Best Kids & Family Movie – Science Fiction

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1. Forbidden Planet (Remastered Edition) [VHS]

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Aug 31, 1994
Run Time: 98 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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This 1956 pop adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is one of the best, most influential science fiction movies ever made. Its space explorers are the models for the crew of Star Trek‘s Enterprise, and the film’s robot is clearly the prototype for Robby in Lost in Space. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure, presiding over a paradisiacal world with his lovely young daughter and their servile droid. When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them. Great special effects and a bizarre electronic score help make this movie as fresh, imaginative, and fun as it was when first released.
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2. The Iron Giant [VHS]

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Nov 23, 1999
Run Time: 86 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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VHS in the original large size clamshell box.
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3. The Incredible Mr. Limpit [Blu-ray]

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Run Time: 99 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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4. The Time Machine

by: Turner Home Ent
Release date: Oct 03, 2000
Run Time: 103 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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5. Amblin/Spielberg Animated Family Favorites 3-Movie Collection (An American Tale / Balto / The Land Before TIme)

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Nov 06, 2007
Run Time: 228 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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From Amblin Entertainment and executive producer Steven Spielberg, relive the adventure and magic of these endearing, fun-filled films that will bring hours of entertainment to your whole family! AN AMERICAN TAIL IN this heartwarming, Academy Award-nominated adventure, a courageous mouse named Fievel braves teh perils and wonders of a strange new world called America on a thrilling quest to find his family. BALTO The remarkable true tale of a hero who inspired a nation and became a legend, Balto tells the story of a sled dog who doesn’t know where he belongs until a tragedy forces him to find his noble spirit and restore hope to a small town. THE LAND BEFORE TIME In the delightful classic that started it all, prehistoric pals Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie go on an exciting adventure to find the lush, legendary Great Valley!
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6. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

by: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Franz Planer, Elmo Williams, Walt Disney, Earl Felton, Jules Verne
Release date: Apr 17, 2016
Run Time: 127 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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7. An American Tail (Happy Faces Version)

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Feb 17, 2015
Run Time: 81 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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From director Don Bluth and creator David Kirschner, this critically acclaimed full-length animated triumph chronicles the wide-eyed adventures of a courageous little mouse named Fievel. Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the-century America, Fievel is lost at sea during a ferocious storm. Washing ashore in New York Harbor, Fievel braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family. Featuring the voices of Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Plummer, it’s a rousing, heartwarming animated adventure for the entire family!
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8. The Land Before Time (Happy Faces Version)

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Feb 03, 2015
Run Time: 69 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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This dazzling Anniversary Edition of The Land Before Time, presented by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, introduces us to Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie, and follows them on their first journey together – an exciting quest to find the lush, legendary Great Valley. Along the way, the prehistoric pals overcome many challenges and learn the value of teamwork and friendship. This delightful classic is the adventure that started it all, and it continues to capture the hearts of viewers young and old.
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9. The Land Before Time V – The Mysterious Island

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Run Time: 74 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Beyond the Great Valley lies an island of beauty and mystery. In this wondrous place, Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie will discover old and new friends, face exciting challenges, and share the adventure of a lifetime! It’s a brand-new, song-filled, animated classic as the ongoing story of The Land Before Time continues. One day, a cloud of “Swarming Leaf Gobblers” descends upon the Great Valley and devours every plant in sight. Now the once-lush landscape is barren and empty, and the Valley herds must search for a new home until the leaves grow back. But when quarreling among the adults threatens to separate them, Littlefoot and his prehistoric pals set off on their own. Their search takes them across the Big Water – where strange creatures live and swim – to the shores of a mysterious island where they become reacquainted with Chomper, the adorable young Sharptooth from The Great Valley Adventure! This time, the tables have turned and Chomper must protect his plant-eating friends from the Sharpteeth of the island – including his own parents! With dazzling animation, memorable songs, and a story of courage and generosity, The Land Before Time: The Mysterious Island celebrates the gift of lasting friendship, a bond greater than time, separation and differences.
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10. Meet the Robinsons

by: Walt Disney Pictures
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Run Time: 95 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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11. Journey to the Center of the Earth

by: 20th Century Fox
Release date: Mar 04, 2003
Run Time: 132 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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The accent is on fun and fantasy in this film version of Jules Verne’s classic thriller that stars James Mason, Pat Boone, and Arlene Dahl. With spectacular visuals as a backdrop, the story centers on an expedition led by Professor Lindenbrook (Mason) down into the earth’s dark, threat-laden core. Members of the group include the professor’s star student, Alec (Boone), and the widow (Dahl) of a colleague. Along the way lurk dangers such as kidnapping, death, sabotage by a rival explorer, and attacks by giant prehistoric reptiles. But they also encounter such magnificent wonders as a glistening cavern of quartz crystals, luminescent algae, a forest of giant mushrooms, and the lost city of Atlantis.

Remaining faithful to Verne’s story, this is a sweeping adventure that offers enough thrills and entertainment to satisfy every explorer in the family.

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12. Creature From the Black Lagoon (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection)

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Jul 24, 2007
Run Time: 80 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Scientists drug and capture the creature, who becomes enamored with the head scientist’s female assistant (Julie Adams). The lonely creature, “a living amphibious missing link,” escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection. Chief scientist (Richard Carlson) then launches a crusade to rescue his assistant ans cast the ominous creature back to the depths from where he came. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore’s brilliantly designed monster, Creature From The Black Lagoon remains an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators.
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13. Wall-E

by: Disney
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Run Time: 99 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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14. Bugs Bunny & Road Runner Movie [VHS]

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Sep 22, 1993
Run Time: 98 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Chuck Jones directed some of the funniest shorts in the history of filmmaking, and this 1979 feature-length compilation includes several of his best cartoons. Among the 11 shorts shown in their entirety are the classics Robin Hood Daffy, What’s Opera, Doc?, Bully for Bugs, and Duck Amuck, which remain as hilarious as they were when first released almost 50 years ago. As with any collection, the viewer wonders why some films were included and others omitted: Why Hare-way to the Stars and Operation: Rabbit, but not Rabbit of Seville or A Bear for Punishment? Nor is the material always shown to its best advantage: Long Haired Hare has, unfortunately, been cut, and combining footage from several Road Runner shorts into a 20-minute montage weakens the pacing Jones built into the individual films. These caveats aside, The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie provides a showcase not only for Jones’s razor-sharp timing, but for the work of his exceptional crew, which included designer Maurice Noble, writer Mike Maltese, composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn, and voice actor Mel Blanc. (Ages 4 and older) –Charles Solomon
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15. The Cat From Outer Space

by: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release date: Jul 06, 2004
Run Time: 104 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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There’s magic in the memories as great Disney moments are captured right here for you and your family to enjoy. Cosmic comedy is on the prowl when an extraterrestrial cat named Jake is forced to crash-land his spaceship on Earth. Jake then proceeds to lead a physicist, his girlfriend, the Army, and a team of baffled scientists on endless escapades during his unscheduled and hilarious visit!
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16. Seventh Voyage of Sinbad [VHS]

by: Columbia/Tri-Star
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
Run Time: 88 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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The animated adventure VHS movie of Sinbad and his seventh voyage.
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17. Jimmy Neutron – Sea of Trouble [VHS]

by: Paramount
Release date: Oct 07, 2003
Run Time: 24 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Whether translating English into “Fish” or thoughts into spoken words, boy genius Jimmy Neutron’s inventions are spinning out of control in these five Jimmy Neutron episodes. When adversaries Cindy Vortex and Jimmy Neutron get paired up for an oceanography project, Jimmy lands them both in deep trouble searching for sunken treasure. An urban legend defies the scientific process in “The Phantom of Retroland,” and Jimmy discovers that you really can have too much of a good thing in “Happy Birthday to You.” Jimmy’s oversized head swells to even more enormous proportions when the power of being appointed hall monitor goes to his head in “Hall Monster,” and it’s a frightening day for all involved when Cindy and Jimmy get inside each other’s heads in “Trading Faces.” Jimmy Neutron excels at inventing the impossible–maybe someday he’ll learn to control his inventions and foresee their effects. (Ages 6 and older) –Tami Horiuchi
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18. The Polar Express (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Nov 22, 2005
Run Time: 100 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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19. Jason and the Argonauts

by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date: Jul 14, 1998
Run Time: 104 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Fantastic special effects by Ray Harryhausen and exciting mythological adventure make this a film that is fun for everyone. It’s the story of Jason (Todd Armstrong), a fearless sailor and explorer, who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so, Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera, Queen of the Gods, sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant, the venomous Hydraa huge creature with the heads of seven snakes, and a spectacular battle with an army of skeletons.
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20. The Land Before Time X – The Great Longneck Migration

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Jan 16, 2011
Run Time: 85 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Join your prehistoric pals on the most spectacular adventure yet! Littlefoot and his grandparents share an unusual “sleep story” that leads them on a fantastic journey! The always curious Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie quickly follow behind. Throughout this enchanting adventure, they discover many new creatures, wonders of nature, dangers and delights! They eventually meet up with the largest gathering of dinosaurs ever, including one very special Longneck that Littlefoot thought he would never see! Featuring the unforgettable voices of an award-winning cast, including Kiefer Sutherland, Bernadette Peters and James Garner, and an original song, “Best of Friends,” performed by 4-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John. The Land Before Time: The Great Longneck Migration is filled with lessons on friendship and diversity that deliver a fun and captivating story for the whole family.
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21. We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story

by: Universal Studios
Release date: May 26, 2009
Run Time: 71 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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For every kid who ever wanted to meet a real dinosaur, Steven Spielberg presents We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story – the animated tale of four prehistoric pals in the most awesome adventure since the dawn of time! Join Rex, Woog, Elsa and Dweeb as they time-travel to New York City to meet their biggest fans – modern-day kids – and make all of their wildest dreams come true. Featuring the voices of John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short and Rhea Perlman, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story is a magical film the whole family will enjoy.
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22. The Land Before Time – The Big Freeze

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Dec 04, 2001
Run Time: 75 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Your favorite dinosaur friends from the Great Valley are back for the coolest adventure of their lives, in The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze. In this chilling and thrilling new escapade, snow falls in the Valley for the first time, puzzling and enchanting everyone. It’s not long before they all realize that these fun and fluffy white flakes are threatening their survival. But Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky and Petrie are more worried about Spike. A visiting Stegosaurus herd fascinates Spike, who decides to join them on their journey to escape the freeze. When Ducky secretly follows him to the Mysterious Beyond, Littlefoot, Cera and Petrie decide to brave the icy weather to bring back their missing friends. Know-it-all Mr. Thicknose (voice of Emmy Award winning actor Robert Guillaume) insists on going along and soon discovers he has lessons to learn from the young ones. The magical animation, enchanting songs, and touching story about friendship and family make The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze a captivating film that will warm your family’s heart and provide an avalanche of fun for years to come.
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23. The Land Before Time: Friends Forever

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Dec 02, 2008
Run Time: 93 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Celebrate the power of friendship with four dino-riffic adventures in The Land Before Time: Friends Forever! Join Littlefoot, Chomper and the rest of your prehistoric pals as they meet new creatures, learn how to depend on one another, and have a ball in their dinosaur wonderland. Filled with over 90 minutes of heartwarming dino-tainment, a sing-along song, entertaining activities, and all the fun you’ve come to expect from The Land Before Time series.
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24. An American Tail Family Double Feature

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Feb 01, 2005
Run Time: 157 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment come the adventures of Fievel, one of the most endearing animated characters ever created. In this thrilling adventure, the courageous little mouse braves the strange new world to find his family.And the fun continues when Fievel joins forces with famed lawdog Wylie Burp to thwart a plot to transform unsuspecting settlers into mouseburgers! Filled with humor, adventure and action, these heartwarming tales are fun for the entire family.
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25. The Land Before Time II-V 4-Movie Family Fun Pack

by: Universal Studios
Release date: Feb 18, 2014
Run Time: 292 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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4 fun-filled movies for the entire family including The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving and The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists.
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