DVD Reviews

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
Monsters University Animated film about monster college students competing to become the scariest one of them all. Play
The Croods An animated film that has it all: captivating characters, rich thematic material, humor, imaginative visuals, and an adventuresome quest. Openness
Frozen A 3D animated princess tale saluting sisterly love and female empowerment. Love
Planes A 3D animated family film about stepping into your dream and becoming all you were meant to be. Yearning
From Up on Poppy Hill A lovely Japanese hand-drawn animated film with a female heroine. Love
The Rabbi's Cat A French animated film about the unusual quest of a rabbi, a skeikh, and a talking cat to discover the unity of peoples. Hospitality
Rise of the Guardians An unusual tale about a playful free spirit who is thrilled to become a Guardian who watches over children. Nurturing
Frankenweenie A strange and appealing animated film that explores the unusual adventures of a lonely boy and his eternally frisky dog. Love
Brave The freedom quest of a feisty Celtic princess with a jungle of wild red hair. Love
Chico & Rita A Spanish animated film for adults that is a real crowd-pleaser. Love
Yellow Submarine The 1968 animated classic by the Beatles as their declaration of independence. Transformation
Happy Feet Two A lively animated film with its quirky characters and the heroism of animals banding together in face of an eco-disaster that threatens them all. Unity
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers. Questing
Puss in Boots A razzle-dazzle animated feature about an outlaw cat who dances flamenco and is a survivor able to handle all challenges before him. Play
Winnie the Pooh A down-to-earth and whimsical screen interpretation of three A. A. Milne inspired tales about fear, friendship, and the importance of play. Play
My Dog Tulip A funny, charming, and witty animated feature based on J.R. Ackerley's masterful memoir about his loving relationship with his dog. Love
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