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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky, aged-up adventure has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV Poster Image
age 11+
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Twelve Forever TV Poster Image
age 8+
Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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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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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Mune: Guardian of the Moon Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Original animated fantasy has a few frightening elements.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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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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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Terraria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Pokemon Omega Ruby Game Poster Image
age 8+
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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