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Storks – Original Comedy, Beautiful Soundtrack, Great Voice Acting, Spectacular AnimationFrom Warner Bros Animation comes Storks, about those eloquent birds known for delivering babies, but have moved on from delivering babies to packages. When an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “Storks is a film unlike most other animated comedies. Not only does it appeal to kids, with fantastic morals and fun and silly humor, it appeals to adults as well.” Morgan B. adds, “It is one of the cutest movies that I have seen this year. It has humor, an original story line, family and the cutest thing ever - babies.” See their full reviews below. Storks By Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 14 Storks is a film unlike most other animated comedies. Not only does it appeal to kids, with fantastic morals and fun and silly humor, it appeals to adults as … - read more...
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Beauty And The Beast - One Of The Best That Disney Studios’ Has Ever MadeDisney’s class film, Beauty And The Beast releases its 25th Anniversary Edition September 20. Universally acclaimed as one of Disney's finest animated features and honored in the Walt Disney Signature Collection, the story follows brave, independent Belle on the adventure of a lifetime as she sets out to rescue her father and finds herself in the enchanted castle of a mysterious beast. This timeless tale overflows with unforgettable characters and Academy Award(R)-winning music (Best Song, Best Score, 1991)! It took more than 600 animators, artists and technicians three and a half years to complete the project. This was the first animated Disney feature scripted by a woman, Linda Woolverton and marked the first time each animator was credited on screen specifically for the character he or she brought to life. Disney's animation department won a Scientific and Technical … - read more...
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Call for Film Critics in Select Cities, Deadline October 30If you have a child between the age of 8 and 18 who is interested in joining our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team, please have them enter our national search. Visit our application site, read the instructions and send in your application along with your child's written and videotaped review of a film, rated G, PG or PG-13, that has been released in the last 6 months. For more info and to enter go to: http://2013critic.kidsfirst.org/ Our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Local Search deadline to apply for this fall is OCtober 30. We are looking for kids major cities but, other cities will be considered as well. The difference is that they kids will most likely not … - read more...
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Binky Bill, The Queen of Katwe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition, My LIttle Pony: Friendship is Magic: Soaring over Equestria, Storks, The Wild Life, SullyListen in as we review the films Binky Bill, The Queen of Katwe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition, My LIttle Pony: Friendship is Magic: Soaring over Equestria, Storks, The Wild Life, and Sully. Hosts Gerry Orz and Morgan Bartsch are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Michelle, Mia and Kamhai. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...
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Betty White - Full of Life by Brianna Hope BeatonBetty White was born January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. She was the only child to her parents, Horace and Tess White. She moved to California at the young age of two. She is best known for her role as Rose Nylund on the hit TV Show, The Golden Girls. Ms. White has been in the entertainment industry for a very long time. Her appearances include sitcoms, game shows and even hosting Saturday Night Live. She is a comedic actress and a lover of animals. In fact, she worked with the Los Angeles Zoo and the Morris Animal Foundation for four decades. As if being a comedic actress and animal lover was not enough, she is also an author of several books … - read more...
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