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    Countries of the World: Italy
    directed by Valeria Mori

    For children wishing to get a snapshot of another country, this series provides a brief overview of the geography, history, culture, language and more of different places around the world. A school-age guide narrates the video tour. Each film is approximately 13 minutes long. Other countries may also be available.

    star rating 13 minutes
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    Families of Germany
    directed by Eleanor Marquisee

    Each film in this series is about 30 minutes long. With each new film, children are introduced to a family in a different country. Children will see how families of the world are both different and alike. Other countries may also be available.

    star rating 30 minutes
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    Travel with Kids: Peru
    directed by Jeremy & Carrie Simmons

    Learn about a culture through this series of travel videos designed to show children and families what they might see on a journey to different destinations around the world. Each video is about 84 minutes. Other countries may also be available.

    star rating 84 minutes
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    The Secret of Kells
    directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey

    Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide.

    star rating 75 minutes
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    Return to Snowy River
    directed by Geoff Burrowes

    Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

    star rating 99 minutes
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    The Rescuers Down Under
    directed by Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel

    The world's bravest mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, answer a call for help from deep in the heart of Australia's vast and unpredictable Outback!

    star rating 77 minutes
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    Ratatouille
    directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family and his true calling, Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events.

    star rating 111 minutes
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    A Far Off Place
    directed by Mikael Salomon

    Two strangers must find strength and courage while crossing a dangerous African desert.

    star rating 108 minutes
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    Ballet Shoes
    directed by Sandra Goldbacher

    The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.

    star rating 90 minutes
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    Two Brothers
    directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

    The amazing story of two feisty twin tiger cubs who are separated - one is sold to the circus while the other becomes the pet of a governor's son. But years later, the two adult tigers reunite and begin an amazing journey through India to find their way home.

    star rating 109 minutes
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    Anastasia: Bartok the Magnificent
    directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

    Anastasia: animated musical tale of Anastasia, a princess of Russia's Romanoff family who survives assassination and finally flees to Austria. Bartok the magnificent: when Prince Ivan is kidnapped, it's up to Bartok to discover the real hero inside himself and rescue the young Romanoff.

    star rating 94 minutes
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    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    The animals leave the island in an old plane and find themselves landing in the wilderness of Africa. While discovering their roots they learn the differences between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa. It's a great place, but not Central Park!

    star rating 89 minutes
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    The Little Prince: The Magic Case
    directed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    See the Little Prince travel to Italy, Lapland, and New England, where he encounters an imaginative boy with a magic case. Includes three complete episodes.

    star rating 30 minutes
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    Cool Runnings
    directed by Jon Turteltaub

    Based on an improbable but true story, Cool Runnings concerns the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

    star rating 98 minutes