Best Foot Forward
Inspired by the true story of Josh Sundquist, a Paralympic athlete, author, comedian, and motivational speaker, “Best Foot Forward” is based off Sundquist’s book “Just Don’t Fall.” It is the story of a 12 year-old boy with a prosthetic leg, Josh Dubin, who chooses to leave home schooling and experience middle school. However, this exciting decision turns out to have its own set of challenges, including getting the school to know him for who he is and not for his prosthetic leg. With the help and encouragement of his parents and best friends, Josh flourishes in his new environment. It is a great plot line for tweens struggling to feel “normal” in such a developmental time in one’s lives. The series teaches us that everyone has something that makes them “different,” and even though our differences make us unique, it is our character that defines us.
Premiering July 29, “Amber Brown” will be available on Apple TV+. The story follows a young girl who is seeking music and art as an outlet to express herself during the difficult time of her parent’s divorce. Amber, like countless other children in modern, are suffering the side affects that come with divorce, or any situation, during pivotal moment of their life such as going to middle school or high school. It is a topic often not addressed, but this show gives hope and insight that there are ways for children to find their voices through hobbies, sports and various activities.
Ever wonder why we all have lucky and unlucky days? The land of luck is in charge of ensuring that we complicated humans being have a balance. But could you imagine only having back luck? Sam Greenfield, in the movie “Luck,” knows the feeling all too well as she is the unluckiest person in the entire world. Somehow, she ends up in the very land of luck, and seeks the help of the magical creatures in hopes to turn her luck around, even though they are less than thrilled of her arrival. An entertaining and unique plot on Apple TV+ that is sure to bring enjoyment to your tween(s).
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
Po the Kung Fu Panda is back in his own Netflix series titled “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight” premiering on July 14. Two evil weasels are attempting to take over the world by collecting four powerful weapons that are scattered across China. A knight from England, the Wandering Blade, travels to China in search of Po to assit him in taking down the weasels. However, the two could not be more different as the Wandering Blade is very serious and strict and PO is anything but. The duo will learn how to be a team as they travel the globe to save the world.