Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-18 Topic - Family Description - The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - "Just keep swimming Dory," her memory keep reminding her. Ellen DeGeneres truly has outdone herself with her voiceover of Dory. Ellen championed the making of a sequel because she had such fun playing the little blue fish and it's well worth the effort. Dory suffers from short term memory issues which the entire storyline revolves around. It causes her to lose her parents, find Nemo and Marlin, find her parents and f... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
It has been 13 years since easily the greatest animated film came out. Now, the very hyped up sequel has been released. Finding Dory brings back the fantastic characters, amazing jokes and the fun story with important morals. This movie, much like Finding Nemo is an adventurous comedy, but that isn't all that this film has to offer. It also has a good amount of child-friendly action. On top of that, the movie feature... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT Topic - Family Description - In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Such an incredible film. Delightful satire. Excellent computer animation. Traditional fairy tales are satirized gender stereotypes are pulverized and all result in a, much appreciated happy and surprising ending. Encourages self esteem and loving people for who they really are. Some minor violence and naughtiness, like the potty humor which kids uproariously laugh at and makes adults cringe. KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
A bit hit! Kids love the characters, especially Eddie Murphy's talking and singing donkey with his potty humor. Without exception, they all wanted to watch it again. Some scenes are too scary for youngest kids. This one's a keeper! Put it into your library. Runtime: 89 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
7-15 Suggested Retail Price: $ 17.99
ISBN # 7/15/2007
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 3-15 Topic - Family Description - From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. Bring home this hilarious adventure full of action, heart and tons of bonus extras that take... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - From our friends at Walt Disney Animation comes Zootopia, the story about a city of anthropomorphic animals where a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Mia A. comments, "I thoroughly enjoyed Disney's Zootopia because the animation took me into a beautiful world just like ours, but completely filled with animals." Tre'ana H. chimes in with,... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I thoroughly enjoyed Disney's Zootopia because the animation took me into a beautiful world just like ours, but completely filled with animals.
Zootopia is about a bunny named Judy (Ginnifer Goodwin) who grew up on a carrot farm. Judy always wanted to be a cop when she grew up even though she is a bunny and bunnies do not become policemen. She goes to police training and then becomes a cop in Zootopia.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews MAGNOLIA PICTURES Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 13-18 Topic - Family Description - A documentary on the collaborative relationship between New Orleans based songwriter/YouTube star Samantha Montgomery and composer/video artist Ophir Kutiel. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
"T" is for teens. I like this film and loved meeting the people involved in it. I was a little concerned that this might not be a KIDS FIRST movie but it is.
We are all into YouTube, Facebook, social media and many other electronic connections with other people. This movie has all of the above. It is a documentary about two people who are followed on a journey of friendship - a great composer, a fabulous singer, a... read more
SHOUT! FACTORY Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - Brilliantly narrated by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, Journey To Space gives a sweeping overview of humanity's accomplishments in space, as well as our ongoing activities and future plans. Journey To Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage (including unique views of ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I really liked Journey to Space. This film is greatly educational and adventurous. The film includes amazing photographs that made me feel like such a small being in the vastness of space. This documentary includes authentic pictures from the Hubble space telescope that are out of this world, literally (*wink*). I found myself mesmerized by all the information and discoveries made in space.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PARAMOUNT PICTURES Series: FEATURES, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
"Shhhh! You have to sneak up on them." I'm talking as quiet as a ninja because I'm reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows! If you liked the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, then you'd better hurry up and buy tickets for this next movie, because it's even better! This is an action-packed movie with lots of comedy, suspense and thrills. In this film, there are many characters that were in t... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES Series: FEATURE FILM AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass is a magical fantasy adventure film in the great Tim Burton tradition. It is also a refreshing, feminist take on the classic Lewis Carroll story. This sequel to 2010's blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland, again stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth (Queen of Hearts) and Anne Hathaway as Mirana. New to the cast is Sasha Ba... read more
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 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
SHOUT! FACTORY Series: DVD, AGES 8 - 15 Topic - Family Description - When a Cybertronian prison ship filled with Decepticons crash lands on Earth and unleashes its prisoners, Bumblebee returns to the planet he once called home and with his team (Strongarm, Sideswipe, Fixit and Grimlock) tracks the escapees down in order to bring them to justice. Along with their new human allies, Denny and Russell, this unlikely team of robots in disguise must protect the Earth while preparing for an ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I grew up watching Transformers, so I was really excited when given the opportunity to review this. Every episode is jammed pack with comedy, but there is much less action than the older Transformers. This series is a great children's show and has a consistent theme of working together for the greater cause. Although I prefer the more action approach to Transformers, I believe that this series has more to offer and ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Many people dislike the live action Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay and I one among those. I did, however, enjoy the older Transformers cartoons, much like many of my friends did. So when I got the chance to review this newer Transformers animated series for a younger generation, I was considerably excited. After watching four sample episodes, I can say that the show definitely has merits that would appea... read more Runtime: 570 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
7-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.99
N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 2-7 Topic - Family Description - In this collection of twenty episodes, Twiki and Twini will take us on adventures to discover new words and new sounds. Each episode features a handful of words spelled out by our friends, Twiki and Twini. Your little one will learn how to spell fun words like "clown" and animal words like "dog". The fun and learning never ends with these two! Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Great way to learn new language skills! This series features 20 stories following Twiki and Twini, the colorful, claymation Kiwi bird characters who help young children develop language skills using phonics. Each story is simple and to the point. Twiki and Twini present the concepts, sounds and spelling in entertaining ways. Each story introduces new words and can be viewed independently. Each story has a theme with... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Kiwi: 20 Phonics Adventures is a fun, educational, colorful and well-animated series on DVD that does a good job of teaching young children about phonics and word building.
Kids can learn phonics along with Kiwi birds, Twiki and Twini, as they go on adventures including making a movie and trying to find a magic compass. My favorite episode in this volume, the latest in the Kiwi series, is The Little Robot. Twiki an... read more
Runtime: 95 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-6 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 2-6 Topic - Family Description - It's time to explore and learn further about everybody's favorite topic - the weather! So let's hop on the Thinga-ma-jigger with the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick, and our dear friend, Fish. First, we'll travel to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, an expert on rainbows! We'll discover how to make our very own rainbow and even learn a musical number to remember the proper color order! Then, we'll travel to Huf... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This Cat in the Hat series is timeless fun for young children and their parents alike. While the age-old characters of Nick, Sally, the goldfish in the bowl and The Cat in the Hat (voiced by Martin Short) are not much different than the Cat in the Hat stories of olden days, the concept of actually being educated while being entertained is new. Children ages 3 to 7 will have fun secretly being taught science facts i... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I think that it is quite funny that the moms let Nick and Sally go everywhere with The Cat in the Hat. I get a little worried about that. That just goes to show how trustworthy the Cat in the Hat is. The moms have to be very trusting to trust a worthy cat like that.
This 90 minute DVD is filled with seven adventures that are all about the weather which effects everyone, every day. I love that it has fun activities... read more