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Horseland: Taking the Heat
rating:3.4

Horseland: Taking the Heat

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. After skipping practice sessions, overconfident Alma gets an unpleasant surprise in the fence-jumping event in "Win Some, Lose Some." Then, in "Fire, Fire Burning Bright," Chloe and Zoey don't take their responsibilities seriously on a trail ride, and their actions lead to consequences that put everyone in danger.

Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
    rating:3.3

    Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Strawberry Shortcake and pals Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Pupcake travel to the Land of Dreams. Their juicy mission is to stop the greedy Peculiar Purple Pieman from stealing all the dreams in Strawberryland. Join the colorful friends as they learn how working together can be a sweet dream. Sarah Heinke provides the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, the animated heroine popular with children and parents since 1980.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Animal Farm
    rating:3.3

    Animal Farm

    1954Runtime:0 minutes
    Adapted from George Orwell's bitingly black satirical novel of the same name, this full-length animated film employs farmyard animals to depict the foibles that are inherent in modern political systems. The pigs of Manor Farm stage a coup against their cruel master (they're rebelling against substandard conditions in their sty) and attempt to establish a prosperous new regime, only to learn that absolute power always corrupts -- absolutely.

    Directed by:

  • Joy Batchelor
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
    rating:3.2

    Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Dora the Explorer teams up with Boots and the Snowflake Fairy in this feature-length adventure that follows the trio as they try to save Princess Sabrina and her snowy forest from a wicked witch who's stolen the princess's magic snow crystal. Dora and her friends must also stop the mean old witch from melting the beautiful wintry forest. Two other episodes, "Dora's Jack-in-the-Box" and "Bark, Bark to Play Park" are also included.

    Directed by:

  • Allan Jacobsen
  • Henry Madden
  • Katie McWane
  • George S. Chialtas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks
    rating:3.1

    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The popular "Blue's Clues" series introduces the whimsical joys of puppetry to its young audience and reveals a secret: Blue speaks. But how did that all begin? According to Luna, the Moon Fairy, there's a legend that can explain it all. The night before the first blue moon shone over the land, a blue puppy was born with a gold key that unlocked its gift of language. Includes two episodes: "The Legend of the Blue Puppy" and "Love Day."

    Directed by:

  • Koyalee Chanda
  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Between the Lions: Farmer Ken's Puzzle
    rating:3.0

    Between the Lions: Farmer Ken's Puzzle

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Important subjects are addressed in this 3-episode collection of the popular children's show hosted by a family of book-loving lions who want kids to get wild about reading. Things get serious in the library when Lionel won't let Leona play a computer game because she's underage; Walter and Clay Pigeon want &NFi;The Fox and the Crow&NFi_; to be banned because the tale makes birds look silly; and Leona gets scared when she learns that giants are coming.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Simon
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    My Dog Tulip
    rating:3.0

    My Dog Tulip

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on J.R. Ackerley's 1956 autobiographical novel, this animated tale of a man and his dog features Christopher Plummer as the voice of Ackerley, a middle-aged writer whose life is changed forever when he adopts an 18-month-old German shepherd. Despite not being a dog lover, Ackerley finds his truest companionship with his skittish pup, Tulip. And so begins a 14-year friendship filled with all the mischief, wonder and unconditional love a dog can bring.

    Directed by:

  • Paul Fierlinger
  • Sandra Fierlinger
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: Fred's Birthday
    rating:3.0

    Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: Fred's Birthday

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Inquisitive pup Blue and her friends enjoy party time and fairy tales in the playroom in these two charming episodes -- "Fred's Birthday" and "In the Fairy Tale Ball" -- from the educational series aimed at preschoolers. First, Blue and Fred invite tykes on a riddle-solving treasure hunt for Fred's present. Then, Blue receives a special invitation and meets Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and other classic fairy-tale characters.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Franny's Feet
    rating:3.0

    Franny's Feet

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    A little girl's feet take her on magical adventures to different parts of the world when she tries on shoes in her grandfather's repair shop. She soon meets fascinating characters with unusual problems.

    Directed by:

  • Joanne Boreham
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Oswald: On-the-Go Oswald
    rating:3.0

    Oswald: On-the-Go Oswald

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Nickelodeon's animated children's series about a blue octopus, his pet dog Weenie and his friends Henry the penguin and Daisy the flower is gentle fun for toddlers. This video contains the episodes "Daisy and the Duckling," "The Double Date," "Chasing the Ice Cream Truck," "The Camping Trip," "Henry Needs a Haircut," "Flippy the Fish," "A Sticky Situation" and "Tutti-Frutti Pie."

    Directed by:

  • Ken Kessel
  • Christine Kolosov
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: It's Hug Day
    rating:3.0

    Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: It's Hug Day

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Join curious pup Blue and some of her pals -- including Moona, Polka Dots, Fred and Roary -- as they hunt for clues and have a blast hanging out in Blue's room. The video features one episode of "Blue's Clues," one installment of "Blue's Room" and two bonus episodes that will help preschoolers develop cognitive skills, stretch their creativity and have fun with Blue's blend of music, games, dancing, puzzles, drawing and wordplay.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Goodnight Moon
    rating:3.0

    Goodnight Moon

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's classic children's bedtime tale "Goodnight, Moon" leaps from the page to the screen in this delightful, heartwarming animated feature narrated by actress Susan Sarandon. The compilation also includes Maurice Sendak's "There's a Monster in My Closet" featuring Billy Crystal, plus two lullabies -- "Hit the Road to Dreamland" and "Hush Little Baby" -- sung by Tony Bennett and Lauryn Hill.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Schatz
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Oswald: Welcome to the Big City!
    rating:3.0

    Oswald: Welcome to the Big City!

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Follow gentle Oswald, the titular star of Nickelodeon's popular children's animated series, as he navigates life in the big city with his good-natured pals, Henry the waddling penguin and Daisy the friendly flower, and his loyal pet, Weenie the pup. Includes eight episodes featuring the bouncy, blue-hued octopus.

    Directed by:

  • Ken Kessel
  • Christine Kolosov
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Spirit of Christmas
    rating:3.0

    The Spirit of Christmas

    1950Runtime:0 minutes
    Two classic holiday tales -- "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and the story of the Nativity -- come to life in this 1950s TV presentation performed almost entirely by marionettes. With Alexander Scourby narrating and the Mabel Beaton Marionettes taking on the roles of everyone from Santa to the baby Jesus, this colorful musical presentation is a holiday classic that adults will recall fondly and a new generation of tykes will embrace.

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Beaton
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Between the Lions: The Popcorn Popper
    rating:3.0

    Between the Lions: The Popcorn Popper

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Fun, fantasy and excitement fill the air in this 3-episode collection of the popular children's show hosted by a family of book-loving lions who want kids to get wild about reading. There's never a dull moment in the library when Click whisks a popcorn popper out of a book and the cubs can't get it to stop popping. In the next two episodes, Leona helps a lovelorn sculptor and jumps at the chance to ride piggyback on her dad's back forever.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Simon
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Between the Lions: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West
    rating:2.9

    Between the Lions: Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    A family of book-loving lions encourages kids to get wild about reading in this 3-episode collection of the popular children's show. A tornado blows into the library in "Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West," and it's up to Pecos Bill to wrangle the rascally wind; Harry Houdini shows Lionel a few magic tricks in "Lionel's Great Escape Trick"; and Leona can't get to sleep after hearing an enchanting story about a queen in "Touching the Moon."

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Simon
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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