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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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PopJam App Poster Image
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age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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iParty with Victorious TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun tween-star combo raises online responsibility issues.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
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Ballet Shoes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Oliver! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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