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Ideas for Movie Nights: Newer Films

What to watch with your little ones on family movie night! Question : We've been doing family movie-and-pizza night once a week with my 3.5 year old and our Netflix queue is looking sad since we've run out of ideas. Anyone have favorite films that little kids AND parents can enjoy? We've run through most of the usual suspects like Sound of Music and the Shirley Temple version Heidi, plus all the age-appropriate Miyazaki films and Disney animated classics that aren't too nightmare-inducing. My criteria are that the movies not be too violent/scary and not give my son even more ideas about ways to give lip to mommy and daddy, which rules out films like "The Incredibles." Answers : Family Movies (young-child appropriate) on DVD Recommended

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Chicken Little

Walt Disney Pictures ; producer, Randy Fullmer ; story, Mark Dindal, Mark Kennedy ; writers, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Ron Anderson ; director, Mark Dindal. |

A bug's life

Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar film ; produced by Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher ; original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft ; screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw ; directed by John Lassetter ; co-direc |


DreamWorks Animation SKG presents a PDI/DreamWorks production ; producers, Mireille Soria, Teresa Cheng ; writers, Mark Burton ... [et al.] ; directors, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath. |

Finding Nemo

Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film ; producer, Graham Walters ; story, Andrew Stanton ; screenplay, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds ; directors, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich. |


Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film ; producer, Brad Lewis ; story, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird ; screenwriter and director, Brad Bird. |

Brother Bear

Walt Disney Pictures ; producer, Chuck Williams ; writers, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton ; screenplay, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman ; directors, Aaron Blaise, Bob Walker. |


Universal Pictures presents a Kennedy Miller film. |


Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film ; produced by Darla K. Anderson ; original story, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien ; screenplay, Dan Fogelman ... [et al.] ; director, John Lasseter. |

Stuart Little

Columbia Pictures presents a Douglas Wick and Franklin/Waterman production ; produced by Douglas Wick ; directed by Rob Minkoff. |

The adventures of Milo and Otis

Columbia Pictures ; a Fujisankei Communications production ; screenplay, Mark Saltzman ; producers, Masaru Kakutani, Satoru Ogata ; director, Masanori Hata. |