Aardman Studios’ new movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits based on Gideon Defoe’s book, The Pirates! opens Friday, April 27th. We had a sneak peak of the film during the recent TIFF Kids International Film Festival. This stop-motion animation film combines swashbuckling comedy with science. Family-friendly with themes of loyalty and friendship mixed with adventure and British humor. Lots of fun gags without the bathroom humor, drinking, or scantily clad women.
Category: movies + media
Just wanted to let you know that Kidoinfo will be taking a break from posting this week. We are taking a road trip to the TIFF Kids International Film Festival â€” first time attending a festival other than our beloved Providence Children’s Film Festival. Part vacation (fueling our family’s film passion) and part work as we will be interviewing people in the industry and previewing films for the 2013 Providence Children’s Film Festival.
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My boys recently saw the animated film, The Lorax. They did not go in with high expectations for the film, more for the fun of seeing a movie with good friends and curious to how the beloved Dr. Seuss book with the same name would be adapted to the big screen. One of my sons liked it more than he thought (read review below), the other one not so much (review to follow).
I didn’t see the film but have read the book and love the way Dr. Seuss weaves a story that combines serious issues/conflicts and the repercussions that ensue depending on what the characters choose to do beckoning the reader to think about what they might do in the same situation…
Get to know your children through film. More often than we like to admit, parents use visual media (film) as a way to spend time away from their kids. We suggest parents use film as a reason to spend time with their kids. More than just a chance to spend a few hours together, this shared experience may lead to interesting discussions and discovery about the movie-making process, life, human behavior, and the consequences our actions have on our family, friends and the world around us.
The only film festival in New England dedicated to children’s films offers quality independent movie alternatives to children and teens.
The Providence Children’s Festival hosts 6 days of films, workshops and presentations for children, youth and teens at 3 locations in downtown Providence. Watch exciting and engaging high-quality, international films, animation, and documentaries. Tickets are $7.50 general admission; $5.00 children, students, seniors which includes free admission on Saturday and Sunday (only) to the RISD Museum. Films and events at RISD Metcalf Auditorium are free with the exception of Opening night (Tickets are $15.00 adult; $10.00 children.) Discount family packages are available.
SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING!
Kidoinfo is giving readers the chance to win a family four-pack of passes to the advance screening of Universal Picturesâ€™ BIG MIRACLE being held on Saturday, January 28 at at 10:00AM at Showcase Providence Place Cinema.
I have 5 family four packs to give away. Just tell me why you (or your children) love the ocean in the comments below and I will randomly select 5 winners on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Noon EST.
Six days of films and workshops in the Creative Capital
Now entering its third year, Rhode Islandâ€™s first and only festival dedicated to childrenâ€™s films returns to Providence February 16-21, 2012. The Providence Childrenâ€™s Film Festival (PCFF) expands this year to six days and three venues, offering families and film fans shared theatrical experiences of even more high-quality, independent and international films, animation, documentaries, film-making workshops and presentations. The Festival features films for children and youth between ages 3-18, with provided guidance for content and age appropriateness.
My boys and I adore Brian Selznick’s award winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Not your typical children’s book, the story is told through a series of wordless pencil illustrations alternated by pictureless pages of text. Each section so captivating you are pulled through the story at a breathtaking pace in order to discover hidden secrets and how the characters connect in the end. Woven into the story is the history of film, paying tribute to the esteemed silent filmmaker, George MÃ©liÃ¨s .
The holidays are full of films marketed to kids. Depending on children’s age, tastes, or whether the film is any good, some are better saved for DVD rental or not worth watching. My family loves movies if they entertain, educate, and/or inspire us. Read on for our top holiday picks and fun homework worth doing prior to seeing these films.
By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens — April 18-24 is Screen-Free Week! This national celebration, which coincides this year with school vacation, is presented by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and encourages children, families, schools and communities […]