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Last updated October 22, 2020

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 4: The Tortoise and the Hare Poster

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 4: The Tortoise and the Hare

2009 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This fanciful collection of Disney classics features six cartoons based on children's fairy tales. Included are The Tortoise and the Hare, Babes in the Woods, The Goddess of Spring, Toby Tortoise Returns, Paul Bunyan and The Saga of Windwagon Smith.
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Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper Poster

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper

2009 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This fanciful anthology features several Disney versions of classic cartoons based on children's fairy tales. Mickey and his pals star in slightly modified versions of The Prince and the Pauper, Old King Cole, A Knight for a Day and Ye Olden Days.
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Holes

2003 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Falsely accused of stealing sneakers, a nerdy teenager is sent to a detention camp, where he and the other delinquents are forced by the sadistic warden to dig holes as a character-building exercise. But what's the real reason for all the digging?
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The Saddle Club: Horse Crazy

2001 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

From author Bonnie Bryant's best-selling series comes this installment of the Saddle Club's youthful adventures. Love blossoms at Pine Hollow horse farm when hunky teen idol Skye Ransom arrives to make a film at the stables.
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Dumbo

1941 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with oversized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy -- Timothy the Mouse -- the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.
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Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper Poster

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper

2009 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In a distant land, a poor lad named Mickey -- who aspires to a life of luxury -- finds he's a perfect double for the crown prince, who wants to break the bonds of responsibility. When the boys trade places, they uncover a plot to overthrow the king.
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Where the Red Fern Grows

1974 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Set in the Ozarks during the Depression era, this film adaptation of Wilson Rawls's heartwarming novel tells of Billy Coleman (Stewart Peterson), a poor but inspired boy who works tirelessly to buy and train two competitive hunting dogs. Together with his coonhounds, Old Dan and Little Ann, Billy faces adventure, triumph and tragedy -- and ultimately learns about love, loyalty and friendship -- as he strives to realize his dream.
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Hugo

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

When his father dies, 12-year-old orphan Hugo takes up residence behind the walls of a Parisian train station. There, he meets Isabelle, the daughter of filmmaker Georges Méliès, who holds the key to Hugo's destiny.
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Charlotte's Web

2006 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Hollywood A-listers give voice to E.B. White's beloved barnyard characters in this retelling of the classic children's tale. When Wilbur the pig discovers he's destined for the dinner table, kindly spider Charlotte hatches a plan to keep him around.
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The Secret of NIMH

1982 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This animated adventure chronicles the trials of a widowed field mouse who must move her family to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
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DreamWorks Shrek's Swamp Stories Poster

DreamWorks Shrek's Swamp Stories

2008 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In this collection of adventures, Shrek spends a spooky Halloween with his pals, Puss in Boots is sent on a mission to recover a stolen ruby, and the friends sing the night away in a competition.
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Avalon High

2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When Allie Pennington transfers to Avalon High, her new friends seem like typical teens with typical problems. But a class on the legacy of King Arthur leads Allie to a startling connection: Avalon is a modern Camelot, and she's a member.
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Horrid Henry: The Movie

2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When Henry fails to turn in his homework yet again, he gets caught up in a series of events that has him teaming up with Moody Margaret and Perfect Peter to take on his terrifying teacher, Miss Battleaxe, and save his school from being shut down.
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Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure Poster

Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure

2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Living on the 19th-century American frontier, Amanda Waters (Lexi Johnson) reunites with her beloved mother (Hayley Mills) as a teen, after many years of separation. Soon after, mother and daughter are drawn into an old family drama. In a saga that involves lost treasure and a map that could guide them to it, Mandie and mom set off on a fateful rail journey in this second film based on Lois Gladys Leppard's beloved series of children's books.
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The Black Stallion Returns

1983 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

The Black Stallion Returns, based on the novel of the same name by Walter Farley, continues the magical tale of a young boy, Alec, and his noble horse, Black. A band of thieves have stolen Black, and Alec must race through the Sahara to find him.
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The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

1998 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

The Jungle Book adventure continues with this live-action tale starring the beloved characters from Rudyard Kipling's timeless tale, including the wise old panther Bagheera, Baloo the bear and the nasty tiger Shere Khan.
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Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 2: Three Little Pigs Poster

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 2: Three Little Pigs

2009 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This fanciful anthology features several Disney versions of classic cartoons based on children's fairy tales, including The Three Little Pigs, Three Blind Mouseketeers, Chicken Little, Big Bad Wolf, Lambert the Sheepish Lion and Three Little Wolves.
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The Fox and the Hound 2

2006 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In Disney's animated follow-up to the 1981 classic, Tod the fox and Copper the hound see their friendship put to the test when Copper finds fame with a howling country-and-western dog band -- and jealousy strikes Tod.
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Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk Poster

Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk

2009 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Classic fairy tales inspire this collection of five Disney animated adventures, including a story that has Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy climbing up a magic beanstalk to discover a harp-playing giant named Willy.
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Ralph S. Mouse

1987 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

&NFb;Ralph the mouse lives at the Mountain View Inn and loves his motorcycle. When the inn becomes overriden with mice and Ralph's friend Matt the bellboy must leave, Ralph asks his other friend Ryan to take him to school as part of a plan to help Matt.&NFb_;
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Mandie and the Secret Tunnel Poster

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel

2009 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When her dad dies, young Mandie follows her heart -- and an American Indian guide -- to the home of her deceased Uncle John, a formerly wealthy man whose will has yet to be found. John's estate keeper enlists Mandie's help in locating the document.
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Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Poster

Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

2008 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In this animated update of the classic tale, Goldilocks is a spoiled teenage pop star who agrees to spend a month living with the Bear family as part of a reality television show stunt -- a situation that causes plenty of friction at first.
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Shrek the Musical

2013 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

The greatest fairy tale never told gets a musical makeover in this colorful, Tony Award-winning Broadway production based on the hit movie. The film's lovable characters come to life as never before through a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs.
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Heidi

1937 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When young Heidi is orphaned, she's sent to the mountains to live with her stern grandfather and gradually warms his heart with her charm. But on her eighth birthday, she is taken away by her conniving aunt to serve as a disabled girl's companion.
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The Three Musketeers

2004 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In Disney's take on the Alexander Dumas tale, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy want nothing more than to perform brave deeds on behalf of Queen Minnie, but they're stymied by the head Musketeer, Pete, who secretly wants to get rid of the queen.
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