Using archival footage, animation, and music, this politically-charged documentary examines the eight anti-war protesters put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Directed by Brett Morgen. With the voices of Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and Jeffrey Wright. Categories: Documentary, Animation. Year: 2007.
In this animated retelling of the famous Dickens' Christmas story, Jim Carrey provides the voice of Scrooge, as well as the ghosts of Christmas past and present. This is a timeless tale of a miser who learns the true holiday spirit through taking a hard look at his life. Gary Oldman plays the father of a large brood and Bob Hoskins is the crusty old Mr. Fezziwig. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Categories: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2009.
A Christmas Carol
This classic children's story has been turned into a full-length animated cartoon. It tells the story of a kid determined to become an inventor, who grows up and discovers a way to turn water into food. This means that every time it rains, mouth-watering delicacies pour down onto the earth. Children delight in being covered in spaghetti and jumping onto giant pancakes. Bill Hader provides the voice of Flint, the inventor, while Anna Faris is Sam, the girl he is trying to impress. Directed by Chris Miller. With Bruce Campbell and Mr. T. Categories: Animation, Family. Year: 2009.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
After moving from Michigan to Oregon, Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning), a feisty, adventurous young girl, finds a mysterious door that transports her to a parallel world. There, Coraline finds alternate versions of her mother (Teri Hatcher) and father (John Hodgman) and her eccentric neighbors, Miss Forcible (Dawn French), Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane) and the Cat (Keith David). Where Coraline felt ignored and neglected in the real world, she feels like the center of attention in this strange new land. But, when things start to get a little scary and her alternate mother sets out to keep her trapped in this other world, Coraline will have to use all her strength and courage to get back home. Directed by Henry Selick. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Novel. Year: 2009.
While practicing his vows in the forest after butchering his wedding rehearsal, Victor (Johnny Depp) thinks he is proposing to a branch but is instead whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter). While his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), grieves in the land of the living, Victor has an after-life adventure, eventually learning that nothing can keep him away from his one true love. Directed by Tim Burton. With Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney and Christopher Lee. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical. Year: 2005.
In the land of Jhamora, the winged Nohrin and the terrestrial Lockni have a long-standing feud rising from their mutual prejudices. When Delgo (Freddie Prinze Jr.), a rebellious Lockni teenager, forms an unlikely friendship with Kyla (Jennifer Love Hewitt), the spunky Nohrin Princess, hostilities between the two peoples escalate. With war imminent, Sedessa (Anne Bancroft), an exiled Empress, sets out to reclaim her rule with the help of a Raius (Malcolm McDowell), a devious traitor to the throne, and two bumbling servants (Eric Idle). After Empress Sedessa kidnaps Princess Kyla and frames Delgo for the crime, Delgo and his best friend, Filo (Chris Kattan), must put aside their differences to join forces with Bogardus (Val Kilmer), a tough Nohrin General. Directed by Marc F. Adler and Jason Maurer. With Kelly Ripa, Michael Clarke Duncan, Louis Gossett Jr. and Burt Reynolds. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2008.
Mrs. Jumbo, the star of a traveling circus, is horrified when the baby elephant Mr. Stork (Sterling Holloway) delivers comes out with enormous ears. Dubbed Dumbo by the other circus workers, he is humiliated into silence and forced to perform in ridiculous clown acts. Lonely and disheartened, it's up to his tiny friend Timothy Q. Mouse (Edward Brophy) to show Dumbo his true value. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen. With Jim Carmichael, Hall Johnson Choir and Verna Felton. Categories: Drama, Family, Animation, Music, Classic. Year: 1941.
Davey Stone (Adam Sandler), a modern day Scrooge who hates the holidays, goes on a rowdy rampage on the first night of Hanukkah and is arrested. After the judge agrees to sentence him to community service, Davey is put under the supervision of Whitey (also voiced by Sandler), a local basketball ref with limitless cheer and a good sense of humor. With Whitey's help, Davey begins to overcome his holiday demons and makes things right with Jennifer (Jackie Sandler), his childhood sweetheart. Directed by Seth Kearsley. With Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider and Jon Lovitz. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Musical. Year: 2002.
Eight Crazy Nights
When a fairytale princess (Amy Adams) is transported into modern day New York City by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon), she begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey). Banished from her magical, animated home, the princess is followed by her equally unprepared prince (James Marsden), who hopes to save his damsel from the dangers of the real world. Directed by Kevin Lima. With Timothy Spall and Rachel Covey. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
In an effort to help Babe Ruth (Brian Dennehy) and the Yankees win the 1932 World Series, Yankee Irving (Jake T. Austin) tries to recover the Babe's stolen bat and clear his smeared name. After discovering that the bat can talk, Yankee and his new pal must overcome staggering odds to complete their thousand-mile journey. Directed by Christopher Reeve. With Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Raven-Symoné, Richard Kind, Joe Torre, Rob Reiner and Mandy Patinkin. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Sports, Family. Year: 2006.
Based on the children's classic by Raold Dahl, this animated film is about a fox family that has to fight back when farmers try to destroy them. George Clooney and Meryl Streep play Mr. and Mrs. Fox, while Jason Schwartzman voices the part of their obedient son. Bill Murray is the badger, an animal who is also a lawyer and wants to take the farmers to court, while Owen Wilson is Coach Skip. Directed by Wes Anderson. Categories: Adventure, Animation, Comedy. Year: 2009.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dr. Aki Ross (Ming-Na) is a scientist struggling to combat an invasion of mysterious aliens trying to wipe out life on Earth. Working with her friend Grey Edwards (Alec Baldwin), leader of a deadly military unit, she must contend with the actions of the barbaric General Hein (James Woods) as he tries to destroy the alien presence once and for all, even if it means the destruction of our planet. Directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Moto Sakakibara. With Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Donald Sutherland and Jean Simmons. Categories: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Animation. Year: 2001.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
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