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The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Weepy wisdom dispensed in dog drama about life and loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Dog's Journey Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sequel is as sentimental and emotional as the first film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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A.X.L. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pro-STEM twist in often violent sci-fi boy-and-"dog" tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Interesting tale of plucky WWI dog has some war violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas TV Poster Image
age 4+
Heartwarming holiday story emphasizes gifts of the heart.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Okami HD Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.
By Jill Twiss
(2018)
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Sparkle Stories App Poster Image
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age 4+
Soothing stories for kids who need calm.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Megan Leavey Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant, earnest drama about a Marine and her war dog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Battle Cats App Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute, cartoony strategic feline battle has some racy images.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Rock Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated comedy is old-fashioned and fun; some peril.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A Dog's Purpose Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tearjerker is sweet, poignant, and occasionally violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Puppy Dog Pals TV Poster Image
age 3+
Eager pups' adventures teach friendship, cooperation.
Network: Disney Junior
(2017)
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Buddy Thunderstruck TV Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, quirky stop-motion series stars truck-racing rodent.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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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 Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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