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Turns out my daughter is like my wife. Obsessed with movies.

 

She loves Ghibli stuff which is obviously great, but great as they are, they only bear so many repeat viewings.

 

What else is wonderful for children and also nice for adults to watch?

 

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Off the top of my head try Boxtrolls, Isle of Dogs and Kubo and The Two Strings. All are fantastic tales and masterclasses in animation. 

 

A quick edit to include Pirates! That is also an awesome wee film. More comedy than my other suggestions and maybe not as "kind" as you want, but a firm favorite for my daughter and me. Also has an ace soundtrack. 

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I haven't seen it but the Book of Kells is meant to be very good.

 

Over the Garden Wall is a great, surreal little series. It's funny and odd. It can be quite sinister at times though. Kinda like a dark fairy tale.

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9 minutes ago, Delargey said:

I haven't seen it but the Book of Kells is meant to be very good.

 

Over the Garden Wall is a great, surreal little series. It's funny and odd. It can be quite sinister at times though. Kinda like a dark fairy tale.

 

Secret of Kells. It's a bit dark for kids, whereas Song Of The Sea by Cartoon Saloon is lovely 

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9 minutes ago, Stejay said:

The Iron Giant.


I came into the thread specifically to suggest this. Still one of my favourite films of all time.

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1 hour ago, Darren said:


I came into the thread specifically to suggest this. Still one of my favourite films of all time.

 

Snap.

 

ET?

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9 hours ago, Nick R said:

Paddington

Paddington 2

 

Damn, beaten to it. The answer is always Paddington.

 

I know it's easy to say Pixar films but Coco is perfect for what you're after I think.

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Missing Link is amazing.  I can't stop looking at Link's fur.

 

Book of Life was a huge hit with our kids and remains a firm family favourite.

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3 hours ago, Made of Ghosts said:

Song of the Sea

My Life as a Courgette (some heavy subject matter though, give it the once-over)

 

Yes, these two are really wonderful, although Courgette deals with some heavy subjects tbh.

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The Peanuts Movie (2015)

 

The fact it doesn't have the relentlessly grim, pessimistic - sometimes downright depressing - melancholy of the comic strip disappointed some Schulz purists.

 

But if you're looking for a thoughtful, small-scale kids movie it's a good choice: it stays very character-focused and small-scale (as opposed to throwing Charlie Brown into a globe-trotting quest, or something), isn't full of hyperactive action and shouting, and doesn't go overboard with the cute Snoopy/Woodstock antics.

 

I liked the style used to translate Schulz's style into CG, too. And though it throws in a couple of modern pop songs, it also keeps the Vince Guaraldi piano jazz music from the Charlie Brown TV specials (most of which I've never seen because they're not a fixture on UK TV like they are in the US :().

 

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