Genre Archives: Animated

Despicable Me 3

June 30, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is packed with academy award winners, and that’s part of what makes it so much fun. Carrell, Wiig and company take us on a joyful, slapstick-charged ride through a story that celebrates family as much as we do. Our favorite villain-turned-anti-villain-agent Gru and his very capable [...]

Cars 3

June 16, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s been a while since I heard a theater crowd applaud at the end of the movie. It wasn’t a passionate, emotional applause, but definitely a joyful, grateful appreciation for a positively delightful evening out with the kids. This third installment in the Cars franchise takes us back to the [...]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

June 2, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

George and Harold love to laugh. Sure, some of their laughter is ignited by potty humor. Yet when the principal, Principal Krupp, is a tyrant with a sign placed on his desk saying "Hope dies here," then laughter is just the medicine that is needed. Jerome Horwitz Elementary is where the young [...]


August 25, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Deep" is a cute animated story about one little octopus named Deep that must find a way to save his grandfather and the creatures of the deep. Along with his friends, Alice, a deep-sea shrimp, Evo, a clumpy angelfish, and a new friend, Maura, an eel, they try to find the great whale, Nathan, to [...]

A Stork’s Journey (Video)

July 4, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"A Stork's Journey" is a thrill ride! The sparrows, storks, owls, and other creatures are a delight and funny. The colors are vivid, and the story is rich. The theme is praiseworthy: a young sparrow, named Richard, raised for a time by storks, wants to travel with them when they migrate to Africa. [...]

Gadget Gang in Outerspace

July 18, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Cute little aliens with help from some Earth kids have to save the galaxy when an evil worm captures the leaders of the space universe. It is a intergalactic experience filled with comedy and fun as the combination of many space movies are intertwined in this animated flick. The entire family will [...]

Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!

June 13, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

HJ5 is a girl group who does everything together. It seems that no matter how much their manager tries to book a concert for the girls, a problem always arises. Whether it's their performance for an audience that has disappeared at an airshow that has attracted aliens or a parade that is [...]

Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom

May 9, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Stinky, Runt, and Claudette decide to go to the Eastern Forest to see royalty, Queen Bear and Princess Canue. The also understand they will be in big trouble and grounded when their parents find out where they went. But when the rogue wolves attack the royals, the cubs and friend do their best to [...]


August 30, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Watching “Leap!” felt a little like going back in time. Not necessarily because of the setting of the story in 19th century France, but more because the nature of the movie felt like 20 years ago. Actually, in a nice way. The dialogue was simple and the characters were a bit rough; and I took a [...]


August 8, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The wonderful animated characters, Barney the owl, Scout the horse and cute little airplane Axle, take an educational adventure to find out facts, history and other information about horses. They travel the world to find out about the many types of horses, the importance that horses have played in [...]