Best Kids Movies on DVD July - August 2007

Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur and the Invisibles (Cert U) Arthur is a little boy whose grandfather has disappeared, and whose family home is threatened by real estate investors. In his quest to save his home he follows his grandfather’s ancient clues and finds a world inhabited by tiny people who help him in his quest. A live action and CGI film it stars Freddy Highmore and features the voices of David Bowie, Madonna, Harvey Keitel, Robert de Niro and Snoop Dogg. Available at and

Miss Potter

Miss Potter (Cert PG) is the story of how Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated her much loved animal tales and broke away from her oppressive family to live in the beautiful Lake District. Stars Britain’s magnificent scenery. Supporting actors include Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson and Emily Watson. Available at and

The Reef

The Reef (Cert U) is an animated tale about Pi, an ordinary fish from Boston who arrives at an exotic reef to live with his Aunt Pearl. But soon he must save his home and the love of his life from a bullying shark. Known as ‘Shark Bait’ in the US this film features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Rob Schneider and Evan Rachel Wood. Available at

Charlotte’s Web (Cert U) With a stellar cast including Julia Roberts, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Bates, Robert Redford and Steve Buscemi, this adaptation of E.B.White’s much loved tale is a mixture of live action and CGI animation. Charlotte the spider saves the life of Wilber the pig, runt of the litter by spinning messages into her web. Available at and

The Last Mimzy (Cert PG) is based on an award winning short story by Lewis Padgett. Two children, Emma and Noah, find a mysterious box which contains what they think are toys. As they play with them their intelligence increases rapidly, and Emma explains that an old toy rabbit, Mimzy is teaching her. But then Mimzy says that she has an important message from the future. Stars Timothy Hutton, Joely Richardson and Rainn Wilson. Available at and

TMNT (Cert PG) The Turtles are back! In their first movie since 1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo return to save the world. Why is tech-industrialist Max Winters amassing an army of ancient monsters? A starry cast includes Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Geller and Laurence Fishburne. Available at

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