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Beyblade: Metal Fusion TV Poster Image
age 8+
So-so anime is heavy on marketing, light on messages.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2009)
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The Spy Next Door Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Jackie Chan family flick high on stunts but low on laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sweeping owl fantasy adventure is impressive but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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T.U.F.F. Puppy TV Poster Image
age 8+
Spy team's adventures send iffy messages to kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2010)
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Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fun live-action flick is too scary, mature for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Zevo-3 TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Violence consumes these teen superhero stories.
Network: Nicktoons
(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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The Amazing Panda Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adorable real pandas but otherwise sappy animal adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Cars 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cars sequel revs up action and mixes in spy thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Transformers Prime TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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G.I. Joe Renegades TV Poster Image
age 8+
Remake of classic 'toon is violent but boasts worthy heroes.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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The Amazing World of Gumball TV Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful cartoon is full of silly laughs and scrapes.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2011)
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Redakai: Conquer the Kairu TV Poster Image
age 8+
Formulaic but fun anime based on trading card game.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2011)
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Johnny English Reborn Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Slapstick-heavy spoof features dumbed-down humor for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Huckleberry Finn Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Musical adaptation doesn't improve the classic tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure sequel is clunky but has positive role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Bratz: Desert Jewelz Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Less fashion/boy-obsessed than others, but still not great.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Max Rules Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spy Kids-style adventure is lackluster but may amuse kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Big Time Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy band tips hat to Beatles in fun, family-friendly film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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