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.
When King Harold (John Cleese) falls ill, Shrek (Mike Myers) must find his rightful heir or be forced to take the throne himself. So, with the help of Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), Shrek sets out to find a rebellious young man named Artie (Justin Timberlake). While Shrek is away, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and a group of royal heroines must defend the throne from the jilted Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and his army of fairy tale villains. Directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui. With Julie Andrews, Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
Shrek the Third
When a NASA probe disappears in deep space, the agency recruits Ham III (Andy Samberg), the loveable, goofy grandson of the first chimp astronaut, to help recover the expensive piece of equipment. Joining the fun-loving Ham on the mission are Luna (Cheryl Hines), a fearless professional, and Titan (Patrick Warburton), their uptight commander. After the crew travels through an intergalactic wormhole, they'll have to risk everything in order to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from their tyrannical leader (Jeff Daniels). Directed by Kirk De Micco. With Kristin Chenoweth and Kenan Thompson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2008.
Chihiro (Rumi Hiragi) is a young girl moving to a new town with her parents when a wrong turn takes them to a seemingly abandoned city full of mysterious and appetizing food. After stuffing themselves, Chihiro's parents (Takashi Naito and Yasuko Sawaguchi) are transformed into pigs, and Chihiro must set out with the help of a child named Haku (Miyu Irino) to rescue her parents and escape what turns out to be an enormous bath house for the millions of spirits and demons in the world. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2001.
When King Neptune's crown is stolen and SpongeBob's boss, Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown), is the prime suspect, SpongeBob (Tom Kenny) sets out with his best friend Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) on a mission to Shell City. Even though he's just been passed over for a promotion to his dream job, SpongeBob stands by Mr. Krabs and is determined to find the crown before his boss loses his life for a crime he didn't commit. Directed by Stephen Hillenburg. With Rodger Bumpass, Alec Baldwin , Jill Talley and Scarlett Johansson. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2004.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
During the Clone Wars as the dark side gains control and the Galactic Republic slips further into the control of the Separatists, Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) set out on a mission that brings them face-to-face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt (Kevin Michael Richardson). And, at every turn, they face interference from Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) and his sinister agent Asajj Ventress (Nika Futterman). Meanwhile, on the front lines of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) and Master Yoda (Tom Kane) lead a massive clone army in a battle against power of the dark side. Directed by Dave Filoni. With Ian Abercrombie, Catherine Taber, Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Daniels. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
When Ray Steam (Anna Paquin), a young inventor in Victorian England, receives a mysterious package from his grandfather (Patrick Stewart), he becomes the target of the evil O'Hara Foundation. Inside the package, is the Steam Ball, a powerful invention capable of providing energy for an entire country. With his life in danger, Ray must use the Steam Ball to save London and redeem his family's name. Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. With Alfred Molina and David S. Lee. Categories: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Animation. Year: 2004.
Up-and-comer Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) is the newest participant at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship. Inspired by his hero, a legendary wave rider named Big Z (Jeff Bridges), Cody leaves his family to travel to Pen-Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck. With Jon Heder and James Woods. Categories: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
With the help of the magician Merlin (Karl Swenson), Wart (voiced by Rickie Sorensen, Richard Reitherman and Robert Reitherman), a lowly squire to Sir Kay (Norman Alden) in the house of Sir Ector (Sebastian Cabot) removes the mighty sword Excalibur from its stone resting place and must learn to wield its legendary power in order to become King Arthur. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. With Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler and Alan Napier. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music. Year: 1963.
The Sword in the Stone
Despereaux (Matthew Broderick), a tiny mouse with big ears and an even bigger heart, refuses to accept life as a mere mouse, learning how to read and befriending a beautiful princess named Pea (Emma Watson). Banished from Mouseworld for his unconventional ways, Depereaux sets out to rescue Princess Pea when he learns that she has been kidnapped by Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman), a rat whose affections the princess earlier dismissed. Inspired by stories of knights, dragons and fair maidens, Depereaux finds the courage to become a legendary hero. Directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen. With Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci and Sigourney Weaver. Categories: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
The Tale of Despereaux
After defeating the Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. While Master Splinter (Mako) struggles to keep the team together, strange things are brewing in New York City, where tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters. With the help of old allies April O'Neil and Casey Jones, the Turtles are in for the fight of their lives. Directed by Kevin Munroe. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2007.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Trouble begins for a group of living toys when the wind-up cowboy, Woody (Tom Hanks), the perennial favorite of his owner, Andy (John Morris), is “replaced” by the flashy, new space commander, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). When Buzz accidentally falls out of the window, Woody is blamed for his “death.” Teaming up with his toy friends, including Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), Slinky Dog (Jim Varney), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Bo Peep (Annie Potts) and Hamm (John Ratzenberger), Woody sets out into the outside world to find Buzz and return him to Andy. Directed by John Lasseter. With Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey and Sarah Freeman. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 1995.
When her grandson, Champion, is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved dog Bruno travel across the Atlantic to Belleville and team up with an aged song-and-dance team to rescue him from the French mafia. Directed by Sylvain Chomet. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music, Foreign Film. Year: 2003.
The Triplets of Belleville
Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) has always dreamed of traveling the world, and at the age of 78 he finally decides the time is right. Tying thousands of balloons onto his house, Carl lifts off and begins his journey to expore the globe. But, before long, he discovers that he's not alone because Russell (Jordan Nagai), an 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer, was on his porch when the house took off. With no way to take him home, Carl slowly warms up to Russell and gains a new lease on life. Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. With Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger and Delroy Lindo. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family. Year: 2009.
A young man (Wiley Wiggins) who is asleep travels through his dreams trying to wake up. Along the way, he speaks with people about the difference between dreams and reality. Through his quest, he tries to understand the meaning and purpose of the universe, and discover a way back to the real world. Directed by Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Categories: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2001.
In the year is 2700, WALL-E is the last robot on Earth. With all the humans gone, WALL-E spends his days alone cleaning up all the trash they left behind. But, when EVE, a robot probe sent to recover the last plant on Earth, shows up, WALL-E falls in love, and begins an adventure across the galaxy. Directed by Andrew Stanton. With John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver, Fred Willard and Jeff Garlin. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
Discovering that he has no memory of an Israeli Army mission he participated in during the first Lebanon War of the early 1980s, filmmaker Ari Folman sets out on a journey to recover a piece of his life that has been missing for over 20 years. Interviewing old friends and comrades around the world, Folman begins to remember the events as a series of surreal images that lead him deeper and deeper into the mystery of this lost period. Directed by Ari Folman. With Ori Sivan. Categories: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, War. Year: 2008.
Waltz with Bashir
When cartoon star Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer) is suspected of killing studio owner Marvin Acme, his only hope is toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), whom he hired to trail his voluptuous wife, Jessica (Kathleen Turner). As the odd couple travel deep into Toontown to try to unravel the case, they face off with Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd), an evil mastermind bent on bulldozing Toontown to build a freeway. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy. Year: 1988.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit