Genre Archives: Animated

Early Man

February 16, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Mind-boggling yet continually imaginative, Early Man traces humankind’s roots back to the thrill and competition of athletics. Sports, as pictured by the film, drives and defines character, thus putting all the more pressure of Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) and his clan. To save his valley, the [...]

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

January 19, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In the vein of Harry Potter and even as far back as Alice in Wonderland comes Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower, based on the book by Mary Stewart. Yonebayashi’s third directorial effort comes with a good deal of assurance and imagination, and his confidence as a director [...]

Zoo Wars

Dove Approved for All Ages

A boring elephant embarks on the journey of a lifetime to discover his destiny in this animated adventure. Nuke is an average elephant, disillusioned with his office job and longing for a greater sense of purpose. His daily routine is disrupted by an odd voice which launches him into a quest for [...]

Penguin Rescue

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a delightful story which intermixes animation and real video with facts. The end result is an entertaining and educational experience for kids and the entire family! The animation's colors are vivid and detailed, the characters are rich and delightful and the various facts we learn about [...]


Dove Approved for All Ages

Imaginationland is all about where stories come from and how they're created and shared. Not only do the sounds and colors pop from the screen to entertain and delight all audiences, but the educational factors really stick as well. Elements include plot, character, and even dialogue, all in the [...]


April 10, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Pinocchio is an absolute feat in color and imagination! The film is not a mere copycat of the 1940 Disney classic, but instead an avenue for further exploring the timeless fable of a boy puppet and his misadventures. Animated like a seamless painting with rich, bold colors as brushstrokes, this [...]

Sea Monsters

Dove Approved for All Ages

Sea Monsters is filled with delightful characters such as Charlie, Mucas and Franfish, who decide to enter the The Funniest Monster Fish in the Sea contest, in which they have to deliver the funniest jokes. Rest assured, there are plenty of great, family-friendly jokes along the way as they prepare [...]


December 15, 2017

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, [...]

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

March 6, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Tad the Explorer is back for another adventure in Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas. The video images are terrific, including a snow-capped mountain, a temple which holds great treasures—and mysteries—as well as a storm at sea and the pursuit of King Midas' golden touch. It is [...]


November 22, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Coco es maravilloso!   Coco is gorgeous! Pixar has not only created a breathtaking, imaginative universe, but these masters have also swooped us into a culture that sparks endless conversation about family honor, death and heaven, music, honesty and a lifetime of injustice. But first, [...]