12 Dogs of Christmas II: Great Puppy Rescue
17 year old Emma O’Connor and her childhood best friend, Mikey Stevens find themselves in a race against time and impossible odds to rescue a dog orphanage from an unscrupulous tycoon, Finneas James. This is an action-packed, fun-filled, adventure filled with kids, dogs and many other wonderful surprises.
STARRING: Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Dead Zone), Danielle Chuchran (Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat, A Christmas Wish), D.B. Sweeney (The Event, Memphis Belle), Alli Simpson
DIRECTED BY: Kieth Merrill
PRODUCED BY: Bruce D. Johnson, Ken Kragen
GENRE(S): Family, Christmas, Animals, * New Releases
RUNTIME: (103 min), YEAR: 2012
12 Dogs of Christmas, The
A widowed and out of work father reluctantly sends his daughter to stay with her aunt in a town that has outlawed dogs. On her way to school one day she finds a puppy and decides to keep it, despite the dog catcher close on her tail. She now has to get to the bottom of what is happening to all the dogs and at the same time charm the mayor with the most memorable Christmas pageant the town has ever seen.
STARRING: Jordan-Claire Green (School of Rock), Tom Kemp (The Departed), Richard Riehle (Office Space), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers)
DIRECTED BY: Kieth Merrill
GENRE(S): Family, Christmas, Animals
RUNTIME: (107 min), YEAR: 2006
Adventures of Mark Twain, The
Restored to High Definition, recently released by Magnolia in Dec. 2012. The imagination of Mark Twain meets the magic of Will Vinton, in this fantastical journey of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they travel through time in search of Halley's Comet. This year marks the 175th Anniversary of Twain's birth, and the 125th Anniversary of Twain's pinnacle work Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the 100th anniversary of his death.
STARRING: Director: Will Vinton Producer: Will Vinton Executive Producer: Hugh Tirrell Writer: Mark Twain and Susan Shadburne Animators: Barry Bruce, Joan Gratz,, Don Merkt, Will Vinton, Craig Bartlett, Bill Fiesterman, Mark Gustafson, Bruce McKean, Tom Gasek, Doug Aberle, Matt Wuerker Music: Billy Scream James Whitmore (Shawshank Redemption) as the voice of Mark Twaln
DIRECTED BY: Will Vinton
PRODUCED BY: Hugh K. Tirrell
GENRE(S): Family, Animation, Teen
RUNTIME: (86 min), YEAR: 1986
All Screwed Up
In a twist of fate the nerdy girl and the jock get their bodies swapped after being bitten by a beetle in a science experiment. Now right before the big game they have to figure out how to switch back, but it's not that easy when the nerdy girl likes all the attention she gets as the handsome jock.
STARRING: Chyna Layne (Precious, Cadillac Records), Allison Carter Thomas (Insidious, The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch), Robert Haley (Smart People), Sara Lukasiewicz (American Lie, Femme Fatales), Adam Piacente (The Dark Knight Rises), Chris Bashinelli (The Sopranos, An Inconvenient Truth), Lewis Thompson (The Killing Machines)
GENRE(S): Family
RUNTIME: (98 Min), YEAR: 2013
Assignment, The
After acceptance to a prestigious music school, Eliza's world is rocked when she uncovers a shocking mystery about her family. Thus begins her journey of self discovery that will shed light on her past, and inspire her passion to fulfill her destiny.
STARRING: Linsey Godfrey (The House Bunny), Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket), Jake Thomas, French Stewart (Home Alone 4), Robert Culp
GENRE(S): Family, Teen
RUNTIME: (94 min), YEAR: 2011
Captain Scarlet, Gerry Anderson's New
Just outside Earth’s atmosphere lies Skybase, a vast floating aircraft carrier that’s headquarters to an international security group called the Spectrum Organization, tasked with maintaining peace on Earth. Join Captain Scarlet, Destiny Angel, leader of the fighter pilots, Captain Blue and Lieutenant Green as they battle the Mysterons and fight for the future of the planet.
STARRING: Created by Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds)
PRODUCED BY: Gerry Anderson
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Adventure
RUNTIME: (26 x 30 min), YEAR: 2005
Castle Rock
An uruly middle class suburban girl and her dog meet a handsome drifter on the run from the law, while lost in the vast wilderness of Castle Rock Park. Thrown together in a struggle for survival, the two must put aside their differences and learn to trust one another.
STARRING: Ernest Borgnine (The Wild Bunch, Escape from New York), Pamela Bach, Frank Gorshin
DIRECTED BY: Craig Clyde
PRODUCED BY: Bryce W. Fillmore
GENRE(S): Family, Drama
RUNTIME: (85 min), YEAR: 2000
Claymation: Amazing World of Will Vinton (shorts)
Will Vinton's Amazing World of Claymation Closed Mondays (Academy Award winner, 7:37 min.) The Great Cognito (Academy Award Nominee, 3:11 min.) A Christmas Gift (8:16 min.) The Jumping Frog (4:00 min.) Dinosaur (13:04 min.) Legacy (5:23 min.) Mountain Music (7:18 min.) Go Down Death (8:00 min.) A Claymation Documentary (17:30 min.)
GENRE(S): Shorts, Animation, Claymation, Family
RUNTIME: (approx 60 min)
Claymation: Timeless Stories - A Christmas Gift
A charming story about a young boy choosing to share his Christmas dinner with an old woman. The idea is based on a Peter, Paul, and Mary song which narrates the tale. This is an early “music video” created in claymation.
STARRING: Director: Will Vinton Producer: Will Vinton and The Film Loft Animators: Don Merkt, Barry Bruce, Will Vinton Music: Peter, Paul and Mary
DIRECTED BY: Will Vinton
PRODUCED BY: Will Vinton
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Claymation, * New Releases, Christmas, Shorts
Claymation: Timeless Stories - Chimes, The
The story of how one poor man finds hope on New Year's Eve. "The Chimes" (Author: Charles Dickens; Narrator: Derek Jacobi; Award: CINE Special Jury Award).
STARRING: Directed by: Lindsay Van Blerk Produced by: The Adelante Project Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Derek Jacobi
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Christmas, Claymation
RUNTIME: (27 min), YEAR: 2000
Claymation: Timeless Stories - First Christmas, The
"The First Christmas" contains a reenactment of the Nativity story as written in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. The innkeeper's daughter and the shepherd boy add identifiable characters for young viewers. The miracles we witness in our daily lives make faith in Christmas relatively uncomplicated.
STARRING: Directed by: Lindsay Van Blerk Authors: Matthew and Luke (Israel) Narrated by: Christopher Plummer
DIRECTED BY: Lindsay Van Blerk
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Christmas, Claymation
RUNTIME: (30 min), YEAR: 1999
Claymation: Timeless Stories - God's Trombones
"The Creation" is the first in this trilogy of African-American poetry. It is an artistic rather than a literal interpretation of the Genesis story of creation. It is a reminder of our responsibility to leave planet earth as good or better than we found it. After all, we only have it on loan from the next generation. Another poem is "The Prodigal Son" which is a reminder that forgiveness is always in season. Author: James Weldon Johnson (USA); Narrator: James Earl Jones (voice of Star Wars' Darth Vader); Academy Award Nomination for Short Subject Animation.
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Claymation, Christmas
RUNTIME: (26 min), YEAR: 2000
Claymation: Timeless Stories - Martin the Cobbler
Based on a short story by Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, this is the claymation telling of Martin, a simple cobbler who has given up on life. But he is visited by several strangers that he decides to help and they turn out to be rewarding experiences. Ultimately, he finds purpose by helping others and joining his village.
STARRING: Director: Will Vinton Producer: Will Vinton and Frank Moynihan Writer:  Leo Tolstoy (Russia) Animators: Don Merkt, Barry Bruce, Joan Gratz, Will Vinton Music:  Billy Scream Narrated by: Alexandria Tolstoy (daughter of Leo)
DIRECTED BY: Will Vinton
PRODUCED BY: Will Vinton
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Claymation
RUNTIME: (27 min), YEAR: 1983
Claymation: Timeless Stories - Michael the Visitor
Simon discovers a desolate young man alongside the road and he takes him in even though he is very poor himself, soon he begins teaching the boy his craft and it becomes a blessing in disguise.
STARRING: Directed by: Lindsay Van Blerk Produced by: The Adelante Project Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrated by: Stockard Channing
DIRECTED BY: Lindsay Van Blerk
PRODUCED BY: The Adelante Project
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Christmas, Claymation
RUNTIME: (25 min), YEAR: 1996
Claymation: Timeless Stories - Rip Van Winkle
Rip seems to be the town neer-do-well. Instead of tending to his farm, he is often teaching the children to fly kites and play games. They love his singing and dancing much to the consternation of the Puritan villagers who are greatly puzzled by his lack of work ethic, as is his wife we might add. After drinking a magic potion concocted by Henry Hudson's shipmates, he goes to sleep for 20 years. When he wakes up he is embraced by the townsfolk as a long lost friend.
STARRING: Director: Will Vinton Producer: Will Vinton Executive Producer: Frank Moynihan Writer: Washington Irving (USA) Animators: Don Merkt, Barry Bruce, Will Vinton, Joan Gratz Music: Billy Scream Narrated by: Will Geer
DIRECTED BY: Will Vinton
PRODUCED BY: Will Vinton
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Claymation
RUNTIME: (28 min), YEAR: 1983
Claymation: Timeless Stories - Star Child
Two woodcutters, Gustav and Sven, discover an infant wrapped in a golden cloak with an amber chain around his neck. Sven takes him home and raises him with his other children. They name him Pero and he grows into a beautiful youngster. However, he becomes enamored of his own beauty. He treats a beggar lady cruelly and in turn is transformed into a frightful hideous creature. Only when he becomes beautiful inside does his external beauty return.
STARRING: Directed by: Billy Budd Films Author: Oscar Wilde (Ireland) Narrated by: Anonymous
DIRECTED BY: Billy Budd Films
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Christmas, Claymation
RUNTIME: (27 min), YEAR: 1991
Claymation: Timeless Stories - The Little Prince
The Little Prince, an idealist, expected perfection from his Rose. She had just a speck of vanity, but this was too much for him. He left her only to discover that, "What is essential is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one sees rightly." We follow the eternally young Prince through a fantasy universe seeking "matters of consequence." This production remains totally faithful to the spirit of innocence and sense of wonderment that mark the original text.
STARRING: Director: Will Vinton Producer: Will Vinton Executive Producer: Frank Moynihan Writer: Antoine de St. Exupery (France) Animators: Barry Bruce, Joan Gratz,, Don Merkt, Will Vinton. Music: Billy Scream Narrated by: Cliff Robertson
DIRECTED BY: Will Vinton
PRODUCED BY: Will Vinton
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Claymation
RUNTIME: (28 min), YEAR: 1981
Claymation: Timeless Stories - Velveteen Rabbit
The youthful rabbit and the wise old skin-horse lived in the boy's toy-room. One day the rabbit asked the skin-horse what it meant to be real. The skin-horse replied, "Being real isn't how you are made. It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, then you become real." Their conversation and the story continue and the world is richer for it.
STARRING: Directed by : LIndsay Van Blerk Produced by: The Adelante Project Author: Margery Williams (England) Narrated by: Jennifer Shapiro
DIRECTED BY: Lindsay Van Blerk
PRODUCED BY: The Adelante Project
GENRE(S): Animation, Family, Claymation
RUNTIME: (24 min), YEAR: 2004
Diamond Dog Caper
A diamond thief and his accomplices think they have found the perfect hide out and place to stash $5 million in stolen diamonds on a golden retriever. But a clever young boy falls in love with the dog & discovers their secret. He takes action and a la HOME ALONE, a terrific battle ensues between man's best friend and America's most wanted.
STARRING: French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun), Luke Benward (How to Eat Fried Worms), Brittany Curran (13 Going on 30, Akeelah and the Bee), Denyse Tontz, Kelly Perine (One on One), Kevin Farley (Tommy Boy, The Waterboy)
DIRECTED BY: Mark Stouffer
PRODUCED BY: Mark Stouffer, Rich Cowan, Wendy Winks
GENRE(S): Family, Adventure
RUNTIME: (90 min), YEAR: 2008
Dwegons and Leprechauns
When the Fitzgeralds find out that their newly inherited house hides a fantastical underground world occupied by Dwegons, descendants of Leprechauns, they join forces with the little creatures to rescue Dwegonland from a couple of devious art thieves.
STARRING: Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Maggie Wheeler (Friends), Joey D. Vieira (Lassie, Ferris Bueller's Day off)
GENRE(S): Family, Animation, * New Releases
RUNTIME: (98 Min.), YEAR: 2014
Effects of Magic, The
An old magician’s box, a broken heart, and a talking rabbit help a father and son reunite.
STARRING: Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds), Melinda Dillion (Prince of Tides), Jacobo Morales (Bananas), David Carradine (Kung Fu), Kathy Bates (Misery)
DIRECTED BY: Charlie Martinez
PRODUCED BY: Charlie Martinez
GENRE(S): Family, Drama, Romantic Drama
RUNTIME: (87 min), YEAR: 2001
When Santa leaves an Elf behind on Christmas Eve, the Harper kids find out his true identity as a super-hero "ELF-MAN". Together they must save their Dad's new invention from a bumbling gang of thieves, and enjoy the best Christmas, ever.
STARRING: Jason "Wee Man" Acuña (Jackass), Jeffrey Combs, Mackenzie Astin
DIRECTED BY: Ethan Wiley
PRODUCED BY: Richard Jefferies, Ethan Wiley
GENRE(S): Family, Christmas, Comedy, * New Releases
RUNTIME: (90 min), YEAR: 2012
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale
Once upon a time, Elle dreamed of becoming a famous singer, but she’s now living in L.A. interning at a record label. One day she meets her Pop Prince charming, but there’s one little problem… the divas at the label will do anything to keep her from success. With a little help from her friends, Elle proves that dreams do come true and happily ever after is just a song away.
STARRING: Ashlee Hewitt, Sterling Knight (17 Again, Sonny with a Chance), Kiely Williams (The Cheetah Girls), Thomas Calabro
DIRECTED BY: The Dunson Twins
PRODUCED BY: John Dunson, Tony Distefano, Tina Treadwell, Sean Dunson
GENRE(S): Romantic Comedy, Family, Teen
RUNTIME: (95 min), YEAR: 2010
Freedom Force (aka The Illusionauts) 3D
A group of kids with special powers and their trusted dog are sent back in time on a mission to restore the famous stories and their place in history as the mad President and Minister of Cultural Affairs are trying to change them. They face many obstacles setting the history straight and not mixing up anything as they go.
STARRING: Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Cruel Intentions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
DIRECTED BY: Eduardo Schuldt
PRODUCED BY: Aronnax Animation Studios
GENRE(S): Family, Animation, Adventure, * New Releases, 3D
RUNTIME: (82 min), YEAR: 2012
Willy thinks his family’s new house is filled with evil space aliens out to get him. Wishing for someone to save him, Gooby comes to life as a lovable, full size, furry pal who is more frightened of the world than Willy. The two have zany adventures and learn about the power of friendship. Gooby fulfills Willy’s wish by bringing Willy and his dad together in a touching, heart felt buddy tale.
STARRING: Robbie Coltrane as the voice of Gooby (Harry Potter series), Eugene Levy (American Pie), Matthew Knight (The Grudge)
DIRECTED BY: Wilson Coneybeare
PRODUCED BY: Wilson Coneybeare, Sab Ravali, John Calvert
GENRE(S): Family
RUNTIME: (99 min), YEAR: 2009
Lenny the Wonder Dog
After being implanted with a microchip that gives him special powers, a dog engages a young boy in conversation and adventure. Befriended by a local police officer, the dog, the boy and his friend go on a quest to save the world by undoing the insidious plot of an evil scientist to turn all kids into mindless robots.
STARRING: Sammy Kahn, Joe Morton (Terminator 2, American Gangster), Andy Richter (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), Craig Ferguson (Kick-Ass)
DIRECTED BY: Oren Goldman, Stav Ozdoba
PRODUCED BY: Scott M. Rosenfelt
GENRE(S): Comedy, Family, Adventure
RUNTIME: (84 min), YEAR: 2005
More Than Puppy Love
A young girl must learn to give up her dog to help a handicapped man regain his self-reliance.
STARRING: Pamela Bach (Baywatch), Diane Ladd and Craig Benton (Truman)
PRODUCED BY: Daniel Welter, Dennis Fallon
GENRE(S): Family, Drama
RUNTIME: (90 min), YEAR: 1999
Nutcracker Sweet
A girls favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes to life and after defeating the evil Mouse King in a battle whisks the girl away to a magical kingdom of sweets.
PRODUCED BY: Aronnax Animation Studios
GENRE(S): Animation, Family
RUNTIME: (84 Min.), YEAR: 2014
Sox: A Family's Best Friend
The Levy family is new in town and are having a hard time adjusting, when Sox, a small, adorable dog comes into their life. But Sox is not your typical pooch, he has special powers, and the local dog catcher and the (F.B.D.I) Federal Bureau of Dog Investigation will stop at nothing to get their hands on him.
STARRING: David Deluise (Wizards of Waverly Place, Vampires Suck), Aidan Potter (Playing For Keeps), Jamison Haase (Sugar & Spice)
DIRECTED BY: Jason Horton
PRODUCED BY: Ashley Noel, Veronica Rodriguez
GENRE(S): Adventure, Family, Animals, * New Releases
RUNTIME: (85 min), YEAR: 2013
Time Of The Wolf
A young wolf helps an orphaned boy and his aunt and uncle find the courage to move forward in their lives after a tragedy.
STARRING: Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights, The Longest Yard), Marthe Keller, Jason Priestly (Beverly Hills 90210)
PRODUCED BY: Andrew Somper, David Perlmutter, Frank Hübner, Lewis Chesler
GENRE(S): Family, Drama
RUNTIME: (90 min), YEAR: 2002
Touching Wild Horses
After a car accident claimed his parents lives and left his sister in a coma, a young man finds solace on a world-renowned wild horse preserve. Nothing heals better than the unconditional love of an animal.
STARRING: Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Wedding Crashers), Charles Martin Smith (American Graffiti, The Untouchables), Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night)
DIRECTED BY: Eleanor Lindo
PRODUCED BY: Frank Hübner, Paco Alvarez
GENRE(S): Family, Drama
RUNTIME: (90 min), YEAR: 2002
Velveteen Rabbit, The
A live action & animated adaptation of the classic children's story. A boy wins over his father & grandmother with the help of a magical toy rabbit he befriends in the attic. The rabbit's only wish is to become real, and through the boy, learns that it is love that makes us real.
STARRING: Voices of Jane Seymour along with Tom Skerritt and Ellen Burstyn. Live Action Cast: Matthew Harbour (Equilibrium), Kevin Jubinville (Ice Princess), Una Kay (Eye of the Beholder)
DIRECTED BY: Michael Landon, Jr.
PRODUCED BY: Believe Pictutes, Family Films, Feature Films For Families, Michael Landon Jr., Serge Denis
GENRE(S): Family, Drama, Historical, Animation
RUNTIME: (87 min), YEAR: 2009
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