The FESTIVAL category has 1853 KIDS FIRST! endorsed titles
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SUNNY DAY
CHENXIN YANG
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A 2D animation depicting a sweet moment of the old lady use magic comforting the sad little boy.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

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GIFT, THE (KEN PETRIE)
KEN PETRIE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - To celebrate his eleventh birthday, a young boy selects his gift - little knowing that his choice will change the world.

Director's statement: THE GIFT is a unique short film in that, not only does it have commercial potential, but its huge global resonance means that it has an inordinately large audience. In this regard, the film is a statement as to what's possible in British short film.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD


PLACES YOU'LL GO, THE
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PLACES YOU'LL GO, THE
JESSE SALAZAR III
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - An 8 year old's adventure across America. Director, Jesse Salazar III is an independent Texas filmmaker that has made an impact on the South Texas film and journalism community. Since 2009, he has worked in virtually every area of digital video and cinema production, winning the accolades and approval of his peers and mentors along the way.
Runtime: 21 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

LA SLITTA (THE SLED)
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LA SLITTA (THE SLED)
KAOS
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 8 - 12
Description - A sled brings together two boys from different countries and cultures and carries them through the winter woods of the Italian mountains, far away from their parents' prejudices and isolation. Two children, one sled and a lasting friendship. Dialogue is in Italian and sub-titled in English.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

PLAY DATE
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PLAY DATE
PAIGE MORROW KIMBALL
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - When a little girl discovers a homeless woman in her backyard she invites her inside for a play date, which goes unnoticed by her distracted parents. 'Play Date' invites us to take a deeper look at ourselves and explores what being 'homeless' really means.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

EARTH'S CHILDREN
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EARTH'S CHILDREN
DIEGO SARMIENTO
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-12
Description - Early in the morning, young Jorge sets off with his machete to harvest bananas, making every blow count. After the bananas have been boiled it's time for breakfast. After that, Jorge and his friends are free to wander the lush vegetation that surrounds their home - climbing, having fun, singing harvest songs and splashing about in the headwaters of the Amazon. Seen through the eyes of children, these everyday scenes describe the peaceful lives of an indigenous village community in the midst of their primeval environment. Here, everyone helps to grow food. There's not much left over to sell, but money wouldn't appear to be the most important thing anyway. Screened at Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Berlinale Film Festival and Sao Paulo International Film Festival.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

HYBRIDS
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HYBRIDS
TONY SCHWEIKLE
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 8-12
Description - When two cultures, separated by centuries of hate for one of another, come together for the sake of family, you have an astonishing love story. "Hybrids" is that story. Teenagers Blaz and his sister Velana come from a very different kind of mixed marriage. Todor, their father is a vampire and Valantina, their mother is a witch. Longing to be like normal other teenagers, they flee their cold and dreary castle for the warm tropics. The parents, fear two things, the normal world will not accept them and may do them harm, and the evil professor Prater, who is trying to capture and hold the teens until Valentina removes a curse she placed on the professor many years ago. It's a PG family comedy. One of the featured actors is Tatanka Means, a co-star in the National Geographic series Saints & Strangers. Shown at International Family Film Festival, Indie Fest. Just accepted as a showcase title at Sedona Film Festival.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

SAVE THE BEES
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SAVE THE BEES
MARK MOS C/O MARTA TOPOLSKA
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Short animation shows how important bees are in our environment.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

GIFT, THE
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GIFT, THE
LISA BELCHER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The Gift is a coming of age adventure story, set in Hong Kong. Bobby Parker is a 12-year-old boy who was given a gift by his father the day he was born. He carries this brightly wrapped package everywhere that he goes. One day, Mr. Parker, the best father a boy could have, presents Bobby with the announcement of a move and a new better, school. Bobby is apprehensive. Dad kisses his forehead and assures him everything will be alright. But Bobby finds out differently on his first day at school. Instead of welcoming Bobby as the new kid, Sammy and his gang of boys tease and harass him for carrying a gift, for being different. Bobby is desperate to have friends and is shocked when Sammy delivers this ultimatum: choose us or choose your gift. Dad has been curiously absent, so Bobby, down and distraught, finally caves and smashes his gift in exchange for friendship. He learns all to quickly that he has made the wrong choice when he and the gang find themselves at the forbidden Jump Rock. When Bobby get seriously injured and cries out for help, Sammy and the gang save themselves and leave Bobby in peril. He is miraculously saved, and given a second chance. The reason for his father's absence is revealed and Bobby now clearly sees the errors of his ways. He learns to be grateful for what he has, and to value the people in his life.
Runtime: 29 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

BOMBEYAATA (GAME OF DOLLS)
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BOMBEYAATA (GAME OF DOLLS)
KN MOHANKUMAN
Series: INDIE FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 5-12
Description - The film is about Sajjad Khan, who hails from a Muslim family migrated to a small village near Shravanabelagola from North Karnataka. Making dolls using clay is the main livelihood of the family. Sajjad studies in a Government school and wants to join his friends in Celebrating 'Ganesha Festival'. But his Hindu friends are apprehensive about taking him along. They never have a face off with Sajjad but they avoid him in all the events. Sajjad has a friend in the school, who encourages him to make his own Ganesha idol, as making dolls is naturally known art to Sajjad and celebrate on his own. The film in due course reveals, whether Sajjad will be successful in making the Ganesha idol? Whether his family accepts his move since it is not their religious practice.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

ASTRONOMER'S SON, THE
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ASTRONOMER'S SON, THE
PETER KERSHAW
Series: INDIE ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Henry, accompanied by his mysterious mechanical bear, visits an abandoned observatory to confront memories of his past and follow his father on a journey into the unknown. A magical journey about relationships and what it means to be human.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

CONNECTED
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CONNECTED
ALEXA PAYESKO
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Five adorable seven and eight year-old girls talk about technology and what it means in their lives. From texting, to calculators, to drawing applications these charming and funny future rock stars, artists, and teachers explain how iPhones, iPads, and Leap Pad's both inform and dominate their lives. They love their selfies, but as one charmer notes, "too much technology isn't good for the brain".
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

ALONE THIS TIME
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ALONE THIS TIME
PYPER PROSEN Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A girl travels for her first time alone on an airplane to visit her grandma, and mid-flight her world is interrupted.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

LEMONADE STANDOFF
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LEMONADE STANDOFF
ZOE COHEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Things quickly turn sour when a brother and a sister launch competing lemonade stands right next to each other. Lemonade Standoff was created by students at Light House Studio, a nonprofit youth media center located in Charlottesville, VA.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

ADVENTURES OF CATTY WOMPUS, THE
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ADVENTURES OF CATTY WOMPUS, THE
JULIE HOWE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - An adventurous young girl named Catty Wompus, takes her three best friends on a quest to see a "musical" sandcastle. Once there, they're magically transported inside with the help of their Super-Thinking-Noggin-Toppers and the powers of positive thinking. It's here they meet The Fins, a reclusive group of musician sea creatures who harbor strong fears of the outside world due to their unusual appearances. When Catty and the gang hear about a beach litterbug, they convince The Fins to venture outside to help and it's all uphill from there!
Runtime: 24 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

WORSE THAN POOP!
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WORSE THAN POOP!
VANESSA WARHEIT
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Who says CO2 pollution can't be funny? In this delightful short, an 8-year-old climate scientist and the Green Ninja take on a fleet of pooping cars to save the world.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

SECRET FOREST, THE
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SECRET FOREST, THE
ANNA ANTONOVA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - This short children's story teaches us to appreciate the ties between our sisters and brothers more than anything in the World. Only having lost her younger sister, Polina comes to understand, that she has to find her sister, despite all the problems she has to deal with. During her Search, Polina comes across various Magical Creatures. At this time she has to overcome a lot of obstacles, fears and even sacrifices her most beloved thing to get her sister back.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

OPERATION DIVORCE
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OPERATION DIVORCE
ANDREW EVERS
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - When eight-year-old Tommy and his three friends overhear his parents talking about getting something called a "divorce," they rush to execute an elaborate plan to intercept it.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

CATCHING HAIL
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CATCHING HAIL
MAC MCSTRAVICK
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - During the summer months, a high school coach is out mowing yards and sees a young man in need of some help.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

MY HEART
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MY HEART
YASER TALEBI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Miss Teacher's heart is sick, and students want to give her a big heart as a present.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

STAR TAXI
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STAR TAXI
JURAJ KRUMPOLEC
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Adventures of a little boy Hugo and a taxi driver Peppino on their journey through dangerous universe. One meter faster than light they flee from the furious monsters of Aldebaran. Animated short by Juraj Krumpolec and Igor Derevenec based on the original story by famous author of children's books Gianni Rodari.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

COPPER WIRE
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COPPER WIRE
HASAN NAJMABADI
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, 8-12
Description - This short film is about a child who collects copper wire and sells them so he can rent a movie. In Persian with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

DARE
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DARE
ALON LEVI
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A group of kids are playing truth or dare. Tom, a brave soul, chooses dare, but to his dismay is faced with a true test that will challenge not only his confidence and bravery, but one that will teach him about life as well. Featured in the Bangalore International Short Film Festival 2015
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

FORCE-FULL IMAGINATION
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FORCE-FULL IMAGINATION
XXX
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Michelle, an imaginative seven-year old, lies entangled in the schemes of her little brother while trying to save her toys and obey her mom! Screened at 2016 Fam Film Awards, Magic City Comic Con Super Geek Film Fest, 2015 Int'l Family Film Fest, 2015 Rhode Island Comic Con Film Fest, 2015 Adelaide Kids Film Fest, 2015 GeekFest Film Fest, 2015 San Diego Kids Int'l Film Fest, 2015 The From Beyond Online Film Fest, 2015 Fan Film Follies, 2015 Official Lucadfilm Star Wars Fan Film Awards. http://stillpointfilms.com/
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

ACE
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ACE
A.D. COOPER
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Two bored boys repeatedly harass an old man in a mobility scooter by cycling up to him on their bikes and yelling in his face. His response is anything but predictable. Accepted by LA Femme Int'l Film Fest, Century Short Film Fest, Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Fest, Cinage Film Fest, Discovery Film Fest, Hampshire Film Fest, Amarcourt Film Fest, Chefchaouen Int'l Film Fest, Court de Nuit at La Lanterne Magique, Century Film Fest, Heart of Gold Int'l Film Fest

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Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD


SANTA'S BOOT CAMP
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SANTA'S BOOT CAMP
KEN FEINBERG
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 5-12
Description - When kids and teens become so self-centered and bratty, Santa's elves go on strike, putting Santa in such a vulnerable position that he must bring in 6 teenagers to save Christmas. Imagine the Breakfast Club goes to Willy Wonka's Factory at Christmas time.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

NO ONE CARES ABOUT JUNGLES
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NO ONE CARES ABOUT JUNGLES
YASER TALEBI
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - The jungles in the North of Iran are known as Hyrcanian forest which dates back to the third periodical geological history called Cenozoic. The old trees on Hyrcanian jungles are considered living fossils of the world. The area of jungles in the North of Iran which was over 3,800,000 acres in 1963 has been reduced to some 1,200,000 acres today. According to the statistics of the Organization of Forest and Rangeland of Iran, over 40 acres of jungles are deforested in the North of Iran. Sub-titled.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

TURTLE TALE, A
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TURTLE TALE, A
LUC CAMPEAU
Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12
Description - This film is inspired by events that took place at the George C. McGough Nature Park in Largo, Florida - the story of Jr. the Owl as witnessed and told by the nature park's first inhabitants, 'the turtles."

The turtles, Hank, Rafi and Goliath and their community live in a beautiful pond with nice clean water, lots of food and are witnesses to all the events of the park as they get ready for another busy summer camp season, never suspecting what is about to happen at the park and to themselves.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


KRUSING AMERICA
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KRUSING AMERICA
LINDA KRUSE
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - It's the oldest story known to man -- coming home -- but with a twist. After spending most of his life living outside the United States defending his country, where does a decorated 20-year Army soldier, back from the War, go home to if he's never really had a home? In this docu-series, Lt. Colonel Victor Krus and his family travel the country on a quest to find their home, sweet home. KRUSING AMERICA is the story of an American hero's search for an American hometown.
Runtime: 24 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

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TINY TOWN
XXX
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - As the ice-cream man runs his rounds in Tiny Town he is unexpectedly met with a giant magic 8 ball. Upon further investigation of its prophetic message, he narrowly escapes a disastrous train collision. When a giant doll emerges through the wreckage, the ice-cream man tries to flee the town. When all escape routes are destroyed, he returns to his ice-cream truck, transforming into a massive robot to defeat the massive doll. Will the ice-cream man be able save his town?
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

HISTORY'S HEROES: LINCOLN, JOURNEY TO 16
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HISTORY'S HEROES: LINCOLN, JOURNEY TO 16
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Series: SHORT, AGES 5-15
Description - Think, "Back to the Future" meets The History Channel when a brother and sister learn from their grandfather that they can travel back through time on an old time steam locamotive and visit some of America's greatest men and women from history. The twist, these great Americans are still in their teenage years. All Aboard with Steamy - The Time Travel Express and the adventures of History's Heroes: TheRustyBucketKids.com Running Time :45 Min
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

COSMOSPINGUIN, THE
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COSMOSPINGUIN, THE
RUSLANA BERNDL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A long journey of gold-hungry Cosmospenguin to the Earth. The search for the Gold ends with finding of friends. The Cosmospenguin is never more lonely.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

MAGIC PATH, THE
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MAGIC PATH, THE
COLIN DOWNEY
Series: FEATURE 5-12
Description - To find their king, they have to cross...The Magic Path. This film is a fantasy adventure for all ages inspired by a story from the father of fairytales, George McDonald. Directed by Colin Downey. Produced in Ireland.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN
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UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN
TIM SAVAGE
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 12-18
Description - A 13-year-old Japanese boy faces monumental adversity in 1941 Hawaii, when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Under the Blood-Red Sun is the film adaptation of Graham Salisbury's award-winning novel of the same name, which is required reading in many middle and high schools across the United States. It is set in 1941 and is the story of a 13-year-old Japanese boy, Tomi Nakaji, his family and his best friend (a Caucasian boy) at the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Tomi's idyllic world in paradise is forever changed when Japan launches a surprise attack against the U.S. and all Japanese Americans are suddenly seen as enemies of the state. Tomi's father, a fisherman, is immediately taken prisoner in an internment camp and his partner and friend is shot and killed. It's a story of courage, honor, strength, friendship and loyalty against seemingly insurmountable odds.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

SAVY & SQUEE
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SAVY & SQUEE
YASHINTA ATIKA
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Savy the little girl is alone in the Mushroom forest until Squee zips through the forest
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

UNDERGROUND ARTIST
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UNDERGROUND ARTIST
STEPHANIE MARTINO
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - In the not so distant future where the Ministries totalitarian regime controls all, Edmund an extraordinary student, joins a mysterious group of his fellow students on a journey. He hopes they can all discover what has been missing from their lives.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

SOMETHING, THE
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SOMETHING, THE
THOMAS BABBITT
Series: SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Animated re-imagining of a children's classic by Natalie Babbitt, beloved author of Tuck Everlasting. Fully drawn, scored, edited and voiced by her son, Tom Babbitt: animator, artist , filmmaker and musician living in the New England area. In the story, a monster boy lays awake at night, frightened that "something" will come through his window. He turns his weird little world upside down in his dogged search to understand and confront his fear - which he finds, in a way, through the "looking glass..."
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

SHIMAJIRO MOVIE, THE: SHIMAJIRO AND THE MOTHER TREE
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SHIMAJIRO MOVIE, THE: SHIMAJIRO AND THE MOTHER TREE
XXX
Series: FEATURE 5-12
Description - This is the third movie starring a tiger boy named Shimajiro, and it will be screened in movie theaters around Japan. Like its two predecessors, the movie has been conceived to be a child's first movie theater experience, and has been designed in a way that will hold the attention of a young audience throughout the film. Each child is given a cardboard megaphone that they are encouraged to use at various times by the story's characters to cheer them on or shout a particular phrase, and even use as a weapon to thwart the film's villain. The film itself features a wide variety of entertainment, from sing-alongs to dance-alongs, puppet animation, and regular animation. Japanese screenings of the movie come with a short break in the middle, while the lighting and sound in the theater are adjusted to give the children the most comfortable experience possible.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

3 TAILS, THE: A MERMAID ADVENTURE
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3 TAILS, THE: A MERMAID ADVENTURE
ANDRES GARRETON
Series: FEATURE 5-12
Description - Beloved by millions of YouTube fans, Emily, Selena and Jackie, known as The3Tails, risk it all and discover that there's much more to being a mermaid than just enjoying their 'special gift.' With courage and determination, they go on a perilous journey to save themselves and their friends, and on this journey of adventure and discovery, they come to realize that there is a greater purpose behind their special powers: the commitment to become ambassadors to raise awareness for clean oceans and a safer environment for all its creatures. ! With stunning underwater photography by Andres Garreton, a wonderful cast, including Maggie Wheeler (FRIENDS), Johnny Littlefield (BEOWOLF), Meredith Scott Lynn (LEGALLY BLONDE), this film will delight and educate the entire family on the importance of caring for our oceans and the environment. ! We are committed to making a difference, and YOU can help make one too.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

I'VE JUST HAD A DREAM
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I'VE JUST HAD A DREAM
JAVI NAVARRO
Series: SHORT, AGES 8-15
Description - Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

DIRDY BIRDY REDUX, THE
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DIRDY BIRDY REDUX, THE
STRETCH FILMS INC.
Series: SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - The Dirdy Birdy Redux is a story about a dysfunctional relationship between a cat and a bird.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Video and DVD

TURTLE TALE, A
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TURTLE TALE, A
LUC CAMPEAU
Series: FEATURE 5-12
Description - TURTLE TALE is inspired by events that took place at the George C. McGough Nature Park in Largo, Florida - the story of JR the OWL as witnessed and told by the nature park's first inhabitants, 'THE TURTLES'. The turtles, HANK, RAFI & GOLIATH, and their community live in a beautiful pond with nice clean water, lots of food and are witnesses to all the events of the park as they get ready for another busy summer camp season, never suspecting what is about to happen at the park and to themselves.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

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HORSE FOR SALE (SCREENPLAY)
KATARZYNA KOCHANY
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - Youth-friendly comedic drama. A mysterious letter spurs a young girl to sabotage the sale of her sister's prize horse.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Screenplay

BLUE BUTTERFLY, THE
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BLUE BUTTERFLY, THE
MONTEREY MEDIA Click to purchase directly from the producer
Description - A film by Lea Pool, starring Academy Award Winner William Hurt, Genie Award Winner Pascale Bussieres, and Marc Donato. Based on the true story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist (William Hurt) to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that transforms their lives. The young boy is now a young man. This compelling adventure about courage, redemption and love is filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica and in Montreal.
Runtime: 100 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD ISBN # 7/30/2006
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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN
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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN
LIONSGATE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Click to purchase directly from the producer
Description - In a world where 'The only good pumpkins are round pumpkins'! Spookley The Square Pumpkin is shunned by the other pumpkins until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire patch. As the storm rages - Spookley realizes 'it's fine to be round while the weather is fair, but there are times it's better to be a square!'
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD
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NOW YOU SEE ME
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NOW YOU SEE ME
SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Description - An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon. See Youth review.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I absolutely love this film. "Now You See Me" is like nothing I've ever seen before. "Now You See Me" tells the story of a group of magicians called The Four Horsemen who use their skills to pull off some of the greatest international robberies of their generation. Featuring Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKenny (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), the Four Horsemen make a dream team of street magicians. Since they have made their stunts public, allowing the world to "witness" the robberies, authorities are in hot pursuit of the four, now wanted criminals. Detective Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is accompanied in his search for the illusive magicians by Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) and French detective Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent). Will the Four Horsemen be able to pull of their final act without being caught, or will it be curtains for the criminal performers?

The plot is so original and full of fresh ideas and witty comedy. I love how fast paced this film is, I swear there isn't a dull moment from beginning to end. The plot itself has so many twists and turns it should be a pretzel, but it keeps the audience guessing the whole time and hits you with major shock factor. The acting in this film is incredible. It features a group of incredible actors - Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson and many others. I love how each character has a unique quirk and personality that you can really see, but they all work together so well. The cinematography and special effects in this film are phenomenal. It is bursting with rich colors and textures, drawing you into the magic and making the illusions appear so real. The soundtrack is also amazing. It is suits each scene very well, while keeping a consistent theme and feel throughout the movie. "Now You See Me" is definitely not one to miss.

It's hard for me to pick a favorite character because I love all of the Horsemen, but when it comes down to it I have to say I like the characters Daniel Atlas and Jack Wilder. Daniel, played by Jesse Eisenberg, often tries to assert himself as the head of the Four Horsemen. He is controlling, very specific and difficult to deal with, but he is also the funniest character which is attributed to all of his demanding qualities. I love every film Jesse Eisenberg is in and I think he is perfect for the role of Daniel Atlas. I also like Jack Wilder, played by Dave Franco, because he is the craftiest of the magicians. He isn't the "card trick" or "read your mind" type, he's just a good old fashioned pick-pocket for whom no door is ever locked.. He is sort of the "muscle" to the operation because he is able to help the horsemen get out of tight situations and he is also very funny.

My favorite scene is when the Four Horsemen have to escape from the FBI after their second robbery. Jack Wilder has to stay behind to burn secret files. When he has an unexpected run-in with Detective Rhodes, an action filled fight sequence and high speed chase follow. This scene is filled with suspense, action and incredible stunts and it shows that the Horsemen are always two steps ahead.

I recommend this film for ages 12+ because of violence and mild mature language. Overall I give "Now You See Me" 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Raven D, age 15, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm
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WAY, WAY BACK, THE
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WAY, WAY BACK, THE
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Description - Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers. Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Writers: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Stars: Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Toni Collette
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - "The Way, Way Back" tells the story of Duncan, played by Liam James, who is an awkward teen dealing with his mom's boyfriend, Trent, played by Steve Carell. Trent and Duncan don't exactly see eye to eye on most things and when the two of them are forced to spend the entire summer together, things get a bit complicated. Duncan decides to get away from his family by getting a job at the local amusement park, Water Wizz. There, he becomes friends with the manager Owen, played by Sam Rockwell, and Duncan begins to find himself with the help of his new friend.

I personally do not like this movie very much. I feel like it has nothing too special about it and the acting seems somewhat forced, the lines are cheesy and the plot is unoriginal. All of the scenes are long with very few cuts which does make it feel more realistic, but it also makes the film too drawn out. I am also bothered by the fact that there is hardly any music in this film, so when there is silence it is awkward in a non comical way.

My favorite character is Owen because Sam Rockwell does this character justice. I like the character Owen because he is very sweet to Duncan. He sees that he is having a hard time and teaches him how to stand on his own.

My favorite scene would have to be when Duncan is working his first day at Water Wizz. There are a bunch of teens break dancing in the park and Owen is supposed to break it up. Since he is such a slacker he gives Duncan this task and it is hilarious to watch him try to get the people to listen to him. It really shows how awkward he is and even though he is uncomfortable doing this task, he still does it to help out a friend.

I recommend this film for ages 13+ because there are mild profanities, inappropriate humor and drug use. I rate this 3 out of 5 stars because it is entertaining for the time that you're in the theater, but it isn't memorable or something I would see again.

Reviewed by Raven D., age 15, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
PARAMOUNT PICTURES Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Description - After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. Director: J.J. Abrams; Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman; Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Quite the spectacle. For those of us who grew up watching the TV series, this is like comfort food with iconic characters - Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu - the whole gang. Die-hard Trekkies might be disappointed that it does not follow to the letter the original "Wrath of Kahn" storyline but, hey, get a life - there are more ways than one to play Hamlet as well. The 3D production is a visual feast, especially when flying objects are coming your way. Great performances, excellent costumes, love the futuristic landscapes and buildings. Among of my favorite things were the images of vehicles in the future - even the hospital beds that floated down the hallways. I dreamt afterwards about how that was done; I mean outside the magical world of filmmaking. Magnetism perhaps. Fun, action adventure flick with no graphic bloody images. Very enjoyable.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Satirical, Emotional and Epic are the only words to describe the new movie Star Trek Into Darkness. I got a chance to visit the Paramount lot for an exclusive screening of this movie, which left me in awe and thrill. Although this movie is a sequel to the previous Star Trek series, movie goers who are not familiar with the story will understand the plot clearly. The actors portray their characters very well thanks to the director, J.J Abrams. The scenery and set for the futuristic year of 2240 are so vivid and realistic, audience members will forget they are in the year 2013. This movie is also produced for the IMAX 3D, which puts all the explosions and fight scenes in your face. Satirical, Emotional and Epic are the only words to describe the new movie Star Trek Into Darkness. I got a chance to visit the Paramount lot for an exclusive screening of this movie, which left me in awe and thrill. Although this movie is a sequel to the previous Star Trek series, movie goers who are not familiar with the story will understand the plot clearly. The actors portray their characters very well thanks to the director, J.J Abrams. The scenery and set for the futuristic year of 2240 are so vivid and realistic, audience members will forget they are in the year 2013. This movie is also produced for the IMAX 3D, which puts all the explosions and fight scenes in your face.

The relationship of all the characters on the iconic Starship Enterprise are deep and meaningful. Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachery Quinto) develop a brotherly love through the struggles they conquer. The Villain, Khan (Benedict Cumberpatch) is a scary two-faced character that will leave the audience guessing his fate until the very end. Not only does the main star achieve his role perfectly, but the co-stars also do an superb job. The writers, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof successfully add comedy in the script to bring an emotional roller coaster to the audience.

The set ranges from modern skyscrapers to futuristic spaceships. The designers portrayed the theme very well, using many computer generated images to create the year of 2240 in a way that makes it seem so real. The 3D element is an added bonus because it brings the action up close. The beginning scene has lots of running and fighting sequences and yet it is all filmed in such detail that the characters seem like they are going to run off screen.

After watching this movie, my passion for Star Trek has been sparked! I rate this movie 5 out of 5 because it balances the comedy and action scenes so well. It has multiple themes taking place but the on-going theme "the power of friendship can build you or destroy you" is present throughout. This movie contains a hand-full of violence but is not bloody or graphic. The action sequences, violence and realistic make-up could be scary for younger audience members so, I recommend this for ages 13 to18. This movie has sparked an interest in Star Trek for me and hopefully, it will do the same to you.

Reviewed by Patrick N., age 14, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm
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PEEPLES
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PEEPLES
LIONSGATE FILMS Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Description - Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon. See youth critic's comments.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - This film has really good comedy and I like it.

Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) wants to marry the lovely Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington (Scandal). They attend the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons where Wade wants to ask Grace for her hand in marriage but everything is not going as he plans.

"Peeples" is a good family comedy. I like the way the two families get together, as this is not your ordinary family reunion. However, I can see this happening. I like the plot and it keeps my interest. The cast does a wonderful acting job and I truly enjoy it. The soundtrack is very entertaining. My favorite character is Chris Walker (Malcolm Barrett), brother of Wade Walker, because he is very funny and does things you would not expect people to do. My favorite scene is when Wade accidentally drinks Grace's mother "shroom juice" and starts hallucinating at the Moby Dick Festival. Then he begins to argue with Judge Peeples because he thinks he is insulting him while he is giving a speech. They start fighting and Wade passes out. This is so hilarious and kept me laughing!

Writer and first-time Director Tina Gordon Chism (Drum Line) and Tyler Perry (Good Deeds, Madea's Witness Protection) present great humor about families coming together. "Peeples" also stars comedian and actor, David Alan Grier who gives us a lot to laugh about.

There are a lot of great lessons and messages in this film. One is to always be open with whatever problems you may have so that you can get help. Another is to always be yourself no matter what people think about you.

"Peeples" is rated PG-13 and I recommend it to ages 13 to adults. Please be aware that it does have some content that is not suitable for younger viewers. I give this film 5 out of 5 stars. It's very enjoyable; the cinematography is great and has an exciting climax. It has tons of comedy and keeps me laughing.

Laugh with your family and have a great time enjoying "Peeples."

Reviewed by Brianna B., age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm
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GREAT GATSBY, THE
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GREAT GATSBY, THE
WARNER BROS. PICTURES Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Description - An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon. See youth critic's review.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - "The Great Gatsby" tells the story of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), a secretive millionaire who is in love with a wealthy woman named Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan. When Daisy's cousin, Nick Carraway, played by Tobey Maguire, moves in next to Gatsby, he doesn't hesitate to use Nick to get close to his lost love. With the publicity constantly involved in his life, Gatsby finds it hard keeping his love for Daisy hidden from her husband. When Daisy's Husband, Tom Buchanan. Played by Joel Edgerton, discovers his wife's affection for Gatsby, he is quick to make sure it doesn't last. When Jay Gatsby's past is revealed, his entire life begins to unravel. Can Gatsby and Daisy make a life for themselves or will the past control the future?

I am in love with this movie! Words can't describe how incredible the entire film is, but I'll do my best. This film is in 3D, which makes the incredible set and costume design come to life. The visuals in this film could have been a movie of its own because they are so breathtakingly beautiful. The rich colors and textures make the cinematography pop. This film is set in the 20s, where life for the wealthy was lavish and over the top 24-7 and the wardrobe really shows that off. The entire look of this movie is so rich and lavish that it sucks you in and you feel as if you can grasp the fabrics and streamers of Jay Gatsby's parties because everything is so full-bodied with color. I feel like you could take a screenshot of every frame in this film and then send it off to a photography museum because it is just so striking.

The soundtrack is another thing of wonder in this film. It features modern songs such as Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" as well as Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" and other artist such as Florence + the Machine, Beyonce, William and even a few dubstep mixes, however all these modern hits are meshed with 20s rag time, giving it an authentic feel with a modern edge. It took me a few scenes to get used to because when I first heard modern artist Frank Ocean singing while a 20s-themed trumpet tune played, I was a little shocked. Once I warmed up to it, I fell in love with the unique sound. I actually think it is a very clever way to make the younger generation become more enthralled with the movie because the music we are used to at parties is the more modern sound. I think it is a clever way to make the festivities of this movie more appealing to a younger crowd.

My favorite scene would have to be when Nick goes to one of Gatsby's massive parties. People from all over New York and from all walks of life would flock to Gatsby's house weekend after weekend to indulge in his lavish lifestyle, even though none of them knew Gatsby or had ever met him. In the very first party scene you really become engorged in the luxurious accommodations of Gatsby's palace. His house is filled with streamers, dancers, outrageously dressed guests and vivid decor. The entire scene is so visually pleasing. I also really enjoyed the scene where Gatsby plans for Daisy to visit Nick at his house and then "coincidentally" stop by so he can see her again after 5 years. I like this scene because Gatsby always seems like such a confident man who is on top of the world but, when he is faced with seeing his true love after so many years apart, he gets the demeanor of a squeamish school boy. It is so cute how he obsesses over Daisy in the beginning of the scene and it is touching how nervous he gets before she comes over. Leonardo's acting in this scene is truly astounding and his subtle display of emotions accents the fact that he is frantically trying to conceal his emotions.

My favorite character is Jay Gatsby because he is such a complex man. He builds his entire dream life to impress Daisy. He builds his home across the lake from her house so he can see her, throws parties hoping she'll attend, and does everything in his power to be near to her which is very humbling considering he could do virtually anything with his riches. Leonardo's performance in this film deserves an award because of how realistically he portrayed Gatsby. I truly respect Leonardo as an actor because no matter what role he is playing I never see it as Leo playing so and so, but I see him as the actual character. He full-heartedly embodies Jay Gatsby and shows the depths of the character in such a remarkable way. I loved every second of his performance.

Overall I give this film 5 out of 5 stars, I would give it more if I could! "The Great Gatsby" has everything I look for in a film - well executed plot, excellent visuals, unique music, and a brilliant cast and crew. I recommend this film for ages 13 and up for excessive drinking and mature situations. I can't wait to see this film again, so be sure to go see "The Great Gatsby" when it hits theaters May 10th.

Reviewed by Raven Devanney, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm
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