Best Kids Movies on DVD Easter 2010

Up (Cert U): Grumpy 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America by tying balloons to his house. After lifting off however, he discovers that 8-year-old  Russell has stowed away on his flying house.  This latest Disney-Pixar animation features  the voices of features the voices of Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson and Jordan Nagai. From

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Cert PG): With a stellar voice cast including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and Jarvis Cocker, this version of Roald Dahl’s much loved book is an old-fashioned stop animation version which tells the tale of a fox who outwits three farmers with the help of his family and friends. From

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Cert U): Based on the book by Judi and Ron Barrett, this animated film tells the story of Flint Lockwood, an idealistic scientist who wants to eliminate world hunger. When food starts to rain from the sky, it threatens to overload the world’s cities. With the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan. Available from

Aliens In The Attic (Cert PG) This film is about kids on a family vacation who discover that their vacation house is occupied by aliens. They must fight off the attack while their parents remain clueless about the battle. Starring Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman and Carter Jenkins. From

Planet 51 (Cert U) Astronaut Capt. Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first to set foot on it. However he discovers that it’s inhabited by little green people who live in a 1950’s America complete with white picket-fences and an innocently optimistic outlook. To the inhabitants Chuck is an alien, and he has to get back to the safety his spaceship before he is captured by the local Anti-Alien Army. Find it at

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squequel  (Cert U) Alvin, Simon and Theodore have to enroll in school but as well as the usual pressures of school, they also have to deal with the Chipettes.  They are managed by Ian Hawke, the Chipmunks greedy former manager who wants to turn them into the next big thing. Starring Jason Lee. Get it from

Fame (Cert PG): This reinterpretation of the 1980 film of aspiration, success and heartache at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts stars Debbie Allen, who starred in the original film as dance teacher Lydia Grant and Kelsey Grammer. The theme tune is still there along with ‘Out Here on My Own’ but the film features a new set of students and is set firmly in the present day. Available from

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