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Mack & Moxy: Adventures In Helpeeland! – Helps Children Understand Some Of Life’s Complicated Issues

Join Mack, a blue moose with a heart of gold and two left feet, and Moxy, a perky pink raccoon, on four new exciting adventures! Watch Mack & Moxy rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. In the first adventure, Mack & Moxy start a lively game of foursquare at the HelpeeLand School. When a disagreement develops over who won, Trooper Sydnee suggests Rock, Paper, Scissors to settle the dispute. It works like a charm except for one problem Shelfish Sheldon (Hank Azaria) is about to snatch the Great Helpee and keep all its happiness for himself. Guest celebrity, Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medal winner), helps the Heroes on their mission. Three more adventures introduce kids to subjects like autism, buckling-up for safety and eating healthy foods. KIDS FIRST! Juror Tina B. comments, “This DVD has a beautiful way of … - read more...

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Beauty and the Beast – A Whimsical Yet Captivating Take on the Disney Classic

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Maria G. comments, “. This live action film has made my “Top 10 List” due to its incredible singing performances, marvelous set designs and accuracy of the original Disney story. As a Disney fanatic, I absolutely love that this film has the power to take me back to my younger days.” Gerry O. adds, “It has been 26 years since Disney released the animated film, Beauty and the Beast. Now, we have a remake with a slightly updated story, stunning visual effects, beautiful acting and an epic soundtrack. Here is another … - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

Deadline to submit to KIDS FIRST! April 15
We are accepting submissions for KIDS FIRST! Endorsement and Film Festival now through April 15. A KIDS FIRST! endorsement is recognized by media industry leaders and can open doors for you to get your film into distribution and into the hands of your audience. 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 … - read more...

KIDS FIRST! Radio

Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island, Andi Mack, The Sense of an Ending, Never Again is Now, Before I Fall
Listen in as we interview filmmaker Evelyn Marcus about her film Never Again is Now, review the films Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island and Before I Fall and tell you all about the upcoming TV series Andi Mack and the 2017 Kids Choice Awards! Hosts Gerry O and Keefer B are joined by KIDS FIRST! Reporters Arjun, Benjamin, Dariana, Angelie and Kamhai. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

From the Jury

My Anime Addiction By Clayton Pickard, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17
The first film that turned me onto anime was Fullmetal Alchemist. The intense, adventurous action of Edward and Alphonse Elric captivated me. I find the entire idea of alchemy quite fascinating. The first time I watched this film, I was unaware of the elaborate history of alchemy. I watched it again when I was a bit older and understood it and enjoyed it even more. I was highly bewitched by the dark background of Edward and Alphonse and what Edward sacrificed for his brother. After watching this film, both the original and the Brotherhood version a total of six times, I was finally prepared to dig deeper into the enslaving ways of anime. The next anime … - read more...

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