Top-US-Grossing Animation Titles Released 2006-01-01 to 2006-12-31


1. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 277,602 | Gross: $244.05M

2. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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77 Metascore

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 138,608 | Gross: $197.99M

3. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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58 Metascore

Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott

Votes: 203,035 | Gross: $195.33M

4. Over the Hedge (2006)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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67 Metascore

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.

Directors: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick | Stars: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 131,667 | Gross: $155.02M

5. Open Season (2006)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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49 Metascore

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear, finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

Directors: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise

Votes: 68,021 | Gross: $84.30M

6. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

Votes: 75,370 | Gross: $73.66M

7. Barnyard (2006)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.6
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42 Metascore

When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott

Votes: 21,968 | Gross: $72.60M

8. Flushed Away (2006)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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74 Metascore

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno

Votes: 88,614 | Gross: $64.46M

9. Curious George (2006)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Frank Welker

Votes: 13,146 | Gross: $58.34M

10. The Wild (2006)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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47 Metascore

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

Director: Steve 'Spaz' Williams | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 19,579 | Gross: $37.37M

11. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.0
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37 Metascore

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray

Votes: 29,074 | Gross: $28.42M

12. The Ant Bully (2006)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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59 Metascore

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep

Votes: 30,912 | Gross: $28.13M

13. Happily N'Ever After (2006)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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28 Metascore

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.

Directors: Paul Bolger, Yvette Kaplan, Greg Tiernan | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Warburton, George Carlin

Votes: 8,856 | Gross: $15.52M

14. 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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

Votes: 26,664 | Gross: $15.13M

15. Everyone's Hero (2006)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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51 Metascore

A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Directors: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre | Stars: Jake T. Austin, Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg, Ritchie Allen

Votes: 6,339 | Gross: $14.52M

16. Doogal (2006)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

2.8
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23 Metascore

This is the story of Doogal, an adorable candy-loving mutt who goes on a mission to save the world. Doogal must prevent the evil sorcerer Zeebad from freezing the earth forever with the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham | Stars: Jon Stewart, Judi Dench, Daniel Tay, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 3,920 | Gross: $7.38M

17. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

Votes: 91,925 | Gross: $5.48M

18. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 47,604 | Gross: $0.88M

19. Renaissance (2006)

R | 105 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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57 Metascore

In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export -- youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for.

Director: Christian Volckman | Stars: Daniel Craig, Catherine McCormack, Jonathan Pryce, Romola Garai

Votes: 14,503 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Gedo senki (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 24,959 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Live Freaky Die Freaky (2006)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

5.3
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It is the year 3069 and the Earth has been robbed of all its natural resources, destroyed by war and ozone depletion, and is now only a barren desert. The humans who inhabit this empty ... See full summary »

Director: John Roecker | Stars: Nick 13, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim Armstrong, Rob Aston

Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Apart (2006)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

9.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Gergely Cziráki

Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Death Note: Desu nôto (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

9.0
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 124,506

24. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006– )

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

5.9
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Mickey and his friends Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Daisy, Goofy, Pete, Clarabelle and more go on fun and educational adventures.

Stars: Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor

Votes: 1,385

25. Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Brian Beacock

Votes: 29,477

26. Toki o kakeru shôjo (2006)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 39,583

27. Metalocalypse (2006– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.3
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 12,899

28. Gintama (2006– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.8
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The comic adventures of a samurai having to live in an alternate history of Japan occupied by aliens.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Rie Kugimiya, Kazuya Nakai

Votes: 3,069

29. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.4
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The vampire Alucard and his newly sired ward Seras tries to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Stars: Katie Gray, Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood, Ralph Lister

Votes: 13,175

30. Black Lagoon (2006– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Youichi Nishijima, Maryke Hendrikse

Votes: 7,398

31. Curious George (2006– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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Follows the mischievous adventures of a monkey by the name of George.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

Votes: 788

32. Ergo Proxy (2006– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

Stars: Taliesin Jaffe, Kôji Yusa, Akiko Yajima, Rachel Hirschfeld

Votes: 8,581

33. The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti (2006 TV Short)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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After getting his kite caught in a tree, Mharti must rely on the assistance of Doc, a scientifically-gifted man with questionable methods, in order to retrieve his kite.

Director: Justin Roiland | Stars: Justin Roiland, Myke Chilian

Votes: 395

34. Frisky Dingo (2006– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult.

Stars: Adam Reed, Eric Sims, Neal Holman, Stuart Culpepper

Votes: 5,699

35. Brother Bear 2 (2006 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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An old female friend of Kenai needs his help on a quest, much to Koda's growing consternation.

Director: Ben Gluck | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis

Votes: 8,969

36. Ôran kôkô hosutobu (2006– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.4
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At the ultra prestigious Ouran High School, Haruhi Fujioka looks for a quiet place to read and walks into an unused music room, and accidentally stumbles across the notorious Ouran High ... See full summary »

Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Masaya Matsukaze, Ken'ichi Suzumura

Votes: 5,527

37. Ultimate Avengers (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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To confront an alien menace, General Fury assembles a team of superheroes lead by a recently resuscitated Captain America.

Directors: Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson | Stars: Justin Gross, Grey DeLisle, Michael Massee, Marc Worden

Votes: 10,323

38. Bambi II (2006)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.1
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The story of Bambi growing up in the care of his father, The Great Prince of the Forest.

Director: Brian Pimental | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alexander Gould, Keith Ferguson, Brendon Baerg

Votes: 7,016

39. Handy Manny (2006– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

5.8
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A show about handyman Manny Garcia and his helpful talking tools, who make repairs and fix problems in the small town of Sheetrock Hills.

Stars: Wilmer Valderrama, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Fred Stoller

Votes: 899

40. The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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In this midquel to The Fox and the Hound (1981), Copper the hound dog, here still just a pup, joins a canine music band, and spends less and less time with his best friend Tod the fox. Is their friendship in danger?

Director: Jim Kammerud | Stars: Reba McEntire, Patrick Swayze, Jonah Bobo, Harrison Fahn

Votes: 2,875

41. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 9,729

42. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Osamu Saka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 4,810

43. Wonder Pets! (2006– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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Each episode follows the adventures of three classroom pets--Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling, and Turtle Tuck--who travel around the globe helping to rescue animals who need their ... See full summary »

Stars: Sofie Zamchick, Teala Dunn, Danica Lee, Dawn Evans

Votes: 726

44. Fate/stay night (2006– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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There is a war going on between masters and servants in order to attain the Holy Grail. Each master can call up one servant each, and their task is to eradicate the other servants, either ... See full summary »

Stars: Noriaki Sugiyama, Candice Moore, Liam O'Brien, Kari Wahlgren

Votes: 2,856

45. The Emperor's New School (2006– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Continuation of 2000's The Emperor's New Groove, showcasing Kuzco's attempts to graduate from his kingdom's school, and his former advisor Yzma's evil attempts to keep him from his goal.

Stars: J.P. Manoux, Patrick Warburton, Curtis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 2,112

46. Higurashi no naku koro ni (2006– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 3,194

47. Ultimate Avengers II (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 73 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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When the Chitauri invaders are sighted in the African kingdom of Wakanda, the Avengers covertly enter the advanced nation to investigate.

Directors: Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Richardson | Stars: Justin Gross, Grey DeLisle, Michael Massee, Marc Worden

Votes: 7,385

48. Leroy & Stitch (2006 Video)

G | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.2
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Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley have finally caught all of Jumba's genetic experiments and found the one true place where each of them belongs. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are offered ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald

Votes: 3,076

49. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006 Video)

83 min | Animation, Family

6.5
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King Randolph sends for his cousin Duchess Rowena to help turn his daughters, Princess Genevieve and her 11 sisters, into better ladies. But the Duchess takes away all the sisters fun, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Richardson | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Catherine O'Hara, Nicole Oliver, Jennifer Copping

Votes: 1,976

50. The Replacements (2006–2009)

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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Two orphans decide to order two normal parents from a foster agency, but end up receiving a British secret agent mother and reckless stuntman father.

Stars: Nancy Cartwright, Grey DeLisle, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie

Votes: 1,493