1. Peter Rabbit
Based on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, this film combines live action and animation. Join Peter Rabbit and his fluffy family as he gets into trouble with the next generation of the McGregor family from the original novel.
Faced with a cruel school principal and her shameless family, child prodigy Matilda Wormwood discovers that her brain is even more powerful than she thought—she can move things with her mind. In the film adaptation of the Roald Dahl favourite, the young girl learns to use her powers to stand up to bullies in her life.
Featuring gorgeous animation, this instant classic follows the adventures of an introverted Shanghai teen named Yi and the young Yeti she meets on her roof.. Together, they embark on a journey to reunite her new friend Everest with his family at the highest point on Earth.
4. The Bee Movie
Barry the bee is unsatisfied with his life. After graduation, he refuses to be stuck in the hive, so he decides to go out and explore the world. While out there, he’s shocked to discover that humans have been stealing honey from bees for years. Outraged, Barry and his new human friend try to put a stop to it.
5. Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Parents or grandparents may remember Mr. Peabody and Sherman as characters on Rocky and Bullwinkle in the ’50s and ’60s, but now the talking dog and his adopted human son have been updated with 21st century animation—and humour. Trouble with bullies leads Mr. Peabody and Sherman on chases through past millenia and hilarity and history ensue.
After a British geographer discovers a new species of bear with great intelligence and a serious sweet tooth, one of them turns up at Paddington Station in London, where he’s taken in by the Brown family and must make a new life for himself far from the jungle.
7. Kung Fu Panda
When an evil snow leopard threatens Po’s homeland, it is up to him and his friends to protect everyone. The only issue is that Po is the clumsiest panda around. Can he work hard to learn the martial arts skills necessary to defeat the evildoer?
There’s nothing tough about this talking pet chameleon, until his terrarium flies out of his owner’s car and he finds himself stranded in the Mojave Desert. Assuming a gruff persona and calling himself Rango, the reptile ends up becoming the sheriff of a town called Dirt—and sets out to solve the local water shortage.
In this unconventional fairy tale, Shrek finally finds the princess of his dreams, but can she ever learn to love an ogre?
10. Shark Tale
Oscar is the kind of fish who always finds trouble. When he somehow gets involved in the death of mobster shark Frankie, Oscar is quick to take credit, gaining the name Shark Slayer. That is until mob boss Don Lino comes to town to avenge his son. How will Oscar get out of this one?
The sun will come out tomorrow! Your kids will love this modern retelling of Little Orphan Annie’s story that teaches them to always have hope for a brighter future.
12. Spy Kids
What kid doesn’t want to become a spy? Carmen and Juni are just normal kids living a normal life when their mom and dad suddenly go missing. Turns out they’re spies! With a ton of cool gadgets in hand, they follow in their parents’ footsteps and set off to save them–and possibly the world.
E.B. isn’t your regular Easter Bunny–his dream isn’t to deliver candy to children but to become a rock legend. Let your kids rock out beside E.B. and watch as he uses his rock skills to save Easter Island from the evil chicks.
If your kid is obsessed with superheroes, Megamind is the perfect twist on the classic dynamic of good versus evil. Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain in the world, but when he finally defeats his arch-nemesis, he finds that life has lost all meaning. Can he find a way to fill the void?
15. Over the Hedge
When Verne and his forest friends wake up from hibernation, they find out that humans have taken over their forest—with pavement! They set out on the hunt for food, only to find out that humans don’t take well to seeing wild animals running around their lawns. How will Verne and his friends survive suburbia?
16. How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup lives in a world where the rules are pretty simple: either you end dragons or they will end you. But when he traps a dragon of his own and befriends it, he finds out that there’s more to dragons than meets the eye.
New York City gets a whole lot bluer in this film when the Smurfs come crashing in. Watch these blue-tiful creatures try to navigate New York in their effort to get home. However, when an evil wizard wants to capture the Smurfs’ essence, things get dicey.
18. Happy Feet Two
You’ll be singing along with these adorable penguins in the sequel to Happy Feet. Erik hasn’t inherited his tap-dancing dad Mumble’s moves, so he seeks a role model elsewhere. But when new forces threaten the penguin population, father and son must join forces to save their home.
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