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Dr. Seuss never gets old – Now, he’s teaching science to preschoolers.

Join Sally and Nick and the Cat in the Hat to learn about weather (and things like that)! First, the kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't seem to remember all the colors to use. Lucky for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, a rainbow expert. A musical number teaches them the proper color order as well as how rainbows are actually made! Then it's time to jump in some puddles with Nick and Sally! But wait, where did the giant puddle disappear to? With the help of Cat's Seussian camera, they see that their puddle has turned into water vapor. So off they go to Bluey Blue Sky to follow their puddle. They learn the water cycle process and when they return home their puddle is back! Weather is just the start of this trip with the Cat so come on board the Thinga-ma-jigger and hold onto your hat! The Cat in the Hat: Oh, Say What’s the … - read more...


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Just Keep Swimming, Finding Dory is Fun for the Whole Family!

findingdory.jpgAfter 13 years, Dory and Nemo return to the big screen. The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “Finding Dory brings back the fantastic characters, amazing jokes and the fun story with important morals. This movie, much like Finding Nemo is an adventurous comedy, but that isn’t all that this film has to offer. It also has a good amount of child-friendly action.” Ryan R. adds, “The animation is amazing, the humor hilarious and witty and the plot is so heartfelt. It does not disappoint.” Harmony M. wraps it up with, “The anticipated sequel Finding Dory is adorable and fun, but not a match for the original. It’s a brilliant and enjoyable movie on its own.” See their full reviews below. Finding Dory By … - read more...

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Deadline to submit to KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Extended to June 23.
SUBMIT_NOW.jpgWe are accepting submissions for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival now through May 27. If you have a great film for kids and families that you wish to get played at venues all across the country, this is your opportunity to submit it. We have more than 50 venue affiliates who use the programming we select for their you and family programs. Each KIDS FIRST! venue partner offers their own awards and prizes. So, there are a plethora of potential awards awaiting you. Just think, for one entry fee, you have 50 venues looking at your submission. That makes the fee dirt cheap! Accepted feature films will get a First Look opportunity for distribution by Engine 15 … - read more...


The Cat in the Hat, Warcraft, Lego Star Wars, Journey to Space, Kiwi: 20 Phonics Adventures, Free Family Films Violet Crown Cinema
KFCA.2015.DEC.V2.jpgListen in as we review The Cat in the Hat: Oh Say, What's the Weather Today, Warcraft, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Journey to Space, Kiwi: 20 Phonics Adventures and discuss the Free Family Film Series at the Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe, NM. Hosts Keefer Blakeslee and Morgan Bertsch are joined by KIDS FIRST! reporters Bison and Benjamin. Before you spend those hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our kids have to say about them. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1950/kids-first-coming-attractions - read more...

From the Jury

Person or AI of Interest by Gerry Orz
person_of_interest.jpgRecently, the last season of my favorite show, Person of Interest aired. One of the main characters in the show is a sentient AI. This got me thinking. Twenty years ago, the thoughts of a robot being able to think for itself or do anything remotely amazing was a thing of science fiction. Now, we are creating computers that can do trillions of calculations a second and truly understand the most complex ideas known to man. Although this is truly spectacular and a great innovation of technology, the real miracle is when a machine made out of 0’s and 1’s is able to be sentient. In recent years, these robots more focused on sentient life than doing advanced … - read more...


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