The Adventures of Milo and Otis Movie Poster Image
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Newborn Milo, a real scamp of a kitten, meets timid puppy Otis, and it's the start of a hilarious friendship. Told with voice-overs by Dudley Moore, the story shows the pair leaving home for the first time, undergoing tests of their courage and friendship and returning home to accept responsibility.

Charlotte's Web (2006) Movie Poster Image
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The other animals are reluctant to befriend Wilbur, a pig fated to be served up as the humans' Christmas dinner. But Wilbur is so sweet, curious, and affable that they're won over -- and Charlotte, the barn spider, decides to find a way to save his life. Thoughtful, entertaining, and enchanting. 

Babe Movie Poster Image
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Babe is an endearing little pig raised by sheepdogs who befriends the animals on a farm and ultimately becomes a herder himself, triumphing against some pretty steep odds. It's a tale about making a place for yourself in the world, and it was one of the best-loved family movie of the 1990s.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
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When their owners go on vacation, dogs Shadow and Chance and cat Sassy are left with a friend. Chance becomes convinced something's wrong and runs away; Sassy and Shadow follow. They have adventures, sharing wisecracks all the way, and finally arrive back home. Witty dialogue and well-cast voices.

March of the Penguins Movie Poster Image
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Morgan Freeman narrates this stunning, loving documentary about the grueling annual trek made by Emperor penguins. They endure any number of hardships, and some die along the way, in their quest to mate, gestate, lay eggs, and protect them until the adorable fuzzy little hatchlings can walk home.

Common Sense Tips

Common Sense Tips

  • Ask kids if Babe or Milo would make a good pet. Why might a dog be better than a penguin…or worse?
  • Visit a petting zoo with your child, and talk about appropriate behavior with real cats and dogs.