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Fantasia Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV Poster Image
age 3+
Classic series gently promotes social skills, imagination.
Network: PBS
(1968)
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My Neighbor Totoro Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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The Upside Down Show TV Poster Image
age 3+
Outstanding preschool series is fun and inventive.
Network: Nick Jr., Nickelodeon
(2006)
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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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Toy Story 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Smart, funny "threequel" is scarier than the first two.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Jim Henson's The Storyteller TV Poster Image
age 7+
Top-notch, if dark, retellings of classic fairy tales.
Network: HBO
(1988)
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The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Elmo, Abby and gang celebrate neighborhood diversity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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James and the Giant Peach Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Family favorite features strong environmental message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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The Polar Express Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Alice in Wonderland Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Surreal animated Disney classic with mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1951)
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie Poster Image
age 6+
A fantastical car story custom-made for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Tinga Tinga Tales TV Poster Image
age 4+
African folk tales feed kids' curiosity, teach good lessons.
Network: Disney Channel
(2011)
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Poppy Cat TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Lovable book character brings delightful adventures to TV.
Network: Sprout
(2011)
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