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The Wind in the Willows
rating:3.0

The Wind in the Willows

2006Runtime:0 minutes
From the prolific "Masterpiece Theatre" series comes this rollicking family adventure based on Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book. Mild-mannered Mole (Lee Ingleby) and easygoing Ratty (Mark Gatiss) find marvelous adventures with impulsive driving daredevil Mr. Toad (Matt Lucas). The highly imaginative charming film also stars Bob Hoskins as the wise Badger and Imelda Staunton as the Barge Lady.

Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Sweet 15
    rating:3.0

    Sweet 15

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her &NFi;quinceanera&NFi_; -- the traditional 15th birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young girl into adulthood. Marta is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels the gala event, but her outlook changes completely when she accidentally uncovers her father's secret: He never became a U.S. citizen.

    Directed by:

  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing: King Cole's Party
    rating:3.0

    Wee Sing: King Cole's Party

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Mother Goose nursery rhymes come to life in this delightful musical treat for children. Join Mary and her little lamb, Jack and Jill, and Little Boy Blue as they journey to Old King Cole's castle to help him celebrate 100 years of peace. Youngsters' favorite characters are all on board -- including Humpty-Dumpty. Featuring live action and special effects, the program encourages kids and adults to sing along with the familiar nursery-rhyme songs.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Daughters of the Dust
    rating:3.0

    Daughters of the Dust

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Julie Dash's landmark film follows a large African-American family moving north in the early 20th century, bringing to life the conflicts and struggles that confront every family leaving their homeland for the promise of a better future. This emotionally charged drama also explores the unique culture of the Gullah people; as the generations struggle with the decision to leave, their rich Gullah heritage and African roots rise to the surface.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Dash
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
    rating:3.0

    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Lindsay Lohan stars in this sparkling comedy, based on author Dyan Sheldon's novel of the same name, about an avowed New York City teenager whose social life is uprooted when her family relocates to the suburbs of New Jersey. Determined to become popular at her school, she jostles with the reigning Queen Bee for supremacy. Does she stand a chance? Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly and Alison Pill co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Sara Sugarman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Between the Lions: Season 1
    rating:3.0

    Between the Lions: Season 1

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Puppetry, animation, live action and music combine in this Emmy-winning PBS series for early readers. In each episode, the members of a lion family -- Theo, Cleo, Leona and Lionel -- read a story from their magical library, where characters pop out from books, vowels sing and words spring to life. With an emphasis on phonics and key words -- and a lot of music and merriment thrown in -- "Between the Lions" -- makes learning to read fun and easy.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Mullen
  • 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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    The Kid & I
    rating:3.0

    The Kid & I

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While most teens wish for a car for their 18th birthday, Aaron Roman (Eric Gores) longs to star in a big-budget action movie. Luckily, his wealthy father (Joe Mantegna) has the means to make it happen. But for Aaron, who has cerebral palsy, the logistics are another issue. Tom Arnold (who penned the semiautobiographical movie) stars, with appearances by Henry Winkler, Shannon Elizabeth, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman
    rating:3.0

    Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Tween sleuth Roxy Hunter (Aria Wallace) befriends an odd man known as "the Shaman" (Richard McMillan) who lives in the woods in this family mystery tale. So when he's accused of stealing a valuable crystal, Roxy and her pal Max (Demetrius Joyette) investigate, determined to find the real thief. Meanwhile, as the bond between Roxy and the Shaman grows, the two learn some important life lessons from each other.

    Directed by:

  • Eleanor Lindo
  • 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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    The Little Travelers: Japan
    rating:3.0

    The Little Travelers: Japan

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Experience Japan through the eyes of a child as American sisters Chantelle Hart and Nakia Hart begin their travels making friends and exploring the country's culture and customs in this award-winning educational adventure for the whole family. Spending three months in the ancient country, the twosome learn a little Japanese, play taiko drums, dress up in kimonos, meet ninjas, spend a day in preschool and taste lots of food -- even snails.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Hart
  • 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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    Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story
    rating:3.0

    Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Concentrating on her career heyday during the Great Depression -- during which time she starred in nearly 40 movies before the age of 10 -- this made-for-TV biopic also looks at the relationship between Shirley Temple (Ashley Rose Orr) and her supportive parents (Connie Britton and Colin Friels). The film, based on Temple's autobiography, paints an upbeat portrait of the dimpled tyke who became a showbiz legend.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia Tass
  • 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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    Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings
    rating:2.9

    Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Sesame Street's Big Bird whisks his pal Snuffy on a musical trip to exciting places in this sing-along program. Snuffy flips through Big Bird's scrapbook and is truly amazed by all of his friend's photos and souvenirs. Big Bird tells Snuffy his most exciting memories, such as visiting an Indian reservation and his first day at school. The sing-along program features 11 catchy tunes, including "The Map Song," "Big Bird Can't Fly" and "Rhyme Out."

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Simon
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Sesame Street: Let's Make Music
    rating:2.9

    Sesame Street: Let's Make Music

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Telly loses his tuba and fears that he'll never be able to make music again. Fortunately, the cast of the hit show "Stomp" arrives and demonstrates how everyday objects can be used for music. Soon, the whole Sesame Street gang is learning about music and rhythm! Fast-paced and educational fun, this Sesame Street special has never been seen on television.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Squires
  • 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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