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Inside Out

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.


A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

​ Rise of the Guardians​

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

The Mitchells Vs. the Machines

A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.


 Mirabel, is the only ordinary family member of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the Colombian mountains. She discovers the magic surrounding their home is in danger and she may be her family’s last hope.


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.


Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.


In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Strange World

The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest and most crucial mission.


On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

The Willoughby's

Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.


After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Horton Hears a Who

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

Queen of Katwe

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Marcel, The Shell with Shoes On

A cash-strapped documentary maker decides to make his newest documentary about a mollusk shell he finds living in his Airbnb with his friends.

The Secret Life
Of Pets

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

The Lion King

Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.


A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet.

Harry Potter

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Kiki's Delivery Service

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Finding Nemo

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Cool Runnings

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Despicable Me

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Toy Story Series

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s bedroom.

The Karate Kid

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. When his training begins, Daniel doesn’t understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.

Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker, little Kevin, mistakenly left home alone while his family goes on vacation. He finds himself outwitting a pair of bumbling burglars while defend his home on Christmas eve.

Mrs. Doubtfire

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

The Sandlot

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

The Little Rascals

The He-Man Womun Haters Club is in danger of losing one of its members when Alfalfa falls in love with darling Darla.


A girl gifted with a keen intellect and psychic powers uses both to deal with her crude, distant family and free her kind teacher from their sadistic headmistress.


This is the mouse you want to find in the kitchen! The hilarious story of a French five-star chef – he just happens to be a rat – who finds a human cooking partner and a restaurant that needs help.

Spirited Away

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and spirits, a world where humans are changed into beasts.

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If you give a mouse a cookie tv show

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

IF Mouse and Friends go on an adventure together, THEN they will have fun the whole time! Watch as Mouse and the gang go on a backyard space mission, bring new twist to a beloved fairytale and do the Dog dance!

Tumble Leaf

Tumble Leaf

Tumble Leaf is a series aimed at preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox plays and discovers adventure and friendship around every bend in the path. Children will be enriched by understanding the world around them.

Blaze kids tv show

Blaze and the Monster Machines

A monster truck and his human driver go on adventures together while learning about science, technology, engineering and math.

Signing Time kids tv show

Signing Time

From their magical animated treehouse, Rachel, Alex, Leah, and all their friends share 18 American Sign Language (ASL) signs with your child in a fun and playful way.

Wild Kratts kids tv show

Wild Kratts

The Kratt Brothers and their team use their “Creature Power” suits to learn about and help various species of animals around the world.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood kids tv show

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

The adventures of the children of the characters of Fred Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Emily's Wonder Lab

Emily's Wonder Lab

Acclaimed science communicator Emily Calandrelli takes kids through lively experiments and entertaining activities in this new live-action series.

Slumber Kins


Explore adventures with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth Yak and Fox as they explore a world of emotional wellness and feelings.

Puffin Rock

Puffin Rock

Puffin Rock follows the adventures of Oona, her little brother Baba, and their family and friends on a gorgeous and wild Irish island.



Chris and Martin Kratt bring their enthusiasm for animals to the pre-school set.



An intrepid band of explorers roam the oceans in search of adventure and fun. Led by a valiant polar bear and a daredevil kitten, these eight talented critters are always ready to embark on an exciting new mission.

Odd Squad

Odd Squad

Odd Squad, a live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town.



This interactive animated series follows the adventures of 8-year-old Santiago Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, and features a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum.

Trash Truck

Trash Truck

Six-year old Hank and his best pal, a giant trash truck, explore the world around them on fantastical adventures with their animal friends.

Tale Spin kids tv show

Tale Spin

Happy-go-lucky pilot Baloo and his faithful navigator Kit Cloudkicker form the intrepid flight crew, “Higher For Hire.” There’s excitement at every turn as the heroes face off against the devious Shere Khan, Colonel Spigot and Don Karnage’s band of evil Air Pirates, with only Baloo’s skills and Kit’s wits to save them

Dexter's Laboratory kids tv show

Dexter's Laboratory

For Dexter, every day is an experiment in mayhem. But a true hero always masterminds his way out of trouble! This season he concocts a plan to give Dee Dee a better brain, she turns him from a quiet creator to a mad destroyer, and Mandark tries to win Dee Dee’s love while plotting to take over Dexter’s beloved lab.

Arthur kids tv show


Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Boy Meets World kids tv show

Boy Meets World

An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing up alongside a good friend.

The Magic School Bus kids tv show

The Magic School Bus

Climb aboard the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle and her class for a wild ride – certified – as they learn about science first-hand in this Emmy-winning science-adventure animated series based on the best-selling Scholastic books. The Bus changes size and shape to bring the class everywhere from inside a cell to outside Earth’s atmosphere. Seatbelts everyone!

Bobby's World kids tv show

Bobby's World

Created by and starring Howie Mandel, this animated series takes a wild ride inside the mind of young Bobby Generic. Bobby is not your typical suburban kid. His active imagination takes viewers into a world of daring adventure, incredible wonder, and lots of laughs, all in a pint size perspective.

little bear kids tv show

Little Bear

Based upon a series of children’s books, a grizzly cub has many misadventures with his friends.

Recess kids tv show


Comic tales of a group of good friends, four boys and two girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Animaniacs kids tv show


The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot — three inseparable, irascible siblings — have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. Watch them in their adventures!

Duck Tales kids tv show

Duck Tales

The comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of trillionaire Scrooge McDuck; his temperamental nephew Donald Duck; grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie; Launchpad McQuack; and Mrs. Beakley and her granddaughter Webby.

Doug kids tv show


Tune in to 13 episodes of this classic show featuring an average kid in anything-but-average situations! Check out Doug’s dancing lessons…see real puppy love in action when Porkchop falls for a poodle…and hang on for Doug’s first motorcycle ride!

Kids Next Door kids tv show

Codename: Kids Next Door

Codename: Kids Next Door follows the thrilling escapades of five eager, yet bumbling, 10-year-olds as they fight against the forces of tyrannical adults. These ambitious kids tackle the really important issues facing their peers.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy

From Earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye’s enthusiasm for all things science is contagious.

The Adventures of TinTin

The Adventures of TinTin

The adventures of the young reporter, his faithful dog and friends as they travel around the world on adventures.


Million Bazillion kids podcast

Million Bazillion

Greeking out kids podcast

Greeking Out

Who Smarted

Who Smarted?

Circle Round

Circle Round

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest kids podcast

Grim, Grimm, Grimmest

Who, When, Wow! Kids Podcast

Who, When, Wow!

Planet Story Time kids Podcast

Planet Storytime

Purple Rocket kids podcast

Purple Rocket

Super Great kids stories

Super Great Kids Stories

Brains on!

Brains On

But Why

But Why

Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers


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