Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: 2-Genre Table :: Fantasy :: Animation


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9 (2009)

A post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened.

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Two animated adaptions of ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'' and ''The Wind in the Willows.''

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Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince.

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Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar (1994)

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's trechery to find away back into power.

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Aladdin 3: Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1995)

At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie...

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Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked (2011)

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

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Anastasia (1997)

The only surviving child of the Russian Royal Family hooks up with two con men while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.

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Beowulf (2007)

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

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Brave (2012)

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

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Brother Bear (2003)

A young Inuit hunter seeks vengence against a bear, only to be magically changed into a bear himself, and his only chance to change back is with a talkative bear cub.

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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The Cat Returns (2002)

After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

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A Christmas Carol (2009)

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

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Cinderella (1950)

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

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Coraline (2009)

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

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Corpse Bride (2005)

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

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The Croods (2013)

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

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The Dark Crystal (1982)

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

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Discworld: Soul Music (1997)

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ...

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Discworld: Wyrd Sisters (1997)

Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ...

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Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme (2007)

A crippled and embittered doctor travels to a hidden community in Tibet where he learns of his true destiny as the Sorcerer Supreme of his world.

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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

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Epic (2013)

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

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Fantasia (1940)

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

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Fantasia 2000 (2000)

An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest called FernGully fight to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

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Frosty the Snowman (1969)

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

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Frozen (2013)

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.

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Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

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Heavy Metal (1981)

A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

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Hercules (1997)

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

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Hop (2011)

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

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Horton Hears A Who! (2008)

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

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How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

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Hulk vs. (2009)

Two stories featuring Marvel's anti-hero The Incredible Hulk and his encounters with the X-Man Wolverine and the god known as Thor.

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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit Ice Age. This time around the Ice Age is over and is starting to melt, which will destroy their valley. So they must unite and warn everyone about the situation.

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Igor (2008)

Animated fable about a clichÚ hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

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The Illusionist (2010)

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

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The Invincible Iron Man (2007)

When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.

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James and the Giant Peach (1996)

An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.

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Justice League: Doom (2012)

Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

An alteration of the timeline for the superhero, The Flash, creates ripples that disastrously alters the Universe. The Flash must team with other heroes to restore the timeline while the ...

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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

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Justice League: War (2014)

The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

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The Land Before Time (1988)

Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival.

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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole (2010)

When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.

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The Little Mermaid (1989)

A mermaid princess makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land.

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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)

To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

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The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

The plot explores the story of Athena, Ariel's mother, through the narration of Ariel.

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The Lorax (2012)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

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Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

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Monster House (2006)

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

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Monsters University (2013)

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicań desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

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Ninja Scroll (1993)

A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

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Osmosis Jones (2001)

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

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ParaNorman (2012)

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

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Peter Pan (1953)

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

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Pinocchio (1940)

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

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Planet Hulk (2010)
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The Polar Express (2004)

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home.

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Ponyo (2008)

An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.

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Porco Rosso (1992)

The adventures of a 1920's bush pilot who just happens to look like a humanoid pig.

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The Princess and the Frog (2009)

A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

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Princess Mononoke (1997)

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest and Tataraba, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

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Ratatouille (2007)

Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out that his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant's new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remy's family's skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans.

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The Rescuers (1977)

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

The RAS agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher

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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

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Saludos Amigos (1943)

Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

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Santa Clause is Comin' to Town (1970)

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

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The Secret of Kells (2009)

The animated story of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells.

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The Secret of Nimh (1982)

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats, in whom she has a deeper link to than she ever suspected.

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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

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Shrek (2001)

An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.

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Shrek 2 (2004)

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

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Shrek Forever After (2010)

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

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Shrek the Third (2007)

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

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Sleeping Beauty (1959)

A snubbed malevolent fairy casts a curse on a princess that only a prince can break, with the help of three good fairies.

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The Smurfs (2011)

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

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The Smurfs 2 (2013)

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.

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Son of Batman (2014)

Batman learns he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins.

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Spirited Away (2001)

In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace...

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Stuart Little (1999)

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

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Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend.

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

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The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Merlin the Magician teaches a young boy who is destined to be King Arthur.

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The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.

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Tangled (2010)

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

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The Three Caballeros (1945)

Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by ZÚ Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

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Toy Story (1995)

A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

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Toy Story 2 (1999)

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

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Toy Story 3 (2010)

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

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Ultimate Avengers (2006)

To confront an alien menace, General Fury assembles a team of superheroes lead by a recently resuscitated Captain America.

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Ultimate Avengers 2 (Rise of the Panther) (2006)

When the Chitauri invaders are sighted in the African kingdom of Wakanda, the Avengers covertly enter the advanced nation to investigate.

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Up! (2009)

By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

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Watership Down (1978)

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

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Wonder Woman (2009)

In antiquity, the Amazons defeat the war god, Ares, and Zeus charges them to hold him prisoner as eternally...

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The Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

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