Kids Movies on DVD July - August 2008

Underdog (U) Underdog is about a beagle who, due to a laboratory accident obtains special powers that allow him to talk and fly. Underdog becomes a superhero and has to save Capitol City from his creator, evil scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister. Available from

Penelope (U) Starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy and Richard E. Grant, this film is about a girl who hides a secret; an evil curse has given her a pig’s nose, and the only way to break the curse is for a handsome prince to propose to her. Can she find her handsome prince? Available from

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) Ben Gates is the world's most famous treasure hunter. He discovers long-lost pages from the diary of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, and they seem to implicate his ancestor, Thomas Gates, as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Lincoln. Can Gates prove his ancestor innocent? Stars Nicholas Cage. From

The Ugly Duckling & Me (U) is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. The film tells the story of Ratso, a wheeler dealer city rat, and Ugly, a baby duckling. They escape to the big city - Ratso thinks he can make money out of the duckling, but of course, the duckling has a secret to be revealed.... From

The Water Horse (PG) Starring Emma Watson, Brian Cox and Alex Etel and using on the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, this film is the story of Angus, a young boy living in Scotland during World War II. While searching for seashells on the beach one day, Angus finds a mysterious object. Loosely based on the book by Dick King-Smith. From

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG) is based on the books by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi and which tell the tale of Mallory, Simon and Jared Grace who move to their uncle’s tumbledown house. There they find a book which leads them into all sorts of adventures with elves, goblins and fairies. Starring Freddy Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte and Joan Plowright. From

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