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10 Animated Movies To Help Raise Kind Children

10 Animated Movies To Help Raise Kind Children

By Movieguide® Contributor

The Bible says in Epehesians 4:32, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Not only is kindness Biblical, but it’s crucial to instill a spirit of compassion in children so they will grow up to be kind adults. This curated list features animated movies where the characters demonstrate tender-heartedness. From familiar characters like Charlie Brown to classic fairytales such as BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, these flicks teach children the importance of being a good friend.

TROLLS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
TROLLS is a delightful animated comedy about the famous Troll dolls, in a story about Princess Poppy trying to save her friends from the troll eating Bergens, with assistance from an unhappy, fearful troll named Branch. With only one adult innuendo as a joke and 3 OMG's, TROLLS is an adorable, fun, funny animated movie the family can enjoy.

IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN is a cute, amusing animated comedy on Apple TV+ where Sally’s bond with a yellow dandelion flower threatens her bother, Charlie Brown’s, annual championship game against Peppermint Patty’s baseball team. IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN is a charming, funny movie short that promotes standing up for your beliefs, speaking the truth, doing the right thing, making the world a more beautiful place, love, repentance, and forgiveness.

INSIDE OUT

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
INSIDE OUT is an animated comedy about a young girl who has a wonderful life, until her family moves to San Francisco and her emotions get out of control. INSIDE OUT is a well-made, delightful movie with a great plot line, excellent animation and a strong moral worldview.

SHREK

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Mike Myers plays the title role in SHREK, a fractured fairy tale about a smelly ogre who finds that it takes a princess with a punch to finally soften his heart. SHREK is a delightful computer animated comedy with only a few minor elements to take the bloom off its family-friendly rose.

BIG HERO 6

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
BIG HERO 6 is an excellent Disney animated movie about a 14-year-old boy who turns a huggable healthcare robot into a fighting machine and enlists the help of four friends to catch a villain in the city of San Fransokyo. BIG HERO 6 is delightful and charming with positive messages of helping others, courage and selflessness. A light caution is advised for younger children because of some heavier elements, including lots of action.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (3D)

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a beautiful, but bored French girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when she finds herself imprisoned by a brooding Beast with a mysterious secret that holds the key to their future. With its newly enhanced format and the addition of a great new scene and song, this movie is a must-see for all except the very young or easily frightened.

INSIDE OUT

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
INSIDE OUT is an animated comedy about a young girl who has a wonderful life, until her family moves to San Francisco and her emotions get out of control. INSIDE OUT is a well-made, delightful movie with a great plot line, excellent animation and a strong moral worldview.

FINDING NEMO

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
FINDING NEMO is a wonderful animated adventure about a small clownfish who goes in search of his son, who's been put into a fish tank by human beings. Every second of FINDING NEMO is beautifully animated, spectacularly directed and written with great heart and strong moral values.

WRECK-IT RALPH

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
WRECK-IT RALPH is an animated movie about Ralph, a character in an arcade game who doesn’t want to be the “Bad Guy” anymore. WRECK-IT RALPH is an extremely funny, entertaining movie with a strong moral message that’s also redemptive, but caution is advised for some scatological humor and light action violence.

UP

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
UP, the new animated feature from Pixar and Disney, is about a 78-year-old widower and a young boy scout who find the adventure of a lifetime on a jungle plateau in Venezuela full of unknown dangers. UP is another heartfelt, family-friendly, utterly delightful animated classic from the wonderful team at Pixar and Disney.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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