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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.

Watch BELLE
Quality: - Content: +2
Watch THE SNOOPY SHOW: Season Three
Quality: - Content: +2