About Dove

A Mission to Inform

Dove.Org is growing! Protecting the original mission and vision of the founding fathers, we’re working to develop a new level of influence in a new season of digital and on-demand entertainment. We’re updating the look of the Family Approved seal and we’re increasing our number of reviewers to add voices, and films, to our resource. Here’s a sneak peak at our new seal! We’d love to hear from you as we introduce new ideas.

The Dove reviews are based on Christian values and we want to serve all families and individuals who love great entertainment, but also want to spend their time and money on God-glorifying storytelling. We also recognize that our families might have unique sensitivities, so we want to bring you insight and information so that you can make informed decisions. We don’t pretend to know your family better than you do, but we will give you a point of view through as much of a biblical lens as we are able. And we’ll grow and learn through your feedback.

 

There is a content chart and descriptions that gauge six criteria: Sexuality, Language, Violence, Drug and alcohol use, Nudity, and Other. We’re working to add to to this content grid, so that we can engage in the conversation about movies with positive character attributes or a genuine faith message. Some films have higher violence or other cautionary elements, but it’s worth talking about so we can be part of the conversation and not isolated from it.

Years ago, the Dove Seal was referred to by the late entertainment legend, Steve Allen as “the Good Housekeeping seal for family entertainment.” We honor that legacy and we’re excited to carry it forward for a new generation of families.

Our Story

1991

The Dove Foundation incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and began its work producing the first list of movies with the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

1993

Dove produced “Hollywood’s Impact on Family Values,” a television special hosted by entertainment legend Steve Allen.

1995

The Dove Movie Channel® for hospitalized children debuted in partnership with Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, thanks to a grant from the Prince Foundation; later reaching over 30 hospitals.

1999

The Dove Foundation commissioned it’s first Profitability Study of MPAA-Rated Movies to examine revenues and negative costs for widely released movies from 1988-1997. The study was updated again in 2005 and in 2012.

2005

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment began to include the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal on nationally marketed Dove approved DVDs. Many other studios have followed suit.

2010

Dove has trust relationships with senior executives of the major Hollywood studios and over 600 independent producers and distributors Several major motion pictures have been edited to meet Dove Standards.

2012

The 2012 Film Profitability Study documented that Dove approved movies are 3 times more profitable than those that missed the mark. CEO Rolfe was invited to share the findings the VARIETY MAGAZINE Family and Faith-based Entertainment Summit in Beverly Hills.

2015

In partnership with Cinedigm Corp, Dove Channel was launched, providing instant access to stream hundreds of Dove-approved films on the web, iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Prime.

Our Mission

To encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment.