Roddy (Hugh Jackman), a sophisticated high-society rat, lives the life of a beloved, pampered pet in a posh London apartment. But when a sewer rat decides to take over the posh rat's easy life, Roddy is flushed into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita (Kate Winslet), and the pair work together to return Roddy to his rightful home. Directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. With Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Jean Reno. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2006.
Nat (Trevor Gagnon), I.Q. (Philip Bolden) and Scooter (David Gore), three young houseflies, set out to become the first insects in space. Inspired by Nat's Grandpa's (Christopher Lloyd) stories of sneaking aboard Amelia Earhart's airplane, the best friends stowaway on the Apollo 11 rocket before its flight to the moon. But, when the ship's engine begins to malfunction, it's up to Nat and his pals to fix the problem so the crew can complete its mission. Directed by Ben Stassen. With Tim Curry, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Buzz Aldrin, Nicollette Sheridan and Ed Begley Jr.. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Family. Year: 2008.
Fly Me to the Moon
Pilot Hal Jordan receives a powerful ring from a mysterious, dying alien creature and it transforms him into a Green Lantern, part of an elite force of heroes. They guard the universe to keep the peace under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe. Concerned about the ability and loyalty of their newest member, the Guardians assign Hal to their most-honored master, Sinestro, for training. The other Green Lanterns don't know that Sinestro wants to overthrow the Guardians and become the new ruler. Hal must prove himself by defeating Sinestro to save the Green Lantern Corps. Directed by Lauren Montgomery. With Christopher Meloni, Kurtwood Smith and Victor Garber. Categories: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
Green Lantern: First Flight
When Horton the Elephant (Jim Carrey) discovers that a tiny speck of dust that he found on a flower is actually home to the miniscule citizens of Whoville, he agrees to help protect the Whos from the dangers of the regular-sized Jungle of Nool. Teaming up with Ned O'Malley (Steve Carell), the Mayor of Whoville, who has 96 daughters and one quiet son (Jesse McCartney), Horton sets out to find the Whos a safe resting place for their little world. But, when Horton's neighbors catch wind of the story, Sour Kangaroo (Carol Burnett) and her evil eagle partner, Vlad Vladikoff (Will Arnett), will stop at nothing to destroy the speck. Directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino. With Seth Rogen, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill and Amy Poehler. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Horton Hears a Who!
Sofie (Sofie Grabol is a lonely girl working in her family's hat shop when an encounter with the handsome but mysterious wizard Howl (Christian Bale) leads to her transformation into a tired, old woman by the jealous Witch of the Waste (Lauren Bacall). With the burden of her new physical form too much to bear, Sofie sets out to find a way to reverse the curse. After finding Howl's magical floating castle and befriending his apprentice, Markl (Josh Hutcherson), and the fire demon, Calcifer (Billy Crystal), Sofie learns of Howl's deepest secret discovers what it will take to set her free. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi. Year: 2004.
Howl's Moving Castle
Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) return in another prehistoric adventure. As a thick layer of ice melts, a population of dinosaurs is released from a hidden tropical habitat. There arrival creates a whole new set of problems for this group of friends and forces them to adjust to constant threat of dinosaur attacks. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. With Chris Wedge. Categories: Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy. Year: 2009.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Igor (John Cusack), a hunchbacked lab assistant for a mad scientist, has big dreams of becoming an inventor himself. Behind the back of his master, Dr. Glickenstein (John Cleese), Igor begins conducting experiments with the help of his friends Brain (Sean Hayes) and Scamper (Steve Buscemi). Despite setback and interference from Glickenstein, Igor won't let anything stop him from reaching his dreams of winning first place at the annual Evil Science Fair. Directed by Anthony Leondis. With Christian Slater, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Izzard, Molly Shannon and Jay Leno. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) used to be the world's greatest superhero before being forced to enter the witness protection program. Now an insurance claims adjuster known simply as Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible has gotten out of shape and grown bored with his ordinary life. When a mysterious message summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment, Mr. Incredible jumps at the chance to get back in the action. But, when Syndrome (Jason Lee), a sinister new enemy, takes Mr. Incredible hostage, he will have to rely on his wife, Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), their super kids, Dash (Spencer Fox) and Violet (Sarah Vowell), and his old buddy Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) to help save the day. Directed by Brad Bird. With Elizabeth Peña. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation. Year: 2004.
After Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) finds a huge iron robot (voiced by Vin Diesel) tangled in the high-tension wires near his house, the boy rescues the talking, alien machine and the two become fast friends. But, when the Iron Giant starts munching on cars and tractors around town, Hogarth's neighbors start looking for the culprit, and the resulting commotion attracts the attention of a paranoid government agent (Christopher McDonald) who wants to destroy Hogarth's pal. Directed by Brad Bird. With Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.. Categories: Animation, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 1999.
The Iron Giant
After James' (Paul Terry) parents are killed by a rhinoceros, he is sent to live with his two terrible aunts. James feels trapped in his new life until he accidentally grows a giant peach with the help of some magic crocodile tongues. Making friends with the bugs who live inside the gigantic fruit, James is whisked away on a wild adventure to New York City. Directed by Henry Selick. With Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and Pete Postlethwaite. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 1996.
James and the Giant Peach
Jimmy Neutron is a child genius, smarter than all his friends but also the most awkward kid in school. When parents all over the Earth are suddenly kidnapped by diabolical aliens, Jimmy is thrown into the spotlight as the only little boy who can lead the rescue and bring them back home. Directed by John A. Davis. Voices by Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart and Bob Goen. Categories: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family, Animation. Year: 2001.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Po (Jack Black), a lazy, overweight panda, gets to fulfill his dream when he is chosen to leave his family's noodle shop and study kung fu alongside his idols, Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Monkey (Jackie Chan), under the guidance of their guru, Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). When the evil snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane) threatens the Valley of Peace, it's up to Po to fulfill an ancient prophesy and learn how to use his apparent weaknesses to help him save the day. Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson. With Dan Fogler and Michael Clarke Duncan. Categories: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Kung Fu Panda
Lady (Barbara Luddy) is a beautiful, pedigreed cocker spaniel who decides to leave home and follow Tramp (Larry Roberts), a homeless but free spirited mutt. Accompanied by Tramp's friends Trusty (Bill Baucom) and Beaver (Stan Freberg), Lady falls in love and realizes the world is a very complicated place. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske. With Verna Felton, Peggy Lee and Bill Thompson. Categories: Drama, Family, Animation, Comedy, Music, Classic. Year: 1955.
Lady and the Tramp
When Prince Simba Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is born, his uncle Scar(Jeremy Irons), the second in line to the throne, plots to kill King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and make himself King of the Jungle. Led to believe that his father's death was his fault, Simba flees the kingdom in shame. After years in exile spent palling around with his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), Simba learns the truth and returns home to fulfill his destiny. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. With Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical. Year: 1994.
The Lion King
At the Central Park Zoo, a lion (Ben Stiller), a zebra (Chris Rock), a giraffe (David Schwimmer), and a hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) are best friends and the zoo's star attractions. But when Marty joins up with some penguins planning a jail break, the others break out and try to find him, only to find themselves reunited on a ship en route to Africa. And, after crash landing on Madagascar, the friends must learn how to fend for themselves and interact with real wild animals. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer and Andy Richter. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2005.
Still stranded in Madagascar, Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) hatch a plan to try to get home to the Central Park Zoo. After the penguins repair an old airplane, the crew takes off, but only manage to make it to the African plains. There, they encounter members of their own species for the first time, and must decide where their real home is. Directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac and Andy Richter. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
An animated cartoon, this film tells the story of two unlikely pen pals: Mary (voiced by Toni Collette), an 8-year-old girl living in Melbourne, and Max (the voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman), an obese 44-year-old man from New York. Their friendship manages to last over 20 years and survive all kinds of hurdles. Eric Bana plays Mary's father. Directed by Adam Elliot. With Barry Humphries and Ren_e Geyer. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2009.
Mary and Max
Twelve-year-old inventor Lewis's (Daniel Hansen) latest project is a device which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother. But, before he can get his answer, the invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy. Just when Lewis is about to give up hope, a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman) whisks him away in a time machine to spend a day with his eccentric family. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. With Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Kelly Ripa, Laurie Metcalf and Harland Williams. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
Meet the Robinsons
When DJ (Mitchel Musso) is left alone by his parents on Halloween, he tries to find out the truth about a scary house in the neighborhood. He and his friends Chowder (Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke) discover that the house is a living creature that drags in everyone it can get its hands on - and doesn't let them out. Now they have to convince a local cop and their mean babysitter (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to do something about this terrifying place. Directed by Gil Kenan. With Ryan Newman, Fred Willard and Catherine O'Hara. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2006.
When the earth is threatened by alien invaders, a ragtag group of monsters is assembled to save the planet. B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), a gelatinous blob; Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D (Hugh Laurie), an insect-headed genius; the Missing Link (Will Arnett), a macho half-ape, half-fish; Susan "Ginormica" Murphy (Reese Witherspoon), a 50-foot tall woman; and Insectosaurus, a 350-foot grub must learn how to work together and coordinate their wacky powers in order to prevent the alien invastion. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon. With Paul Rudd, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson and Stephen Colbert. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Family. Year: 2009.
Monsters vs. Aliens
Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town having presided over another successful Halloween, begins to grow weary of the repetition. Feeling that life his life lacks meaning, Jack stumbles into Christmas Town and decides to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on their own version of Christmas. Directed by Henry Selick. With Catherine O'Hara and Paul Reubens. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Christmas Classics. Year: 1993.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
An animated comedy about a grizzly bear (Martin Lawrence) who has been domesticated by a friendly park ranger, Beth (Debra Messing). But when the ranger decides to return him to the wild, he doesn't know what to do, since he's so used to Beth's garage. Plus, it's hunting season. He teams up with a fast-talking deer (Ashton Kutcher) just to survive. Directed by Anthony Stacchi. With Gary Sinise, and Billy Connolly. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2006.
When RJ (Bruce Willis), a raccoon con artist, meets up with a mismatched group of forest creatures led by Vern the tortoise (Garry Shandling), he fools them into helping him repay a food debt he owes to an angry bear. Together, these adventurous critters venture out into the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating, and learn a lesson about friends and family. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. With Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2006.
Over the Hedge
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose as the thieves use the device to enter people's dreams and blur the line between reality and the unconscious. The authorities suspect that it was an inside job and enlist the help of a female therapist nicknamed Paprika to try to stop the machine before the world is sent into a permanent dream world. Directed by Satoshi Kon. With Megumi Hayashibara, Akio Ôtsuka, Tôru Furuya and Daisuke Sakaguchi. Categories: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Foreign Film. Year: 2006.
Marjane Statrapi (Chiara Mastroianni), an outspoken young Iranian girl, comes of age during the Islamic Revolution. After the fundamentalists take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands, Marjane uses her wit to outsmart the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. As Marjane grows, she must make peace with past and deal with the lack of acceptance of Muslims in Europe. Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. With Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites and Gabrielle Lopes. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
An alien planet's paranoid fears are kicked into gear when astronaut Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) arrives from earth. Suspecting an alien invasion, the inhabitants of Planet 51 are on high alert. To make it home, Chuck will need his robot companion Rover and his new friend Lem (Justin Long) to help him evade capture and recover his spaceship from the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum. Directed by Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad and Marcos Martínez. With Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman and John Cleese. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2009.
After traveling through time to escape a Pokemon hunter, Celebi and his pal Sammy team up with Ash, Pikachu and their friends to battle against a new enemy. Armed with a dark Pokeball capable of turning any Pokemon it captures into an evil and far stronger creature, this new adversary challenges Ash and the rest of the Pokemon to their most difficlut battle ever. Directed by Jim Malone and Kunihiko Yuyama. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation. Year: 2002.
Christmas is a time of joy, especially for children who believe in Santa Claus. As one little boy lies in bed on Christmas Eve wondering if the whole pageantry is real at all, he hears the whistle of the Polar Express, a magical train that takes little children to the North Pole. There, he learns that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Voiced by Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye and Peter Scolari. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation. Year: 2004.
The Polar Express
A new, hand-drawn animated cartoon musical from Disney, this film tells the magical story of a young girl (Anika Noni Rose, who starred in Dreamgirls) called Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans during the Jazz Age. She has lots of friends, including a lovesick Cajun firefly and a trumpet-playing alligator. John Goodman, Terence Howard and Oprah Winfrey provide the voices of some of the characters. Directed by John Musker. Categories: Animation, Family, Musical, Romance. Year: 2009.
The Princess and the Frog
Remy (Patton Oswalt) is a rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef and constantly risks life to steal delicious food from an expensive restaurant in Paris. His father and brother don't approve and would rather stick to the normal rat life of eating garbage. But, Remy won't be deterred in his quest to join the culinary world and teams up with a lowly janitor (Lou Romano) to make his dreams come true. Directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava. With Brad Garrett, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy, Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett and John Ratzenberger. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
In 2054, the people of Paris are monitored and recorded at every moment. When Ilona Tasuiev, a brilliant scientist, is kidnapped, Karas, a jaded police captain, is assigned to find her, with Avalon, the scientist's employer, applying pressure to speed her rescue. With the help of Ilona's sister, Bislane, Karas soon uncovers a plot involving identify theft, missing files, and hints that something back in 2006 may explain what's going on. Directed by Christian Volckman. With Ian Holm. Categories: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
After the noble King Richard is hypnotized into joining the crusades, the sinister Prince John (Peter Ustinov) takes over the the throne of Nottingham. Aided by Sir Hiss (Terry-Thomas) and the bullying Sheriff of Nottingham (Pat Buttram), Prince John raises the taxes of the defenseless people of Nottingham and puts them in jail when they can't pay their debts. Their only hope is the noble outlaw Robin Hood (Brian Bedford), who hides out in Sherwood forest, robbing the rich and giving to the poor with the help of his faithful friend, Little John (Phil Harris). After spying the beautiful Maid Marian (Monica Evans), his former girlfriend, at an archery tournament, Robin sets out to free his love and return the throne to its rightful owner. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. With Carole Shelley and Andy Devine. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music. Year: 1973.
Fred Arctor (Keanu Reeves) works as an undercover cop investigating the trafficking of Substance D, a drug that produces split personalities in its users. Hooked on Substance D himself, Fred is also Bob, a notorious drug dealer. As Fred sets up a sting to tear down Bob's operation once and for all, Bob begins a complicated relationship with Donna (Winona Ryder), an addict who just might lead him to his downfall. Directed by Richard Linklater. With Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane. Categories: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
A Scanner Darkly
Oscar (Will Smith) is a fast-talking little fish in a tidal wave of trouble after Frankie (Michael Imperioli), the son of notorious mafia shark Don Lino (Robert De Niro), is killed by a dropped anchor while trying to make Oscar his next meal. On the run from the vengeful crime boss, Oscar teams up with Lino's timid, vegetarian son, Lenny (Jack Black), to try and save himself from ending up in Don Lino's powerful jaws. Directed by Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson and Rob Letterman. With Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley and Vincent Pastore. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2004.
Shrek (Mike Myers) is an huge ogre with a kind heart underneath his intimidating green skin. Together with his loud-mouthed companion, Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek must win the heart of the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) before the sinister Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) steals her hand and Shrek's home. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. With Clive Pearse and Vincent Cassel. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2001.
Shrek (Mike Myers) and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), two just-married ogres, must fight to save their love, when a trip back to meet Fiona's royal parents (John Cleese and Julie Andrews) threatens to shatter their marital bliss. Unhappy with her new husband, Fiona's parents try to set up their newly transformed daughter with the annoying Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and hire Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), a deadly assassin, to rub out Shrek. Aided by his trusty companin, Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek must find a way to prove his worth and deal with Fiona's absolutely wicked Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders). Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2004.