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1. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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84 Metascore

A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 574,162 | Gross: $267.67M

2. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 276,946 | Gross: $100.48M

3. The Grinch (2018)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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51 Metascore

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams

Votes: 33,325 | Gross: $270.62M

4. Peter Rabbit (2018)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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51 Metascore

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson, Sia

Votes: 29,458 | Gross: $115.25M

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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46 Metascore

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 185,959 | Gross: $260.04M

6. Ferdinand (2017)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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58 Metascore

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Gore

Votes: 42,142 | Gross: $84.41M

7. The Cat in the Hat (2003)

PG | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.9
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19 Metascore

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Director: Bo Welch | Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 47,455 | Gross: $101.15M

8. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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71 Metascore

Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Pepita Emmerichs

Votes: 97,261 | Gross: $77.23M

9. 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 depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 85,731 | Gross: $29.26M

10. The Lorax (2012)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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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.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda | Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms

Votes: 91,686 | Gross: $214.03M

11. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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71 Metascore

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

Directors: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino | Stars: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett

Votes: 123,099 | Gross: $154.53M

12. Green Eggs and Ham

Animation, Short, Adventure | Filming

An animated series based on the popular Dr. Seuss story "Green Eggs and Ham."

Stars: Jillian Bell, Adam Devine, Daveed Diggs, Michael Douglas

13. Pete the Cat (2017– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling children's books by author James Dean, "Pete the Cat" is a fun, musically driven series about exploring your world and trying new things; pushing... See full summary »

Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Don Was

Votes: 122

14. Arthur (1996– )

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

7.3
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Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 11,122

15. The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)

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

7.9
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An eccentric school-teacher 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

Votes: 7,364

16. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

G | 63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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74 Metascore

While searching for honey, Pooh and his friends embark on an adventure to find Eeyore's missing tail and rescue Christopher Robin from an unknown monster called, The Backson.

Directors: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall | Stars: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, John Cleese, Bud Luckey

Votes: 20,047 | Gross: $26.69M

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

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 30,150

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

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.3
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 41,397

19. Curious George (2006)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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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: 14,683 | Gross: $58.64M

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

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

7.6
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Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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

Votes: 2,902

21. The Stinky & Dirty Show (2015– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Family

7.0
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The adventures of best friends and unlikely heroes, Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty the backhoe loader, a dynamic and hilarious duo of resourcefulness that learn that when things don't ... See full summary »

Stars: Issac Ryan Brown, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Darin De Paul, Tom Kenny

Votes: 182

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

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

6.6
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The adventures of a larger-than-life red dog on Bridwell Island.

Stars: John Ritter, Grey Griffin, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell

Votes: 3,273

23. 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.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 20,054 | Gross: $21.38M

24. Curious George (2006–2015)

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

7.1
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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: 1,280

25. Max & Ruby (2002–2019)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.0
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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.

Stars: Loretta Jafelice, Jamie Watson, Nicholas Fry, Rebecca Peters

Votes: 1,545

26. Little Nicholas (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Nicholas has every reason to keep things in life unchanged; however, when he accidentally overhears mum and dad talking about a new baby brother, his world will turn upside down. Will they abandon him to make room for the little stranger?

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Maxime Godart, Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Victor Carles

Votes: 11,480

27. Pippi Longstocking (1969)

27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The adventures of Pippi Longstocking, an eccentric, super-strong, redheaded moppet and her best friends Tommy and Annika.

Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Hans Clarin

Votes: 3,173

28. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (2015– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

5.9
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In the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series, based on the beloved books by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, we get to know Mouse, Pig, Moose, Dog and Cat and their favorite humans. When ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Jessica DiCicco, Jeff Bennett, Mason Mahay

Votes: 111

29. Up and Away (2018)

Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Family

5.5
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Hodja is a boy from Pjort, who borrows a flying carpet to see the world. In return he has to find and return "diamond" to her grandfather. The all-eating Sultan wants to get his hands on Hodjas flying carpet.

Director: Karsten Kiilerich | Stars: Vibeke Dueholm, Peter Frödin, Erik Holmey, Rebecca Rønde Kiilerich

Votes: 207

30. Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

Votes: 4,252

31. Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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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.

Directors: Robert C. Ramirez, Steve Trenbirth | Stars: John Ritter, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell, Wayne Brady

Votes: 682 | Gross: $2.83M

32. The Berenstain Bears (2002–2004)

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

7.4
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Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister jump from their beloved children's books right into their all-new animated TV show! They are presented with many situations, such as new neighbors, watching ... See full summary »

Stars: Camilla Scott, Benedict Campbell, Michael Cera, Tajja Isen

Votes: 1,330

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

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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Christopher Robin's bear attempts to raid a beehive in a tall tree.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Junius Matthews, Hal Smith, Howard Morris

Votes: 3,454

34. The Lorax (1972 TV Short)

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

8.0
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A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 2,346

35. Nicholas on Holiday (2014)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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The summer holidays begin, Nicolas and his family travel to the seaside where a whole new series of adventures await them.

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Dominique Lavanant, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 2,229

36. The Highway Rat (2017 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.5
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A greedy rat travels the highway in search of other animals' food.

Director: Jeroen Jaspaert | Stars: Rob Brydon, Frances de la Tour, Tom Hollander, Husaam Kiani

Votes: 442

37. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999 TV Short)

G | 45 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Steve Moore | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,980

38. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Kenneth Williams, Ray Smith

Votes: 250

39. Blinky Bill (2015)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.0
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An adventurous young koala embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous Australian outback in the hope of finding his missing father, but he soon discovers that there is more to being a hero than meets the eye.

Director: Deane Taylor | Stars: Billy Birmingham, Toni Collette, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Barry Humphries

Votes: 624

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

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 4,416

41. Simon and the Witch (1987–1988)

15 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Based on the books by Margaret Stuart Barry, Simon and the Witch tells the magical adventures of a little boy Simon who befriends a very mischievous witch!

Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, David Crane, Joan Sims

Votes: 119

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

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

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

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 1,516

43. Bookaboo (2016– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Family

7.7
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Meet Bookaboo, a world famous rock puppy who tours the globe with his bandmates, Paws and Growler, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring fans. Just one hitch. Bookaboo can't play ... See full summary »

Stars: Marcus Clarke, Matt Ficner, Jason Hopley, Michael Pongracz

Votes: 47

44. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Little Ferdinand the bull is stung by a bumblebee when men come to pick a bull for a fight. When he gets in the arena, all he cares about are the flowers in the matador's hands.

Director: Dick Rickard | Stars: Don Wilson, Walt Disney, Milt Kahl

Votes: 2,165

45. The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.4
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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.

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew Harbour

Votes: 588 | Gross: $0.14M

46. We're Going on a Bear Hunt (2016 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.4
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Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby, and Rufus the dog decide to go on an adventure in search of bears.

Directors: Joanna Harrison, Robin Shaw, Robin Shaw | Stars: Elsie Cavalier, Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris, Ozzie Latta

Votes: 402

47. Fungus the Bogeyman (2015– )

67 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Fungus is happy making a mess and scaring people until his teenage son runs away to the human world 'Up Top'.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Joanna Scanlan, Keeley Hawes, Marc Warren

Votes: 218

48. Sarah... ang munting prinsesa (1995)

90 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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The adventures of Sarah as she stays at Miss Minchin's boarding school.

Director: Romy Suzara | Stars: Camille Prats, Mat Ranillo III, Jean Garcia, Rio Locsin

Votes: 85

49. CBeebies Bedtime Story (2004– )

10 min | Family

7.8
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A celebrity reads a children's bedtime story.

Stars: Justin Fletcher, Richard Armitage, David Tennant, Toby Stephens

Votes: 43

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

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.8
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Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell, Bob Holt

Votes: 461



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