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Grimm TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Fairy tale-inspired show has more blood than happy endings.
Network: NBC
(2011)
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The Secret Circle TV Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy thriller has sexy edge that's best for mature teens.
Network: CW
(2011)
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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Entertaining tween fairy tale has obvious happy ever after.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Tangled Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Hex Hall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Enchanting book about witty teen witch at reform school.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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Shrek Forever After Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Fiona's fierce, Shrek's lovable in still-funny 4th movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Disney's A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 9+
3-D adaptation of classic holiday tale may scare young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Dead Rising 2 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Over-the-top, extremely violent zombie-killing game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2010)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 4+
A few tense scenes add drama to family and friendship tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Secret of Moonacre Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting fantasy turns teen into sweet, selfless princess.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated TV Poster Image
age 7+
Update of classic mystery show is targeted more at tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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The Young Victoria Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen's biopic is more tender romance than historical saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
age 10+
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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The Princess and the Frog Movie Poster Image
age 6+
First African-American Disney princess is a good role model.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Barbie in a Mermaid Tale Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Fun undersea adventure oddly paired with lots of shopping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Ponyo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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League of Legends Game Poster Image
age 14+
Online fantasy warfare game with bloody violence, text chat.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
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Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Homage to '50s alien flicks too intense for youngest kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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