director: Carlos Saldanha

Ferdinand

Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on the popular children’s book of the same name, Ferdinand is a delightful, must-see family adventure with a powerful message. In a world where his kind are viewed as angry and beastly, Ferdinand (John Cena, Colin H. Murphy) the bull is the exact opposite. Gentle, well-meaning and clumsy, [...]

Rio 2

August 15, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

What's not to love about "Rio 2"? The movie features great songs, humor, fantastic nature scenes, and great voice work too, including the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and George Lopez. The plot features Blu and Jewel taking a trip to the Amazon where they find Jewel's father and an old [...]

Rio

August 2, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Rio" is a remarkable visually breath-taking adventure with vivid colors and plenty of action. There is some humor too that the adults will appreciate along with the kids. A lively opening sequence kicks it off with a peppy song about Rio and a bird's tail shaking to the rhythm. Then we are [...]

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

October 27, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The humor abounds in the latest "Ice Age" installment: "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs". The 3-D experience was extraordinary. A new character named Buck, a weasel, joins our group of heroes made up of Manny, Ellie, Scrat, Diego, and the rest. In this story Ellie is expecting Manny's and her first [...]

Ice Age: The Meltdown

November 21, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has enough funny moments to make it enjoyable for the family. One such scene includes the squirrel becoming attached to the ice by means of his tongue. His struggle to get loose makes for some fun viewing. However, there are two things which need to be mentioned: There are some sexual [...]

Robots – Filtered

September 27, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Robots" is great fun for the whole family with Robin Williams as the voice of one of the main animated robots. How can the viewer not be entertained with his zany way of expressing himself? A young robot, Rodney Copperbottom, goes to Robot City to fulfill his dream of being a great inventor when [...]

Robots

September 27, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have outdone themselves with the wonderfully funny script that they created for this film. There is no objectionable language in this picture and the only thing even remotely in bad taste is a "fake farting" scene. Aside from that, you will be amazed by the [...]

Ice Age – Edited

November 8, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a delightful animated movie for the whole family. An unlikely group of animals work together to return a baby to its father. I believe that this movie shows that no matter where we come from or what we look like we can get along and be friends even if we are different. This edited verison [...]

Ice Age

November 26, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

This pre-historic adventure is full of fun and laughs and has a good story as well. As the title implies, “Ice Age” has its basis in the theory of evolution. There are references to “millions of years,” the evolutionary process, and man being at an almost cave man-like stage with no [...]

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Rio

- Dove Approved for All Ages