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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania * Thrilling Animation, Electrifying Music, Monstrous Comedy, One Crazy Adventure

Drac and the pack are back, like you've never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing's mysterious invention, the 'Monsterfication Ray," goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it's too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Tiana S. comments, “Your favorite monsters are back in Hotel … - read more...

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News-o-matic / KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is Live Now

Good day to you all! As you know, KIDS FIRST! has been celebrating its 30th Anniversary by co-hosting film festivals with some auspicious partners nationwide.This week, our partner is News-O-Matic , a daily online magazine with over 600,000 middle school subscribers in NYC. The team at News-0-matic has selected over 60 films from indie and student filmmakers worldwide and their festival is completely sponsored so it is FREE for you to attend. Plus it is entirely Virtual, so you can watch from anywhere. Simply go to https://newsomatic-kfff.eventive.org/welcome. You can reserve a ticket for any of the 5 Virtual Screenings we have scheduled this week with themes about Animals (Real and animated), Animation (Lots and lots of animation), Earth & Science, Foreign Insights, and Life and Family.  Each virtual screening block consists of a collection of short films … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
Are you a kid who loves film, loves talking about film and loves to be on-camera? If so, we want you on our national KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team! This audition is open to those wishing to be join our national KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team. To audition, click on the link below to apply. Auditions are open tweens and teens, ages 9 to 16. There are three short steps to enter. There is no fee to participate in this program, but there is a fee to take either our quick start course or one of our boot camps. Go here to for more information: https://www.kidsfirst.org/become-a-juror/ Deadline to apply: February 1, 2022 Before applying, please … - read more...

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KIDS FIRST! Film Critic’s Top 2021 Films!
Listen in as we review our favorite films of 2021 and talk above what we’re most excited to see in 2022! Happy Holidays! Hosts Tiana S. and Ayden P. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Benjamin, Kyla, Giana and Sammi. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

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Welcome To Earth * Exciting Six-Part Documentary Exploring Far Reaches Of The Globe
It might seem humans have mapped every inch of our planet’s surface, but look closer and you’ll discover that there is still so much more to uncover — the age of exploration is far from over! Welcome to Earth, a Disney+ original series from National Geographic, follows two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world to explore Earth’s greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets. Throughout the six-part limited series produced by visionary Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Protozoa Pictures, Jane Root’s Nutopia and Westbrook … - read more...

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