topic - Family Description - Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world! �Trek is amazed when he sees an Edmontosaurus laying her egg in a Triceratop's nest.� With his friends' help, Trek learns that some animals will lay their eggs in the nests of animals that can do a better job of protecting their babies.� Then, before Grandma heads south for the winter, she and Trek create a comic book about three... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I enjoyed the way this DVD uses CGI of dinosaurs in the story. This show is truly entertaining and educational. It is very colorful and teaches a great deal about dinosaurs and how they live in their environment. We learn all about several species of dinosaurs - Edmontosaurus, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus and Spinosaurus. Trek teaches us about what they eat, how they care for their babies, how their foot prints give pa... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Kids ranging from 3 to 10 liked this video because the animation of the dinosaurs is amazing and almost believable. The storyline is fun and the kids' attention did not wander. Seeing different animated dinosaurs was quite intriguing to the kids. They liked the scenes with dinosaurs the best as opposed to human characters. When the film went to complete animation the kids became more excited in anticipation that ... read more Runtime: 90 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
4-10 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews FOCUS FEATURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and th... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I love the animated movie Ratchet & Clank which is based on the popular Play Station video game. From the beginning to the end, the film kept me on the edge of my seat, as it is an adventurous, funny, heartwarming and witty story. One of the funniest scenes is when Dr. Nefarious shoots Chairman Drek with a laser gun and turns him into a sheep.
The story follows the main character, Ratchet who wants to be a member ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY ANIMATED STUDIOS Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Disney steps it up in this reboot of the Rudyard Kipling classic tale. This live-action film with enhanced animated animals stays true to the original story while delivering a big Wow! factor with it's realistic animations. Had it not been for the animals talking, I would have sworn they were real.
A stunning voiceover cast combined with an outstanding score equate to, what I believe, is something that outshines th... read more
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I enjoyed watching the new Disney film, The Jungle Book with its vivid and realistic 3D animation. It is slightly different from the 1967 animated film and has outstanding voice acting from Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and others.
In this movie you meet Mowgli (Neel Sethi), the only man cub in the jungle and he wants to be a wolf, but in reality he's not. He is raised by wolves ... read more
Video Trailer FAT RED COUCH Series: APP, AGES 5-8 Topic - Family Description - Small is the New Big! Read, Watch, Play, Create, and Discover with Charlie the Chocolate Chihuahua! It isn't easy being little, but it sure is fun! Charlie the Chocolate Chihuahua is a tiny dog in a big world! Help Charlie find his way in his new home with this engaging, fun, and thoughtful family entertainment that will inspire creativity. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This app offers two major games and a reading comprehension section. Charlie, a Chihuahua, is in his new home and learns to get along with the two other dogs who are already live there as part of the family, as well as relating to other animals including a squirrel and birds though this is quite minimal. A jigsaw puzzle section featuring Charlie in various settings can become quite challenging and represents the most... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
A New Home for Charlie the Chocolate Chihuahua is an exciting app that makes use of really cool visuals and sound effects (including voice acting). It is an easy to use app that makes use of colored buttons to assist in navigating it. This app contains a selection of things to do that I think kids between the ages of 5 and 9 would really enjoy, these include stories to read, videos to watch, games to play, and artwor... read more
Video Trailer MOUNTAIN PONY PRODUCTIONS Series: E-BOOK, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - This is a digital storybook with a soundtrack CD. The story is about a singing pony and his band who travel through the Old West, and through time, seeking adventure, knowledge, and their next gig.
Jobey is the band's leader. A true wandering spirit, Jobey has an insatiable appetite for new places and the ability to write and sing beautiful songs at the drop of a ten-gallon hat. Jobey's bandmates and two best frien... read more
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What a fun story with cute, creative characters, an interesting storyline and a bit of stealth learning. The artwork truly brings the story to life and entertain younger children. It has entertainment value in addition to educational value and teaches history in a fun way. The easy to read story follows a very likable singing pony and his band, including a fun raccoon. The band travels throughout the old west and thr... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
"Howdy y'all!" I'm talking like a cowboy today because I'm reviewing a storybook app called Mountain Pony and the main character is a cowboy. This book is available on the App Store for iPads and is about Sly and his friends. They are trying to get to a music festival in 1969 but they are in 1869 and they have a solar-powered time machine that's broken, so their mechanic has to fix it. They go on a very exciting adve... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: DVD, AGES 7 TO 12 Topic - Family Description - Inspired by the beloved children's book, Albert by Ole Lund Kirkegaard, this lively, animated tale whisks you on a journey that has to be seen to be believed! Albert is a smart and cheeky boy, but his taste for mischievous pranks make him a menace in his small hometown. When he accidentally destroys the statue of a local hero and famous hot-air balloon captain, Albert is determined to make up for his mistake. He deci... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Albert, born smart and somewhat cheeky, accidentally destroys the town's statue of a local hero - a hot-air balloon captain. Albert is determined to make up for his mistake. He feels that the town's people do not like him and decides that he needs to go on an adventure with his best friend Egon and then return to town as a hot-air balloon captain himself. The adventure takes a twist when they are taken advantage of... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Albert Up, Up, and Away! is a cute animated DVD for younger kids that delivers positive messages about friendship, kindness and making smart choices. The story revolves around two best friends, Albert and Egon and the adventures they share. Not an average kid Albert learned to walk and talk at two months old. He has a tenacity for getting into trouble but never on purpose. His parents knew he would change the worl... read more Runtime: 81 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
7-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
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