Genre Archives: Animated

The Star

November 17, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Star is destined to become a classic! Not since The Prince of Egypt, which told the story of Moses, has a new major animated feature hit movie screens—that is, until now. The Star tells the story of the birth of Jesus but with a unique touch—it is through the eyes of several animals, which [...]

My Little Pony: The Movie

October 6, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Mane 6 are at it again in this fantastical adventure! Twilight Sparkle (Tara Strong) is the Princess of Friendship, and is stressing over the land of Equestria’s annual Friendship Festival. Just when things seem to be coming along, Equestria finds itself invaded by an unexpected enemy: The [...]

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

September 22, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The latest Lego movie, like its predecessors, does a great job poking fun at the simplest elements of life—including the movie itself. Lego Ninjago is yet another tongue-in-cheek escapade through the land of colorful square bricks, but with a lot less smoothness. The storyline of Lego Ninjago is [...]

Pondemonium: The Movie

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Pondimonium" is so titled for a reason. It features a frog, a pond and other creatures. In fact, the frog—named Joe Croaker—is good friends with a fly, Cosmo. They go on several adventures together and, occasionally, butt heads but they always manage to remain friends. This wonderful animated [...]

Bible Town

Dove Approved for All Ages

“Bible Town” is essentially a compilation of Bible stories told through animation and pictures and geared toward young children. The stories are told by Jimmy, Sarah, Tammy, and their friends from Bible Town, who obviously have a passion for God’s word. The stories that are told include [...]

Tad: The Lost Explorer

September 18, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Tad: The Lost Explorer" is the Indiana Jones for his generation! Tad has so many adventures in this action-packed animated feature that Indiana Jones just might envy him! Tad was raised by his grandmother and always dreamed about becoming an archaeologist and experiencing great explorations and [...]

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

August 11, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" plays like an old "Tom and Jerry" serial, in that it the film moves like a series of comic tete a tete comebacks. The result makes for a colorful, playful moviegoing experience, and for this particular summer filled action pictures that may not be suitable for [...]

Hedgehogs

December 12, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Hedgehogs" is a delightful movie, featuring vivid colors and a magical fairytale-like land. This is a story about friendship, perseverance, and true love where good overcomes evil in this imaginative film. In one scene, Bobby the hedgehog wakes up following an accident, and he has lost his memory. [...]

The Emoji Movie

July 28, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It takes all kinds of emojis to make the world go 'round. That is one lesson presented in this imaginative and pun-filled movie—that and the fact that one must take risks in order to find what one is truly made of. Gene the Emoji has to do this because he has not been selected to appear on a [...]

Monster Island

September 1, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a cute, coming-of-age animated movie about, well, coming of age—to turn into a monster, that is! Lucas has been protected by his father all these years from the family secret. When the truth comes out, his dad has to explain that he just wanted to keep Lucas safe. But Lucas wants and [...]