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A Child's Garden of Poetry
rating:2.6

A Child's Garden of Poetry

2011Runtime:0 minutes
This Emmy Award-winning program brings the words of Carl Sandburg, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes and other poets to life for the very young. Read by acclaimed actors and the poets themselves, the poems accompany the works of real-life kids.

Directed by:

  • Amy Schatz
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Toddler Action Songs
    rating:2.6

    Cedarmont Kids: Toddler Action Songs

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Although this video is tailored specifically for toddlers on the go, kids of all ages will enjoy singing along to live-action videos of family favorites. Classic tunes include "Baby Bumblebee," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?" "The Ants Go Marching," "I'm Gonna Work," "Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door," "John Brown's Baby" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Island Fever
    rating:2.6

    Island Fever

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Iconic blond sisters Audrey and Judy Landers -- best known for their television roles on "Dallas" and "B.J. and the Bear" -- co-wrote and directed this family-friendly adventure featuring their kids, with their mom serving as executive producer. When Gabrielle (Lindsey Landers) runs off to find her deadbeat trapeze-artist father, she discovers he's living on an island. Together, they start a circus camp and train a troupe of teenage performers.

    Directed by:

  • Audrey Landers
  • Judy Landers
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Little Pim: French
    rating:2.6

    Little Pim: French

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This highly effective program features Little Pim, an animated panda bear whose fun on-screen adventures immerse babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the French language, teaching them almost 200 common vocabulary words and basic grammar. Short segments about food, playtime and waking up in the morning, along with clips of real kids at play, help young viewers begin expressing their thoughts aloud in French.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Pimsleur Levine
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Songs of America
    rating:2.5

    Cedarmont Kids: Songs of America

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Proud to be an American? Pop an apple pie in the oven, don some red, white and blue, and sing along to this patriotic video that the whole family can enjoy. Classic tunes include "Yankee Doodle," "School Days," "The Star-Spangled Banner," "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain," "The Old Gray Mare," "Skip to My Lou," "America, the Beautiful," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "America" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Children's Bible
    rating:2.5

    Children's Bible

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With original words translated into kid-friendly language, viewers can introduce children to the Bible with this unique program, which includes a variety of selections from the Old and New Testaments. Sandra Burr narrates 216 of the most important and time-honored stories, legends, songs and parables, accompanied with vivid graphics and on-screen text that will help young readers to easily follow along.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Burr
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Enchanted Tales: The Jungle King / Noah's Ark
    rating:2.4

    Enchanted Tales: The Jungle King / Noah's Ark

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Animals abound in this animated double-feature, which starts with a thrilling jungle adventure about lion king Max and his twin brother Irwin and finishes with a retelling of the classic story of Noah's Ark. When jungle ruler Max is kidnapped, twin brother Irwin must pose as Max to save the day in The Jungle King. In Noah's Ark, Noah comes to the rescue of animals of all kinds when a great rainstorm transforms the landscape into an ocean.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Paloma Eskenazi
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    American Grandson
    rating:2.3

    American Grandson

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    At age 60, Ku (Ma Wu) is vibrant and enjoying his life in Shanghai, despite an ongoing squabble with a neighbor. The only things missing are his children, who have moved to the United States. Ku is excited when he learns that his American-born grandson will be coming to stay with him, but the boy is not so eager. Finding it hard to adjust, the boy runs away -- only to return a short while later and teach his new friends about life in America.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Children's Stories from Africa: Vol. 1 & 2
    rating:2.3

    Children's Stories from Africa: Vol. 1 & 2

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Instead of relying on million-dollar, special-effects wizardry, the filmmakers behind the "Children's Stories from Africa" series want good, old-fashioned storytelling to take center stage. In this volume, yarn-spinner Nandi Nyembe shares six African fables: "The Greedy Spider," "Honey Guide," "Warthog and Bushpin," "Monkey and Hyena," "The Hare and the Baboon" and "Kafumbi and the Crocodile."

    Directed by:

  • Linda Korsten
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Creations Creatures: Season 1: Part 1
    rating:2.3

    Creations Creatures: Season 1: Part 1

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this educational and faith-based children's series, Sherri Bohlander and Shauna Robbins take youngsters on wildlife adventures to teach them about the wonderful animals God created to share our planet. Explore penguin habitats; learn about snakes and other reptiles; discover the alligators and crocodiles of Florida's Everglades; plus more. Kids learn a new Bible verse with each lesson as they come to appreciate God's amazing creatures.

    Directed by:

  • Greg Robbins
  • Laura Romeo
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy
    rating:2.3

    Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Ricky Sprocket may be a huge movie star with a fancy mansion and crowds of devoted fans, but just like other kids his age, he still has to deal with his annoying parents and even more annoying sister in this popular Nickelodeon animated series. The compilation focuses on the contradictions of fame as Ricky tries to juggle the pressures of life in Hollywood with his efforts to live a normal life that includes homework, chores and friends.

    Directed by:

  • David Fine
  • Alison Snowden
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    So Smart! Shapes
    rating:2.2

    So Smart! Shapes

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Introducing your little one to shapes has never been easier, with help from this release geared toward infants and toddlers aged 6 to 36 months. The shapes themselves come to life in the form of Cecil the Circle, Suzie the Square and Tracie the Triangle, set amid a plethora of colorful animation and accompanied by a soundtrack of classical music to boot. Watch as your youngster learns while having fun through the bright imagery and sounds.

    Directed by:

  • Scott Tornek
  • Alexandra Tornek
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Best of the Best: Especially for Kids
    rating:2.2

    Best of the Best: Especially for Kids

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Presenting nine Academy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated animated shorts into a smart collection for children. Featured films include "Christmas Cracker" (Oscar nomination, 1964), "Evolution" (Oscar nomination, 1971), "The Sand Castle" (Oscar winner, 1977), "Every Child" (Oscar winner, 1979), "The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin" (Oscar nomination, 1981) and "The Cat Came Back" (Oscar nomination, 1988).

    Directed by:

  • Jeff Hale
  • Norman McLaren
  • Grant Munro
  • Michael Mills
  • Co Hoedeman
  • Eugene Fedorenko
  • Janet Perlman
  • Cordell Barker
  • Gerald Potterton
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco
    rating:2.2

    Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Join puppet friends Frank (a horse) and Paco (a rooster) for this fun-filled program that teaches Spanish essentials to kids. Frank says a word or phrase in English, then Paco, performed by a native Spanish speaker, gives the translation. The program covers nearly 50 common terms in three categories: home, eating and drinking and play. A catchy song at the conclusion of the lesson helps kids remember what they've learned.

    Directed by:

  • Cecilia Poole
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Flyin' Ryan
    rating:2.2

    Flyin' Ryan

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    It's bad enough 12-year-old Ryan Maguire (Andy Weiss) has to live with his Aunt Rita and be the new kid at school. What's worse is that he's been designated as the next victim of the bully who runs the schoolyard. But when Ryan finds a magical pair of sneakers that let him fly, he knows he stands a chance -- especially with the help of his new friend, Nicki, and a dog named Theo.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Shayne
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Pumpkin Man
    rating:2.1

    Pumpkin Man

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    When Jason's (Christopher Ogden's) parents separate a week before Halloween, the young man is worried that the spooky holiday won't be the same without his dad around. But then strange and scary things begin to happen. Thanks to a mysterious pumpkin man, Jason learns that life goes on in this award-winning family-friendly short from Jennifer Wynne Farmer co-starring Denise Crosby and Philip Abbott.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Wynne Farmer
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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