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SCAT

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SCAT
STEPHAN LEEPER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 2-18
Topic - Family
Description - This film was done in collaboration with my students in Intro to Animation as a fun way to introduce the grueling process of lip-sync animation. . . not to mention vintage scat blues by Sarah Vaughan.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Scat is an animated lip-synch to the song Scat Blues by Sarah Vaughan. I love the constantly changing backgrounds of this short film. The music is upbeat and it's a fun interpretation with different animated mouths accompanying song. I like how the different types of mouths are represented and the changing backgrounds. The music is great. Who doesn't like Scat Blues by Sarah Vaughan. The music and animation together can simply make you happy. My favorite scene is the bird's beak scatting as it is quite unexpected after all human mouths. I give Scat 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 18, plus adults. I definitely recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals as it would make a nice interstitial break between other pieces. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Scat is an animated lip-synch to the song Scat Blues by Sarah Vaughan. I love the constantly changing backgrounds of this short film. The music is upbeat and it's a fun interpretation with different animated mouths accompanying song. I like how the different types of mouths are represented and the changing backgrounds. The music is great. Who doesn't like Scat Blues by Sarah Vaughan. The music and animation together can simply make you happy. My favorite scene is the bird's beak scatting as it is quite unexpected after all human mouths. I give Scat 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 18, plus adults. I definitely recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals as it would make a nice interstitial break between other pieces. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


SECRET OF THE RAINFOREST, THE

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SECRET OF THE RAINFOREST, THE
CLAUS JOHNSEN
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 2-18
Topic - Family
Description - The story is based on an old myth telling the story about the birth of the worlds largest river - the Amazon river. This movie is made together with kids from the Kukama tribe in Santo Tomas in Peru.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The Secret of the Rainforest is an animated short film about an old man who keeps the location of his water a secret from two children. The two children scheme on how to find out where he gets it and work with other animals of the rain forest to do so. It explores the myth of how the Amazon River came to be. The dialogue is in Danish, with English sub-titles and the film was made together with kids from the Kukama tribe in Santo Tomas in Peru.

I really like the look of this short. It has a sort of endearingly well-crafted, handmade quality to it. The fable really fits well into the format of a short film. I like that it is self-contained and the story itself is very otherworldly and fantastical. I really like the final shot of the river forming an image shaped like a tree. The tree plays a large role in the story and the tree itself is quite majestic. The music grounds you in the world and creates an almost ethereal feeling. The whole look of this short is really it's biggest asset. My favorite part is the closing moments when the river flows and the life around the chopped tree begin to flourish.

The message of this film is "do not withhold that which could assist the lives of others from the people around you."

I give The Secret of the Rainforest 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 2 to 18, plus adults. It's a legend that I think will captivate all audiences. Reviewed by Benjamin P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - The Secret of the Rainforest is an animated short film about an old man who keeps the location of his water a secret from two children. The two children scheme on how to find out where he gets it and work with other animals of the rain forest to do so. It explores the myth of how the Amazon River came to be. The dialogue is in Danish, with English sub-titles and the film was made together with kids from the Kukama tribe in Santo Tomas in Peru.

I really like the look of this short. It has a sort of endearingly well-crafted, handmade quality to it. The fable really fits well into the format of a short film. I like that it is self-contained and the story itself is very otherworldly and fantastical. I really like the final shot of the river forming an image shaped like a tree. The tree plays a large role in the story and the tree itself is quite majestic. The music grounds you in the world and creates an almost ethereal feeling. The whole look of this short is really it's biggest asset. My favorite part is the closing moments when the river flows and the life around the chopped tree begin to flourish.

The message of this film is "do not withhold that which could assist the lives of others from the people around you."

I give The Secret of the Rainforest 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 2 to 18, plus adults. It's a legend that I think will captivate all audiences. Reviewed by Benjamin P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


GARGANTUA VS. THE ROBOT

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GARGANTUA VS. THE ROBOT
BIRKE DUNCAN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 2-12
Topic - Family
Description - A retired circus star rescues kids from a rogue robot.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Gargantua vs. the Robot is about a Gorilla that saves a school bus from a giant Robot.

This film is very simple in terms of production design and is easy to connect with, because the characters are like the toys that every kid plays with. This film could inspire kids to create their own films. It is cute and simple, although the ending is a bit confusing, as it doesn't really explain how the bus got back on the road.

The cinematography is very realistic. The scenarios suit the story nicely. I love the music and the effects. They are so simple, yet they work. The production quality is quite good. I think it will project well onto the big screen. My favorite part is when gargantuan swings to the rescue!

The message of the film is: nature is kind to us and can save us. I learned that we can all create a short film; simple elements and basic story can create a great movie.

I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 12. I recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Reviewed by Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Gargantua vs. the Robot is about a Gorilla that saves a school bus from a giant Robot.

This film is very simple in terms of production design and is easy to connect with, because the characters are like the toys that every kid plays with. This film could inspire kids to create their own films. It is cute and simple, although the ending is a bit confusing, as it doesn't really explain how the bus got back on the road.

The cinematography is very realistic. The scenarios suit the story nicely. I love the music and the effects. They are so simple, yet they work. The production quality is quite good. I think it will project well onto the big screen. My favorite part is when gargantuan swings to the rescue!

The message of the film is: nature is kind to us and can save us. I learned that we can all create a short film; simple elements and basic story can create a great movie.

I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 12. I recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Reviewed by Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


OCTONAUTS: OCEAN ADVENTURES

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N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT
Series: DVD, AGES 2-12
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - The Octonauts are a team of adventurers who explore the world s oceans, rescue aquatic creatures and protect their habitats - from the bustling eco-system along the Amazon River to the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench. Deploying a set of aquatic vehicles, Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso and the rest of the crew embark on missions around the globe before returning safely to their home base, the Octopod. On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they journey to the Midnight Zone to rescue a bomber worm! Come along with Dashi as she teams up with her sister, Koshi, so solve a mysterious disappearance. And when Shellington crashes the Gup-D, he and Kwazii team up to pick up the pieces. Enjoy these adventures and more with the Octonauts!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Octonauts Ocean Adventures is an exciting educational DVD that follows the adventures of a team of friends that explore the world's oceans. It is comprised of six colorful and fun episodes including titles such as Kelp Monster Mystery, The Loneliest Whale and Operation Cooperation. Follow the crew in this action-packed series as they explore mysterious ocean life, learn about and rescue curious sea creatures and teach us how to protect their environments and habitats. The team is lead by Captain Barnacles, the bravest polar bear you will ever meet and always the first to rush in and help whenever there is a problem to be solved. Other characters include Kwazii - the daredevil cat, Dr. Shellington - the coolest marine biologist sea otter around, Dash dog - a sweet natured IT officer and Tweak - a bunny who's ready to lend a helping hand. From their underwater Octopod, they are always ready for excitement and the challenges that await them in the deep blue sea. The DVD's run time is 66 minutes and includes menu options such as episode selection and comes with a colorful booklet with information about The Octonauts and other shows from NCircle Entertainment. This series is highly recommended for any child that enjoys colorful characters, fun songs, adventure and learning about the ocean and its creatures. I give Octonauts Ocean Adventures 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 through 10. It's available on DVD now, so check it out. Reviewed by Eli B, KIDS FIRST! Juror.

Octonauts: Ocean Adventures is a DVD collection of episodes from The Octonauts, a group of sea creatures lead by Captain Barnacles to go on exciting missions all across the world. This is a highly educational show, though this fact is hidden in many fun and informative adventures. Kids enjoy the mindful characters and upbeat music while learning a lot.

All the characters are engaging and interesting. They have good interpersonal relationships. The storylines oftentimes highlight problem solving-skills and thoughtful learning. The characters work together as a team, which is great modeling for kids to see. The animation has bright colors and backgrounds. The backgrounds make the film really interesting and fun to watch. The music is very catchy and any child who has heard it will recognize it immediately. It's definitely danceable for both preschoolers and young elementary school aged. The music is very much a highlight of the show.

Of course none of these stories would happen in real life, as it is a fictional cartoon. Captain Barnacles and Dashi are the most memorable characters in the series. They are mindful, personable characters. My favorite part is when they're surrounded by all the creatures that want to eat Little Jimmy and they try to fight off the creatures. They use the boat to get out and are followed to the main ship and then they turn on the lights. Captain Barnacles is a brave person and a true leader. He helps people when necessary, especially people in need. Always help people in need when you can is a prominent message in each episode. I learned all about bomber worms and how they use flares to defend themselves and signal their friends. They live in the middle of the trench because if they go to the bottom they can't swim back up and can easily die.

I give Octonauts: Ocean Adventures 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 9. It is available now on DVD so look for it.

By Hanna M., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I like the Octonauts: Ocean Adventures because the animation is so cute and the characters are super funny. It can get a little repetitive for older kids when you watch more than a couple episodes, but I think little kids would want to watch all six episodes on the DVD. I really like how each episode shows the actual animal, and not just the animated one. It allows viewers to get a better idea of what the animals looks like in real life.

This DVD has different episodes about a specific animal that lives in the ocean. The Octonauts, featuring Captain Barnacles, ex-pirate Kwazii (a cat) and medic Peso (a penguin) go on a bunch of adventures under the ocean. In one episode, the Octonauts help two very competitive shrimp that are fighting, become best friends. In another one, a confident polar bear goes underwater with Kwazii and Peso to talk to little worms they meet and look for one worm that sank to the bottom of the ocean. Other characters, like an otter, help Kwazii search for parts after their ship crashes to the bottom of the ocean. It's a very fun DVD because there is a lot of action and you always want to know what will happen next.

All of the characters have their own personality, such as the penguin, named Peso. Peso is very scared, but Kwazii (the cat) is not afraid of anything. I love how all of the characters are so different from one another. It reminds me of some of my friends who like different things than I do, or have a shy personality. Even though we are different, we still have fun together. My favorite part about this DVD is when Peso gets so scared of the huge "monster," but it's not quite a monster. You'll have to watch the DVD to find out what the creature actually is. I also like the blobfish who always wants food--especially worms--but is so slow he often misses out on a snack. That character is probably the funniest part of the DVD.

The message of this show is: if you work together, you can even save people's lives. It's amazing what you can do when you work together. Even if you different from one another, you can still use the strengths of each person in the group to be successful.

I give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 9. This DVD is out now, so go look for it.

Reviewed by Cadence G., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

I was absolutely thrilled with the stories told in the DVD Octonauts: Ocean Adventures. This series of tales is full of twists and turns that will keep you engaged throughout the six action packed episodes. You will have tons of fun and learn valuable lessons along with the Octonauts, Captain Barnacles, ex-pirate Kwazii and medic Peso.

Octonauts: Ocean Adventures follows a team of underwater explorers that save ocean life and protect their habitats. The Octonauts help all animals and sea life ranging from the predatory mantis shrimp to the wiggly bomber worms. While doing this, the gang faces troubles such as transportation breaking down and fights between other animals. Even though the troubles seem tough, the Octonauts always manage to come through and learn skills to help them in life.

In this DVD, we are introduced to six episodes: Mantis Shrimp, Kelp Monster Mystery, Bomber Worms, Loneliest Whale, Operation Cooperation, and Spinner Dolphins. Each episode tells a unique story. I truly enjoyed each episode and did not get bored with any of them. The fun ocean setting captivated me, since there are so many things that are unknown about the ocean habitat. I was happily surprised when I heard the voices of all the characters. Instead of having high, cartoonish voices, the Octonauts voices are deep, and some even have accents. I particularly liked Captain Barnacles' English accent voiced by Ross Breen. That isn't the only audible thing I enjoyed. I was very entertained by the music. It sets a tone and makes situations seem much more relaxed, dire or whatever the mood may be. The clever theme music composer Darren Hendly is to thank for the catchy intro. Lastly, I really appreciate the animation style in this show. It is funny and adorable, without giving a fake impression of how these animals truly look.

The message behind these episodes is that, even when there are problems that seem tough and unsolvable, you can count on teamwork and kindness to always help you out. If we all help each other out, the problems can be fixed and you can gain important lessons from them.

I give Octonauts: Ocean Adventures 5 out of 5 stars and I recommend it to ages 6 to 12. This collection can be found on DVD and Digital now.

Reviewed by Allison B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 13

I am a big fan of the Octonauts series and this DVD is one of my favorites. It never gets boring and kept me looking forward to the next episode.

Octonauts: Ocean Adventures is about a team of under-the-sea adventurers. They explore, rescue and protect everything in the ocean. We follow them along many expeditions like cleaning the ocean and helping a lonely whale. Episodes include Mantis Shrimp, Operation Cooperation, Kelp Monster Mystery and more. The DVD runs about an hour, so it is the perfect amount of entertainment for a younger audience.

This is such an educational, yet fun DVD. I learned about animals that I had no idea even existed! Children will enjoy it, and so will others! It is great for the whole family to watch. The animation is simple, yet adorable, and the sea animals are darling. There are a lot of episodes in the Octonauts series and, just when you think that you have learned it all, NCircle Entertainment always throws more stuff at you to learn, and you're having a blast doing it. The characters' voices in Octonauts fit their personalities perfectly. Simon Greenall has a flawless, bold polar bear voice, Paul Panting plays a wonderful, gentle penguin and Bob Rackstraw voices a magnificent, dare-devil cat. My favorite episode is Bomber Worms because I learned about this animal for the first time and how interesting and unique they are.

There are many positive messages throughout the DVD including teamwork, friendship, being adventurous, and loving animals.

I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 through 9. This DVD is currently available.

By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

The Octonauts: Ocean Adventures is such a fun and educational DVD! It offers a good mix between learning about marine life and entertaining younger kids. This series will entertain kids for more than an hour while they explore the world's oceans.

Octonauts: Ocean Adventures is about a team of adventurers called the Octonauts that explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats on land and sea. The DVD includes 6 episodes of fun, underwater adventures that teach kids all about the oceans and many of the animals that live there.

The protagonists in the movie are Captain Barnacles (Simon Greenall), Kwazii (Rob Rackstraw), an ex-pirate and a doctor named Peso (Wayne Grayson). Other animal friends show up on different episodes to join the Octonauts on their various quests. My favorite episode was The Loneliest Whale because I love how the Octonauts help the lonely whale, named Joe, find other whales and food. It is really heart-warming. The characters are all really nice, sweet, open-minded and have hearts of gold. While I love the main Octonauts, my favorite characters are Dashi and her little sister Koshi, because they work well together, have a great bond, love the same things and can relate and understand each other. The animation is so fun that it makes you feel like you are on missions with the Octonauts. The setting under the sea is really beautiful with neon colors that kids will love watching. It is really creative how everything the Octonauts use, such as the Octopod and the Gups, look like real animals.

This DVD encourages friendship, kindness and teamwork. The message across all episodes is that when you have kindness you can build great friendships and that teamwork is really important because it helps you get the job done faster. This movie has a G rating and there isn't anything parents need to be warned about.

Octonauts: Ocean Adventures is a great show for younger kids. Kids will definitely learn about the world's oceans, smarine life and how to be great friends and work together. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for kids ages 2 to 8. This is out on DVD now, so make sure you go check it out.

By Tiana S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 9
Runtime: 66 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 6.99
Media: DVD
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CARNAVAL: SPANISH LEARNING SONGS

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CARNAVAL: SPANISH LEARNING SONGS
WHISTLEFRITZ LLC
Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 5-8
Topic - Family
Description - Embark on a musical celebration with this festive collection of Spanish-learning songs. From calypso, soca, and soukous to New Orleans second line, jazz, and country, this CD's diverse musical styles are a carnaval for the ears. https://www.whistlefritz.com/product/carnaval-spanish-learning-songs/
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a charming CD with great the rhythm and song lyrics. I think the rhythm will appeal to children and the lyrics make it easy to sing along. The colors and design of the presentation of the CD is also attractive with its bright colors, fun design, great images and fonts. The booklet that comes with the CD is easy to read and includes the lyrics of the songs in both, English and Spanish.

I really enjoyed the songs, and love that they include Halloween, which isn't a Spanish festival, but certainly kids in the USA will relate to it. "Carnaval" is particularly fun and promotes the holiday Carnival or Mardi Gras as it's called in the USA.

The menu access is very easy to navigate. You can select specific songs or play them all. The songs are only sung in Spanish, but you can turn to the accompanying booklet to find out what they mean. What I love best is that all the songs are catchy and have great rhythm which make them easy for children to remember them.

I give this CD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 8, perhaps older.

Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I like this CD because the music is very festive and entertaining. I also like that the lyrics are written in Spanish and in English, which makes it very easy to understand what the song is about. The duration of Carnaval is about less than an hour.

This award-winning, language-learning CD includes 14 Spanish children's songs that teach the language with easy and basic Spanish lyrics. The 14 song titles are written in Spanish and in English too. The Hispanic music, such as salsa, let kids sing along and have fun while learning the vocabulary at the same time. The songs are about going to the supermarket, going camping, celebrating Thanksgiving, Halloween, the Fall, a small spider, a frog named Juanita, a fish, a donkey and much more. Whew!

Ileana Perez, an award-winning soprano, is a great singer and really grabs my attention because her voice is very pleasant to listen to. I also like that it is not just her singing all the songs. In some songs a guy named Hector Barez sings with her too. My favorite song is number 12, La Arana Pequenita (The Itsy, Bitsy Spider), because it is the first time I heard this song in Spanish.

I give this CD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 18. Adults can enjoy and learn these Spanish tunes as well.

Reviewed by Ethan P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

The party has arrived with Carnaval: Spanish Learning Songs! Interested in learning more Spanish vocabulary, then this CD is for you. The upbeat music makes learning fun.

Sing your way through basic conversational dialogue with De donde eres? (Where are you from?) and Como estas? (How are you?) The CD comes with printed lyrics and translations. Plus, the company's website includes useful vocabulary pages. Who knew learning Spanish could be so much fun? What a great way to learn and reinforce vocabulary.

The party continues with other festive songs about holidays and animals, set to various types of music performed by Cuban-American vocalist Ileana Perez and musician / composer Didier Prossaird. The cover artwork is fun and colorful and sets the tone for this party. There is approximately 40 minutes of music with 15 great songs included. Sing along with friends and family to Carnaval and you'll find yourself learning Spanish without even realizing it!

I rate this CD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, perhaps older. The CD is available now so look for it online.

Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
Runtime: 37 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.99
Media: AUDIO

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NIGHT LIGHT

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NIGHT LIGHT
JONATHAN DE LA UZ
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 2-18
Topic - Family
Description - A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas.
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KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I love this animated short film! It has a great message about how sea turtles are threatened. It also has great animation and amazing music. What I like about the story line is how it is all put together in a way that makes the theme really clear. The playfulness between the sea turtle and the light bulb character is very cute.

The story line is about a sea turtle wrangler, Abueluna, who helps baby sea turtles reach the ocean after they hatch. When one sea turtle gets left behind, a little light bulb finds him, doesn't tell the wrangler and they get into an argument about it all and the baby turtle wanders off, almost getting killed by a car.

This animation is absolutely fantastic. The sea turtle's eyes are so expressive. I especially like the beginning when the babies are hatching and their heads pop out of the sand. The colors are brilliant. I love the turtle wranglers outfit and her moon wand. I love the sets. The streets are lit up and the beach has incredible detail! The music definitely drives the action of the story line. I love how the music is calm, then suddenly gets really dramatic! It's light and playful, just like the baby sea turtle. My favorite scene is when the little baby sea turtles pop their heads out of the sand after hatching. It's so cute!

All the characters are charming - the Sea Turtle Wrangler, the baby sea turtles, and the little light bulb. The baby sea turtles are particularly adorable and lovable.

The message of this film is about protecting baby sea turtles because their survival is threatened by both natural and man-made materials. Light pollution causes interruption of the hatchlines' natural instinct to follow moonlight into the ocean.

Although I have learned about this in school, seeing it on screen emphasizes its importance. I live near where this film was made and have attended educational seminars about sea turtles as it is an important part of my local environment. For kids who don't live hear the ocean, they are probably not as aware and this film would definitely bring new awareness to them.

I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 11, plus adults. I think this is very suitable for a KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because it teaches you many things and is fun to watch. Any festival near the ocean would be particularly interested in it. Protecting the environment and the animals that live here is so important. Reviewed by Selene W., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


UNDER PRESSURE

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UNDER PRESSURE
GABE SCHMIDT
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 11 TO 16
Topic - Family
Description - Garrett, a student and star athlete, struggles to keep up with the demands of school and sports. His friend, Lucas, suggests he try a medication that has been a help for him. Garrett has to decide what he's willing to sacrifice to get what he wants.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I like that this film attempts to educate people about the dangers of prescription drugs, although it doesn't fully educate people about why these drugs can be dangerous. I believe a child who doesn't know much about drugs would learn something from watching this. The storyline flows well, makes sense and it is watchable. The subject of drugs is handled well, even if it falls short of making a home run in its message. I think most students can relate to the pressure to perform highly. It's far too easy to succumb to the peer pressure of using drugs to alleviate the stress. The information they give in this film is accurate and the topic is definitely on target. It's a message that kids need to be aware of, before it becomes a problem.

The film basically tells viewers to not do drugs because they are bad. The quality of the video is very good and the cast give very believable performances. At times the camera shots move too fast but, in general the filmmaker makes creative use of the camera angles.

I recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because it delivers a good message. And, though it falls short about why drugs can be dangerous, parents and teachers could elaborate on the topic and teach kids more about it. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 16.

Reviewed by Jolleen M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
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Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 1-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


VINCENT NUNES: MOVE, MOVE, MOVE

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LIGHTHOUSE RECORDS
Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 2-5
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - The tenth CD of original, interactive music from Vincent Nunes emphasizes age-appropriate movement fundamentals for early learners. This fun, catchy collection of songs is already the winner of a 2018 NAPPA award, Tilliwig Award and Parents' Picks Award.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Move Move Move is a Winner Winner Winner! A tasty mixture of good songs, strong performances and natty arrangements - with a perfect helping of audience participation - make this collection an irresistible fun-fest. Years of onstage and up-close interaction with children has molded singer-songwriter Vincent Nunes into a positive Pied Piper planting seeds of love, acceptance and engaging entertainment wherever he goes. "Our future is in the hands of our children. I can't think of a more important job," states Nunes. Hear Hear Hear! I give this one 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 7. Reviewed by John Wood, KIDS FIRST! Music Specialist
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I adore this new and silly CD because it has lots of rhythm and cute new songs to sing. It not only brings joy to every child listening, but it also teaches life lessons and moral values which stick with you for a long time. This is something I treasure because it makes this CD perfect for the whole family.

My favorite song is "ABC Jones." I couldn't help but sing this song to my mom because her last name is Jones and it made me think of her and my family. This song is perfect for young kids who don't yet know their ABCs because it is funny and catchy. At the same time, it is a fun new way to think about the Alphabet. If you want, you can even make a version for yourself.

I can see why Move, Move, Move has won multiple awards including NAPPA, Tilliwig and Parents' Picks. It is due to the catchy music and upbeat rhythm, which has everybody dancing and singing. Kids as young as 2 to even 13-year-old kids will enjoy this. Some of the songs are very quirky, so they are bound to grab the attention of younger audiences.

The creators of this CD are very talented and they know how to appeal to different ages. Both kids and adults will want to listen to the same songs on the CD and adults won't get bored. A;; the music is catchy and fun to listen to and there is a variety of music genres so there is something for every one.

Another thing to like about this CD is its versatile language. The songs use simple words that younger kids will understand and more complex words that older kids will understand. I recommend this CD for ages 2 to-11 and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 13

Kids, are you ready to move, move, move? Let's get ready to listen to some catchy, kid-friendly and fun songs. Then get ready to dance, bounce, move your feet and clap your hands to the beat. I fully love all eleven songs plus the hidden bonus song. Yes, there's a bonus song that completes this lovely adventure. There is no way you won't be dancing to these songs. Each one is highly entertaining and definitely interactive. This is a great CD to add to your music collection.

This CD is filled with kid-friendly, enjoyable, funny, fun, curriculum-based music for kids. The songs are full of rhymes, fun beats and stick-in-your-head lyrics. I love each and every song because they all have a specific tone from fun and festival, to slow, to upbeat!

My favorite song is definitely "ABC Jones," because it brings such a cheerful and upbeat feeling with great laughter and joy. The song had me giggle with its rhyming, high energy and drums that had me bouncing off the walls - literally. My favorite lyric is "I know I won't forget his name, even though it's long because I learned to sing this song, ABCD...Jones!" This song made me dance and sing along. Such active music!

Who is the creator of this CD full of songs? Vincent Nunes who just released his tenth recording of original music for children. He sure knows how to make little ones want to dance and move. Vincent is the winner of the 2018 NAPPA Awards, the 2018 Parents' Pick awards, and the 2018 Tillywig Awards. He is a musical artist, award winning composer and a fantastic performer. Vincent Nunes music is adored by many children.

I believe every child will enjoy this astonishing collection of songs. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 7. This CD is now available so look for it. For more information on Vincent Nunes please visit: www.VincentNunes.com

Reviewed by Nathalia J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 9
Runtime: 38 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15
Media: AUDIO


PIGTAILS

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PIGTAILS
CAITLYN CHASE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 2-12
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - A pig in a pet store only wants to be adopted, but doesn't realize he only needs to be himself to do it. Directed by Caitlyn Chase, graduate of Huntington University.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Too cute. Great message, lovely 2D animation. I love this short film. It's message is so on target for kids and families. Be yourself. There is someone out there who will appreciate you for exactly who you are. Love comes from the most unexpected places sometimes. Lovely background music, lovely concept. Highly recommended for ages 2 to 12. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
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Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


SNOWMAN, THE & THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG

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N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT
Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12
Topic - Family
Description - Two films are included in this package: The Snowman - Wordless (save for the song "Walking in the Air") animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. And, The Snowman and the Snowdog - The brand new charming sequel to the Christmas classic the Snowman about a young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snow dog out of the excess snow. The trio fly off in a plane to meet Santa, who gives the boy a magical dog collar which will make it the happiest Christmas ever for him.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The 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 after each time I watch this film. And, I mean that in a good way. Based on the best-selling book by Raymond Briggs, this is a piece of animation that 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 this two DVD pack and including the sequel to this classic film, The Snowman and Snowdog which was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the original. Another non-narrative film, this one brings in a new character in a short film that is as charming as the original. Dedicated to John Coates and featuring a new song, "Light the Night" by former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, this is an extremely thoughtful sequel and was made using traditional hand-drawn animation, not CGI. This collection is really a treasure! Reviewed by Sarah S., KIDS FIRST! Juror

These movies are instant classics that bring out the feeling of Christmas Spirit. The first thing you notice is the beautiful animation. The next is the story which is wholesome and great for the whole family. The Snowman is about a boy whom builds a snowman and when that snowman comes to life they embark on a lovely adventure to the North Pole. Similarly, the sequel is about a boy building a snowman and a Snowdog that both come to life. I highly recommend these two short films and recommend them for ages 2 to 9. I also believe some older children and adults will like it as well. I give these 5 out of 5 stars! Happy Holidays!

Reviewed by Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! juror.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snow Dog is a double feature masterpiece that will bring families closer together for the holidays. The two short films are based on the classic UK picture book by Raymond Briggs, which has sold more than 8.5 million copies since it was first published in 1978. This double feature collector's edition is a true keepsake that includes the original film, The Snowman and the sequel, The Snowman and the Snow Dog. It also includes three bonus features: The story of The Snowman, an alternate introduction from David Bowie, and a behind-the-scenes documentary and interview with Raymond Briggs. The total length of the two films is 60 minutes, plus the bonus content.

In The Snowman, a young boy James wakes up one morning and finds snow on the ground. He quickly gets dressed and runs outside. He then builds a huge snowman. He gives it eyes, a nose, a scarf and a hat. He even gives it a big smiley face. After building the entire snowman by himself, it is time for James to go to bed. When he wakes up he notices that the Snowman has moved a little, so he runs downstairs and out the door. He then notices that the Snowman is glowing, moves some more and then, totally comes to life. James is flabbergasted to see a live Snowman. The Snowman and James introduce themselves and become great friends. The rest the film shows the two flying around having so much fun and adventure throughout the day.

In The Snowman and the Snow Dog, a young boy and his mother move to a new house. The boy finds a box with a snowman-making kit under the flooring. He then runs outside and starts to build a snowman. After he is done, he uses all the leftover snow to make a little, adorable snow dog. When he is finished, it is time to go to bed. When he wakes up he sees the dog move a little, he then jumps with joy and races down the stairs to see what is happening. To his surprise, the snowman and the snow dog start to glow and move. Even more to his surprise, they come alive. He then becomes friends with them and they travel and have adventures all around the North Pole and meet a special someone.

The Snowman book was adapted for the screen in 1982. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best animated short film. The animation of the drawings is just amazing, bringing to lire so many memories from the days of movie shorts. The silence in the film, meaning that there is no dialogue, makes it even more beautiful and old fashioned. The music by Howard Blake, Peter Auty and the Sinfonia of London is amazing. It fits perfectly with everything the boy and the snowman are doing at given times. Each song tells a story, with each pluck of a string or push of a piano key. The songs in the movie are also catchy and addicting to sing along with. I am sixteen and I sung along with the songs!

The Snowman is directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates. This extravagant film has a little touch of magic which will keep you on your toes with excitement.

The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snow Dog are appropriate for ages 1 to 12. I rate this whimsical double-feature 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Clayton P, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16
Runtime: 50 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $ 8.95
Media: Video and DVD


DANCIN' IN THE KITCHEN

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COMMUNITY MUSIC, INC.
Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 0-2
Topic - Family
Description - Grammy Award-winning musical duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer celebrate 21st century families with this new album of songs and stories. The 15 tracks reflect the diversity of families in the US today, and highlight the idea that families are bound by love. Guest stars include Riders in the Sky, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, The Canote Twins and Kim & Reggie Harris. At the request of Nora Guthrie, Cathy Fink set Woody Guthrie's poem "Howdy Little Newlycome" to music, enlisting Irish super group Cherish the Ladies to perform. The title song reflects the fact that the kitchen is the center of many homes.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Dancin' in the Kitchen by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer knocked my socks off so I immediately decided to dance barefoot in the kitchen - great decision. This album is a breath of fresh air that climbs the mountain of rarefied musical integrity and promotes acceptance and tolerance on so many levels. First and foremost, I doff my symbolic cap to a duo that I have admired for so many years for their ultimate musicianship and steadfastness to true North. When you wrangle high-class talent, incorporate brilliant songs and deliver unswerving production values the gestation of your endeavor has value for the ages. Could I break down every song for you? Yes. Could you listen to samples somewhere? Yes. Is my review a teaser? Yes. Are samples a teaser? Yes. Get on up, people! You will not be disappointed or dismayed, this album is special and grabs you from the first downbeat to the last fade-away. XOXO.

This is an exciting and vibrant CD from the first downbeat to the final fade. There is a lot of wonderful music and supporting messages regarding the diversity of families and their makeup.

Cathy and Marcy know how to producer, perform, pace and structure an album. This CD has many guest groups and a wide range of songs that flow seamlessly.

Though topics of divorce, adoption and same gender parents are presented through song, it is never heavy-handed but presented with love and joy. Better learn how to get your dance on! Sit back and enjoy funny word play and stories and a wonderful array of musical sounds. These 15 performances are absolutely top rate. Vocals are spot on and engaging and the musicianship is stellar. The production value is impeccable. Review by John Wood.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - This CD by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer is sweet and loving. The title song Dancin' in the Kitchen is very upbeat in a zydeco style. My two birds loved this song. They moved their heads to the beat. It was so funny! My favorite song is Everything Possible. It's very calming and has a sweet message that you can be anything. The two songs Dinnertime Orchestra and Who's in Charge of Naming the Colors are both stories. In I'm my own Grampa, I enjoyed the tune but found the words very strange. Also From Scratch is a sweet lullaby. Most of the songs have amazing lessons to learn about accepting our differences, such as if your family is different or your skin color is different than your friends. I belong to a Family is also very sweet. I recommend this for kids age 2 to 8. I can see a lot younger kids dancing to it. I give this CD four out of five stars because it is fun and a good CD for little kids.

Reviewed by Mia Anderson, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

This CD is a good form of entertainment to bring children of this age together. The kids in our group had a good time listening and dancing to the music. Though they are young and distracted, the music brought them right back to dance together. The stories told in the music are simple and their responses to all ones of enjoyment, smiles abound. The children loved the music and had a good time. The music is about families and togetherness and they could relate to that.

The dinnertime orchestra was particularly fun and kids responded to it enthusiastically. They listened intently and danced along. They were too young to sit and listen to the entire thing all at once but wandered off and returned frequently. The pace of the music is perfect, fast enough to be engaging but not frenetic.
Runtime: 35 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: AUDIO
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BIG BLOCK SINGSONG,  VOLUME ONE

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GODDARD/BROWN
Series: DVD, AGES 0-2
Topic - Family
Description - The DVD features animated Big Block Singsong music videos. This is a fun and entertaining animated musical short format series which currently airs on the CBC in Canada, Disney Junior in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK, among other international networks. Season 2 music videos debut on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior TV in May, and they already air on CBC TV in Canada. For more info, go to www.bigblocksingsong.com. "Season 2" episodes will debut on Disney Junior in May. www.bigblocksingsong.com
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Who knew that being so square could be so cool! Big Block Singsong is a terrific musical, visual DVD romp. Creators Warren Brown and Adam Goddard have hit the creative mother load here - what seems so simple is so deceiving in its well-designed construction - the 'simple' individual block characters sing a two-minute nicely produced song that covers subjects from noses and hair to emotions of sadness and happiness, so you see the sky's the limit, or not. Two of my favorite pieces are 'Octopus' who is so proud of his eight legs and 'Moose' who touts the joys of visiting the park. If I was a betting man I'd bet you couldn't watch just one, could you, I bet not.

This might be the best invention since the Wheel! Simplicity and cleverness of design mixed with catchy songs and melodies. Great to look at and fun to hear. I'm 65 and mesmerized ... the colors and movement will entrance toddlers while adults will get the in-jokes.

Each two-minute animated song is a complete story and true to its mission of making what might be a mundane single word into a revelation that being so square could be so cool. I love that some of the lyrics are above the head of the little ones. It doesn't matter because the visual and audio support each other so well.

The songs are positive and supportive and applaud individualism and uniqueness. I bet this DVD will get worn out from repeat viewings!

The DVD cover shows the diversity of each character, an animated block that is colorful, very fun-looking and inviting. The technical features are all sound but the joy is letting each of the 24 segments play through. Cool!

The entertainment value is topnotch - colorful and unique animation coupled with a creative two minute song on a theme such as monkey, spider, robot, ears, moose and similar.

Bet you can't watch just one! The characters and songs are all so engaging that the children will learn while being highly entertained.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - The kids really liked this program. They watched it with interest and they were excited for each next song to begin. They laughed and jumped around during the song about hair. We watched it in two sessions because it was a little long for them to watch in one session. They lost interest halfway through but came back excited about it again later. They loved the different colors of the blocks and were interacting and discussing the songs with each other.

"It's big music!" "My favorite part was the hair person that had hair all over her eyebrows." "We liked everything." "We liked that it said, oh yeah!"

They really liked the format of short, fun songs, laughed hysterically at the hair song. The baby had his eyes open really big. They also liked the space song. Thought it was really cool.

"We learned about colors, fruit and flamingos. The owl looked so mean." They were loud and enthusiastic about each new song. The baby cooed at the fruit song. Very enjoyable for all, ages 4 months to 5 years.
Runtime: 48 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 1-18
Suggested Retail Price: $ 12.99
Media: DVD


WIND RISES, THE (KAZE TACHINU)

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WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Topic - Family
Description - Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Director and writer: Hayao Miyazaki. Voice talent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci and Mae Whitman.
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KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - This is a breathtaking masterpiece of art that allows your mind and heart to soar like the wind. The story is loosely based on the real life story of Jiro Horikoshi (Joseph Gordon- Levitt). He dreams of flying but, because he's nearsighted, decides to be a Japanese airplane designer. We observe his life from child to adulthood as he makes his dream plane and, in the process, falls in love with Naoko (Emily Blunt). Will Jiro create the beautiful plane or realize that the beauty he's seeking is right in front of him all along?

The film is a work of art. Hayao Miyazaki (Director and Writer) creates unique color palettes and designs. Since the movie takes place in the sky, the animators go above and beyond to hand draw backgrounds and movements for the planes. We witness them majestically soaring through the skies and you feel as if you're with them. The voice acting is well done. I think they portrayed the characters and their relationships exceptionally well. Much of the film focuses on the romance between Naoko and Jiro. Their connection is both loving and tragic. The film was first released in Japan, so American voice-overs are dubbed over the animation and yes, it can be distracting. They confront actual events that happened in Japan, such as the Kanto earth-quake of 1923 and Japan entering the war. I love the truth in this film. It doesn't shy away from talking about the real issues that happened during this time.

My favorite character is Mr. Caproni (Stanley Tucci) a historical Italian aircraft designer who is Jiro's mentor in his dreams. I enjoy Stanley's voice acting skills. He's one of those character actors who is fantastic at everything he does. The character himself is fascinating. He looks at aircraft not as a bringer of war, but a creator of dreams.

My favorite scene is the last dream sequence, after Jiro goes through a life changing experience. This is one of those bitter sweet endings, where you don't know what to think at first. You just need to take it all in.

The message in this film is, "Sometimes the outcome to your dream is not always what you expect." Jiro spends his whole life wanting to make his aircraft, determined to do anything to fulfill his goal. After a few sacrifices, he realizes his potential but it's not what he expects. Mr. Caproni then asks him, "Did you have a good ten years?"

I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to 11 to18-year-olds. This film shows people smoking and deals with serious issues of the time. This is a must see film! This film is released widely in theaters February 28.

Keefer C. Blakeslee, age 13, KIDS FIRST Film Critic

I didn't know what to expect from this movie. When I saw it, however, I was pleasantly surprised! "The Wind Rises" is a heartwarming movie that many people will love. Especially, since it is based on true events.

This film has something for everyone to enjoy - action, drama, suspense, romance, history, Japanese culture, adventure and, of course, planes.

The story is about a life of a young boy, who dreams of flying and designing planes. However, he can't see very well and has to wear glasses. Luckily, he grows up during pre-World War II in Japan to become a super successful engineer. Then, though, he needs to build a plane for the military - a powerful one.

I lov this movie. The animation is breathtaking and pretty. The plot is interesting and it is also based on a true story as well. However, there are many time transitions and some can be a bit confusing. Everything else though is fantastic. This is the last film of a famous director Hayao Miyazaki and it sparked a lot of controversy in the U.S. and Japan.

My favorite scene is when the boy is a bit older. He is on a train and everything is fine until - BAM, the infamous earthquake of Japan that shook the world. The boy gets off the train very calmly. He sees a girl crouching next to a lady and goes to them. He rescues the lady who was injured and becomes a hero.

I recommend this movie for ages 13 -18. It is very mature and contains a lot of adult concepts that younger kids may not understand or appreciate. I also give it 4.5 out 5 stars.

Reviewed by Gerry O. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


FINDING NEMO 3D

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DISNEY FEATURE FILMS
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 2-5, ANIMATED
Topic - Family
Description - After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Hello everyone. My name is Anthony Aranda from KIDS FIRST! I just got finished watching a new twist on an all-time favorite Disney classic movie called "Finding Nemo 3D." This movie is all about a fish named Nemo whose dad is bringing him to school. His dad gets too worried though and goes after Nemo. This made Nemo mad so he goes to open water, touches a boat and gets captured by divers. Then his dad has to go on a big adventure to save him. The main characters in this movie are Nemo, Dory, and Marlin. My favorite character is Dory because she is a really funny character and she helps Marlin go to Sydney to find his son. She also loves meeting new people but a second later she forgets them, which makes her really funny. My favorite part in this movie is when Dory sees a little jelly fish and names it Squishy and she got stung and said "Ouch! Bad squishy, bad!" and then a big bunch of jelly fish come out and she bounces on the top so Marlin gets an idea so he says whoever gets to the end of the jelly fish wins. So they raced through the jelly fish but Dory got stung so Marlin had to go save her, luckily he did, but that made him pass out. If I was to rate this movie with stars I would give it 7 out of 10 because I thought the 3D was cool but they needed to add more 3D parts to the movie and I've seen this movie too many times so the fact that it didn't have a lot of 3D made it kind of boring to me. I would recommend this movie for all ages. Because it is a good classic movie that everyone is able to watch. Go out and see this movie when it comes out in theaters on September 14. Anthony Aranda, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. Watching Finding Nemo 3D is like you are snorkeling and looking through your goggles and enjoy the colorful fish and sea life. This story is about Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks), an overprotective father of Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould), as a clown fish with a defective fin. It all started with Nemo's mom and dad looking at all 400 eggs and try to determine names for each of the egg. Suddenly, a barracuda came to the coral and knock Marlin unconscious. When Marlin wakes up, the reef is empty; with no fish around, the only egg left under the coral was Nemo. Marlin became very protective dad and will not let Nemo out of his sight. However, Nemo is the opposite of his dad. He always wants to swim into the unknown. On the first day of school, Nemo wander off outside the reef and was captured by a dentist. This started Marlin's journey to find his son. He swims as fast as he can and asks for help finding Nemo. The only fish stopped to help Marlin is Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres). Dory has a big heart and always positive. The only problem is she has short term memory loss. The story line is the father and son love, unpredictable, and very funny. There are so many punch lines in this movie that will keep you laughing throughout the movie. The clear and crisp color with 3D is magical. It feels like I am snorkeling and ready to touch these sea creatures. I can see the layers of rainbow coral reef, several rows of teeth in Bruce the shark mouth, the pelican beak and jelly fish seem so soft and real. The best 3D part is with the whale and the krill swimming toward the audience. I love how production and design makes Dory velvety, Marlin and Nemo soft and gummy. The rest of the fish are metallic, typical scaly fish. This makes Dory, Marlin and Nemo more lovable. The sound effects of water sloshing and crashing are very realistic. The only part I did not like is what happens to Nemo mom. Will Disney come back with Nemo reunited with his mom? The lessons in this movie are Marlin deal with his fear and swims all the way to Australia to find his son Nemo and he learn to have faith. My favorite character is Dory with her big heart and Crush the laid back father turtle and his children. The message of this movie is listens to your parents, they only try to protect you and give you good advice. Parents are alive longer so they know a lot more than their children. I rank this movie 5 out of 5 stars. I give this age ranged 3 and up. Cheyenne Nguyen, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. Hi I'm Victoria Burns here reporting for Kids First! When I watched Finding Nemo in 3D it brought back so many memories of being a little kid. When I saw Finding Nemo for the first time, I was about six or seven and I remember being awed by all of the sea creatures. I now realize that this movie is really educational, and the creators were smart to make a what would be a boring didactic movie exciting and interesting. It informs children about marine life and sparks their interest in these topics. I have always loved this movie and watching it in 3D makes this classic even better. This movie is about Nemo (Alexander Gould) who's dad, Marlin (Albert Brooks), never lets Nemo go anywhere because before he was born a shark killed Nemo's mother and eggs. Nemo's dad finally lets him go to school, but when they go on a field trip Nemo disobeys his father and touches a boat and says, "I hate you." Nemo is then taken by a diver and his father goes through anything and everything to find his son. Along the way Marlon gets help from a fish who has short term memory loss named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), and together they through non fish eating sharks, the abyss, jellyfish, sea turtles, and swimming in a whale's mouth all to get to Sydney, Australia. Meanwhile Nemo is in a fish tank trying to escape with the help of his new friend Gill (Willem Dafoe). The rest is a heartwarming surprise. This movie really made me happy because until now I had forgotten about how much I like it until I watched it again. In 3D this movie makes some things stand out like: fish swimming towards you, balloon explosions, birds, and sharks. I would definitely give this movie five out of five stars because it is an educational movie disguised as a cartoon, so children would be entertained by it and I always like it no matter how many times that I watch it. I think it is clever how some of the characters personified the actual qualities of the marine life in the ocean, and it is cool to see what they would be like if talking was a possibility for them. I recommend this movie for anyone, but if I had to give ages it would be from 5-35 or older if some parents love these movies like mine do. Victoria Burns, age 14, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ROYAL PONY WEDDING

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MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ROYAL PONY WEDDING
SHOUT! FACTORY
Series: TV SERIES, AGES 5-8 ANIMATION
Topic - Family
Description - When it is announced that Twilight Sparkle's brother, Shining Armor, will marry Princess Celestia's niece, Cadence, all of Equestria should be celebrating. But Twilight Sparkle is not happy with the news! Will the royal wedding go off without a hitch?
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Fantastical unicorns living in a magic world, royal weddings with all the trimmings, a holiday to celebrate love - all with a focus on caring and friendship. If, like me, you haven't seen the ponies since the 1980's, My Little Pony has a new look and a new theme song. The ponies aren't as round and baby-like as they used to be. Very colorful and energetic. Includes two sing-a-longs and printable coloring sheets. Despite the varying situations that confront them, the ponies are true friend and overcome any obstacles by their committeemen to each other.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - The ponies get invited to a wedding between a princess and Twilight Sparkle's brother. Twilight has doubts about the bride, but no one believes her accusations. "Pinky-pie is so cute and I like how she dresses her hair." "It doesn't have anything bad in it and it is a good show to watch together." "I think they make Twilight Sparkle not always perfect, because she is new to Ponyville and is just learning how to be a good friend." "The ponies work together in friendship." "I like the sing-a-long." The kids enjoy most of the characters and how they act together. They recognize the story, but like how the ponies portray it in their own way. They all want to watch it again.
Runtime: 120 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.97
Media: DVD


BLIZZARD

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BLIZZARD
ONE-DIVE
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Topic - Nature
Description - An organic spectacle engulfs the decks of U.S. Navy cargo vessel, La Salvatierra, which struck rocks near La Paz, Baja California Sur and sank in 60 feet of water. See how nature recycles this wreckage into shelter and nurture for a frenzy of new life.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is an interesting film. Beautiful underwater shots and relaxing music. It peaks the interest of anyone who Is curious about how it feels (at least visually) to go on an underwater dive. It is relaxing and will play well in the background during a pre-school program or at a party. It is too slow moving for average kids to sit and stare at for too long, but perhaps would return to the screen occasionally to get a glimpse of what is going on. If you can hang with it long enough to see the wreckage, it is engaging as an educational program about nature and habitats. Special bonus feature called "Sharks" shows more beautiful underwater footage including some lovely sharks.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - It moves slowly, but the fish are beautiful. I always wondered what it would feel like to swim with fish, and this film helps me to understand. I don't know why it is called Blizzard. I was expecting a film about the weather, but this is about fish. I like to watch parts of it and try to identify some of the creatures. I do not think my friends can watch this entire movie unless they were studying fish or wanted to be a diver.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


FLIGHT!

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FLIGHT!
ONE-DIVE
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Topic - Nature
Description - Travel with pilot Carl Foster and friends on a vintage light airplane, as they fly to the Village of Mulege from La Paz, Baja California Sur. The landing at Mulege is thrilling and the views from the air are spectacular.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A short film about an airplane trip to the east coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, to the Village of Mulege. It shows all of this from inside the airplane. There are some nice views and a few beautiful shots, especially as they approached landing. Too many of the scenes are of inside the airplane and focus on the pilot, so close sometimes all you see is a single body part. This film shows what a trip in a private plane is like. The pilot, Carl Foster and his wife seem excited about the trip, but it is hard to understand them, given the home movie style quality of the film. The film is non-narrative, but the characters converse among themselves in both English and Spanish.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Kids are not engaged and do not understand the home movie style of filming. The landing is everyone's favorite, and the scenes as they approached landing. They like this because you can see more of the great view outside the plane. They had trouble understanding the English dialogue, and did not understand the Spanish which was not subtitled.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


MUPPETS, THE

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MUPPETS, THE       Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 2-5
Topic - Family
Description - When 3 muppet fans learn that Tex Richman wants to drill under the muppet theater for oil Gary, Mary and Walter set out to find the muppets who have been split up for years Kermit lives in his own mansion depressed in Hollywood, Gonzo is a high class plumber at Gonzo's Royal Flush, Fozzie performs with a tribute band called The Moopets , Miss Piggy is the plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, and Animal is at a celebrity anger management rehab center in Santa Barbara. Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Eric Jacobson, Dave Doelz, Bill Barretta and Steve Whitmire
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I love this movie a lot because it is really funny and kind of weird. There is a lot of singing and catchy music in the movie that I really enjoy. This movie is all about a guy named Gary and his brother Walter (who is a Muppet even though he doesn't live with the Muppets). They go on a huge adventure with Mary (Gary's girlfriend) to see the Muppets and see why they aren't doing their show anymore. When they are there they learn that there is a greedy oil tycoon who wants to tear down the Muppet Theater. Some of the main characters in the movie are Gary, Mary, Walter and the whole Muppet gang. My favorite character is Walter because he has an amazing talent that he doesn't know about until he learns that he can be a Muppet if he wants to and if he tries hard enough. He is a great character because he believes in the Muppets and never gives up on them. My favorite part in the movie is when the whole gang gets back together and makes another show. It is a really funny show and they do it so they can save their studio. I recommend this movie for all ages, even preschoolers, because there are no scary parts. There is a lot of music that everyone will enjoy. I also recommend that you stay for the end credits because there are a lot of outtakes shown that are really funny. Go out and see this in theaters. Credit: Anthony Aranda, age 9, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


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LOTS & LOTS OF JETS AND PLANES VOL 1
MARSHALL PUBLISHING AND PROMOTIONS, INC
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 5-8
Topic - Music
Description - This sing-along music video features all kinds of aviation machines, including jet fighters, jumbo jets, float planes, air shows, old planes, ultra-light, NASA Shuttle, tribute to early aviators, USAF museum, aircraft carriers and more. Music by James Coffey.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - High paced airplanes and cool tricks by the pilots are fun to watch. The vantage point of the pilot is a great asset. Amazing shots of airplanes accompanied by background music. The ability to see the complexity of flying and the beauty of the clouds around the planes is a wonderful lesson for any child. I would like words on the screen, or a bonus section on the DVD, so kids could actually learn about the planes themselves: what type of plane and other facts. Visually appealing, entertaining and fun!
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - "Cool!" "Awesome." "Fun to watch." Boys were glued to the screen and even singing some of the lyrics that were easy and catchy. Kids like that planes were going fast, twist and go upside down. Kids enjoyed seeing the different locations, like San Francisco. "They look real, I wonder how they filmed them." Kids are very interested in learning more about planes. "The planes did cool tricks and are cool colors." "I want to learn about planes and how they fly." Kids who are less interested in planes are a little bored.
Runtime: 100 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: DVD ISBN # 978-1-936134-04-5

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SPANISH FOR KIDS: LAS ESTACIONES (THE SEASONS)

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WHISTLEFRITZ LLC
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 2-5, ANIMATION
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Spanish immersion DVD. Children love a birthday party, but when is Fritzi's? Join fun-loving Fritzi the mouse for a festive introduction to Spanish language-learning. It's year-round fun as children learn words and phrases in Spanish.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Teaches Spanish to a young audience using pictures, animation and a fun host. Uses Spanish immersion techniques, the person watching has to figure out the meaning of the words through pictures and context. It's appropriate, though challenging. Children as young as one or two-years-old can enjoy this. Stimulates natural curiosity of kids and their ability to learn through immersion. Has a very welcoming feel to it. Friendly and encouraging. Some adults felt the kids needed a more direct connection to the subject in order to make the Spanish word connection to what was being depicted. Children become familiar with a new language, while getting information about the culture of the people who speak the language. Tremendous educational value, because it immerses the child in the Spanish language and they seem more involved in learning the language. Broadens children's global perspective and stimulates language development.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - "It's funny, I like the mouse!" "I liked the Spanish words. The kids in the video are funny." Seemed to appeal more to kids over age 5 and even early teens. Children felt proud when they identified a word correctly. Younger kids sometimes didn't understand what the music was saying, but still got up to dance. Some kids under age five got bored and others frustrated because they didn't understand the material. This seemed to especially resonate for kids over age five, who could follow along with the content and were excited to learn new words. A few of the 5-7 year old girls wanted to learn more Spanish so they could talk to some of their friends from multi-lingual homes.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 1-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.99
Media: DVD

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ADVENTURES OF OCEAN ANNIE: EXPLORE CORAL REEFS

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ADVENTURES OF OCEAN ANNIE: EXPLORE CORAL REEFS
DIVE INTO YOUR IMAGINATION
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT AGES 5-8
Topic - Nature
Description - Get ready to dive into your imagination and become an Imagination Explorer with cartoon characters Ocean Annie, Makaio and Fringy the Ichthyologist Fish! Together look for sharks and turtles, watch fish take a bath and, if you're lucky, you will find a flamboyant cuttlefish! Travel in a submarine and go scuba diving with Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, on coral reefs around the world. Learn about clownfish, hairy frogfish, dolphins and many more surprises!
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Ocean Annie excels in teaching about marine animals and environments. I can't imagine a child who would not be inspired to want to see these creatures first-hand. The cinematography captures the true natures of the creatures. The easiest way I've seen for children to learn about the ocean. Teaches about how a scuba diver dresses and communicates with hand signals under water. We learn about how fish find their food and about the "fish bath" where they help each other get clean. Rich in information about marine biology. Reflects the idea that children can be given good size portions of information and challenging vocabulary words, even at earlier ages. Live-action, animation and computer generated effects blend to create the diving experience. Some jurors were confused about what age this is geared for, as there are many parts and gestures more appropriate for young children, but the content was clearly interesting for older school-aged kids. Overall a great education on the different species of animals that populate the coral reef.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - We used our imagination and went for a swim in the ocean to see all the cool animals. There were fish who got a bath, one fish opened it's mouth so other fish could get the stuff out , like brushing teeth. We learned dolphins breathe like we do. You have to be safe in the ocean and swim with a friend and use hand signals to talk to each other. "We used our imaginations in a scuba suit and went exploring, saw a lot of fish, we saw a turtle, a whale shark and a lot of creatures." "It was great, amazing, super cool!" The kids participated, answering questions, laughing and singing along to the ocean song. "I have always liked animals and think it is good to learn about them so that we can learn how to keep them safe." Ocean Annie appealed most to the younger kids, but all the kids learned and were engaged. "First we dived into the water and explored the coral reefs. We saw clownfish and shrimp, and Ocean Annie's favorite - SHARKS! We finally made it to the sand place and saw the cuttlefish and learned about its babies."
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Media: DVD


PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS

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PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS       Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
SANDRA BOYNTON
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT AGES 5-12, ANIMATION
Topic - Nature
Description - Two pigs from Connecticut travel down Interstate 95 to go watch the renowned chickens swing-dancing in a park near the Schuylkill River. Wild and woolly. Or, rather: feathery. The original singers of the track, Kevin and Michael Bacon, make spiffy cameo appearances, including some fine glimpses of Kevin Bacon dancing beside some serious chickens. The Bacon Brothers are portrayed as pigs, seeing as they are the Bacon Brothers.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Delightful musical short starring the Bacon Brothers (live) and chickens, pigs and cows (animation). Extremely enjoyable. Great music. The familiar Boynton characters come to life in this animated short that's sure to please just about anyone in your audience.
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Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


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ONE SHOE BLUES       Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
SANDRA BOYNTON
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Topic - Nature
Description - The great B B King stars in this wry and elegant music video, along with some enthusiastic intrusions by uninvited sock puppets. Shot on 35mm film, this is cartoonist Sandra Boynton's first venture into film-directing. The song 'One Shoe Blues' was written by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford, for the album 'BLUE MOO: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Never.' For all ages, except 43.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A fabulous short music video, featuring BB King singing the One Shoe Blues accompanied by his own guitar and few instrument-playing socks. Ever so charming, this will appeal to pre-schoolers as well as school age kids and adults will be thoroughly enchanted. Extremely enjoyable and well-produced. A pleasure on all levels. Definitely one of our faves for the season!
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Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 09 Q2

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 09 Q2
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: COLLECTIONS
Topic - Nature
Description - Collection of independent shorts for ages 2-18 including: For ages 2-5 - Firefly and The Stars, The (7min); For ages 5-8 - Little Rose (3min), Three Little Puppets (8min); For ages 5-12 - Girl in the Window (10min), The, Mystery Badge (10min), Why Don't We Ride Zebras? (12min), Word, The (1min); For ages 8-12 - Garage Sale, The (4min), Gideon The Great: The Flying Ace (7min), I.F. (6min), For ages 12-18 - Happy Duckling (7min), The, La Lune (7min), Believe (9min), Breaking Dress Code (3min), Infinity (3min), Jigsaw Girl (8min), Seeing In 2-D: Educational Music Video (6min), Shut Eye (11min), Thoughts In A Hijab (7min), Watermelon Man (9min) We Miss You... (5min.)
Runtime: 119 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 08 Q4

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 08 Q4
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORTS
Topic - Nature
Description - Compilation disc of indie shorts. Includes: Bali - My New Friend Mateo; Crazy Mouses; Don't Smash; Fridge, The; Kar (Love); Little Quarterback, The; Night Before Christmas, The; Shoes Story; Ballad of Mulan, The; Mouse Bride, The; Story of the Chinese Zodiac; Beatless Nick; Delete Racism; Small Comforts; Come Back Sweet Heart; Early Nineties, The; Detect This; Problem With Pets, The; Timeout. For details on the individual titles, check their listing.
Runtime: 88 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


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JACK THE CUDDLY DOG: JACK GOES WEST
HELLO BABY PRODUCTIONS
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 0-2
Topic - Nature
Description - In the second episode of the Jack, the Cuddly Dog, Jack chases his red ball across the USA by plane, train, automobile and balloon making many friends on the way. He explores spatial concepts with a unique soundtrack of American classics.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Very enjoyable, great background scenery. Seeing all the animals in their natural habitat is a plus. Jack's name is repeated often enough to keep kids looking for him. The jack in the box is good and its movement helps hold the kids' attention. Good way to teach colors and words. It could be a good learning tool for history with older kids. The language is very age-appropriate and easy to follow. Good repetition that is not annoying. The storyline of going from one side of the country to another is cute and shows us examples of geographical significance such as the Grand Canyon, the sunflowers in Kansas. Those jurors from Kansas loved that their state song, "Home on the Range" is used. The music is well done throughout.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - All the kids except for the baby waved hello and goodbye to Jack and the ball. The older kids repeated the words such as dog, rain, ball and water. The baby did watch the bouncing balls or the movement of things across the front of the screen. One five-year-old who is attention deficit and usually doesn't watch anything from beginning to end was quite interested in watching a second time. Another five-year-old asked why Jack kept going away. Two kids both picked it out the next day to watch it again. A few scenes are slow and at the end, most lost interest in it. Overall, the kids enjoyed following the ball and Jack. They really liked the real scenes of animals, trains, etc.
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 0-53
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15.99
Media: DVD

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 07 Q4

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 07 Q4
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: COLLECTIONS
Topic - Nature
Description - Includes for ages 2-5: Try, Try, Try (4 min); Who's that Knock'n? (3 min); For ages 5-8: All About Oscar (7 min); Garlic Boy (7 min); Letting Go (4 min); Pink Balloons (5 min); For ages 5-12: Backyard Battle Monsters (3 min); The Butterfly Film (5 min); Live Life A-Z (5 min); M51 & Gizmo (5 min); For ages 8-12: Colours (9 min); Dancing Chickens of Ventura County (10 min); The Kid (4 min); Le Piano Enchante (13 min); Operation: Fish (11 min); Paper Tulips (6 min); For ages 12-18: Common Thread (7 min); Race (7 min)
Runtime: 115 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 07 Q2

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 07 Q2
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: COLLECTIONS
Topic - Nature
Description - Collection of independent and student - produced shorts. Includes: For ages 2-8: Block Party, 4 min; Blocks Car Derby, 6 min; Charlie and Slobby, 6 min; Frogs, Toads and Love, 3 min.; Hands On, 6 min; She's A Dog, 4 min.; For ages 5-12: The Adventures of the Clay Guy, 5 min.; The Baseball Card Shop, 7 min.; Creepers, 6 min.; Exploring the Everglades, 9 min.; In Winter Still, 10 min.; Almond Blossoms, 11 min.; A Drop of Tear in My Cup of Coffee, 7 min.; Quest for Freedom, 6 min.; Rebound, 2 min.; Shoes, 8 min.; For ages 12-18: Fall in Line, 4 min.; Haunted, 4 min.; Karma Cafe, 10.; The Makeover Machine, 2 min.; Ocular, 4 min.; Plus, 8 min.; Running for Miles, 7 min.
Runtime: 108 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD ISBN # 7/15/2007


SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 07 Q1

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 07 Q1
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: COLLECTIONS
Topic - Nature
Description - Shorts compilation includes: Hands On (6 min.); Bobo Tales, The New Crown (3 min.); Block Party (4 min.); The Red Balloon (3 min.); In Winter Still (10 min.); Portable Living Room (2 min.); Hot Summer Daze (3 min.); Whale Sharks of Hollbox (5 min.); The VIP (10 min.); Almond Blossoms (11 min.); My First (11 min.); The Zoo Zoo ( 9 min); True Blue (10 min.); Xylophone and the Great Freezer Escape (2 min.); Miss Cool (6 min.); Karma Caf´┐Ż (10 min.); Woodie Guthrie - Voice of the Common Man (10 min.)
Runtime: 115 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 06 Q3

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 06 Q3
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: COLLECTIONS
Topic - Nature
Description - Includes: THE AGENDA; ANIMUSIC 2; BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DANCE; BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH; THE DAY THE DOG DRESSED LIKE DAD; BLUEJACK SASQUATCH HUNTER; THE LIFE & WRITINGS OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD; LINEAR PROGRESSION; TOYS: THE HOMEMAKER'S TALE
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 06 Q1

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SHORTS COMPILATION, KFFF 06 Q1
COALITION FOR QUALITY CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Series: COLLECTIONS
Topic - Family
Description - Compilation of 18 shorts between 2 and 12 minutes in length clustered for ages 2-5, 5-8,8-12 and 12-18. For synopsis per title, go to http://www.kidsfirst.org/kidsfirst/html/FestivalProgram2006/fest06_Q1_IndeCompilation.html.
Runtime: 102 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD ISBN # 7/15/2006


SANDLOT 2, THE

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SANDLOT 2, THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Topic - Family
Description - The sequel to one of the most beloved sports movies of all times. James Earl Jones stars in the role he originated, along with Greg German, Brett Kelly, Cole Evan Weiss and a new lineup of young actors. The DVD is packed with bonus materials.
Runtime: 97 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-18
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.98
Media: DVD
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