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Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Feature-Length Films

 


2003 Award
Stuart Little 2
(Columbia Tristar $24.95 Score:) This sequel is much less dark than the original and, while there are a few chase scenes that young viewers covered their eyes for, the scariness factor has been turned down a notch. Here Stuart (Michael J. Fox) brings home a wounded bird (Melanie Griffith) who turns out to be a con artist sent to steal Mom's (Geena Davis) jewelry. A Fagin-like falcon (James Woods) plays the heavy, while Snowbell (Nathan Lane) provides wonderful comic relief. Best suited for 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
FInding Nemo
(Disney $26.99 Score:) As with most Disney movies, mom bites the dust pretty early on. That said, Pixar creates a compelling underwater world that sparkles. Marlin (Albert Brooks) spends most of the movie in search of his sole (sorry) remaining son, Nemo (Alexander Gould) who has been taken away by a fisherman's net. Ellen DeGeneres adds much humor as Dory, a forgetful fish who befriends Marlin in his search for his son. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Santa Clause 2
(Disney $22.99 Score:) Tim Allen is back as Santa Claus. While he now has fully embraced the joy of being Santa, he is presented with a new dilemma. He must find a Mrs. Claus or give up the red suit gig. Our viewers enjoyed Allen's romp through dating before finding his true love. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2005 Award
Brother Bear
(Disney $29.99 Score:) Kenai, trying to avenge the death of his brother, kills the grizzly bear he believes responsible for his brother's death. The spirits then turn Kenai into a bear. Kenai is rescued and befriended by an orphaned bear cub named Koda. Can you guess who killed his mother? In the end, Kenai chooses to remain a bear to be with Koda. Classic Disney. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas add comic relief as two wandering moose. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Shrek 2
(Dreamworks $22.99 Score:) Can you live happily ever after? Shrek and Princess Fiona put the famous fairy tale ending to a test when they go home to meet Fiona's parents, played by Julie Andrews and John Cleese. The anxiety-ridden premise of meeting your in-laws appealed to the grown-ups in the audience. Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots got high marks from both young and older viewers. An engaging sequel that will be playing in living rooms, over and over again. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
Ice Princess
(Disney $29.99 Score:) How about a movie about a super-smart math and science student who becomes a great skater applying what she knows about physics to her own skating? While it may take a leap of faith to get the same girl to the Nationals, it is a fun leap. Michelle Trachtenberg (of “Harriet the Spy”) is allowed to be smart and beautiful. Kim Cattrall plays her coach and Joan Cusack plays her mother (and they make her look upsettingly matronly). The behind-the-scenes look at the cutthroat world of figure skating may be eye-opening to many young skaters. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Award
Growing Up with Winnie the Pooh: Love & Friendship
(Disney $14.99 Score:) From the kinder and gentler collection of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, these stories focus on honesty, helping friends, and respect. Calm and fuzzy, just as Pooh should be. (Be careful—there are a couple of Poohs that include scenes that are over-the-top suspenseful for younger viewers).

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Cars
(Pixar $ Score:) From the team that brought us The Incredibles and Toy Story, Cars delivers both stunning animation and an engaging story. A very ambitious race car, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) finds himself in the forgotten Route 66 town of Radiator Springs with such notable car characters as Doc Hudson (Paul Newman), a VW van (George Carlin), and Sally (Bonnie Hunt). A little long in places, but it delivers a solid message that family and friends are more important than celebrity or fortune. Humor, amazing graphics, and heart challenge the Hollywood myth of the go-it-alone macho-man, giving us a new kinder, gentler, hero.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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