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  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (G)

    Sesame Street resident Elmo proudly introduces us to his best friend—a blanket with the capacity for action and expression—but freaks out when a friend wants to share it. more...
  • Aladdin (G)

    Adhering religiously to the formula that made megabucks on The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, this 1992 cartoon Disney feature, directed by John Musker and Ron Clements from a script they wrote with Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, can probably be plumbed for ideological notations on nuclear power in the Middle East and other aspects of the New World Order (I'm inclined to take a parrot named Iago, dubbed by Gilbert Gottfried, as a stand-in for Israel), but it's also a fairly straightforward fairy tale about an American-looking street urchin who marries into wealth with the help of a genie not only dubbed by but conspicuously patterned after Robin Williams. more...
  • American Made Movie (G)

    I'm surprised that a distributor picked up this documentary about the U.S. manufacturing industry for theatrical release—it feels like something you'd watch in a high school economics class. more...
  • An American Tail (G)

    Steven Spielberg-produced animated feature about an immigrant mouse who comes to America in search of his family. more...
  • Babe (G)

    This 1995 live-action film about a piglet that behaves like a sheepdog is impressive, though I do think it's creepy to be so entertained by a movie in which I can't tell from one moment to the next whether I'm watching a real animal or a fake. more...
  • Beauty and the Beast (G)

    Despite some excessive narrative streamlining, this 1991 release was Disney's best animated feature in years, full of charm and humor. more...
  • Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)

    Despite some excessive narrative streamlining, this 1991 release was Disney's best animated feature in years, full of charm and humor. more...
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (G)

    An elaborate Disney musical fantasy with animated sequences, as Angela Lansbury pits her white arts against evil Nazis (1971). more...