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9/11 INSIDE THE PENTAGON - PBS DISTRIBUTION
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - Produced by Lone Wolf Media, "9/11 INSIDE THE PENTAGON" revisits the events of 9/11 from the perspective of those who were in Washington, DC, working at or near the Pentagon. Using exclusive first-person interviews with Pentagon personnel, first responders, aviation experts and journalists, as well as rarely seen Department of Defense footage taken from inside the Pentagon after the attack, the special tells the story of heroism and perseverance in the face of unimaginable, life-threatening obstacles.

Unlike those in New York City who were completely taken by surprise, those in Washington, DC, followed the news coming out of New York and realized than unaccounted-for flights still in the air would likely target significant, symbolic and strategic sites in the nation's capital - including the Pentagon. In the chaos that followed after Flight 77 struck the Pentagon, a group of workers inside crawled through black smoke and pools of jet fuel looking for an exit, only to find themselves trapped behind a newly installed blast-proof window that was impossible to break open; emotional clashes over jurisdiction would break out between Pentagon personnel and first responders trying to find survivors in the wreckage; smoke threatened to incapacitate the National Military Command Center; and an unaccounted-for plane would pose the threat of yet another strike.

Among those interviewed in the film are those who experience the attack first-hand: Steve Carter, assistant building operations manager at the Pentagon; first responders Mike Regan, Alan Wallace and Ed Hannon; Pentagon personnel Captain William J. Toti (U.S. Navy, retired) and Colonel Marilyn Wills (US Army, retired); air traffic controller Colin Scoggins; structural engineer Leo Titus; and Washington Post reporter Steve Vogel.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - There are many aspects curious children might find of interest, from flight control to building safety to the entirely of what occurred on 9/11. Reviewed by Michael F., KIDS FIRST! juror.
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GOOD DINOSAUR, THE (BR/DIGI HD)

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GOOD DINOSAUR, THE (BR/DIGI HD) - WALT DISNEY ANIMATED STUDIOS
Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Description - From Disney/Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you're meant to be. In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he's truly capable of. Bonus content includes: Sanjay's Super Team; True Lies About Dinosaurs; Every Part of the Dinosaur; Following the T-Rex Trail; The Filmmakers' Journey; Deleted Scenes; Just Listen; Commentary; Hide and Seek; and more.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The Good Dinosaur, which comes out on Blu-ray and Digital HD on Feb. 23, asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend and learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ryan R. (age 11) comments, "I like how it touches our emotions and admit that it made me cry in some parts. I also liked the jokes because they are really funny." Willie J. (age 16) adds, "It is some of the most beautiful animation I've seen with a story so familiar that its heartwarming qualities hit home." KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer added, "It was way too scary for my 4 and 5-year-olds." See the kids' reviews in the kid comments section.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I really enjoy watching the new Blu-ray of The Good Dinosaur. One thing I loved about this Blu-ray is the deleted scenes. I love how the director explains why certain scenes didn't make it in the final cut. I enjoyed the Dino bites, which is a short showing the characters goofing off. I also enjoyed watching the trailers of The Good Dinosaur in different languages. It was interesting knowing that there are different names for this movie in other places. There was nothing to dislike about this Blu-ray.

This 3D, computer-animated, adventure, dramatic comedy is very emotional and funny, a perfect movie for the family. The story is about what would happen if an asteroid missed the Earth and never killed the dinosaurs. In the movie you meet Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) who is a very insecure, scared dinosaur until he is able to find his roar! He meets a human kid named Spot. Something happens. Arlo chases Spot and falls into the water taking Arlo very far away from his family. Will Arlo make it back to his family or will he be lost?

I enjoyed this movie. I like how it touches our emotions and admit that it made me cry in some parts. I also liked the jokes because they are really funny. I love the action scenes that involve the water. It kept me on the edge of my seat.

My favorite character is Arlo. He is a very ecstatic, extremely compassionate dinosaur who learns to face his fears. Arlo is very relatable because everyone has fears and people think it is silly but it isn't. I love that he is very motivated. I love how he changes throughout the story.

The moral lesson in this movie is you can discover what you're truly capable of if you are willing to face your fears. Arlo proves that in this movie as he "finds his roar." On the Blu-ray, there are bonus features, deleted scenes and shorts. The shorts include Sanjay Super Team, Dino Bites and Hide and Seek. It also tells you facts about dinosaurs and many more. Another feature are trailers of the movie. My favorite short would be Sanjay's Super Team, because this short told its story without any dialogue and delivered an important message about dealing with old family traditions and the modern world.

I give this film 5 out of 5 amazing stars and recommend it for kids ages 5 to 18. Adults might like this as well. I also recommend this to kids who like family, action, adventure, drama, comedies, dinosaurs and Disney movies. Check out the Blu-ray when it comes out on February 23.
Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 39.99 Media:



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SUNNY DAY
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This short animated film is very interesting. Something about the story is extremely compelling, as simple as it is. The 2 D animation is delightful. The music plays to the simplicity of the art form. The story is so simple and yet, could be interpreted in many very complex ways. Over all, I adored this. I would definitely consider it for a youth or family film festival and would definitely watch more by this filmmaker. Reviewed by Megan C. KIDS FIRST! Juror
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FIRST LOVE
FIRST LOVE - NICHOLAS RAGANATO
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-15
Description - Daniel, a ten-year-old student wants to give his valentine card to his girlfriend Sammy, but the evil teacher Ms. Ruth takes it away, treating the kids to tell their parents. Now it is upon to Daniel to get it back for the sake of their love.

Featured at Wellington Film Festival (2016), United International Film Festival (2016, Recognition of Excellence in filmmaking), New Classic Cinema Film Festival (Best Supporting Actress, Linda Weinrib), iHolly: The Next Generation Independent Film Festival (Best Student Film)
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a sweet love story between two school-aged kids whose antagonist is an "evil" teacher. It's well shot, well lit, good audio and nice background music. It would fit well into a youth film festival and evoke questions about when it is okay to challenge authority. For me, I wanted a bit more at the end. I wanted to see these two together as adults, or something. But, it is charming and sweet as it is. Recommended.
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GIFT, THE (KEN PETRIE)
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The ending makes this film! I can't tell you what it is but, I do promise you it will bring a smile to your face. This short film takes place in rural America in the 1940s. The setting, costumes, and behaviors of the characters are right on target and the pace is so appropriate for this time period. It brings up some interesting issues when the boy spots a rifle in the local store that he eyes as the perfect gift for his birthday. There is a bit of tension between Mom and Boy and it is the elderly shop owner who intervenes and makes peace with everyone. Well shot, good pace, interesting story. I think you'll like it. Highly recommended. Ages: 8-18
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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A lovingly created film documenting a young boy's experience traveling across America as he is observed by his own father. His fondness for LEGOs which he brings everywhere is a nice touch. Well filmed, good audio, good visuals. Would make a nice addition for a kids or family film festival.
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SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD)

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SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD) - WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Series: FEATURE, AGES 4-18
Description - Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection's legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess SNOW WHITE wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen. Share the movie called "The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time," in High Definition Blu-ray and for the first time ever on Digital HD, with special features for the entire family!

Special Features include: In Walt's Words - For The First Time Ever, Hear Walt Talk About Snow White; Iconography - Explore How This Film Influences Pop Culture, Art And Fashion at Disney Animation: Designing Disney's First Princess - Modern-Day; Disney Artists Discuss The Design Of Snow White and how it influences the look of some of your favorite Disney characters; The Fairest Facts Of Them All - Disney Channel Star Sofia Carson Reveals Seven Intriguing Facts About Snow White; Alternate Sequence - Never Before Seen Storyboard Sequence Where The Prince Meets Snow White; And Much More!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - One of the hardships I encounter as a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic is trying to objectively review older films. The difficulty is mostly because they are often better than many films today. Even more difficult is reviewing a film objectively that was a part of my childhood. It's so easy for nostalgia to cloud my view. So, before I watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I told myself to review it without passion or prejudice, and tackle it like I would any other film. Then I started watching it and everything I had prepped myself for went out the window. I got caught up in the songs, the vintage style of animated filmmaking and the general feeling of classic, feel-good Disney. Then I realized that the nostalgia that befell me WAS the appeal of the movie. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is timeless because it transcends generations. Watching it now as I did ten years ago, took me back 10 years. It felt nice to return to an innocent state for 80 minutes.

The film hasn't lost anything. The songs are still just as catchy, the story is still just as cute and the animation still puts a smile on your face. It's interesting watching the first Disney animated feature today, because we're all so taken with the animation and maturity of Pixar. Even the Disney Renaissance films which are now 20 years old aren't as cute or innocent as Snow White is. Fortunately, that's not a bad thing; it's actually quite refreshing. It's feel-good and puts a smile on your face. The simplicity of it all is a great contrast to the complex animated features of today and it's quite affecting. It transports you to a different state of mind that allows you to let go and enjoy.

So many times parodied and adapted, watching where it all started gives you a great appreciation for all the other adaptations, and reminds you of which is best. I actually contend that Snow White is the best of the classic Disney princesses. It has the best collection of songs with "Heigh-Ho," "Some Day My Prince Will Come," and "I'm Wishing/One Song." The band of dwarfs are still an entertaining, eclectic group of characters than compliment the more one-dimensional princess. I watched it with my younger sister and she was in love with it from start to finish. I was in love with it, all over again, from start to finish. I recommend this classic film for ages 3 to 18 as well as adults and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Willie J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs is a Disney favorite of mine since I was a young child many years ago. It is such an enchanting story of friendship, love and good prevailing over evil. I enjoyed watching this again on Digital HD. This is truly an enchanting classic that young and old will enjoy and I recommend for both adults and children. The music and the characters really make this film! I found myself singing along with such songs as "Hi Ho, Hi Ho off to work I go." It has a message that good wins over evil and is entertainment at its finest. I also was delighted to see deleted scenes included in the Bonus Features. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars and recommend for ages 6 to 18. Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Juror
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Before Cinderella lost her slipper and before Aladdin met the Genie, Walt Disney did his most crazy and insane project ever - a feature animated movie, the first of its kind. The title of the film is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Parents and kids loved this film decades ago and, a generation later, families can now enjoy this beautiful classic in Blu-Ray.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a musical with catchy, and beautiful singing done by Adriana Caselotti, (Snow White), Lucille La Verne (Queen) and others. There is also a sense of adventure, and a magical romance, between Snow White and the Prince.

The story begins when the Queen discovers that she is not the fairest of them all, and that Snow White is. Out of jealousy, she orders the death of Snow White. However, Snow White gets away. She comes upon 7 dwarfs which she befriends. The Queen angrily learns about her failed death, and decides to poison the young princess!

Since this is the Blu-Ray/Digital HD Edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it is packed with extra features including a tour of the animation studios in the 1930s, actual interviews with Walt Disney, cool facts, (Did you know Snow White was originally designed to have gold hair? Who knew!) and so much more. My favorite part concentrates on how Walt Disney hired over 300 artists, how he spent so much money on making it perfect, and just how much speculation and hate he got for attempting to make (and being very successful as a result) a 90 minute animated film.

Even though this film was made almost a century ago, the quality of the animation is as good as films made today. Hand-drawn animation has a quality of from the human touch that CGI can never achieve. In terms of the soundtrack, Walt Disney had a knack for making his animated films not only have background music, but he created it in such as way that the music becomes an integral part of the story. For example, when Snow White and the Prince first meet, they sing a song together and it represents almost, "Instant love," better than words ever could. This story is based on a classic European fairy tale, and Walt Disney hired a few people who specifically made European-styled drawings, to make the film feel like the original fairy tale, which was perfect for the film. The voice-over sound quality is also top notch, amazingly so since again, it was made almost 100 years ago. I would easily compare it to the voice over acting and quality of the late 90s. This film was ambitious in terms of being the first animated feature film, but also was first feature film to have a female lead.

My favorite scene is the meeting of The Prince and Snow White. In the scene, Snow White is cleaning outside and she explains to her bird friends what a wishing well is. A prince overhears her fantastic singing and is love-struck when he meets her. This scene is one of my favorites because the music is beautiful, the animation is spectacular and this scene specifically illustrates my point about European artists designing the backgrounds. It really looks like a European castle of some sort.

This film was designed for all ages and I still agree. I recommend it for ages 6 to 13 specifically. Younger kids will enjoy the bright colors, dancing and singing. Older kids can appreciate how difficult it was to make this film and the storyline itself. Adults who have happy memories of seeing this film years ago will also enjoy it. Overall, it's a great film for the family. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars because of the spectacular animation, exciting story (typical of films made by Walt Disney) and clear voice acting. The Blu-ray/Digital HD Edition of Snow White is available in stores and online on January 19.
Juror Recommended Age: 4-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 29.99 Media:


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ADVENTURES OF GUMBY, THE: THE 60'S SERIES, VOL. 1

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ADVENTURES OF GUMBY, THE: THE 60'S SERIES, VOL. 1 - N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT
Series: SERIES, AGES 5-12
Description - Join Gumby and Pokey on brand new adventures in this very special collectible box set!� Enjoy over 40 episodes on this volume 1 release of the 60s adventure series!� These are the most popular Gumby episodes ever made. In 1962, Clokey Productions began production on a new Gumby adventure series. Gumby and Pokey went off to explore more historical events and to have every other conceivable adventure in and out of books through time and toy land. In the mid-60s, new characters joined Gumby and Pokey.�Professor Kapp, a friendly absent-minded professor, becomes Gumby's scientific go-to guy.�Prickle and Goo were created to represent what famed east-west philosopher Alan Watts called the two types of people, the prickly and the gooey.� More analytical, Prickle likes to solve mysteries. The softer, mellower Goo is a kind of sky mermaid who can fly and shoot goo balls.�The Blockheads, who first showed up in the 50s, become more prominent in the mid-60s.� They represent "square thinking" and often cause trouble for Gumby and his pals. Enjoy meeting all these new characters and embarking on these iconic new adventures with Gumby, Pokey, and his pals today!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This 1960s Gumby claymation series is perfect fun for young children. Through its cute lessons and humor, this collectible box set brings enjoyment through short adventures of fun characters. Gumby, Pokey and new friends such as Professor Kapp go on fun adventures through different stages of history, often invoking trouble and learning lessons along the way. This series will appeal to the oldest, die-hard fans as well as new kids who will find joy in these classic stories. Reviewed by Carissa P., KIDS FIRST! Juror
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - The Adventures of Gumby: The 60s Series is a very good DVD collection with some very creative animation for its time. I am a big fan of Claymation and this is a collection of the classic clay animation series from the 1960s. The DVD has a ton of episodes and you get to watch the technical aspects of the animation and the characters evolve over time.

The Adventures of Gumby: The 60s Series follows the title character - an enthusiastic green clay-boy - and his friend Pokey, a horse, as they go on fantastic adventures from battling in a joust to keeping a king in power to saving a princess from a knight and even a high-speed chase from a sculpture come to life.

As the series goes on you meet several new characters, like the mopey yellow dragon Prickle and a blue flying mermaid named Goo. My favorite characters are Rodgy the bird and Henry the bear. Rodgy and Henry make an excellent duo. There is a great episode on Rodgy's origin story called Who's What. Henry is molding clay and he makes a bird that comes to life. While Rodgy may not always agree with Henry, they always stick together.

My favorite episode in this collection is Even Steven, which follows Gumby and Pokey on a road trip but the trip goes haywire because of some con artists trying to take their money. This cat and mouse chase is funny and unpredictable.

Another episode I enjoy is Treasure For Henry. It follows Rodgy and Henry as they find some treasure that turns out to belong to pirates. This is one of several episodes in this series that is very creative with the use of real life objects in the animation.

I recommend that you watch all the episodes in this collection as well as the special features, especially for Gumby fanatics. The DVD includes the original TV pilot and some behind-the-scenes footage on how they do the Claymation. I'm amazed by how they use clay and I like watching the animation grow more sophisticated and complex over time.

I recommend The Adventures of Gumby for ages 5 to 12. It's colorful and a fun show to watch and the jokes are meant for all ages. I give this DVD 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Benjamin P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12.
Juror Recommended Age: 5-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.99 Media:


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GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: THE SONG OF SPRING

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GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: THE SONG OF SPRING - N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT
Series: SERIES, AGES 2-5
Description - Join Little Nutbrown Hare and his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, as they romp through more charming adventures! Fun-loving Little Field Mouse, mischievous Little Grey Squirrel and tricky Little Redwood Fox are back, as well as Little White Owl with her tales of mystery. Together the friends explore the meadows, forests and streams and on to Cloudy Mountain...playing, laughing and discovering the wonder that the world holds.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Guess How Much I Love You: The Song of Spring is a wonderfully sweet collection of short animated stories. Based on the classic book, Little Nutbrown Hare goes on adventure after adventure with his friend Little Field Mouse. These stories are light and joyful, and each one teaches some type of lesson, such as keeping promises, acceptance and change. The production is well-done and professional, and the voices are delightful. I recommend this for ages 1 to 8.

Reviewed by Karyn A., KIDS FIRST! Juror.

This program is based on the beloved children's book and is beautifully done! The colors are soft muted pastels and are gorgeous! The two main characters, Little Nutbrown Hare and his field mouse friend, are sweet, playful and are cute to watch explore their meadow. They make estimates about discoveries and after a while, they will generally fetch Big Nutbrown Hare for help. The stories end with the rabbits telling each other how much they love each other. Can't say enough good things about this title! I was enraptured!.

Reviewed by Jan B., KIDS FIRST! Juror
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - The animated DVD, Guess How Much I Love You: The Song of Spring is really wonderful. It is super cute and has lots of life lessons to learn. I especially like the main character, Little Nutbrown Hare because he is always so curious. If there is a problem he tries to figure it out.

There are seven different stories on this DVD based on the classic books by Sam McBratney. In each of the stories there is a mystery to solve and important lessons to learn. Every episode is about growing up and learning life lessons by friends helping each other. One of the episodes I especially like is the Busy as a Bee story. In this fun episode Little Nutbrown Hare makes a promise to help his father but really wants to play with his friend, Little Field Mouse. Little Nutbrown Hare learns a valuable life lesson; in this case, even when you may want to do something else like play with your friends, if you have already made a promise it is important to keep that promise. Another episode I really like is Little Green Worm. Here we learn some science facts such as discovering how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. We also learn some cool science vocabulary like chrysalis, which means cocoon.

The message of this film is to feel free to explore, don't be scared and how having a friend at your side helps you get through anything. I love that this message is told through heartwarming stories about friendship, family science and more.

I think the character voices are amazing and fit the characters just perfectly. The animation is simple, but very believable. The animated characters are adorable and all the stories take place in an animated forest and meadow that are beautifully colorful.

I think viewers will love this DVD released by N Circle Entertainment because, overall there is a lot of heart, great messages and lots of educational lessons. It is a fun and an entertaining DVD. N Circle offers a nicely package product and they even include a fun craft activity. The animation and stories are simple enough for little ones to understand and, at the same time, offer good learning lessons for older kids. I give Guess How Much I Love You DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 8. Check it out!

Reviewed by Abigail Zoe L., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 8

This collection of TV episodes is adorable. The hand drawn features are exquisitely detailed. It looks like just what I pictured it would in my head when I read the stories on my Leapster when I was younger. It has a quaint fairy tale feel to it with huggable characters. It is a fun collection to watch. The DVD comes with seven episodes that flow flawlessly together and it is easy to sit and watch the whole collection although your face might hurt from smiling and giggling too long. It was refreshing to sit back, chill and watch a DVD that was easy to watch and made me smile.

The Little Green Worn is my favorite episode because I laughed out loud while watching the animals investigating their newfound insect.

My favorite character is Little Nutbrown Hare. I like seeing how he interacts with all the different animals. His relationship with his father is adorable. He spends his days playing in the meadow and discovering mysteries and, with the assistance of his father and the other animals, they learn many new things and solve mysteries. They think up different ways to express their love for each other - "as much as all the insects in the meadow," "bigger then the moon," and things like that. I find this to be a cute game that all parents should play with their children. This game applies to any relationship. It is a fun way to express our feelings towards others and is very fun and loveable.

One of my favorite things about this series are the voiceover talent. They are perfect. They matched the characters wonderfully. For example, the tiny characters have small, squeaky and adorable voices. All the animals are cute, huggable and each one has a different personality that makes you love them and smile each time you meet another one. It makes you want to jump through the TV and play in the meadow. This is a perfect way to get into the spirit of the spring season after a long winter. Easter is on its way and these hare-based stories are perfect for the holiday. They offer a good refresher course on basic science and have many learning lessons. The best lesson is that things change.

I recommend these stories for kids age 3 to 9. Older kids might like it as well because, although they already know the lessons this DVD teaches, many kids might enjoy remembering what life was like when they were younger and seeing how much they have learned. I give this movie 5 out of 5 sparkling carrots. It is available now on DVD so, go check it out.

Reviewed by Morgan B.
Juror Recommended Age: 2-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99 Media:


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BIG FREEZE, THE
BIG FREEZE, THE - LITTLE MAMMOTH MEDIA Click to purchase directly from the producer
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - SEE what happens when things FREEZE...A FROZEN ADVENTURE where artists carve ice and snow into amazing shapes - some are more than 60 feet high! Join skaters on the world's largest skating rink, and see how they make ice cream at Ben & Jerry's! LEARN about glaciers and how they form and grow and melt. Ride on a giant ice explorer, and see why huge icebergs act like the ice cubes in your drink! TRAVEL around the world, from Sapporo, Japan for the annual Snow Festival, to Canada's Columbia Ice Fields, to the frozen Great Lakes on a US Coast Guard icebreaker! Join us for this freezing BIG Adventure!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Who knew there was so much to be learned about Frozen Stuff! From icicles to snow covered hills to ice skating rinks to ice and snow sculptures to ice cream, think Ben & Jerry's, this informational show examines all things frozen. How about the largest skating rink in the world? Where's that you ask? You have to watch this to find out. Little Mammoth Media has assembled a great collection of ice-inspired situations that give you a new definition of ICE!

The videography is professionally accomplished, the background music quite fun and inspiring and the youth narrator clearly describes every situation. This is a film that could be shown in a classroom setting and works very well as a stand alone that curious kids will enjoy. The language is age-appropriate for school-aged kids. And, even I learned stuff about ice that I never knew, like how water is used as glue in ice sculptures. It almost made me like winter. The quality is excellent. The structure is simple and straight forward.

I am a huge fan of Little Mammoth Media's "big" series and this latest addition is as delightful as I anticipated. My favorite part is seeing all the extraordinary ice and snow sculptures. Reviewed by Sarah S., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - This film starts off showing educational facts about water and how ice is made and then goes to Ottawa, Canada and shows educational facts and interesting things such as ice sculptures. It is pretty cool and there is some music which makes it more fun to watch. I liked that it shows some different places around the world but I think that some parts were too long such as showing the ice skating in Canada. I think it is also good that there is more than one person talking in the film and that kids will learn a lot about ice from watching this film. I liked seeing the different ice sculptures and a building made out of ice. I would recommend this for younger kids ages 5-8. This would be the only downfall. The narration and the educational part would be too simple for kids over the age of 8. There is a bonus treat after the credits which are mainly scenes from the film without the narration. I think that there could have been something more exciting at the end but it was okay to watch. I give this 4 stars for educational and interesting facts and the ice sculptures are really cool. Reviewed by Joshua B., KIDS FIRST! Reviewer

I loved this program! I like to learn and this is the perfect learning experience during cold days like we're having. I really enjoyed learning about glaciers and it made me want to see one person really bad! This show is great for all ages I believe, but I suppose I'd say ages 8 to 15 will enjoy it most! I give it 5 out of 5 stars! Reviewed by Britney V, age 11

I love Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and was a little disappointed when I realized how its made, but it is still really neat! I hope to make ice cream one day and this show made me hope more. I like the other stuff as well, but I liked the ice cream part the most. I think kids ages 5 to 12 will like this show and I give it 4 out of 5 stars only because I didn't care for the narrator so much. Reviewed by Evelynn V, age 9.
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KIWI: MEET TWIKI AND TWINI
KIWI: MEET TWIKI AND TWINI - N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT
Series: DVD, AGES 2-5
Description - Let's learn English with Twiki and Twini! In this DVD, Twiki and Twini will help teach your little one phonic skills! In each episode, Twiki and Twini takes us on an adventure to discover new words and new sounds. Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words, and images. Enjoy eighteen phonic based episodes with Twiki and Twini!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This program has multiple mini-programs and not one main storyline. All mini-programs started out introducing the characters in a situation where they would then learn how to spell new words. After the situation is resolved, they review the words to end. The show is simple and easy to follow for younger viewers. It shows two cute claymation kiwi birds that get into little situations where the opportunity arises to learn how to spell new words and also learn manners. My six and three year olds liked the program but it is too slow to watch with anyone older than six. Overall it has high quality content and is perfect for very young viewers. It is very good in helping teach kids to spell simple words, teaching manners and teaching how to control your emotions. I can see my children trying to spell simple words if they watched this often enough.

The cover is clean and colorful. The stop motion claymation is interesting and appealing. The vocabulary is appropriate for a young group. However, you should be aware that it was made in New Zealand and there are Kiwi words and phrases that U.S. kids don't relate to such as: "Going on holiday" and "Don't be cross." My children didn't know what those phrases and keywords meant so I had to explain them in "American terms".

Another thing I thought was a bit confusing was how it seemed like it was geared towards a very young viewer but they were teaching them how to spell a word. I think that the age they are hoping to capture with this program is too young to remember or understand that part. But, it flows well and is very logical. Both my three year old and six year old enjoyed it. The only unappealing thing to me is that, because it is so simple, it is difficult to watch as an adult. Also, the characters talk in grunts with an adult and child narrating. I would prefer the characters spoke themselves instead of grunting.

Reviewed by Jan B., KIDS FIRST! juror.

This DVD contains 18 short episodes of Twiki and Twini, 2 entertaining, kiwi-looking birds. Each episode uses claymation (stop-motion clay animation) to teach words through Twiki and Twini's adventures. The episodes are funny and educational and my kids enjoyed watching them. The way that the birds interact with the voice-over narrators is unique and the additional characters in each episode are likable and colorful. My only negative critique of the show is that the words are loosely based on the theme of the episode, but they are pretty random, following no particular phonetical pattern. I don't think kids would really learn much about phonics or reading from watching this, aside from basic vocabulary words or the overall general correlation of words to a group of letters. However, my children were captivated by the episodes and I feel they would enjoy watching them for sheer entertainment, with some minimal educational aspect. This DVD is very cute and entertaining, and I would recommend it for ages 2 to 7. By Karyn A., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Twiki and Twini are kiwi birds. The show was about the two kiwi birds going places. One of our favorite parts was when the red guy liked the princess, and he tried to save the princess and there was a dragon! We also liked when they went to the beach. It showed us how to spell words. We liked it because it was funny. We liked that the birds did funny things. There wasn't anything we didn't like about it. We loved all the parts. But it was long.

"It's funny. I liked the Kiwis. I liked both of them. I liked them because they are so fun and so funny. I want to watch it again." 6 year old. "They are mad and tease each other. I like it. It is funny. I like when they are driving a car and they are making a train. I would watch it again." 3 year old.

The kids noted that sometimes they are mean to each other but then they say, "sorry". The children talked about how the two kiwi birds had to apologize for teasing the giant. They also were interested to learn what "not get cross" meant.

"There is a giant. They spell words. They are mean to each other but then they said sorry. It was so fun, fun, fun, fun!"
Juror Recommended Age: 2-6 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99 Media:



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PLAY DATE
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Play Date is a story of a homeless woman and a little girl who cross paths. The woman is shown roaming the streets hungry and alone. We see the little girl desperately reaching out to her busy and sports fan dad for affection. After the homeless woman's possessions are mysteriously stolen she takes shelter in the girl's playhouse. When the girl discovers the woman she decides to bathe her, play pretend with her and bake with her. She doesn't tell her parents about the woman. Of course, soon her parents figure out there is a stranger in their house and immediately call the police. As the mother is throwing away the woman's clothes, she discovers a pastry book the homeless woman wrote when she was a famous pastry chef. When the cops arrive the family tells them it's taken care of and they drive the woman to a shelter.

This film is sensitive and heart warming. It reminds me of Pay It Forward. It has a positive message for children to be kind and non-judgmental towards people who are less fortunate. There is perhaps an issue with the girl taking in a stranger without telling her parents that some might find disturbing. But, the kindness factor overshadows that for me. I was sad they didn't hire the woman as their personal chef, but taking her to a shelter was also a realistic and positive reaction. This is a great short film for any family festival. Recommend for ages 8 to 18 as well as adults and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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EARTH'S CHILDREN
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Earth's Children is an exploration of what it's like to be a child in a Peruvian farming village. We see children harvesting plantains, eating breakfast with family, planting bean, and playing in the jungle. It is a short documentary and an interesting piece to experience. This is a great way for children to experience a "day in the life" of Peruvian children. I recommend it for a children's film festival. It's a great example of how other cultures live, work, play and relate to one another.
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SAVE THE BEES
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Nicely done short. Good message, great visuals, lovely music. Recommended. Accepted. KIDS FIRST!
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GIFT, THE
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a lovely coming of age film that deals with bullies, uncertainty and keeping secrets. It is well produced with lovely cinematography and background music, charming and believable acting. Highly recommended for ages 8 - 12.
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ASTRONOMER'S SUN, THE
ASTRONOMER'S SUN, 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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This haunting animation traverses time and space in less than six minutes, delivering a fully drawn human story (despite one of the two characters being a mechanical teddy bear!). A precise sound track and evocative musical score accompany the mysterious visuals. Taking place in an abandoned observatory, The Astronomer's Son (the name is a clever play on words) depicts a son's yearning to be reunited with his father. The ending is bittersweet and may be a bit sad or frightening for very young children. This exquisite short film exemplifies the potential of animation for poignant storytelling and magical artistry. Reviewed by Ann B.
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CONNECTED
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".
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Connected is a view of technology that is good for ages 7 to adults. There is an excitement in listening to the girls share their dreams of the future and talk about what they do now. We observe four young girls who enjoy technology and enjoy being with each other when using their devices. Ella, age 8, is going to be a teacher and a scientist. She is clear that she will be teaching and experimenting all her life. Riley, age 7, thinks that technology is cool. Gina, age 8, is an aspiring rock star like Katie Perry. She has two devices. A cell phone and a computer. She takes selfies all the time. Ava, age 7, is an artist and aspires to become an art teacher. She owns a camera and an IPAD. I feel the excitement from these young girls about technology and being connected. They talk about texting and Facebook and other electronic games. One of them expresses that she knows there should be a limited to use of devices and likes playing outdoors. I recommend this title for playing at a film festival because it is a refreshing and exciting view of being "connected" from young eyes
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ALONE THIS TIME

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ALONE THIS TIME - PYPER PROSEN
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Nicely done student production. Well edited, has an interesting little blip in the middle of the flight that you're not sure if she's okay or not and find out in the end. Recommended for ages 6-10. The background music is a bit annoying but, other than that, very enjoyable.
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LEMONADE STANDOFF
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well constructed student film, cute original concept. Good visuals, good audio. Would make a good addition for a kid or family film festival.
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ADVENTURES OF CATTY WOMPUS, THE
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!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Cute show. Pretty campy but in a charming way. A variety of locations. Variety of messages. Lots of music and interesting characters. It's not quite ready for prime time but I think it would work at a KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, especially those looking for an environmental message.
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WORSE THAN POOP!
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well made, great visuals, delightful host and a catchy title. I can't vouch for the content of the information but, presuming that it is well researched, it certainly makes some stunningly revealing statements. I recommend this for anyone programming for an environmental film festival or, a for youth and family programming at any festival. It is definitely entertaining and holds your attention. It's well produced, very colorful and, did I already say - a great host. This young guy looks like he's around 9 years of age and he has a great online presence. The only thing I would change about it is the background music which just doesn't measure up to the rest of the film.
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SECRET FOREST, THE
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - With colorful costumes, talking animals and a touch of animation magic, this title feels like a classic Eastern European fairy tale. It is an entertaining and well-made adventure that celebrates kindness and a strong family bond. Two young girls learn to respect the environment and be kind to animals. When the younger sister gets in trouble after picking flowers she had promised not to pick, the older sister overcomes her own fears in order to rescue her from the Flower Fairy. This film may encourage children to respect the environment the next time they are out in nature. This film introduces children to classic Eastern European fairy tale characters. Beautiful imagery with colorful costumes for the fairy tale characters: Mermaid, Flower Fairy, talking goose. There are visual effects that make the forest look even more beautiful with butterflies, and a taste of fairy tale magic. The younger sister disobeys the mother's orders not to pick flowers in the forest. The older sister falls asleep and has a dream that becomes like a fairy tale: as a consequence of picking the flowers, her younger sister disappears, hidden by the Flower Fairy. The older sister goes on a quest to find her. She must pass a series of tests, including moving a frog from a talking goose's nest (she is afraid of frogs, but the frog is not scary), and making the decision whether she will kill a rabbit to free her sister. She has a kind heart and cannot kill the rabbit. The Flower Fairy tells her that she passed the test, and turns the rabbit back into her little sister. The older sister promises to teach the little sister how to respect the forest, and to protect her and be there for her always. Older sister is a good role model for the younger sister. She feels responsible to protect and teach her younger sibling. North American parents may object to the mother allowing young girls to go for a walk in the forest by themselves, but in the context of Eastern European culture (where this story comes from), this is a normal scenario. It is also a common scenario in fairy tales (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood). Reviewed by Katarzyna K. KIDS FIRST! Juror
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OPERATION DIVORCE
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film shows issues for both children and adults. It shows how it is important to have your friend's back through thick and thin, in times of need. Children will enjoy the film because it shows how important friendship is and how friends bond together in a time of crisis. It is well produced and should play well on the big screen. The youth characters are quite believable and engaging. The scenes are quite realistic and there is a good message at the end.
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Juror Recommended Age: 8-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


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CATCHING HAIL
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - While Catching Hail is a sort film, it is full of messages for adults and children. Enjoy life, especially summer vacations. The film shows that chivalry is still alive when Coach carries Ms. Young's box out to her vehicle. Coach says "it is hard being destructive when you are out being constructive" when he talks about how he mows lawns and pulls weeds in the summer. The very important message is that adults (parents) who have been together for a long time will not always have sunny and bright days. There will be times when they are "Catching Hail". I give it 5 out of 5 Stars! Reviewed by Juanita S. KIDS FIRST! Juror
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MY HEART
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - My Heart is a short film about a class making cards for their sick teacher. It's mostly narration with shots of artwork the kids have made for their teacher who is sick and in the hospital. This film is short and sweet and might be a nice filler for a film festival. Although it has religious tones, it still has a good message. Accepted.
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STAR TAXI
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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - From Slovakia, Star Taxi is a clever short film about a boy with a large imagination. On his way home from school he is run over by Peppino and his Star Taxi. Peppino offers him a ride home through space and recounts how he was given his Star Taxi. The animation style is very unique - colorful and grand - and the story is humorous and entertaining. I recommend this for a film festival.
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