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Book Based Films Offer Evergreen Entertainment in The Snowman and Its Sequel, The Snowman and Snowdog

THeSnowman.jpgThe Snowman is one of my all-time favorite pieces of animation. Directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by Jonathan Coates, this non-narrative film truly is filled with wonder. The haunting music by Howard Blake, "Walking in the Air," stays with me for days every time I watch this film. Based on the best-selling book by Raymond Briggs, this animation is true to the original story and one to share with your family during the holiday season. N Circle Entertainment has done a brilliant thing in creating a DVD containing both The Snowman and the its sequel, The Snowman and Snowdog which was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the original. Also a non-narrative film, the sequel introduces a  new character and is as charming as the original. Dedicated to John Coates and …

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KIDS FIRST! 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - DVDs, Audio Recordings, Theatrical Releases, E-Books

As the holidays approach, you are looking for the perfect gift for that niece, nephew, sister-in-law and of course, your own kids and family members. You know what the people closest to you want and need, but those relatives who you don't see as often are a bit of a challenge. Check out our compilation of DVDs, Feature Films, Audio Recordings and E-Books to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Many have been reviewed by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics and we’ve provided a link to their video reviews which gives you the kids' point of view. More film reviews are available on our homepage. Happy Holidays from KIDS FIRST! FOR ACTION FANS antman.jpgAnt-Man Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang joins forces with his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym to protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from ruthless … - read more...

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Submission for KIDS FIRST! Endorsement and Film Festival Open Now through Dec. 15
KIDSFIRSTlogohighres.jpgWe will be accepting submissions for KIDS FIRST! Endorsement and KIDS FIRST! Film Festival beginning October 15, 2015. Deadline will be November 30 and acceptances on or around December 15. To be accepted, your title must meet our criteria and be approved by both our adult and youth jurors. Our base-line criteria are: NO gratuitous violence or abuse NO inappropriate sexual behavior NO bias in terms of race, gender, culture or religion NO condescension toward children NO replicable unsafe behavior KIDS FIRST! Endorsed Titles Receive
  • The right to use the KIDS FIRST! endorsement seal and rating on all promotional and packaging materials..
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The Good Dinosaur, Love the Coopers, Brooklyn, The Snowman and The Snowman and Snowdog
KF.ComingAttractions.2014.jpgListen in as we review The Good Dinosaur, Love the Cooopers, Brooklyn, The Snowman, The Snowman and Snowdog, Hosts Gerry Orz and Raven Devanney are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Kamren, Mia and Nathaniel. Before you spend your hard earned money at the theater or buying a DVD, listen to what our kid reporters have to say about them. Listen here: - read more...

From the Jury

Most Oscar-Nominated Actress by Brianna Hope Beaton

MerylStreep.jpgMeryl Streep is the most Oscar-nominated actress with 19 nominations. She is considered one of America’s favorite actresses.


Meryl Streep, born,  Mary Louise Streep, June 22, 1949 to Mary Wolf and Harry William Streep in Summit, New Jersey. She attended Yale School of Drama and received her first Oscar nomination for her role in The Deer Hunter (1978). She won her first Oscars for Best Actress in a Supporting role for her performance in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sophie’s Choice (1982).


Meryl …

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