Video Trailer WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: DOCUMENTARY Topic - Family Description - Produced by Pixar Animation Studios, Inside Pixar is directed by Erica Milsom and Tony Kaplan, the series offers insights into the personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Inside Pixar is so amazing, because it shows the different jobs at Pixar to be part of the team making a great movie or TV show. I have always wondered about that and how certain art pieces come to life. In the second episode, we meet an artist named Deana Marsigliese who explains how her characters come to life. It must be so cool to work on a huge project at Pixar and this film takes us behind the scenes.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: TV SERIES, AGES 7-18 Topic - Family Description - PBS SoCal, Southern California's home for new PBS program premieres, debuts an entertaining new spin on emergency preparedness with the special What A Disaster! The fun new game show hosted by Jay Jackson (Parks & Recreation) challenges three Southern California families to test their emergency readiness plans in the event of the next wildfire, earthquake, flood or other disaster. Viewers will follow the contestants'... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth review below KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
What A Disaster! is an enjoyable family watch, after which you'll be prepared for any disaster that might come your way. The unique format, engaging challenges and crucial message all make this an amazing movie to watch over Thanksgiving!
What A Disaster! is a game-show style program hosted by Jay Jackson, centering around three Southern-Californian families (The Yang family, the Smith family and the Luna family) c... read more
TELLO FILMS Series: FEATURE, AGES 16-18 Topic - Family Description - With a huge hit on her hands, rising music star Layne hits some serious writer's block. She decides to head home to Nashville for New Year's Eve, looking to find her ex and get back her songwriting mojo. As she spends New Year's jumping between bars and parties with her best friend Cassie, looking for the one that got away, she realizes that the love of her life, and the reason she sings, has been right in front of h... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I Hate New Year's uses current events very well, including the world of the music industry, the use of social media to promote and to present ideas, and especially the representation of the LGTBQ+ community. Teens and younger adults can relate to the film in that it deals with decision making and how to deal with emotions when insecurity hits. The songs in the film are beautifully done, and they add to the tone of th... read more
Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth review KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Croods: A New Age is sensational because of the clever and colorful graphics, funny and realistic conflicts.
The storyline is about the Bettermans not liking the Croods. They must learn how to get along with one another and they have many adventurous life lessons along the way.
I like the story line because it's relatable to real life. The family conflicts and differences make the movie unpredictable. The c... read more
Click to see video reviews SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS Series: FEATURE, AGES 6-14 Topic - Family Description - Marco, 12, is obsessed with his iPad and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves in, Marco's life is turned upside-down and he's forced...to go play outside. "Nonno" (Grandpa) introduces him to bocce ball and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter and love, Marco finds connection to other people and rounds up a team ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Team Marco is a wonderful, heartwarming and sweet movie. This family-friendly fun comedy will have you laughing, bring you joy and inspire you to seize each day.
This movie is about a boy named Marco (Owen Vaccaro) who is insanely addicted to video games. When his grandmother dies and his house nearly burns down, his grandpa, Nonno (Anthony Patellis), moves in. Nonno is extremely bothered with his grandson's obses... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews FOCUS FEATURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 13-18 Topic - Family Description - Renato, a Mexican aviation exec, is shocked to learn he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free-spirited Asher. They are forced on a road trip together, tracing the path their father took from Mexico to the US. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Half Brothers is a fun-loving movie with loveable characters which takes you on a wild adventure that will have you laughing. Along the way the characters learn about each other and their father. They also learn a lot about themselves. These two brothers with opposite personalities must unite to uncover the hidden truth of the past.
The story begins with young Renato (Ian Inigo) enjoying time with his dad, Flavio... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews NETFLIX Series: FEATURE, AGE 5-18 Topic - Family Description - It's been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom's new boyfriend (Tyrese Gibson) and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threa... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like The Christmas Chronicles 2 because it is a heartwarming film, full of magic and adventures which makes it so fun to watch. Santa Claus is not the typical Santa we are used to seeing in other movies. This Santa is a type of daredevil Santa.
If you watched The Christmas Chronicles in 2018, you must know that Kate (Darby Camp) and her brother Teddy (Judah Lewis) are friends with Santa Claus, played by the one a... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews HULU, LLC Series: TV SERIES, AGES 8 TO 18 Topic - Family Description - They're back! The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the siblings waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favor... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Animaniacs is back giving us tons of entertainment! Don't expect to see reruns with this rebooted animated series. Showrunner Wellesley Wild nails the creation of fresh and relevant content, while keeping the same hilarious craziness of the original series.
The series is about the Warner siblings Wakko, Yakko and Dot who are crazy and wild characters found on the Warner Bros. Studio. The episodes follow them as the... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PARTICIPANT Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18 Topic - Family Description - In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
An electrifying and groundbreaking documentary, Collective is a chilling reminder of the underhanded dealings of modern politics. Shot in a rigorously observational manner, Collective covers an event that took Eastern Europe by storm and led to massive big pharmacy and government reform.
On October 30, 2015, a deadly fire in Colectiv, a popular nightclub in Bucharest, Romania killed 64 and injured 146. Of the 64 k... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WHISTLEFRITZ LLC Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 3-9 Topic - Family Description - Irresistible salsa, merengue, flamenco, and Andean rhythms introduce kids to the vibrant music, language, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, as they learn Spanish along the way. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The CD Buenos Dias! Spanish Learning Songs from Whistlefritz gives a terrific sample of traditional musical styles representing Spanish culture. The music ranges from lively salsa rhythms to slower lullabies. Most songs are original, but the songs "Manzanita de Peru," "Arbolito de Peru" and "Duermete Mi Nino/Mi Nina" include traditional lyrics with new music and arrangements. The songs have catchy Spanish lyrics, rep... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like Buenos D�as: Spanish Learning Songs CD because it is very pleasant and electrifying to listen to. It has kid-friendly songs that make it easy to learn Spanish at the same time you are dancing to the songs.
This CD has 15 songs and is about 40 minutes of fun. The singers are award-winning soprano Ileana P�rez and Jorge Anaya, who is a songwriter too. Didier Prossaird is in charge of the fantastic music. The C... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews 1922 FILMS Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - An authentic, intimate depiction of the contemporary cowboy, COWBOYS: A DOCUMENTARY PORTRAIT straps audiences in the saddle alongside working men and women on some of today's largest and most remote cattle ranches in the American West. Told genuinely and reverently through first-hand accounts from cowboys in the deepest, most isolated parts of America, the timeless documentary illustrates not only the rewards of a c... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait because it held my interest and I learned a lot about cowboys that I didn't know before. I like learning about their lifestyle, their customs, traditions and habitat.
This movie documents how cowboys and their families live in some of the most isolated ranches in America and it teaches the audience about the cowboy lifestyle and duties. Being a cowboy is like any other profess... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews APPLE TV Series: TV SERIES, AGES 2-9 Topic - Family Description - Hailing from DreamWorks Animation and based on Dan Yaccarino's "Doug Unplugged" book series, "Doug Unplugs" follows a young robot named Doug who senses there's more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand. "Doug Unplugs" is executive produced by Jim Nolan, ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like the animated series Doug Unplugs because it blends fun and education. I like how vibrant the characters are and how I learn something new from each episode. Every episode also has music incorporated into it, which adds another fun element to the show.
Doug Unplugs is an AppleTV+ series about a six-year-old robot named Doug (Brandon James Cienfuegos) who unplugs to visit the human world to learn about things.... read more