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Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the i…sland is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology. (Read More)

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Frozen (2013)

Frozen (2013)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. 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. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. (Read More)

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Brave (2012)

Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

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disney princess
tough girl
refusing to believe
human becoming an animal
female hero
scene after end credits
strong female lead
destiny
strong female character
chicken
curse
no opening credits
title spoken by character
one word title
f rated
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female nudity
flashback
male rear nudity
dog
dancing
knife
chase
surprise ending
voice over narration
title directed by female
shot to death
horse
shot in the chest
rescue
slow motion scene
punched in the face
sword
bare butt
showdown
birthday
river
swimming
good versus evil
foot chase
sword fight
ambush
axe
montage
fish
king
princess
necklace
transformation
on the run
training
flash forward
legend
character repeating someone else's dialogue
prologue
screaming
key
race against time
lightning
prank
contest
feminism
waterfall
shot in the arm
bear
queen
prince
chess
falling down stairs
spirit
fireplace
teen angst
bow and arrow
spear
heavy rain
looking at oneself in a mirror
cake
buttocks
rebel
sheep
torch
fate
animal attack
apple
female warrior
shield
target practice
bravery
scotland
3 dimensional
rowboat
punched in the chest
medieval times
pride
aerial shot
shadow
rainstorm
knife throwing
kingdom
wish
arrow
black magic
sign language
crow
horseback riding
triple f rated
hit in the face
birthday present
stuffed animal
strongman
shot with an arrow
young version of character
archery
crown
domineering mother
mooning
macguffin
stable
fight the system
heir
archer
bechdel test passed
bow
bagpipes
animal killing
banquet
rock climbing
magic spell
teenage hero
throne
hide and seek
medieval
suitor
scottish accent
broom
scot
clothes ripping
lord
harp
tracker
rebellious daughter
ruin
wood carving
invisible
spit take
clan
spear throwing
teenage rebellion
matriarchy
tracking
one legged man
rider horse relationship
wooden leg
music lesson
tug of war
scottish highlands
triplets
cauldron
girl horse relationship
axe throwing
thrown from a horse
bareback riding
redheaded girl
cub
riding bareback
10th century
irish wolfhound
tapestry
peg leg
celt
evil spell
lute
female horse rider
female archer
betrothal
playing bagpipes
bullseye
haggis
animal becomes human
girl riding a horse
will o' the wisp
fiery redhead
work horse
drumstick
highland games
menhir
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The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal w…ith the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

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sea turtle
disney princess
talking crab
female hero
sailor
turtle
shark
pirate
singing
title spoken by character
nudity
dog
kiss
fight
explosion
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knife
three word title
fire
mirror
rescue
battle
birthday
bed
good versus evil
cooking
concert
disguise
fish
dinner
foreign language adaptation
bath
king
princess
drowning
transformation
danger
based on short story
mistaken identity
statue
lightning
exploding body
sadness
first part
underwater
fireworks
sacrifice
prince
rock
rope
teen angst
destruction
dress
heroine
talking animal
scene during opening credits
lifting someone into the air
royalty
witchcraft
villainess
blockbuster
giant
chef
frog
bride
teenage protagonist
animal attack
anthropomorphism
telescope
anthropomorphic animal
mute
rowboat
hypnosis
musical number
spying
young love
duck
kingdom
wish
smoke
spell
contract
happy ending
sidekick
sunset
laundry
dock
scene before opening credits
flute
legs
seagull
16 year old
dolphin
nude girl
unconsciousness
bubble bath
swimming underwater
meat cleaver
pipe
potion
friends who live together
final battle
crab
star crossed lovers
rainbow
alter ego
octopus
exploding ship
rescue from drowning
snail
conductor
naked
barrel
wave
magic spell
shark attack
x rayed skeleton
canceled wedding
wedding cake
fat woman
carriage
human
birds
defeat
voice
deal
curiosity
seal the animal
fork
puppet show
false name
danish
struck by lightning
jamaican
harpoon
blowing out candle
disobeying orders
lifting a female into the air
firefly
collecting
anchor
castle thunder
clothesline
cinderella story
super villainess
lagoon
seashell
blue eyes
jack in the box
mallet
evil laughter
shrimp
sunken ship
hans christian andersen
seasickness
red eyes
flamingo
lair
fake name
master of disguise
starfish
pelican
trident
talking bird
bird attack
true identity revealed
sail
wolf whistle
whirlpool
grotto
white hair
merman
blowing smoke in someone's face
redheaded girl
talking fish
interspecies romance
seafood
seahorse
angry father
singing animal
bedtime
loss of voice
bluebird
pinching nose
combing someone's hair
bitten on the butt
flower in hair
giantess
seashell bikini
disguised as human
moray eel
appearing from water
crow's nest
lily pad
object
animal licking someone
spiraling eyes
washing oneself
broken teeth
fiery redhead
washer woman
blowing a raspberry
flattened
french chef
old english sheepdog
becoming human
destroying a statue
fish tail
polyp
undersea kingdom
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) is one of the best movies like Moana (2016)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew.… However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. (Read More)

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The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

Surrounded by the immense and furious ocean, a shipwrecked mariner battles all alone for his life with the relentless towering waves. Right on the brink of his demise, the man set adrift by the raging tempest washes ashore on a small and deserted tropical island of sandy beaches, timid animal inhabi…tants and a slender but graceful swaying bamboo forest. Alone, famished, yet, determined to break free from his Eden-like prison, after foraging for food and fresh water and encouraged by the dense forest, the stranded sailor builds a raft and sets off to the wide sea, however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Each day, the exhausted man never giving up hope will attempt to make a new, more improved raft, but the sea is vast with wonderful and mysterious creatures and the island's only red turtle won't let the weary survivor escape that easily. Is this the heartless enemy? (Read More)

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Ponyo (2008)

Ponyo (2008)

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea …goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human. (Read More)

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Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he re…trieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. (Read More)

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disney princess
young girl
bare midriff
lava
underwater scene
bird
singing
title spoken by character
character name in title
one word title
based on novel
dog
kiss
dancing
chase
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fire
horse
rescue
sword
jail
good versus evil
bound and gagged
sword fight
mountain
disguise
fish
child
controversy
princess
drowning
transformation
smoking
microphone
mission
actor playing multiple roles
cheerleader
rat
first part
garden
fireworks
monkey
prince
chess
runaway
talking animal
lifting someone into the air
elephant
treasure
blockbuster
impersonation
jumping from height
sheep
parade
apple
anthropomorphism
guard
middle east
trapped
anthropomorphic animal
banana
balcony
tiger
wish
parrot
wilhelm scream
palace
camel
happy ending
sidekick
market
bread
bee
young woman
sorcerer
blackboard
blizzard
hypnotism
friends who live together
rags to riches
final battle
crab
part computer animation
genie
young man
racial stereotype
tailor
anachronism
staff
title appears in song
cobra
scotsman
wish fulfillment
fire breathing
false name
fortune
saudi arabia
hourglass
lifting a female into the air
carpet
giant snake
sultan
diamond ring
sphinx
secret laboratory
evil sorcerer
lamp
reference to arnold schwarzenegger
flamingo
ruby
stealing food
hookah
talking bird
rubber duck
based on folk tale
voice imitation
reference to jack nicholson
reference to jerry lewis
blue skin
reference to groucho marx
reference to pinocchio
aladdin
cracker
magical lamp
stilts
pants falling down
magical carpet
three wishes
arabian nights
reference to peter lorre
street urchin
anthropomorphic bird
flying carpet
ball and chain
reference to casanova
reference to robert de niro
reference to ed sullivan
forbidden city
reference to ethel merman
toy monkey
1710s
reference to cab calloway
spiraling eyes
reference to dumbo
reference to a thousand and one nights
reference to rodney dangerfield
reflection in an eye
genie in a bottle
reference to walter brennan
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The Croods (2013) is one of the best movies like Moana (2016)

The Croods (2013)

"The Croods" are an eccentric family of cavemen, who survive the harsh terrain by living accordingly to a strict set of rules. But when their home is destroyed in the wake of an impending disaster known as "The End", they are forced to leave their home of shelter and security, and into the wildernes…s of the unknown to find a new home. (Read More)

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Beowulf (2007)

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his… armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

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quest
curse
no opening credits
demon
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title spoken by character
character name in title
one word title
sex
female nudity
male nudity
violence
female frontal nudity
bare chested male
kiss
…
fight
chase
surprise ending
fire
beating
dream
corpse
blood splatter
slow motion scene
reenactment
battle
sword
brawl
falling from height
combat
decapitation
good versus evil
sword fight
massacre
stabbing
death of friend
throat slitting
bridge
army
impalement
stabbed to death
apology
severed head
ritual
king
creature
duel
grave
legend
beaten to death
stabbed in the back
person on fire
actor playing multiple roles
dragon
sadness
rat
severed arm
queen
dismemberment
hate
power
gold
loyalty
bow and arrow
burned alive
spear
fame
told in flashback
mutilation
denmark
treasure
buttocks
giant
servant
honor
burial
animal attack
eaten alive
celebration
promise
dwarf
shield
fight to the death
loss of son
stabbed in the throat
prophecy
stabbed in the head
swamp
stabbed in the leg
disembowelment
heart
slaughter
armor
disfigurement
stabbed in the eye
broken arm
kingdom
loss of husband
tragic hero
severed leg
dagger
sin
shame
reflection
necrophilia
viking
shot with an arrow
archery
crown
stabbed in the arm
fortress
burnt face
tavern
crushed head
troll
seductress
stabbed in the shoulder
bleeding to death
heir
archer
martyr
claw
rite
deformity
heart ripped out
burning building
sailing ship
loincloth
expressionism
custom
reward
arm ripped off
illegitimate son
based on poem
leadership
feast
saga
battle axe
falling off a cliff
horn
axe in the head
sliced in two
origin of hero
treasure chest
stabbed in the side
danish
funeral pyre
coronation
burned body
fire breathing dragon
fake blood
torn in half
conquest
nude fight
lair
childlessness
motion capture
death by fire
split in two
desecration
dark ages
fleet
hospitality
hero worship
candlestick
weakness
wench
avarice
retelling
spear through chest
swimming competition
sword throwing
death by sword
norse
stabbed in chest
winged dragon
trampled to death
funeral rite
seacoast
ancient sword
dragon rider
raider
6th century
ragnarok
human versus dragon
test of character
rafter
bare back
burning church
burning city
monster child
human fallibility
old english
beast's heart
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Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory (2016)

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her… to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. (Read More)

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Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso (1992)

In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in t…he air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. (Read More)

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Surf's Up (2007) is one of the best movies like Moana (2016)

Surf's Up (2007)

This story follows a teenage rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all of the other penguins think he's nothing but a surfing fool, to the "Big Z Memorial Surf Off" on Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition i…n the world of penguin surfing in honor of "Big Z," a deceased surfing legend whom he has idolized since childhood. But the waves in Pen Gu are different than in Shiverpool, and the competition is steep. The current champ, egotistical Tank Evans, isn't just about to let this little penguin knock him from first place without a fight. When Cody wipes out and encounters Geek, a recluse aging former surfer, living in the jungle, he learns some important lessons about life and surfing, and even teaches Geek a thing or two. (Read More)

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The Sword In The Stone (1963)

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one …can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. (Read More)

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Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center ins…ide Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. (Read More)

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Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

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Alice In Wonderland (1951) is one of the best movies like Moana (2016)

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. H…e scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

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young girl
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underwater scene
bird
singing
title spoken by character
character name in title
based on novel
dog
party
chase
three word title
fire
crying
dream
…
cat
falling from height
tears
birthday
fish
judge
trial
animal
birthday party
king
creature
transformation
smoking
tree
key
umbrella
rabbit
flowers
underwater
garden
flower
twin
fireworks
queen
moon
sister
tea
egg
talking animal
cake
hat
mouse
hammer
blockbuster
ladder
reality
eaten alive
anthropomorphism
imagination
child's point of view
sand
anthropomorphic animal
rose
sun
butterfly
cane
irreverence
victorian era
invisibility
bottle
lizard
crown
harmonica
jury
pocket watch
fantasy world
toast
giving a toast
cookie
mushroom
pipe
reading a book
altered version of studio logo
match
red
carpenter
parallel universe
carrot
lobster
card
secret passage
alternate dimension
calendar
door
alice in wonderland
sugar
labyrinth
caterpillar
title appears in song
miniaturization
daydreaming
hedgehog
angry
shrinking
oyster
talking cat
tea party
keyhole
sneeze
playing card
it was all a dream
white
shore
mallet
white rabbit
dimension
sentenced to death
croquet
flamingo
paintbrush
bad temper
walrus
rocking horse
starfish
mustard
hare
hookah
teapot
spiderweb
falling into a hole
jam
wonderland
doorknob
lift skirt
sudden change in size
bird's nest
rose garden
changing size
smoke ring
teacup
angry woman
hybrid animal
mad hatter
anthropomorphic rabbit
bloomers
dodo
growing in size
rabbit hole
animal wearing clothes
anthropomorphic flower
giantess
character shaped hole
cheshire cat
dodo bird
enlargement
lewis carroll
queen of hearts
anthropomorphic sun
red paint
pied piper
mispronounciation
talking flower
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Mulan (1998)

Mulan (1998)

This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise hers…elf and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead. (Read More)

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and… refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? (Read More)

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Princess Mononoke (1997) is one of the best movies like Moana (2016)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Ebos…hi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. (Read More)

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Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film… is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6 (2014)

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends …into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (Read More)

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