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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Best Movies for Kids

Most of today's kids movies are those that are created in animation studios. The recent success of animated kids movies at the box office suggests that a new era of computer-animated films has begun. The names of films enlisted and described below includes few of the 100 best kids movies of all time.

Top Kids Movies of All Time

The list in this article presents different types of children films including the best animated kids movies of all time. The information about best animated movies can be found below.

The Wizard of Oz
This is a musical fantasy film released in the year 1939. A novel written by L. Frank Baum with the same name (1900s) is the basis of this film. Florence Ryerson, Noel Langley and Edgar Allan Woolf have written the script for this film while Victor Fleming directed it.

Released in the year 1978, Superman is based on a superhero character from DC Comics. Richard Donner directed the film while Christopher Reeve played the central character of superman. This movie presents sequences starting from the origin of superman to his fights with Lex Luthor, the villain.

The Lion King
This animated kids movie released in the year 1994 was one of the best kids movies of all time; it was also one of the best Disney movies and was one of the highest grossing films till the release of 'Finding Nemo'. Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, The Lion King was inspired by stories from Bible and also the famous novel, 'Hamlet' written by William Shakespeare. A Golden Globe Award and two Academy Awards (for its music) along with a business of $783 million, indicates that the film was a successful one. This is definitely a movie that makes it to the list of Disney movies that kids and adults alike have enjoyed.

Ice Age
The Ice Age is a 2002 film produced by Blue Sky Studios; this computer-animated film, directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The story of this film revolves around three Paleolithical animals - a mammoth, a smilodon and a sloth who who face many difficulties in their successful attempt to return a lost human baby to its parents. The characters of all these animals are portrayed very nicely and therefore this film finds place in the list of one of the best kids movies of all time.

Harry Potter
A series of films based on the novels with same name written by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter movies have become very popular. The first three films in the series, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001), 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' (2002) and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' (2004) are especially suitable for children. The last book, which will be made into two parts in the movie format, are slated for release later this year and early next year respectively.

Shrek is again a series of animated kids films with an ogre as the central character. Created by Dream Works Animation Studios, there are four parts in the Shrek series. The four parts, namely Shrek, Shrek 2, 'Shrek the Third' and 'Shrek Forever After' were released in the years 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010 respectively.

Finding Nemo
Created by Pixar Animation Studios, 'Finding Nemo' is a 2003 computer-animated film. Story of the film was written by Andrew Stanton. Mr. Stanton and Lee Unkrich jointly directed this movie. This film won the 'Academy Award for Best Animated Feature' and it also grossed $864 million at the box office. Story of this film revolves around a clownfish, Marlin searching for his son, Nemo.

The Incredibles
This is a computer-animated movie released in 2004 with superheroes as its central characters. Brad Bird, director of the 'The Simpsons' had written the story for 'The Incredibes' and also directed the film. This computer-animated movie was produced at Pixar Animation Studios.

List of Best Kids Movies of All Time

Horton Hears a Who (2008) How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Toy Story
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Swiss Family Robinson (1960) The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Kung Fu Panda (2008) Mary Poppins (1964) Hook (1991)
The Shaggy Dog (1959) Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) The Storyteller (1988)
The Love Bug (1968) The Parent Trap (1961) Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
The Muppet Movie (1979) Old Yeller (1957) Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Babe (1995) The Karate Kid (1984) Big (1988)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The Bad News Bears (1976) Chicken Run (2000)
The Black Stallion (1979) The Santa Clause (1994) Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Tarzan Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) Ghostbusters (1984)

The best kids movies of all time i.e. those films from different time periods, are presented in this article. It is not possible to cover all the good movies for kids in this article, as this list is certainly inexhaustible. However, most of the good movies have been included.

-It's taken from internet article By Shashank Nakate

History of Ipin and Upin

Who does not know Malaysia-based animated series 'Upin & Ipin'? The story is simple, educate and uphold the ethics of good manners, be one's favorite spectacle of children, even adults in Indonesia. But do you know if the story of two little bald it was produced by someone who once studied at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)?

His name Burhanudin Radzi man who is now 50 years old over the ever studied Petroleum Engineering at ITB majoring circa 1980's. But he only college for 1.5 years until finally deciding to move for personal reasons.

Burhan, as he is commonly called, have Les' Copaque, a company engaged in the field of animation, creative and film. Together with his wife Aenon BTE Ariff and a number of his staff, they created the story and characters to seial 'Upin & Ipin' about four years ago.

"Because we all love kids, care about the kids," explained Aenon when interviewed at Kafe Pisa Menteng, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (09/29/2010).
Aenon not just co-authored the story, the mother of four children and one grandchild grandmother was also the voice in 'Upin & Ipin'. As?
"As Opa, his grandmother Upin & Ipin," he added smiling.
Opa character known as the figure of the grandmother is polite, affectionate and attentive. Incidentally Aenon properties similar to Opa. He confessed, often caring for grandchildren and was active in social activities for the kids.
The success of 'Upin & Ipin' began when following the Cannes Film Festival in France four years ago. Burhan and Aenon send screen shot 'Upin & Ipin' to the prestigious event.
Seeing 'Upin & Ipin' exist in the Cannes Festival, a number of Malaysian television was interested in buying the rights siarnya. "The buying ultimately TV 9 Malaysia," said Aenon.
The success of the series spread to other business sectors. Now 'Upin & Ipin' fro, not only on television. A number of cafes using 'Upin & Ipin' was founded about a year ago.
"We have cafes in the area of Shah Alam is also in Putra Heights,"
Cafes that sell food with a unique menu such as 'Nasi Goreng Opa' or 'Chicken Fried Upin'
And received extraordinary praise from the Malaysian public, "Upin & Ipin '-exported. Noted Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI), a television station that broadcast 'Upin & Ipin' in the homeland.
The success of 'Upin & Ipin' not only in the two allied countries, a number of international companies also begin to look, like the Disney Channel.
"They came to us around mid-2010. Then we agreed, "he added.
But not all the enthusiasts' Upin & Ipin 'lucky to buy the rights siarnya from Les' Copaque. A number of Middle Eastern origin television ever made a bid.
"They are rich-rich, but offer it really cheap. We do not want, "said Aenon.
Indonesia Aenon recognized as a special place for him also the husband. They even plan to make the story 'Upin & Ipin' by including the distinctive character of Indonesia, 'Unyil'.
What kind of future. Aenon who sat as Creative Content Director at Les' Copaque still keep it a secret. Aenon only hope that if you later 'Upin & Ipin' Unyil playing together in one screen, it did not want to hijack accused of characters 'Unyil'.
"We do not wish to be called stealing, so his story will also have to be careful," he said.
'Upin & Ipin' produced as many as 42 episodes each year. Serial was only played in Malaysia every school holiday, unlike in Indonesia. "At us only when the children leave school, for three months," said 52-year-old woman.
After winning performance in Malaysia and Indonesia and went to Disney Channel, Les' Copaque together a number of consortia would make Dream Park Upin & Ipin (overwriting). Not only was the movie 'Lakshmana Upin Ipin' planned to run in 2012.
Now there are about nine people who became the voice of the core characters 'Upin & Ipin', including Aenon. Upin and Ipin to the character, his voice filled with one person, a nine-year-old girl. "Her name is Princess Asyila," said Aenon.

-It was taken from internet -

Justin Bieber - My World

A series of great names such as singer Ne-Yo, Chris Brown or Akon seems to be careful with the rush of new singers who helped to enliven the music arena R & B. After Colby O Donis, Daniel Merriweather and now turn to Justin Bieber began reaching the world charts. One of the advantages possessed by this Canadian singer is the age that included very young, 15 years old. My World is the debut album from the singer who started his career through this Youtube. Beginners and younger did not deter Justin for a pretty stunning achievement: 4 songs have been included in the Top 40 chart.
Not surprising since Justin does offer music that is so crunchy beat when we play the song One Time, the first track as well as the hit single of the 8 tracks that are in this album. Track two, Favorite Girl that is not much different from previous hits. Attention next MD is probably the Love Me which offers nuance club beat with the song Love Fool reffrain of The Cardigans. One Less Lonely Girl will likely be one of the tracks are required to be heard and MDers definitely want to listen to young Justin duet with seniors at the First Dance song. Create MDers who likes R & B seem to have to try this album. Slight deficiency is probably the voices that are still memorable Justin 'somewhat less mature' as well as a plus that makes it sound like little girls.
MD's Best Track: One Time and Favorite Girl! Want to know who fight this cool singer? Justin Timberlake and Usher! And the winner is: Usher! For your information, Justin Bieber and Usher duet together at the First Dance.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive

EAN : 9780814473429
ISBN : 0814473423
Author : Barbara Klein
Publisher : AMACOM
Pub Date : 2006-10-12
Edition : 1
Pages : 256
Language : English

Description :

While it can be rewarding to raise an extremely bright child — quick, curious, sensitive, and introspective — it’s also a daunting challenge. Parents need insight into their own motivations (as well as those of their children), and the courage and ability to make tough decisions about their child’s development. Raising Gifted Kids will help parents understand and cope with the obstacles they face in raising a gifted child, and help them make the best choices for their son’s or daughter’s growth and happiness. This upbeat and practical book reveals how parents can:

* help develop their child’s potential and self-esteem without pressuring them
* plan their child’s education
* work optimally with schools and teachers
* recognize and prevent problems
* solve family conflicts over parenting issues
* avoid the dangers of living vicariously through their child’s accomplishments
* and much more

Filled with proven solutions to the unique challenges of raising gifted kids, this book is the powerful yet accessible resource parents have long wished for.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Flash Animation for Teens

EAN : 9781598632309
ISBN : 1598632302
Author : Eric D. Grebler
Publisher : Course Technology PTR
Pub Date : 2006-06-20
Edition : 1
Pages : 208
Language : English

Description : Welcome to your no-experience-required, introductory guide to creating animations with Macromedia Flash! Flash Animation for Teens will help you develop the fundamental Flash skills that you need to confidently create your own animations. Covering the basics of Flash animation, this book uses Flash 8 to teach you the techniques you need to create a variety of animation styles, including games, web sites, stand-alone applications, and cartoons. Ideal for readers with little to no Flash experience, this project-based guide will help you conquer the basics and begin creating your own animations.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Children’s Spaces

Product Description
This collection of essays is concerned with the experiences children have within the supervised worlds they inhabit, as well as with architecture and landscape architecture.

International examples of innovative childcare practice are illustrated together with the design processes which informed their development. The emphasis here is on new and experimental childcare projects which set-out to reassert the rights of children to participate in a complex multi-faceted world, which is no longer available to them, unless under adult supervision. Research supports in depth recommendations regarding the ideal children’s environment, across a range of contexts and dimensions.

Until recent times, the needs of children within the urban environment were largely ignored. There is little tradition and no broadly agreed contemporary architectural or landscape theory as to how children should be provided for, beyond a limited functional agenda.

There is a sense that architecture for childhood is not taken seriously; it is either whimsical and ephemeral or largely designed for adults, an adjunct to the more important business of adult needs and aspirations. Yet children access much of their education and development through play and social interaction with their childhood counterparts. The spaces in and around children”s daycare centres, schools, supervised parks and other dedicated children”s environments are the subject of this collection.

As more and more purpose designed buildings and gardens for children are opened, the need to listen to children and their carers is becoming more aparant. Mark Dudek gathers together a number of internationally recognized experts in the field of childcare environments to write about different aspects of the landscape. They have been chosen in particular because of their background in enquiring, research orientated work, both theoretical and practical. They listen to and watch children.

Contributors have considered the child”s environment as one which is secure and controlled yet offers additional environmental dimensions which extend developmental possibilities. Children often spend a great deal of time in daycare facilties and schools, as parents are absorbed in their own work and leisure activities. This places an emphasis on architects and planners to consider the needs of children in great detail. As such, the children”s environment must be conceived of as a rich, complex place; a “world within a world”.

We use the word LANDSCAPE in recognition that children do not differentiate between the inside and the outside, private and public; every part of their perception is open to stimulation by a stimulating environment.

* Discover the impact of emerging childcare strategy on architecture and design internationally
* Learn from the broad knowledge of the well respected contributors
* Specific policy information provides design guidance


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