actor: Angela Lansbury

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

November 9, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Grinch is a truly magical, even poetic, rendition that remains faithful in some important ways, not only to the original 1966 animated short How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but to the children’s book itself. The characters are oftentimes rhyming, making one think of the how the original story [...]

Mr. Poppers Penguins

June 17, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This delightful film deals with family issues like parenthood and divorce in a light but positive way. Popper (Jim Carrey) is estranged from his father, who traveled incessantly when he was a child. When Popper himself grows up, his job also becomes more important than his children, and his [...]

Heidi 4 Paws

February 1, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is an amazing adaptation of the story "Heidi". If you and your family love dogs, then this is a movie that everyone will enjoy. As it is stated in the synopsis the entire cast are portrayed by different breeds of dogs, right down to the goats that Peter the goat herder takes care of. The story [...]

Fantasia 2000

June 16, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"2000" simply dazzles the senses. My favorite piece combines the sophisticated music of George Gershwin and the unmistakable linear style of Al Hirschfeld. “Rhapsody in Blue” is without question the quintessential sophisticated jazz piece of its time. Maybe of all time. And Hirschfeld’s [...]

Anastasia (Animated)

April 24, 1998

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Anastasia" is a beautifully made animated film. The colors are wonderful, the songs are great, and the story is interesting. The evil sorceror Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov line and young Anastasia is separated from her beloved grandmother, the Empress of Russia. Of the Romanov family, [...]

Buttons

Dove Approved for All Ages

Little orphan girl Emily is rushed to the hospital with fever on Christmas Eve. Unseen by anyone else, her guardian angel (the delightful Angela Lansbury) arrives by her side and tells Emily the story of another orphaned girl, Annabelle, who must fight to survive in a mill after her evil aunt has [...]