Movie Reviews

The Secret of the Magic Gourd Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Magical tale teaches moral lesson.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
The Velveteen Rabbit Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Family film lacks frills but has sweet message for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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)
Thumbelina Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Magical, musical story is a classic fairy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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)
Barbie and the Three Musketeers Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie gets the swashbuckler treatment; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 5+
The ultimate makeover story has strong, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
The Thief and the Cobbler Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A must for family viewing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
The Swan Princess Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Classic story is less scary than most animated fairy tales.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie's fantasy journey has some dark elements.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
Toy Story 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and moving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Charm replaced with cartoon violence in lackluster sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
The Swan Princess III: Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure Movie Poster Image
age 5+
So-so sequel recaptures some of 1st's charm and humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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)
Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
Pokemon 3: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
So-so, violent movie for series fans only.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
Return to Never Land Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Pleasant but forgettable sequel to Disney classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
Freaky Friday (1976) Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Endearing '76 original may feel outdated to kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
Mad Monster Party Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Campy stop-motion animated fun with ghoulish imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
Christmas Is Here Again Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Orphan saves Christmas in so-so, sometimes-scary musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)

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