DVD Reviews

The Red Turtle A magical and mystical animated film about an island, a castaway, a shapeshifting being, and dreams. X-The Mystery
Moana The quest of a young Polynesian girl to become a way-maker for her people. Questing
The Secret Life of Pets A delightful and funny animated family film about the playfulness of animals. Play
Finding Dory An inventive animated film about short-term memory loss, the longing to return home, and the lessons learned on a quest. Questing
The Little Prince A creative and spiritual reworking of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's magical and enlightening 1943 novella. Love
Boy and the World A colorful and out-of-the-box animated feature from Brazil that charts the quest of a boy to find his father. Questing
Zootopia A spunky 3-D animated film about a bunny whose life is energized by big dreams and rock-solid optimism. Questing
Anomalisa Vivid and creative view of the harm, loneliness, and pain brought into the world by mental illness. Shadow
The Good Dinosaur A charming story of a dinosaur with a good heart who learns the meaning of courage on his way home after many adventures. Questing
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet A visually impressive animated film presenting eight profound and poetic wisdom teachings. Imagination
Inside Out An animated masterpiece that helps us understand, appreciate, and re-frame our emotions. Meaning
Song of the Sea An Irish folktale about facing our fears, embracing death and human frailty, walking in wonder and returning home as transformed beings. Questing
Big Hero 6 A lively and creative animated film about a robot with heart, empathy, compassion, and gentleness. Kindness
The Tale of Princess Kaguya An impressive hallowing of play and laughter as the sources of a lightness of being. Play
Rocks in My Pockets A wild and weird animated feature about a Latvian grandmother who passes on her depression to others in the family circle. Peace
Planes: Fire & Rescue Entertaining animated sequel in which the superstar crop duster learns to deal with disappointment and put others ahead of himself. Questing
The Lego Movie A spiritually literate animated film for people of all ages that affirms that everyone is special and everything is truly awesome. Reverence
How to Train Your Dragon 2 An impressive sequel that leaves us cheering for the noble ideal of animals and humans living together in peace and harmony. Peace
The Wind Rises The life, work, and love story of an aviation engineer in Japan prior to World War II directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Love
Wolf Children An imaginative Japanese animation film about a resilient single mother trying to prepare her two strange children for the world. Love
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