This bibliography includes videos of possible interest to children and young adults. The inclusion of a movie in this catalog does not constitute recommendation or endorsement by the library staff of any particular movie for viewing by children. Not all movies in this catalog are suitable for all children. The maturity of individual children varies. It is the responsibility of parents to monitor and approve the videos their children order and view. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is as follows:
G: General Audiences
• All ages admitted
PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
• Some material may not be suitable for children
PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
• Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. Features the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris, Amy Poehler, and Christina Applegate. 2011.
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine. 2011.
The Great Adventure
During the Gold Rush, two spunky kids are befriended by a courageous German shepherd named Buck as they struggle through a cruel Yukon winter to reach Dawson City. Jack Palance and Joan Collins star in this sequel to The Call of the Wild. 1975
The New Adventures of Heidi
After her Grandfather disappears during a storm on their mountain, Heidi becomes the companion of a lonely runaway schoolgirl she befriended. The girl's father takes them to New York for Christmas. But Heidi pines for her beloved Grandfather. Stars Burl Ives. 1978.
The Princess and the Frog
A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. Animation. 2010.
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. Animation. Stars Karen Disher, Jesse Eisenberg, and Anne Hathaway. 2011.
Toy Story 3
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. Voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. 2010.
Winnie the Pooh
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood for a heartwarming original movie, and reunite with the beloved bear and his silly but steadfast friends. Animation. 2011.
The Adventures of Tintin
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. Animation. 2012.
Alice in Wonderland
19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. 2010.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes. 2009.
Call of the Wild
In the midst of the Klondike gold rush, an adventurer and his devoted sled dog mush their way into the heart of an exciting, boisterous, unpredictable era. A vivid recreation of Jack London's classic wilderness saga starring Charlton Heston. 1972.
A Christmas Carol
When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas -- but he must act on it before it's too late. Stars Jim Carrey. 2010.
Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain", Gru along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. Animation. Stars steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews. 2010.
The familiar story of the Grinch stealing every present in town on Christmas Eve has been expanded to incorporate flashbacks to the Grinch's childhood, which serve to explain his hostility toward the Whos. Stars Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, and Christine Baranski. 2000.
He was destined to be the Easter bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred, an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. Animation. Voiced by Russell Brand and James Marsden. 2012.
How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes, a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds. Animation. 2010.
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. 2011.
Jack and Jill
Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. Stars: Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes. 2011.
The Karate Kid
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. Contains some violence and strong language. Stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. 2010.
In 19th-century New England, two street-smart urchins are sent to a country boarding school where they test the patience and principles of their teachers, Jo and Fritz. A wonderful, heart-warming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic sequel to Little Women. Stars Mariel Hemingway and Chris Sarandon. 1997.
The Last Airbender
The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations. 2010.
Mars Needs Moms
A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. Stars Seth Green, Dan Fogler, and Joan Cusack. 2011.
The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life. Animation. Voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Tina Fey. 2011.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. Stars: Jim Carrey and Angela Lansbury. 2011.
With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon. 2012.
Nanny McPhee Returns
Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons. Stars Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. 2010.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. 2010.
American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck! Animation with voices of Dwayne Johnson and Justin Long. 2010.
Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches and "Prom" portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. 2011.
Puss in Boots
A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. Voices of Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayek. 2011.
Rango is a pet chameleon who gets tossed into a wild and raucous town in desperate need of a hero. Animation. Voiced by Johnny Depp. 2011.
Mark Twain enchants his daughter's college graduating class with the tale of how his failure as a gold-seeker on the Nevada frontier led him to take up the pen. James Garner, Ned Beatty, and Jill Eikenberry star in this family adventure. 2002.
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. Stars: Diane Lane and John Malkovich. 2010.
Shrek Forever After
Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme. Animation. Stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz. 2010.
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. Animation. 2011.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Balthazar Blake, master sorcerer and apprentice of Merlin, must find and train Merlin's descendant to destroy Morgana le Fey, the darkest sorceress of all time. Stars Nicolas Cage. 2010.
Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack. Stars AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt. 2011.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. Animation. 2011.
The Tooth Fairy
A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Julie Andrews, and Billy Crystal. 2010.
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid. Stars Jeff Bridges. 2011
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway. Animation. 2009.
A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious. Stars Kevin James. 2011.
Glee: The Concert Movie
See your favorite stars from the hit TV show Glee as they sing the songs you love and dance up a storm on stage. Get swept up in the energy of "Glee Live" -- including performances not seen in theaters and hilarious Sue Sylvester introductions! 2011.
I Am Number Four
Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. Contains violence and strong language. 2011.
Land of the Lost
On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures. Contains sexual situations and some strong language. Stars Will Ferrell and Anna Friel. 2009.
Prince of Persia
A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. Contains Contains violence. 2010.
The Scarlet Letter
A faithful adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of sin and redemption set in Colonial Massachusetts in the 1600's. Beautiful Hester has a daughter out of wedlock and keeps the father's name a secret. In shame, she must wear the scarlet letter. 1934.