VISION FILMS Series: DVD, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - A group of kids help five quirky little aliens who crashed into Earth, fix their spaceship, and together they save the universe from danger. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This hilarious animated film teaches so many important morals. I laughed the whole time. The animation is colorful and pleasing to watch. Also, the storyline is interesting and really inspiring.
The whole adventure begins when the Inva's (quirky little green space aliens) spaceship crashes onto planet Earth. When the Gagetgang kids (Gus, Phoebe, Mary Ann, Francesco, Mitsue, Banana and Tank) go to investigate the l... read more
PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18 Topic - Family Description - In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I am a huge fan of war films and often associate them with sitting on the couch with my dad and listening to him tell me stories of my grandfather's experience at war. This particular series is among one of the most powerful I have seen. There are many interviews from people that were involved or witnessed the war from various sides of the battle. There are some graphic moments, but nothing too graphic since it is a ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
see adult comments Runtime: 999 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 129.99
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews VISION FILMS Series: DVD, AGES 5-10 Topic - Family Description - When not-so-popular Lucas finds out he is not really a human, but actually a monster, the news changes his whole world! Embarking on a quest to Monster Island to discover his real roots, Lucas undergoes a journey he will never forget. He finds himself face to face with more tentacles, fangs and far-out situations than he can shake one of his new wings at. Ultimately Lucas learns that being a freak, isn't freaky--it... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Monster Island is a good film with animation that gave me feel a feeling of eeriness and anticipation. I enjoyed the story line.
Monster Island is about a boy named Lucas, a lonely kid who is getting bullied at school and his overprotective dad won't let him go anywhere without his inhaler. We learn that the reason is not that overexcitement might bring on an asthmatic attack, but an awful metamorphosis. The boy'... read more
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Monster Island is a great film because of its animation and unique storyline. I love how the monsters are animated. I also adore the storyline. It's something I've never seen before.
Monster Island is about a boy named Lucas who's a monster, but doesn't know it since his dad hid it from him his whole life. His dad has given him a potion to stop him from turning into a monster by hiding it as an inhaler. When Lucas... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: DVD, AGES 5-10 Topic - Family Description - Not every Pegasus pony in Equestria is the same. Just ask Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. While Rainbow Dash is bold and daring, Fluttershy is quite reserved and caring. But that's what makes Fluttershy such a wonderful friend to everyone around her, whether they're her pony friends, like Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and, yes, even Rainbow Dash , or her non-equestrian friends, like Angel the bunny. Jo... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Fluttershy, created by Lauren Faust is lively and cheerful! The storylines are well thought out, with plots that relate to real life. The variety of the personalities of each pony creates a realistic atmosphere where everyone is accepted. Each episode teaches how to deal with certain setbacks and different realistic situations through colorful and merry narratives.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 3-8 Topic - Family Description - Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny hoomans who live there! Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day s research project and triggering an exciting adventure! First, the Floogals have an adventure in which they must learn the difficult task of assembling the Girl Hooman s jigsaw... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This hilarious animated series had me laughing the entire time. Seeing aliens interact with humans is something I've never witnessed before, and the obstacles that the Floogals face are incredibly unique. As soon as I began watching the series, the Floogals have to face a giant cat, which did not fail to make me laugh. With many twists and turns, you will never get bored.
A story is about three aliens from outer s... read more
Runtime: 95 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
3-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
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NEPTUNE PRESS LLC/ D.G. STERN Series: E-BOOK, AGES 8-12 Topic - Family Description - Fire engines race to a smokey house, but Upton's nose knows there is something wrong. Join Upton, his assistant Watson and the rest of the Charles family to find the answer. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Upton Charles and his family is back for yet another mystery! This is very entertaining and has an educational twist to it, as well. It flows well from beginning to end. Children will want to know how the mystery is solved. The educational art history facts make this more than a fun read. Children will learn interesting information as they read. The vocabulary is appropriate to its intended audience. The illustration... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WEINSTEIN CO, THE Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-18 Topic - Family Description - Paris, 1884. An orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. F�licie Milliner is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, F�licie takes a big risk: she 'borrows' a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette , F�licie learns that talent is not enough - it ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Leap! is a great film with a big meaning. This film teaches it all - honesty, perseverance and the importance of practice, family, believing in yourself, believing in your dreams and passion. F�licie makes a lot of mistakes during her journey, which set her back, but that doesn't stop her from continuing to push through.
The story begins when F�licie and her best friend, Victor escape from an orphanage. They take a... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews AIR BUD ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 4 - 12 Topic - Family Description - The action-packed new season of the franchise continues with the story of Tiny, an adorable Yorkie pup who, after winning the 'Pup Star' TV singing competition, is suddenly launched into an adventure when she's replaced by a street Yorkie, Scrappy, and the two swap lives in a dog-filled, fish-out-of-water tale that ultimately demonstrates life truly is 'better together.' KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I have to admit that I liked this so much more than I thought I would. The dogs are absolutely adorable and they storyline, while a bit trite, is quite suitable for its intended audience. The humans are all pretty stereotyped and goofy but in a good way. This is one of those films that I definitely recommend for kids, especially dog lovers. My hat is off to the animators for making the dogs appear to be speaking. The... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Air Bud Entertainment has done it again and created a fun-filled family film with this follow up sequel to Pup Star. I like the movie because the story has a fun adventure and also introduces lots of new characters including the disco dog Shampoo, the perfect pal P.U.P. (Mackenzie Sol) and the "cantankerous" Kitty Purry (Madison Pettis).
The story begins when Roland (Jed Rees) and Bark (George Newbern) kidnap Tiny ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews OPEN ROAD PRODUCTIONS Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Nut Job 2 is wonderful! With some movies, the sequel is never as good as the original, but with this movie, they are both awesome films. There is never a boring part or unnecessary scene. It keeps you wanting more and gets you really attached about the characters' lives. The background music really helps keep the story going and makes the chase scenes more suspenseful since there are no silent moments.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WWW Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - The Resilient Heart explores the keys to preventing heart disease on a worldwide scale. At the film's core is the story of Dr. Valent�n Fuster, a world-renowned cardiovascular scientist, and Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his exploration of the heart at the molecular level, Dr. Fuster discovers that the real answer to defeating chronic disease lies in a much ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth review KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This inspirational film kept me glued to the edge of my seat. I didn't know that heart disease is the number one killer in society today. It fascinates me that there are incredible individuals in this world such as Dr. Valentin Fuster who want to make a difference in the lives of others, especially with a disease that is so common.
In this documentary promoting worldwide heart health, we see cardiologist Valentin F... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews MAGNOLIA PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. Directed by John Carroll Lynch; Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston and more. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This paradoxical film definitely altered my perspective on daily life. Life is meant to be a beautiful thing, but not in this case. Elaborating on loneliness and the mundane events in everyday life, you will surely rethink what it means to be alive.
Lucky is a 90-year-old atheist, who ironically, isn't so lucky. Every day, Lucky drinks his glass of milk, does yoga stretches, has a cup of coffee, goes to the local d... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: DVD, AGES 3-8 Topic - Family Description - Welcome to Lily's Driftwood Bay! Lily is six years old and lives with her dad and her best friend, who is a seagull named Gull, in a little hut on the beach. Across the way is Driftwood Bay, a special island that exists in Lily's imagination. Every day the sea washes up a new treasure which sparks Lily's imagination about what might be happening on Driftwood Bay. Join Lily and her friends, Salty Dog, Bull, Nonna, Hat... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I love this series! Lily is a great role model and is so creative. A good chunk of this program follows Lily finding "treasures" that have washed up on the shore and being inspired to go on adventures that are based on those items. One the best parts of this series is that Lily resides in a single parent home. Her father is a wonderful character and they have such a great relationship. There aren't enough programs ou... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This creative animated series made me feel like a little kid again. Lily's imagination is so big, and she is so creative, which is exactly how I felt when I was younger. With 52 unique adventures, there is never a dull moment in each episode.
Lily (Orlagh O' Keefe) is a 6-year-old girl who lives with her dad and a seagull on the beach. Right across from her is Driftwood Bay, an imaginary island that she has create... read more
Runtime: 370 minutes
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3-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 6.79
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