Children's DVD Features - R-S

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1. The Race (2009)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The story of an 11-year-old girl from a poor rural community who dreams of becoming a racing driver.

Director: André F. Nebe | Stars: Niamh McGirr, Susan Lynch, Colm Meaney, Jonathan Mason

Votes: 219

2. The Race Begins (2006)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure

The great Buddha gave the eminent Jade Emperor the task of ruling the celestial and mortal worlds. Although the Emperor has made the mortal world a peaceful and tranquil place, which was ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Fu | Stars: Fann Wong, Dennis Chong Kheng Chew, Jamie Yeo, Vernetta Lopez

Votes: 69

3. Race to Space (2001)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family

In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Alex D. Linz, William Atherton, James Woods, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 810

4. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 48,198 | Gross: $67.17M

5. Racing Stripes (2005)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Frankie Muniz, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 13,907 | Gross: $49.77M

6. Radio Rebel (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 85 min | Drama, Family

Tara, a painfully shy high-schooler, has a secret: she is also a confident DJ known as Radio Rebel, who lends her voice to others.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Atticus Mitchell

Votes: 6,294

7. The Railway Children (1970)

G | 109 min | Family, Drama

After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance.

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 3,238

8. The Rainbow Tribe (2008)

90 min | Comedy, Family

A rag-tag group of children at a sleep away camp help their counselor overcome a personal crisis.

Director: Christopher R. Watson | Stars: David James Elliott, Grayson Russell, Ed Quinn, Julie Ann Emery

Votes: 528

9. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

56 Metascore

An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Joey King, Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett

Votes: 15,191 | Gross: $26.16M

10. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 204,362 | Gross: $123.48M

11. Rascal (1969)

G | 85 min | Drama, Family

A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Pamela Toll, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 328

12. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 534,848 | Gross: $206.45M

13. Read It and Weep (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Kay Panabaker, Danielle Panabaker, Alexandra Krosney, Marquise C. Brown

Votes: 4,456

14. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Abiyoyo (1986)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

In one of the rare times Reading Rainbow uses a studio set, LeVar tells about storytelling through music. The then-new art of music videos is first up, with clips of "Who's Johnny" (among ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Pete Seeger

15. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Alejandro's Gift (1995)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar visits Indian Canyons to learn how Native American Indians lived near a desert oasis, and why water is such a precious thing for our planet. Francisco Rivela reads Alejandro's Gift, a... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Francisco Rivela, Jesse Spielman

16. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Alistair in Outer Space (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar checks out the Library of Congress. Among the activities shown: how a book is delivered to the front desk, the vast film library, and how damaged books are repaired. Arnold Stang ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Eric Bogosian, Arnold Stang

17. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Alistair's Time Machine (1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar goes to a totally-fictitious spot to find inventors from all eras. True to form, these inventors come from the distant past, Reading Rainbow's near-present, and the future. Arnold ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Erma Campbell, Arnold Stang

18. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Always My Dad (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

This episode of "Reading Rainbow" teaches a lesson about family. Levar Burton reminences about his childhood with his mother and two sisters. His parents were divorced when he was eight ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, B.J. Crosby

19. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Amazing Grace (1993)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar visits a theater to discuss acting and how pretending to be someone else sometimes helps people express themselves in different ways. He also visits with his friend, Whoopi Goldberg, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, Tyne Daly, Whoopi Goldberg

20. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Appelemondo's Dreams (1994)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

Creativity is the theme as LeVar spends the day painting a mural and other artwork. Michael Learned tells the story of Appelemondo, a boy whose daydreams were so vivid that they could be ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, Michael Learned

21. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Archibald Frisby (1995)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar gets in his share of scientific method while at an amusement park. He answers questions by observing and using trial and error. Along the way, we learn how different kinds of ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Arnold Stang

22. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Badger's Parting Gifts (2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar discusses cathartic ways to adjust to losing a loved one in this episode. He and fellow viewers talk about family members that are now gone that they miss, and how they try to ... See full summary »

Star: LeVar Burton

23. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Barn Dance! (1989)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar is in Tennessee where he is going to a barn dance. Along the way, he meets the band who will be playing their Bluegrass music and meets a man who makes his own fiddles. At the barn, ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Roy Clark

24. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bea and Mr. Jones (1983)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar is already worn out after working on several scenes all day long on the production of the series. He feels he needs to take on another identity, segueing into introducing the featured... See full summary »

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Madeline Kahn, Stephanie Mills

25. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Berlioz the Bear (1992)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar cruises the musical realms of New York in a program featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem. James Avery narrates the tale of Berlioz the Bear, a story about a bass-playing bear who gets ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, James Avery, Walter J. Turnbull

26. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Best Friends (1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

The best of friends are those whose friendships endure everything. And it extends to all walks of life, particularly to dogs. Liza Siegler reads the story of two girls who are best friends,... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Liza Siegler

27. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: The Bionic Bunny Show (1988)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

In both the featured story and on the set of the show "Star Trek: the Next Generation" (which LaVar also stars on) we learn how TV shows are made and how actors in costumes and special effects can make imaginary things seem real.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes

Votes: 9

28. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Borreguita and the Coyote (1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar spends the day in a barrio in East Los Angeles studying Mexican culture as he visits friends who make their own guitars, eats some traditional food, and discusses the cultural ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olga Merediz

29. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

How do you envision the rain, or any kind of weather? Some of the things to ask about in this show of weather legends. When LeVar's plans of attending a picnic and softball game are ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Lancit, Herk Harvey | Stars: LeVar Burton, Herk Harvey, James Earl Jones

Votes: 9

30. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Brush (1988)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

Can inanimate things come to life, as the feature book suggests? LeVar finds out for himself in a factory where all the goods for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are stored.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Kevin Clash, Hector Elizondo, Robert Niosi

31. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bugs (1988)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

With microorganisms under his belt, LeVar now goes on the lookout for insects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Edward Moldonado Jr.

32. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,768

READING Rainbow: Buried Treasures

33. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: The Carousel (1997)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

This episode of "Reading Rainbow," teaches a lesson about legacies. The book "Carousel", narrated by Sarah Hubbard, shows that a legacy is a special gift passed down from generation to ... See full summary »

Star: LeVar Burton

34. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: A Chair for My Mother (1984)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

LeVar and eight other actors are rehearsing for a musical number called "Teamwork." Amy Linker("Square Pegs")reads A Chair for My Mother, about a family that has to save up money to replace... See full summary »

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Byron Easley, Esther Elise, Amy Linker

35. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (1987)

TV-Y | 24 min | Family

LeVar wants to find the answer to the old question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Posing as field reporter for E.G.G.-TV , he uncovers other discoveries instead, such as ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Georgia Engel

36. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Come a Tide (1992)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar discusses the weather: how it is traced, tracked, and covered in the media. Kids our shown how they can make a "soda bottle tornado", how a barometer works, and read the book, "Come a... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Dixie Carter

37. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash (1983)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar visits a pet store to discuss the featured book, and imagines that one of the pets from the store followed him home. It's a field day for the farm animals, and not a place for the ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Kaleena Kiff

38. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Digging Up Dinosaurs (1983)

TV-Y7 | 31 min | Family

Technically not the first science-related show in its history, LeVar seeks a place where archaeologists retrieve dinosaur bones. At the end of the program, LeVar buries a time capsule, ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Lancit, Steve Zink | Stars: LeVar Burton, Linda Gelman, Jerry Stiller

39. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Duncan and Dolores (1989)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

There's more to the cat than meets the eye. It culminates with one of the stars of what was then believed to be Broadway's permanence: CATS. Jane Curtain narrates the featured book about a ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jane Curtin

40. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Enemy Pie (2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar observes activity in a playground to see how people do and don't get along with each other. Ed Harris reads Enemy Pie, a story about a boy who dislikes one of his new classmates, and ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Ed Harris

41. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Feelings (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

LeVar seems to have a lot of things going wrong for him as he spends a day in the park, causing lots of different emotions. In an animated feature, a group of school children read poems ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Laura Haymann, Jessica Mercado, Timothy Oakes

42. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Fly Away Home (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

Homelessness is discussed as families have lost jobs and homes through tragic circumstances. One family, who lost their home in a fire and now reside in a shelter, is profiled. Daniel ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Daniel Saltzman

43. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Follow the Drinking Gourd (1993)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar reflects on a time when Africans were brought to America as slaves. He talks about how African-Americans risked their lives for freedom, and discusses how the music from slavery times... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Keith David, Robert M. Watson

44. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Fox on the Job (1991)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

There's a wide job market out there, but just what kind of job does a person want? In this program are both conventional and unconventional occupations to straddle the flow of the feature book.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Fred Newman

45. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Galimoto (1991)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

Viewers learn the many uses for wire: from creating objects of wire art and transporting people on the longest tramway in the world, to playing an integral part in a circus act.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Hattie Winston

46. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Germs Make Me Sick! (1986)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LeVar goes on a search for microorganisms, distinguishing the good ones from the bad. An animated satire of Hill Street Blues (which ran 1981-1987) shows white blood cells ready to fight ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jerry Orbach

47. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: The Gift of the Sacred Dog (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

The first of many programs favoring Native Americans. In this instance, a Midwestern legend suggests how horses arrived to the tribe. Later in this episode is the song "Ancient Places, ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Michael Ansara, Robert Tree Cody, Jane Lind

Votes: 5

48. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (1983)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

In the featured book, a young boy and his family move from New York City to the Southwest and he has many misconceptions about what his new home is like.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Doug Parvin

49. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (1997)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

LeVar discusses how people show gratitude for kind acts and how we can repay each other in acts of kindness to spread good will in the world. Nicholson Earl Billey reads the featured story,... See full summary »

Star: LeVar Burton

50. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Gregory, the Terrible Eater (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

Today's subject is goats and what they eat.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Marilyn Michaels

51. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hail to Mail (1994)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

LaVar explains the postal service and shows how important mail as a form of communication.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Al Roker

52. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hill of Fire (1985)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family