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Octonauts, Season Two: Whether You Love The Ocean Or Not, This Is Filled With Information In A Fun Way!

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Octonauts, Season Two: Whether You Love The Ocean Or Not, This Is Filled With Information In A Fun Way!

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Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso Penguin and the rest of the crew, as they explore the world s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves!<p>Based on the richly imaginative books by Meomi, this series combines immersive visuals and ‘submersive’ humor to transport young children into a world that is both real and fantastic, full of mysteries to unravel and surprises around every corner.<p>In this season set, encounter all types of creatures from the Great White Shark to Lionfish and more! The adventures don’t end there! Embark on an Amazon adventure with the Octonauts as they travel down the Amazon River in search of a lost city and Kwazii’s long lost grandfather, Calico Jack! So come aboard the Octopod for 24 exciting missions! Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10 comments, “The show is based on American-Canadian children’s books by Meomi Design Inc., which make it ideal for young kids! The series is very entertaining and educational. It contains lots of information and if you love the ocean, I definitely recommend this series.” Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer adds, “. One of my favorite things is how, at the end of each show, they give facts about sea animals such as the Great White Shark and Sea Snakes.” See their full reviews below.

Octonauts: Season Two
By Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

Octonauts: Season Two is a very cute children’s television series animated in Ireland and voiced by British actors. The show is based on American-Canadian children’s books by Meomi Design Inc., which make it ideal for young kids! The series is very entertaining and educational. It contains lots of information and if you love the ocean, I definitely recommend this series.

You don’t need to watch Season One to understand Season Two. From the very first episode, you are immersed in a colorful underworld, discovering the adventures of the very likable characters. The intrepid Octonauts travel in nautical space ships and the Octopod and will remind parents of Star Trek and the expeditions of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. I like that they work as a team and how they respect each other. Each character brings something different; they have different specialties and each one is unique.

My favorite characters are Peso, the penguin and Barnabas the polar bear captain which I found very classy. But, all six adventurers are fun to watch – Kawazii (the cat), Inkling (the Dumbo octopus), Shellington (the sea otter), Tweak (the rabbit), Dash (the dog) and Tunip (half animal, half vegetable). They are not only adorable, but it is easy to relate to them. They all have different accents and, by the sound of their voices, they are different ages too.<p>Everything is very interesting in this show. Each episode follows a different mission where you learn fascinating information about the ocean and marine life in a very fun manner. Each episode is based on one particular sea creature or animal and the Octonauts not only explore the ocean but also protect their habitat. The technology in the series is imaginary, but the creatures are based on real ones.

The show’s color palette is beautiful with lots of light blues and greens. It’s quite refreshing and calms you down, which I think is ideal for little ones. I really like the animation, especially the graphic transitions at the end of each episode as it gives a recap (Creature Reports) to the episode and additional information about each animal.  Each episode is also focused on a particular conflict or problem, but you can enjoy them individually since there’s no sequence between them.

Season Two comes with two discs, with 12 episodes each and 12 Creature Reports, which are music videos about the animals featured in that episode. This gives a nice recap on that segment. The message series is “explore, rescue, protect.” There’s a whole ocean out there to discover, but we have to care and preserve our nature for future generations and ourselves. <p>I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 8, but parents watching with their little ones will enjoy as well. It’s available on DVD now, so look for it. Reviewed by Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

Octonauts, Season 2
By Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer

It’s the Octonauts to the rescue! Well, they actually do more than just rescue, but I really enjoyed the rescue. They also explore and protect and I can add another one – they educate young children.  The characters are extremely likable and engaging. There are so many different adventures in this season’s collection. I especially enjoyed the one about the Great White Shark which the group needed to rescue and at the same time had to be very careful so they didn’t end up as the Great White Shark’s lunch! The underwater scenes are fun to watch. The dialogue is creative. I highly recommend this for ages 3 through 7. One of my favorite ethings is how, at the end of each show, they give facts about sea animals such as the Great White Shark and Sea Snakes. I give this 4 stars out of 5 stars for its entertainment and educational aspects.  Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

Once Upon a Deadpool * Action-Packed, Draped With The Famous Parody Of The Original

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Once Upon a Deadpool * Action-Packed, Draped With The Famous Parody Of The Original

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“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Ryan Reynolds told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining…”Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for Once Upon A Deadpool in an homage to Savage’s starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic The Princess Bride. Fred remarked, “while my participation in this film was anything but voluntary, I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab.” KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “Similar to the original film, the story is action-packed with some romance and drama, but always draped with the famous parody feel that creates an entertaining and comedic atmosphere.” See his full review below.

Once Upon a Deadpool

By Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 16

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Deadpool had much attention recently for its fame of being highly mature, but at the same time incredibly entertaining. Once Upon a Deadpool attempts to break that by releasing a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 and, while it will make the audience laugh as much as the previous version, it fails to expand the Deadpool audience to younger viewers.Similar to the original film, the story is action-packed with some romance and drama, but always draped with the famous parody feel that creates an entertaining and comedic atmosphere.Once Upon a Deadpool follows the previous film with Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) losing the love of his life, leading to him trying to find ways to stop his grief, eventually ending up with Deadpool trying to save a young mutant boy from becoming a cruel murderer and on the way making a new family. In the PG-13 edition, the entire story is told by Deadpool to Fred Savage as a bedtime story, similar to the style of Princess Bride. While this doesn’t truly affect the main plot a lot, the twist leads to much laughter and many comedic moments.

 

Once Upon a Deadpool delivers the same chaotic, dark and highly mature atmosphere that the previous film did and, despite being marketed as a PG-13 film, it still has the same amount of lewdness and foul language, even if the material merely gets hinted at instead of blatantly shown. While this does technically makes it a less severe rating, the re-cut is far from a family film that everyone can enjoy. Also, at times, the re-cut rearranges scenes and shots very uniquely to avoid showing anything mature. Mostly this works to tell the story, but at times it feels forced, as if the editor had to construct a film from sticks instead of clips, with awkward cuts and sequences.Aside from this, the film achieves high praise overall. The new cast and old cast hold a great quality in their performances, despite being in many ways a parody film. Of course, being a superhero action, good VFX holds a huge role in the end product. While the CGI throughout has less quality than what you’d see in an Avengers’ film, it still mostly looks realistic and could convince anybody that what they see on screen is real.

Some of the funniest scenes come from the method that the film tells its story by having Deadpool read it to Fred Savage as a bedtime story. Most of the scenes breaks the fourth wall and are filled with self-mocking and sarcasm, which makes each time that the two are shown on camera together enjoyable. Savage and Reynolds’ on-screen chemistry works perfectly and the conversations and scenes flow smoothly, adding to the enjoyment as the comedy feels natural and real.Despite being rated PG-13, Once Upon a Deadpool fails to actually expand to the target audience. I recommend this for ages 15 to 18, as well as adults. Parents should be warned that, while the film meets the national standard for a PG-13 rating, many adult-oriented elements are still referenced heavily, making it very mature in many ways. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars for excellent acting and comedy, but lacking in an interesting and unpredictable story and having a strange flow at times due to the numerous edits necessary to achieve the lower rating. This film opens in theaters December 12, 2018 so, check it out.

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The Snowman * A Holiday Classic Unlike Any Other!

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The Snowman * A Holiday Classic Unlike Any Other!

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One crisp, winter morning, a young boy wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see. Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf. Later that night, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life! The young boy and the snowman embark on a magical adventure of discovery where the snowman explores the young boy’s world and in return he takes him flying to his home in the North Pole. Upon arriving at the North Pole, the two join a party as the guests of honor to a very special person. Based on Raymond Briggs book, The Snowman is a family classic for generations to enjoy. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Clayton P. comments, “…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.” Eden T. adds, “This heartwarming film about the winter season never ceases to amaze me. It reminds me of myself during the holidays.” Morgan B. wraps it up with, “I love that this film has no words is both beautifully illustrated with animated images. The orchestra for the original film is Sinfonia of London. Their performance is stunning.” See their full reviews below.

The Snowman

By Clayton P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17
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The Snowman is a masterpiece that will bring families closer together for the holidays. The film is 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.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.

   The Snowman book was adapted for the screen in 1982 and earned a nomination for an Academy Award for best animated short film.  The animation of the drawings is just amazing, bringing to life so many memories from the days of movie shorts. There is no dialogue, which makes it even more beautiful and somewhat 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.  Each song tells a story, with each pluck of a string or push of a piano key. The songs in the movie are catchy and addicting to sing along with.  I am sixteen and I sang 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. I recommend this for ages 1 to 12 and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

The Snowman

By Eden T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

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This heartwarming film about the winter season never ceases to amaze me. It reminds me of myself during the holidays. For example, when the boy has to scrounge up snow for his snowman, I thought about when I tried to do the same thing!In the film, a young British boy in a classic 1950s English rural home builds a snowman on Christmas Eve. At midnight, the snowman comes to life and takes the boy on a flying trip around the world! The scenes become grander and grander until you think nothing more can happen! After all of this is over, they travel back home. The next morning, the boy…well, you’ll see. The ending brought meaningful tears to my eyes!

The detail in this movie is stunning! Even though there is no talking, the artistry makes up for that. Each scene is hand-drawn, which must have been a technical pain for the scenes in motion! These movies are based on Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book.  Besides young children, adults who have read this book in their youth will also appreciate this quality film. The unexpected ending is truly memorable!I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for kids ages 2 to 6, as well as adults. This movie is available both on DVD now so check it out. Enjoy this winter delight!

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The Snowman

By Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 13

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Holiday movies are one of my favorite forms of entertainment. Especially those that have adorable characters and a heartwarming tale. That is what this short film is all about. Add magnificent hand drawn animation and you have the perfect Christmas movie. I love that this film has no words is both beautifully illustrated with animated images. The orchestra for the original film is Sinfonia of London. Their performance is stunning. Each piece of music fits the scene perfectly because it made me feel as if I was in the scene myself. Also the music is superb to relax to. So grab a hot cup of cocoa and put your feet up.

The images in this film are hand drawn with pastels and pencils, which make it special and unique. I like having a break from all the CGI we see and seeing animation as it was made years ago. This is something that many other kids will appreciate as well. This movie never gets old and people from all over the world will absolutely adore it. This DVD has become one I have added to my holiday collection and will watch it every year. Even really young children can watch it because it is so beautiful and the message is all about friendship, love, cheer and what the holidays are all about. I give this DVD 5 out of 5 golden stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 18, as well as adults.

Guess How Much I Love You Christmas To The Moon And Back – Captures The Christmas Spirit

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Guess How Much I Love You Christmas To The Moon And Back – Captures The Christmas Spirit
On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends stumble across
a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their young friend back to his
mother in time for Christmas, the friends venture bravely into the unknown woods.
Through this epic journey, we are reminded that the greatest gift of Christmas is being
with the ones you love. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Morgan B. comments, “I really love
this film because it captures the Christmas spirit by showing us all the characters telling
us what they think about Christmas. They show us that Christmas really means family.”
Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror adds, “The production values are outstanding, from
the animation to the voice over talent to the background music. The images look like
watercolors brought to life. I love them!” See their full reviews below.
Guess How Much I Love You Christmas To The Moon And Back
By Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
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This film is based on the British book series written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by
Anita Jeram, published in 1994 in the UK and in 1995 in the US. The book was a ALA
Notable Children’s book and sold over 28 million copies worldwide!
Now, I have an adorable special guest who helped review the film with me, Little Field
Mouse. I really love this film because it captures the Christmas spirit by showing us all
the characters telling us what they think about Christmas. They show us that Christmas
really means family. It’s really about spending time with your family, not about giving
gifts or any of that stuff. It’s spending time with your Mom and Dad and anyone else you
love. That’s what I really respect about the film.
I really do cherish the story and also the animation in this film which is true to the
original illustrations in the book. It really captures the adventures of Little Nutbrown
Hare and his adventures. The show is produced by SLR Productions Australia (Suzanne
Ryan) and Scrawl Studios and stars the voice of Ky Baldwin. They really capture all the
original pictures from the book which look just like watercolors. I love them. It looks like
a beautiful story that was drawn by a little kid. I really love that! The animation is
something that everyone will truly enjoy.
I really love the characters in the story, especially my friend Little Field Mouse. Of
course Little Nutbrown Hare is my favorite character. He’s absolutely adorable and at the
same time, kind and thoughtful. Just his love for everything around him makes me love
him more. He’s kind of fun and silly, but really he is just adorable.
The film is really suitable for preschoolers but also older kids, up to age 8 will enjoy this
because of all the fun and silly stories. I even think tween and teens will like this show.
Of course, adults can enjoy this as well and it makes a great show for families to enjoy
during the holiday season. I definitely give this 5 out of 5 Magnificent Stars. It is
available now on DVD so, look for it!
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Guess How Much I Love You: Christmas To the Moon and Back
Reviewed by Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
I thoroughly enjoyed this short film and highly recommend it for kids and families. This
is a heartwarming tale about Little Nutbrown Hare who wanders outside one night when
he can’t sleep and discovers a rare, all white fawn dancing in the snow. He knows all
white fawns are rare and when he talks to her she runs away. Through lots of escapades
Little Nutbrown Hare finally is able to convince his forest friends the fawn is real and
able to befriend the white fawn. The characters are interesting and charming. A field
mouse and a squirrel friends are all friends with Little Nutbrown Hare and they interact
with each other in the most loving way. I felt sorry for Little Nutbrown Hare when no one
believes that he had seen the white fawn. Eventually the truth comes out and they finally
see her and believe Little Nutbrown Hare. The morale of this story is about love. The
love between Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad, the love of friends and possibility of the
love of strangers. The negative behaviors shown are about doubt, but that disappears over
time. I particularly enjoyed seeing the field mouse trying to protect Little Nutbrown Hare
by making a white fawn out of snow. He tries to protect his friend’s honor in doing so.
The educational and social elements that make this film valuable emphasize the various
ways that you can show someone how you love them. Adults often tell children that they
love them and they can hear it in this story in a way they can relate to. The production
values are outstanding, from the animation to the voice over talent to the background
music. The images look like watercolors brought to life. I love them! I recommend this
for ages 2 to 7 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. It uses vocabulary and ideas which little
children can understand and enjoy. Questioning, probing and problem-solving are
developed in a manner suitable for the target age. It is very enjoyable and charming. If
you have a festival for preschool and early elementary kids, this will fit right in.
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Ralph Breaks the Internet: An Astonishing New Film Filled with Humor and Excitement!

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Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling

to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar
Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the
netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head
algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Abraham F. comments, “Ralph Breaks the Internet is a colorful, fun-filled adventure that builds
on characters and friendships. Going into this movie I thought it was going to be a predictable
and boring washed-up sequel. That is not the case.” Na’im S. adds, “Ralph Breaks the
Internet is an astonishing new film that’s full humor and excitement.” See their full
reviews below.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
By Abraham Finer, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. age 13
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Ralph Breaks the Internet is a colorful, fun-filled adventure that builds on characters and
friendships. Going into this movie I thought it was going to be a predictable and boring washed-
up sequel. That is not the case. The film builds upon the friendship that Ralph and Venellope
have with each other. The climax of the movie is a heartwarming test of their friendship which
brings light that friends don’t always need to agree on everything.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is about Mr. Litwack installing the Internet to his arcade and his
“Sugar Rush” game breaking, which leads to their adventure through the internet. Mr. Litwack
orders the parts on eBay, but it costs $200 which is more than the game makes a year. Ralph
and Venellope overhear him talking and decide to go on a quest to find the part and save
Venellope’s game. They travel to the router and get transported to the magical world of the
Internet. They awe at the vibrant colors and variety of the internet and go directly go to the
search bar where they ask to go to eBay. When they realize they have to bid for the wheel, they
bid the highest number they can think of, not realizing they have to pay. This causes them to go
on an epic adventure to get $27,001 in under 24 hours or else the item would be re-bid. They
find a pop-up ad that shows them how to make money playing video games. They decide to get
a car owned by Shank. They race Shank until they get beat by her. She gives them a tip and
tells Venellope she races well.
My favorite scene is when they go to the Disney section of the Internet and we see a whole lot
of cameos from favorite characters such as Eeyore and Stan Lee. I especially love when
Venellope is being chased by Stormtroopers and goes into the princess lounge where she
teaches them about modern comforts. I found that hilarious.
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This film has huge star power. Ralph is voiced by John C. Reilly, the man behind Step Brothers

and The Sisters Brothers. Also, Sarah Silverman plays Venelope who started in SNL and has
appeared in The battle of the Sexes.
The message of this movie is that, even if you are best friends with someone that doesn’t mean
you can’t disagree. This movie has nothing be inappropriate for kids. I recommend it for ages 7
to 18 and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is in theaters now so look for it.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
By Na’im Smith, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 13
Ralph Breaks the Internet is an astonishing new film that’s full humor and excitement. It
is about Ralph aka Wreck it Ralph who goes on a trip with his best friend Vanellope into
the internet to buy a steering wheel for Vanellope’s game so it doesn’t get shut down.
The internet is a whole new thing for Ralph and his friends and they walk into some
trouble while trying to get the wheel. A few of the inconveniences they run into are not
knowing where to go and also not having money. Before Ralph and Vanellope find out
they need money, they place a bid of $27,000 on the steering wheel. When they get to
checkout and they don’t have money, the cashier says they have 24 hours before their
bid expires. That’s when they embark on their journey through the internet.
All the same characters from the original movie Wreck it Ralph are in this film and there
are even some new ones introduced. Nathan Warner, the cinematography director
excels at giving the movie a realistic cartoonish look. It really fits in with the whole video
game plot and scenery. The theme is that friendships come in all shapes and sizes and
that friends are forever.
If you plan on bringing kids under 11 or 12, I strongly recommend that you watch the
trailer with them and ask if they would want to see the full movie because there are a lot
of puns about Twitter and a lot of jokes that I don’t think younger kids will get. I’m not
saying that you shouldn’t bring younger kids, because they will still understand the
majority of what’s happening and enjoy the film, but the director geared this film for older
audiences such as 12 and above. I recommend this for ages 10 to 18, as well as adults.
It seemed that the adults were laughing more than the kids during the movie. I give it 4
out of 5 stars because it is a hilarious movie that kept me interested for all two hours.
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Make sure you stay for both scenes after the credits. You can find this movie in USA
theaters November 21, 2018 and worldwide in the days and weeks after. Put it on your
calendar!
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The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2 – Martin Short Rocks As Cat In The Hat In This Great Collection

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The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2 – Martin Short Rocks As Cat In The Hat In This Great Collection
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! follows the adventures of 6-year-old best friends, Sally and
Nick, as they are whisked off on extraordinary voyages of scientific discovery with the Cat in the Hat.
Thanks to the Thinga-ma-jigger and our friends, exploring has never been more exciting! Enjoy the
second volume of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! In this volume set,
kids will learn the answers to questions like what is the Earth’s atmosphere, why do we need bones, and
how is paper made. The discoveries don’t end there! We learn how polar bears survive the arctic winter,
how our ears work and so much more! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Sev’n F. comments, “. Not only is this a
fun Dr. Seuss cartoon for all, but it is also educational. Have fun while learning about the earth’s
atmosphere, the human skeleton, how paper is made and much more!” Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult
Juror adds, “This DVD does not disappoint! It has 20 episodes! Directed by Tony Collingwood, the Cat in
the Hat (Martin Short) definitely shows us that he knows a lot about many things from names and
locations of the planets in our solar system to how animals walk with more than two legs.” See their full
reviews below.
The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2
By Sev’n F., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 9
Calling all Dr. Seuss fans! Here’s two discs, 20 episodes, fully loaded of extraordinary voyages of two
best friends. Not only is this a fun Dr. Seuss cartoon for all, but it is also educational. Have fun while
learning about the earth’s atmosphere, the human skeleton, how paper is made and much more! So, let’s
jump into our imaginary Thinga-ma-jigger and go go go on an adventure with Nick, Sally and The Cat in
the Hat.
In each episode, I learned something I never knew before. In each of the 20 episodes, a lesson is taught
through the journey of two best friends. It had me saying “wow, how interesting !” In one episode, I
learned how paper is made. Who would have thought a tree, that I see every day in my young life, is
chopped down to make paper? I use paper everyday. This is what I liked about this DVD. I learned
something new in each episode.
What is less appealing about this show are the settings and colors. It felt like this film was created back in
the 80s. I thought it needed to be modernized to capture the attention of today’s young viewers.
My favorite characters are Sally and Nick. They are six years old and best friends. I like the bond they
share in each episode. They communicate and work well with each other – team players, if you ask me.
They have tons of fun and experience their journeys together. It truly shows the true meaning of best
friends. I have a best friend and she and I love to take pretend voyages together.
Each episode has a different message, but the one thing they have in common are the lessons that are
being taught through Nick and Sally’s voyages. In each show, you learn scientific knowledge. This is a
neat way to gather your children together to sing along while taking an amazing educational journey.
Knowledge is key and there’s no better way to learn but through a cool Dr. Seuss show.
I give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars. It is very educational and fun. The music had me bopping my head along
with it. I would like it even better if it was more modernized. I recommend it for ages 3 to 14. My baby
brother is three and he has sung along with Nick and Sally. My mom is 39-years-old and she learned

something about the human skeleton, that she never knew about before. This DVD is available now so,

look for it.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2
Reviewed by Denise A. B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
I’m a big fat of The Cat in the Hat! I have been since I was a little girl. Now, as an adult, I’m still a big fan!
This DVD does not disappoint! It has 20 episodes! Directed by Tony Collingwood, the Cat in
the Hat (Martin Short) definitely shows us that he knows a lot about many things from names and
locations of the planets in our solar system to how animals walk with more than two legs. It is entertaining,
engaging and great for preschool and school-aged children, as well as their parents. Children will enjoy
watching the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally & Nick as they go on adventures to learn new things.
One of my favorite episodes is about the solar system as the Cat in the Hat teaches Sally & Nick the
order of the planets and their names. Martin Short as the voice of Cat in the Hat is perfect! I just love him.
I also enjoyed the theme song. I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars because I think it is a perennial hit. It’s
engaging, entertaining and educational What more could you want! I recommend it for ages 3 to 12.
Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

Puppy Star Christmas: Touching Delivery of a Very Special Message About The Meaning of Christmas

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A song-filled new Air Bud ‘Pup Star’ movie that introduces four new pups to the family, who stow away on
Santa’s sleigh and find themselves trapped at the North Pole, trying to save the world’s Christmas spirit.
KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Abigail Zoe L. comments, “The movie Puppy Star Christmas is a fun and
entertaining holiday family film. It is full of upbeat music, dancing, humor and has a wonderful timeless
message. I absolutely loved every second of this movie and would have stayed to watch it a second time
right then and there!” Nathalia J. adds, “This film delivers a very special message. It’s not about the gifts;
it is about being with family. The pups show that meaning in this film. This touching movie will have you
singing Christmas songs on your way to school, work and perhaps your Christmas recital.” Jolleen M.
adds, “This is a perfect film for everyone in the family. It not only has a good message, but it also is
hilarious and will put you right into the Christmas spirit.” Damon F. wraps it up with, “I am not usually a fan
of musicals, but this movie is better than some that I’ve seen. I really like how the dogs are animated in
this movie. It really looks as if they are actually talking and dancing. That makes the movie as entertaining
as it is.” See their full reviews and cast interviews below
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Puppy Star Christmas
By Abigail Zoe L., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
The movie Puppy Star Christmas is a fun and entertaining holiday family film. It is full of upbeat music,
dancing, humor and has a wonderful timeless message. I absolutely loved every second of this movie and
would have stayed to watch it a second time right then and there!
This Pup Star story picks up when Tiny (Kaitlyn Maher) and P.U.P. (Mackenzie Sol) get married and have
a very adorable litter of puppies that includes Brody, Rosie, Charlie and Cindy. These four pups are
always getting into trouble. Thinking they are on Santa Claus’ “naughty list” for eating the family’s turkey
and pumpkin pie, they head to the North pole with the hope of talking to Santa to get back onto his “nice”
list. While there, they uncover Bark, Kano, Roland and Julio’s scheme to sabotage Pup Star and control
the Christmas spirit. There is a wonderful heartfelt twist at the end with some of the characters that I won’t
give away.
My favorite scene is when P.U.P., played by the extremely talented singer, Mackenzie Sol, and Lou’s dad
Steven, played by David DeLuise, are awaiting the birth of P.U.P.’s four adorable puppies. They are both
so nervous. Steven paces back and forth while giving P.U.P. a “pup” talk. Another one of my favorite
scenes is at the North Pole when the elves and reindeer dance to the uplifting musical number, “This is
the Best Christmas Ever.”
My favorite character is the ever funny Roland, played by Jed Rees, who is always getting into trouble.
Throughout the movie he continually becomes more and more addicted to candy canes. After kidnapping
Santa he also begins to look like Santa Claus
The music, songs and singing voices of Kaitlyn Maher and Mackenzie Sol are pup-tastic and will melt
your heart. Listening to the music made me feel as if I wanted to jump up from my seat, start dancing and
sing along. The special effects include talking animals and dancing reindeers that look amazingly real.
The heartfelt message of this Christmas story is about the importance of spending time with family, being
grateful not greedy and second chances. This joyous fun family film is perfect for ages 3 to 18, as well as
adults because of its universal and timeless messages. It will definitely put us all in the holiday spirit and I
give it 5 out of 5 Puppy Stars. It’s available on Netflix November 20, 2018 so look for it.
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Puppy Star Christmas
By Nathalia J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
“It is Christmas in the heart, that puts Christmas in the air!” once said W.T Ellis. Jingle bells, Jingle bells,
Jingle all the way. Yup, it’s Christmas time – presents, cookies, family and vacation time. This astonishing,
touching, intriguing, heart-warming, well-intentioned and adorable movie is directed by Robert Vince and
written by Pier Rae and Robert Vince.
This film follows Tiny and P.U.P whose four new pups take a trip into the dark night sky with a special
guest named Santa Claus. Trouble comes with they find themselves with the evil dog Bark and trapped at
the North Pole. The pups get saved, but you’ll have to see the movie to know how. This song-filled new
Air Bud “Pup Star” movie will have you enjoying the Christmas spirit.
The lead characters in this film are Tiny (voiced by Kaitlyn Maher), P.U.P (voiced by Mackenzie Sol), Lou
(Mackenzie Moss), Santa Claus (Richard Riehle), Rosie (voiced by Vivienne Rutherford) and
complemented by many more
My absolute favorite part of this film, without giving anything away, is when the Christmas spirit is saved. I
love how the four pups set on a quest to find Santa Claus and recover the true meaning of Christmas with
the help of their family. I think this part of the film will charm many because of the huge heart the little
pups have!
This film delivers a very special message. It’s not about the gifts; it is about being with family. The pups
show that meaning in this film. This touching movie will have you singing Christmas songs on your way to
school, work and perhaps your Christmas recital.
I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 14, as well as adults. This film will release
exclusively on NETFLIX on November 20, 2018. Make sure to check it out!
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Puppy Star Christmas
By Jolleen M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

This is a perfect film for everyone in the family. It not only has a good message, but it also is hilarious and

will put you right into the Christmas spirit.
In the film, Tiny and P.U.P. get married and shortly after, they have four pups named Charlie, Rosie,
Cindy and Brody. Tiny and P.U.P are busy and aren’t able to spend much time with their new pups. The
pups become a little rebellious and decide it is a good idea to sneak onto Santa’s sleigh when he visits
their parents’ show. This causes them to get stuck at the North Pole and leaves everyone worried.
Meanwhile, they don’t know that the real Santa has been captured and replaced by their old enemy who
wants to destroy Christmas.
Kaitlyn Maher, Mackenzie Moss and Mackenzie Sol are back again for Pup Star’s fourth film! They excel
in showing the pups’ emotions with their voice acting, as always. We also have some new voice actors for
the puppies – Dillon Fontana, Vivienne Rutherford, Chloe Coleman and Oakley Bull. They all sound sassy
and super adorable! They have the perfect voices for the cute pups.
Since Tiny, P.U.P. and the pups have to go on stage a lot, they wear many different outfits. All of their
outfits are very stylish and unique! I wish they sold costumes like those so I could get them for my dog. I
love how the costumes match each puppy’s unique characteristics. Even though they all look very similar,
it helps to have them in different outfits so you know who is who. The animation of the dogs is amazing. It
matches well with the voice of the actors. There are also scenes where the dogs are animated to dance.
That is hilarious. They have a lot of talent.
My favorite scene was the one after Tiny and P.U.P. said their vows. The people and the dogs got up and
started dancing. The dogs go crazy with their moves. I was really impressed.
The message of this film is all about the meaning of the true Christmas spirit. Some people believe that
Christmas is only about getting gifts. People become greedy and only like Christmas for the presents.
This film teaches that Christmas is a time of giving, sharing and getting along with others. It is about
spending time and reconnecting with your family. Even though this is message is promoted in other
Christmas films, it is still an important moral that some people don’t seem to understand.
This is the fourth film in the Pup Stars series and definitely lives up to the other ones. I give this film 4 out
of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 18. If you haven’t checked out the first three films, be sure to
check those out as well as this one! Puppy Star Christmas comes out on Netflix on November 20, 2018.
Look for it!
Puppy Star Christmas
Damon F., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
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I am not usually a fan of musicals, but this movie is better than some that I’ve seen. I really like how the
dogs are animated in this movie. It really looks as if they are actually talking and dancing. That makes the
movie as entertaining as it is.

Puppy Star Christmas is a Christmas themed sequel to Pup Star 2 that follows the Pup Star company makin

a Christmas special right after Tiny has puppies. The movie follows the pup’s parents getting
ready for Christmas. It also focuses on the pups as they carry out some crazy ideas and plans that
sometimes get them into trouble. For example, the pups decide to go to the North Pole to meet Santa, but
while trying to do that, some evil dogs are trying to take over Christmas! Tiny and the Pup Star staff are
working on the Christmas special while searching for the missing pups.
The four new members to the Pup Star family are Brody (Dillon Fontana), an adventurous little pup that
thinks of something fun to do and his sisters usually follow. Rosie (Vivienne Rutherford) is the pup who
always thinks of herself as the star of everything. Cindy (Oakley Bull) is the pup who knows when
something will go wrong, but none of her siblings ever listen to her. Last is Charlie (Chloe Coleman), the
sarcastic one, who has some of the best lines.
My favorite scene in this movie is when the elves sing “The Worst Christmas Ever,” while the villains think
they are singing the same thing as they are – “The Best Christmas Ever.” Another good scene is when the
reindeers bring Roland to the Pup Star stage. The reindeers are doing loop the loops, while going as fast
as they can, just to be mean to Roland. My favorite character is Brody, because he is adventurous and he
loves to eat, just like me. He also comes up with a bunch of crazy ideas that get him in trouble, but I don’t
think he will ever learn. For example, in the beginning of the film Brody tries to eat both the turkey and the
pumpkin pie. That really gets him into trouble.
The message of this movie is that Christmas isn’t just about the gifts; it is about being with family. The
pups show that throughout the entire film. I rate this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to
18, because it is an amusing movie that shows the meaning of Christmas in a great way. I think adults will
enjoy watching this film with their children. This movie will be available exclusively on Netflix on
November 20, 2018 so look for it!
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Little Wolf’s Book of Badness – Unique and Unexpected with a Spiral of Surprises!

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All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum, Dad and his brother, Smellybreff. However, Mum
and Dad are worried that their precious son, Little Wolf, is not as bad as a small wolf should be. So they
decide to send him off to Cunning College in Frettnin Forest to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his
Uncle Bigbad. Uncle Bigbad is a hopeless teacher, but armed with determination and native wit, Little
Wolf thinks things out for himself. Sent out by his Uncle to round up a troop of boy scouts to eat for
supper, Little Wolf discovers that the scouts have many useful skills that Little Wolf can learn from them.
In the end, Little Wolf decides not to follow outdated rules of proper wolf behavior but to be true to himself.
As a result, he inherits his Uncle’s fortune and becomes master of Cunning College. Based on a world-
famous series of best-selling Little Wolf story books, this one-off is a treat for the whole family! KIDS
FIRST! Film Critic Sahiba K. comments, “With its spiral of surprises, I never could predict what would
happen in the next scene. The story also puts a twist on common fairy tales such as Three Little Pigs and
Little Red Riding Hood.” Dariana A. adds, “Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is a very odd type of film. It’s not
your typical Dora the Explorer type of kids’ show, which is good because there are too many of those
types of shows out there.” Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer wraps it up with, “! I love the fact
that this is a little story where we actively see a child decide who they want to be and being so
proud of themselves. This is the kind of feel good story that every child needs to watch.” See
their full reviews below.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Sahiba K., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15
https://youtu.be/1Dc0BM4oa8E
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Little Wolf’s Book of Badness, directed by Karsten Kiilerich, is unique and unexpected! With its spiral of
surprises, I never could predict what would happen in the next scene. The story also puts a twist on
common fairy tales such as Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood.
The story follows Little Wolf (Alexander Pownall), who is not bad enough for his family. So his Mum (Lucy
Whybrow) and Dad (Richard Hope) send him on a journey to Cunning College to learn from his Uncle
Bigbad how to be a true bad wolf. On his quest, he learns the ‘Nine Rules of Badness.’
Alexander Pownall, the voice actor for Little Wolf, creates personality through his voice. His voice is high,
making it sound like that of a young child. As Little Wolf ventures through the woods to reach Cunning
College, I heard the fear in his voice and sympathized with him. When he writes letters back to his family
and reads them, I heard the unwillingness to be where he was and the sense of defeat just through his
voice. Michael Gambon, voice actor for Uncle Bigbad, has terror in his voice that gave me goose bumps.
For example, when he is first introduced and he speaks, I knew Little Wolf was going to have a tough time
in Cunning College.
The animation is dark but appealing. It sets the tone of the movie as it reflects Little Wolf’s feelings. For
example, when Little Wolf feels that his trip was a waste of time and nothing good will come out of his
journey, the scenery is dark, it is raining and there are shadowy clouds looming above him. The costume
designs add to the personalities of each character. For example, Little Wolf has simple clothes that are
similar to a schoolboy’s outfit, reflecting what his purpose is in the movie. Uncle Bigbad wears a grey suit,
with a yellow shirt and blue tie which reflects his personality as an evil wolf but also one who has the
potential to have color or goodness in his life.
My favorite part of this show is the animation. The type of animation that is used made me feel as if I was
watching my own imagination. The message here is that goodness will always outshine darkness. I give
this DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 15. This is available on DVD now so check it
out.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Dariana A., KIDS FIRST Film Critics, age 11
https://youtu.be/0_pw7X1cwzE
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is a very odd type of film. It’s not your typical Dora the Explorer type of kids’
show, which is good because there are too many of those types of shows out there. This is a story and a
good story at that. It teaches kids through a wolf who is supposed to be bad, but wants to be good.
The storyline is about Little Wolf who just wants to stay at home with his family, but his parents don’t think
he’s bad enough to live up to the Wolf family name. So, they send Little Wolf to Cunning College to learn
the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle Big Bad. But it turns out Uncle Big Bad isn’t such an amazing
teacher after all.
As I said, the show is pretty great. The animation is wiggles a bit, even when they are standing still. This
is probably intended, but it is kind of distracting. One of the things I really like about this show is its plot
and the simple way it shows the lessons they are trying to teach without even saying so. This is what
makes it a different type of kids’ film. It is also very slow paced. There isn’t very much action. One thing I
wondered about the whole time is why Little Wolf always sneezes when he’s around Mr. Twister. Is he
allergic? Michael Gambon, the voice talent for Big Bad is really cool. David Thewlis voices Mr. Twister,
which is pretty awesome. I know and like both Gamgon and Thewlis from the Harry Potter films. Another
thing I really enjoyed about this film is how scary they make Big Bad. I really was kind of scared when the
character Big Bad came on and yelled at Little Wolf. That is probably my favorite scene because it really
shows who Big Bad truly is.
The message this film teaches is that, even if you’re bad or scary, that doesn’t mean that you are happy. I
rate this film 4 out of 5 stars because it has a cool, different way of teaching kids. I recommend this film
for ages 2 to 6. This film is available now on DVD so, go check it out.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer
https://youtu.be/UDLz4ikWTy4
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This is one of the absolutely cutest stories I have ever seen. I have read several of the short
stories that spawned this movie and loved all of them. In this Little Wolf Adventure, his family is
concerned that perhaps Little Wolf isn’t as big, bad and tough as he should be. Their reaction to
this is shipping him off to Cunning College to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle
Bigbad, whom is voiced perfectly by Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter film
series). During his time at the college he continuously struggles with the ideas of being such a
bad wolf, but at the same time he just wants to make his family proud. At one point his uncle
gives him the terrible task of fetching some unsuspecting boy scouts to gobble up. Little Wolf
sees all of these things that the scouts do and decides he wants to learn to do all of these
amazing things himself. He may not be a bad wolf, but he sure is a big wolf now! I love the fact
that this is a little story where we actively see a child decide who they want to be and being so
proud of themselves. This is the kind of feel good story that every child needs to watch. This is
great for ages 7 to 11 and I give it 5 out of 5 stars for being so cutely inspirational. Reviewed by
Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

Octonauts: Season Two – Whether You Love The Ocean Or Not, This Is Filled With Information In A Fun Way!

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Octonauts: Season Two – Whether You Love The Ocean Or Not, This Is Filled With Information In A Fun Way!
Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain
Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso Penguin and the rest of the crew, as they
explore the world s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above
and below the waves!
Based on the richly imaginative books by Meomi, this series combines
immersive visuals and ‘submersive’ humor to transport young children into a world that is both
real and fantastic, full of mysteries to unravel and surprises around every corner.<p>In this
season set, encounter all types of creatures from the Great White Shark to Lionfish and more!
The adventures don’t end there! Embark on an Amazon adventure with the Octonauts as they
travel down the Amazon River in search of a lost city and Kwazii’s long-lost grandfather, Calico
Jack! So come aboard the Octopod for 24 exciting missions! Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age
10 comments, “The show is based on American-Canadian children’s books by Meomi Design
Inc., which make it ideal for young kids! The series is very entertaining and educational. It
contains lots of information and if you love the ocean, I definitely recommend this series.” Denise
B., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer adds, “. One of my favorite things is how, at the end of each
show, they give facts about sea animals such as the Great White Shark and Sea Snakes.” See
their full reviews below.
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Octonauts: Season Two
By Zoe Canella, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
https://youtu.be/9vMffAai96A
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Octonauts: Season Two is a very cute children’s television series animated in Ireland and voiced
by British actors. The show is based on American-Canadian children’s books by Meomi Design
Inc., which make it ideal for young kids! The series is very entertaining and educational. It
contains lots of information and if you love the ocean, I definitely recommend this series.
You don’t need to watch Season One to understand Season Two. From the very first episode,
you are immersed in a colorful underworld, discovering the adventures of the very likable
characters. The intrepid Octonauts travel in nautical space ships and the Octopod and will remind
parents of Star Trek and the expeditions of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. I like that
they work as a team and how they respect each other. Each character brings something different;
they have different specialties and each one is unique.
My favorite characters are Peso, the penguin and Barnabas the polar bear captain which I found
very classy. But, all six adventurers are fun to watch – Kawazii (the cat), Inkling (the Dumbo
octopus), Shellington (the sea otter), Tweak (the rabbit), Dash (the dog) and Tunip (half animal,
half vegetable). They are not only adorable, but it is easy to relate to them. They all have different
accents and, by the sound of their voices, they are different ages too.<p>Everything is very
interesting in this show. Each episode follows a different mission where you learn fascinating
information about the ocean and marine life in a very fun manner. Each episode is based on one
particular sea creature or animal and the Octonauts not only explore the ocean but also protect
their habitat. The technology in the series is imaginary, but the creatures are based on real ones.
The show’s color palette is beautiful with lots of light blues and greens. It’s quite refreshing and
calms you down, which I think is ideal for little ones. I really like the animation, especially the
graphic transitions at the end of each episode as it gives a recap (Creature Reports) to the
episode and additional information about each animal. Each episode is also focused on a
particular conflict or problem, but you can enjoy them individually since there’s no sequence
between them.
Season Two comes with two discs, with 12 episodes each and 12 Creature Reports, which are
music videos about the animals featured in that episode. This gives a nice recap on that segment.
The message series is “explore, rescue, protect.” There’s a whole ocean out there to discover,
but we have to care and preserve our nature for future generations and ourselves. <p>I give this
DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 8, but parents watching with their little ones
will enjoy as well. It’s available on DVD now, so look for it. Reviewed by Zoe C., KIDS FIRST!
Film Critic, age 10
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Octonauts, Season 2
By Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer
https://youtu.be/Q7FIc355A4k
ll, they actually do more than just rescue, but I really enjoyed
the rescue. They also explore and protect and I can add another one – they educate young
children. The characters are extremely likable and engaging. There are so many different
adventures in this season’s collection. I especially enjoyed the one about the Great White Shark
which the group needed to rescue and at the same time had to be very careful so they didn’t end
up as the Great White Shark’s lunch! The underwater scenes are fun to watch. The dialogue is
creative. I highly recommend this for ages 3 through 7. One of my favorite things is how, at the
end of each show, they give facts about sea animals such as the Great White Shark and Sea
Snakes. I give this 4 stars out of 5 stars for its entertainment and educational aspects. Reviewed
by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juro

Guess How Much I Love You Christmas To The Moon And Back – Captures The Christmas Spirit

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Guess How Much I Love You Christmas To The Moon And Back – Captures The Christmas Spirit
On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends stumble across
a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their young friend back to his
mother in time for Christmas, the friends venture bravely into the unknown woods.
Through this epic journey, we are reminded that the greatest gift of Christmas is being
with the ones you love. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Morgan B. comments, “I really love
this film because it captures the Christmas spirit by showing us all the characters telling
us what they think about Christmas. They show us that Christmas really means family.”
Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror adds, “The production values are outstanding, from
the animation to the voice over talent to the background music. The images look like
watercolors brought to life. I love them!” See their full reviews below.
Guess How Much I Love You Christmas To The Moon And Back
By Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
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This film is based on the British book series written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by
Anita Jeram, published in 1994 in the UK and in 1995 in the US. The book was a ALA
Notable Children’s book and sold over 28 million copies worldwide!
Now, I have an adorable special guest who helped review the film with me, Little Field
Mouse. I really love this film because it captures the Christmas spirit by showing us all
the characters telling us what they think about Christmas. They show us that Christmas
really means family. It’s really about spending time with your family, not about giving
gifts or any of that stuff. It’s spending time with your Mom and Dad and anyone else you
love. That’s what I really respect about the film.
I really do cherish the story and also the animation in this film which is true to the
original illustrations in the book. It really captures the adventures of Little Nutbrown
Hare and his adventures. The show is produced by SLR Productions Australia (Suzanne
Ryan) and Scrawl Studios and stars the voice of Ky Baldwin. They really capture all the
original pictures from the book which look just like watercolors. I love them. It looks like
a beautiful story that was drawn by a little kid. I really love that! The animation is
something that everyone will truly enjoy.
I really love the characters in the story, especially my friend Little Field Mouse. Of
course Little Nutbrown Hare is my favorite character. He’s absolutely adorable and at the
same time, kind and thoughtful. Just his love for everything around him makes me love
him more. He’s kind of fun and silly, but really he is just adorable.
The film is really suitable for preschoolers but also older kids, up to age 8 will enjoy this
because of all the fun and silly stories. I even think tween and teens will like this show.
Of course, adults can enjoy this as well and it makes a great show for families to enjoy
during the holiday season. I definitely give this 5 out of 5 Magnificent Stars. It is
available now on DVD so, look for it!
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Guess How Much I Love You: Christmas To the Moon and Back
Reviewed by Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
I thoroughly enjoyed this short film and highly recommend it for kids and families. This
is a heartwarming tale about Little Nutbrown Hare who wanders outside one night when
he can’t sleep and discovers a rare, all white fawn dancing in the snow. He knows all
white fawns are rare and when he talks to her she runs away. Through lots of escapades
Little Nutbrown Hare finally is able to convince his forest friends the fawn is real and
able to befriend the white fawn. The characters are interesting and charming. A field
mouse and a squirrel friends are all friends with Little Nutbrown Hare and they interact
with each other in the most loving way. I felt sorry for Little Nutbrown Hare when no one
believes that he had seen the white fawn. Eventually the truth comes out and they finally
see her and believe Little Nutbrown Hare. The morale of this story is about love. The
love between Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad, the love of friends and possibility of the
love of strangers. The negative behaviors shown are about doubt, but that disappears over
time. I particularly enjoyed seeing the field mouse trying to protect Little Nutbrown Hare
by making a white fawn out of snow. He tries to protect his friend’s honor in doing so.
The educational and social elements that make this film valuable emphasize the various
ways that you can show someone how you love them. Adults often tell children that they
love them and they can hear it in this story in a way they can relate to. The production
values are outstanding, from the animation to the voice over talent to the background
music. The images look like watercolors brought to life. I love them! I recommend this
for ages 2 to 7 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. It uses vocabulary and ideas which little
children can understand and enjoy. Questioning, probing and problem-solving are
developed in a manner suitable for the target age. It is very enjoyable and charming. If
you have a festival for preschool and early elementary kids, this will fit right in.
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Reviewed by Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
I thoroughly enjoyed this short film and highly recommend it for kids and families. This
is a heartwarming tale about Little Nutbrown Hare who wanders outside one night when
he can’t sleep and discovers a rare, all white fawn dancing in the snow. He knows all
white fawns are rare and when he talks to her she runs away. Through lots of escapades
Little Nutbrown Hare finally is able to convince his forest friends the fawn is real and
able to befriend the white fawn. The characters are interesting and charming. A field
mouse and a squirrel friends are all friends with Little Nutbrown Hare and they interact
with each other in the most loving way. I felt sorry for Little Nutbrown Hare when no one
believes that he had seen the white fawn. Eventually the truth comes out and they finally
see her and believe Little Nutbrown Hare. The morale of this story is about love. The
love between Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad, the love of friends and possibility of the
love of strangers. The negative behaviors shown are about doubt, but that disappears over
time. I particularly enjoyed seeing the field mouse trying to protect Little Nutbrown Hare
by making a white fawn out of snow. He tries to protect his friend’s honor in doing so.
The educational and social elements that make this film valuable emphasize the various
ways that you can show someone how you love them. Adults often tell children that they
love them and they can hear it in this story in a way they can relate to. The production
values are outstanding, from the animation to the voice over talent to the background
music. The images look like watercolors brought to life. I love them! I recommend this
for ages 2 to 7 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. It uses vocabulary and ideas which little
children can understand and enjoy. Questioning, probing and problem-solving are
developed in a manner suitable for the target age. It is very enjoyable and charming. If
you have a festival for preschool and early elementary kids, this will fit right in.
Reviewed by Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juro

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