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1. The Lorax (2012)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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46 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio | Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda | Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms

2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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46 Metascore

A creature is intent on stealing Christmas.

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor

4. Aquamarine (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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51 Metascore

Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.

Writers: John Quaintance, Jessica Bendinger, Alice Hoffman | Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Emma Roberts, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman

5. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the dephs of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Writers: Chris Van Allsburg, David Koepp, John Kamps | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

6. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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71 Metascore

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world - a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.

Writers: Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, Maurice Sendak | Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Pepita Emmerichs

7. Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

PG | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.7
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19 Metascore

Sally and Conrad are two bored kids whose life is turned up-side-down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer | Director: Bo Welch | Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin

8. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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71 Metascore

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

Writers: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul, Dr. Seuss, Jeff Siergey | Directors: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino | Stars: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett

9. The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old ... See full summary »

Writers: Astrid Lindgren, Ken Annakin | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Tami Erin, David Seaman, Cory Crow, Eileen Brennan

10. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

G | 63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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74 Metascore

Eeyore has lost his tail, and Winnie the Pooh and his friends hold a contest to get him a new one.

Writers: Stephen J. Anderson, Clio Chiang, Don Dougherty, Don Hall, Kendelle Hoyer, Brian Kesinger, Nicole Mitchell, Jeremy Spears, A.A. Milne, Ernest Shepard, Paul Briggs, Chris Ure | Directors: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall | Stars: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, John Cleese, Bud Luckey

11. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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39 Metascore

Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Creators: Patrice Garcia, Georges Bouchelagem, Philippe Rouchier, Nicolas Fructus | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

12. Curious George (2006)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Writers: Ken Kaufman, Mike Werb, Margret Rey, H.A. Rey | Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Frank Welker

13. The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

8.0
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An eccentric schoolteacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.

Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

14. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Altro, Jodie Resther, Daniel Brochu, Bruce Dinsmore

15. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Musical

7.6
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A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

Writers: A.A. Milne, Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Vance Gerry, Xavier Atencio, Ken Anderson, Julius Svendsen, Ted Berman, Eric Cleworth, Winston Hibler | Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

16. Pinocchio (II)

Animation, Fantasy | Announced

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Writers: Carlo Collodi, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro | Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

17. Mars Needs Moms (2011)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.4
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49 Metascore

A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

Writers: Simon Wells, Wendy Wells, Berkeley Breathed | Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois

18. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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The adventures of a larger-than-life red dog on Bridwell Island.

Stars: John Ritter, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer, Cam Clarke

19. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Unrated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Irv Spector, Bob Ogle | Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

20. Max and Ruby (2002–2013)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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The adventures of two little bunnies, three-year-old Max and seven-year-old Ruby, as they try to get along in day-to-day life.

Creator: Rosemary Wells | Stars: Jamie Watson, Rebecca Peters, Billy Rosemberg, Julie Lemieux

21. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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Christopher Robin's bear attempts to raid a beehive in a tall tree.

Writers: A.A. Milne, Larry Clemmons, Xavier Atencio, Vance Gerry, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Dick N. Lucas | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Junius Matthews, Hal Smith, Howard Morris

22. Pippi Longstocking (1969– )

474 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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The adventures of Pippi Longstocking, an eccentric, super-strong, redheaded moppet, and her best friends Tommy and Annika, based upon the famous books by Astrid Lindgren.

Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Margot Trooger

23. The Lorax (1972 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.1
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A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Writer: Dr. Seuss | Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

24. The Grinch (2000 Video Game)

E | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.6
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You're the Grinch in this 1-player non-violent action adventure game. You must spread the holiday gloom by smashing presents, ruining houses and stealing gifts. All what it takes to ruin ... See full summary »

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Star: George Lowe

25. Little Nicholas (2009)

91 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing to changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron, Alain Chabat, René Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempé | Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Sandrine Kiberlain

26. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Julius Svendsen, Vance Gerry, A.A. Milne | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Jon Walmsley

27. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.6
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Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell

28. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

29. Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

Writers: Fred Ladd, Astrid Lindgren | Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

30. Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)

G | 73 min | Animation, Family

5.5
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49 Metascore

Worried that he costs too much to feed, Clifford runs away to join a carnival act and help win a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies.

Writers: Robert C. Ramirez, Rhett Reese, Norman Bridwell | Director: Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: John Ritter, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell, Wayne Brady

31. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004 Video)

G | 65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Roo is upset when Rabbit cancels Easter and declares "Spring Cleaning Day" instead.

Writers: A.A. Milne, Tom Rogers | Directors: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour | Stars: Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Jimmy Bennett, David Ogden Stiers

32. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)

G | 65 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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Ring in the season with Winnie The Pooh in a holiday adventure.

Writers: Brian Hohlfeld, Ted Henning, Karl Geurs, Mark Zaslove | Directors: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler, Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough

33. The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

G | 97 min | Family

6.2
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A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday.

Writers: Cindy Kelley, Michael Landon Jr., Margery Williams | Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew Harbour

34. Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)

Unrated | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play ... See full summary »

Writers: Willard Carroll, Philippa Pearce | Director: Willard Carroll | Stars: Nigel Le Vaillant, Marlene Sidaway, Serena Gordon, Alfie Lawrence

35. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.7
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Rabbit is tired of Tigger always bouncing him, so he get's Pooh and Piglet together to come up with an idea to get the bounce out of Tigger. Rabbit suggests they take him into the middle of... See full summary »

Writers: A.A. Milne, Larry Clemmons, Ted Berman, Eric Cleworth | Director: John Lounsbery | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Dori Whitaker, Paul Winchell, Sterling Holloway

36. Horton Hears a Who! (1970 TV Short)

26 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.5
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Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

Writer: Dr. Seuss | Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones, Thurl Ravenscroft

37. The Mr. Men Show (2008– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family

7.9
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Stars: Alicyn Packard, Joseph J. Terry, Aaron Albertus, Sam Gold

38. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999 TV Movie)

45 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Writers: J. Otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh, Steve Young | Director: Steve Moore | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Edward Asner

39. Timothy Goes to School (2000– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.1
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Creator: Rosemary Wells | Stars: Darren Frost, Rob Stefaniuk, Austin Di Iulio, Laurie Elliott

40. The Slurb (2001)

102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Writers: Paul Maar, Ulrich Limmer | Director: Ben Verbong | Stars: Ulrich Noethen, Christine Urspruch, Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Armin Rohde

41. The Wild Chicks (2006)

105 min | Family

5.8
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Writers: Cornelia Funke, Güzin Kar, Uschi Reich | Director: Vivian Naefe | Stars: Michelle von Treuberg, Lucie Hollmann, Paula Riemann, Zsa Zsa Inci Bürkle

42. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1990 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family, Musical

7.6
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Writer: Judith Viorst | Director: Allen Foster | Stars: Danny Tamberelli, Devon Michaels, Joey Rigol, Linda Wallem

43. Busytown Mysteries (Hurray for Huckle!) (2007–2009)

Animation, Family

6.8
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Childrens' show based on the classic works of author and illustrator Richard Scarry centers on six characters solving the mysteries of everyday life in an imaginary place called Busytown.

Stars: Kevin Dennis, Joanne Vannicola, Paul Wensley, Ellie Ellwand

44. Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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Winnie the Pooh and friends decide to throw a birthday celebration for gloomy, old Eeyore.

Writers: A.A. Milne, Peter Young, Steve Hulett, Tony Marino | Director: Rick Reinert | Stars: Hal Smith, Ralph Wright, Laurie Main, John Fiedler

45. Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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Writer: Dr. Seuss | Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell, Bob Holt

46. Flanimals

Animation, Comedy, Family | Announced

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Writers: Ricky Gervais, Matt Selman, Rob Steen | Star: Ricky Gervais

47. Moondial (1988 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A teenage girl discovers a portal through time, and tries to help two children of the past.

Stars: Siri Neal, Tony Sands, Valerie Lush, Arthur Hewlett

48. Princess Lillifee (2009)

70 min | Animation, Family

4.6
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In the enchanted kingdom of Pinkovia the fairy Princess Lillifee rules with a magic hand, creating beauty and spreading goodwill wherever she goes. Together with her best friend, Pupsi the ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Slater, Gabriele Walther | Directors: Ansgar Niebuhr, Alan Simpson, Zhi-Jian Xu | Stars: Sabine Bohlmann, Max Felder, Stefan Günther, Julia Haacke

49. Deltora Quest (2007–2010)

Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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The whole series (so far about 32 episodes) is based on the first series of the Deltora Quest novels where Lief a blacksmiths' son, Barda former leader of the palace guards and Jasmine a ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Hunter, Carol Anne-Day, Tom Edwards, Onalea Gilbertson

50. Make a Wish, Molly (1995)

Short

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Writers: Barbara Cohen, Bruce Schwartz | Director: Bruce Schwartz | Stars: Natalya Abramovich, Erika Cohen, Meagan Good, Boris Lee Krutonog