Category: Animated

Family movie reviews for parents, by parents. Crunchy Reviews provides parental movie reviews for kids being raised by parents who care what their children are exposed to. Parent movie reviews, by parents as concerned as you; movie reviews children and their parents can rely on to help them avoid content that is inappropriate for their family.

November 5, 2010


Filed under: Animated,Movies - 05 Nov 2010

The first thing that I want to say about Megamind is that it was much better than I’d expected. The second thing that I want to say is that this not a movie for all small children. It …

June 3, 2010


Filed under: Animated,Movies - 03 Jun 2010

I really loved Up, as a movie for both children and adults. Up did not disappoint with offering both comedy for children, as well as some comedic bits thrown in for adults. As with many children’s movies, this movie offered …

December 28, 2009

The Princess and the Frog

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 28 Dec 2009

Why is it that Disney insists on always, always, always killing off one of their main characters in just about every children’s movie? As if children’s feelings aren’t jerked around enough just by the fact of growing and learning, …

November 20, 2009

Planet 51

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 20 Nov 2009

I liked Planet 51 much more than I’d imagined that I would. In fact, we’re going to see it again tomorrow, and I am looking forward to it. That said, I wouldn’t take a child of below 9 …

September 21, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 21 Sep 2009

We had really looked forward to this movie. The book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is an old family favorite, which we’ve read – repeatedly – with both of our children. From the previews, we know that …

December 30, 2008


Filed under: Animated,Movies - 30 Dec 2008

The movie Bolt was a surprise. Unlike The Tale of Desperaux, which was an unpleasant surprise, Bolt was actually a pleasant surprise!

The Tale of Despereaux

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 30 Dec 2008

Everyone knows that movies are never as good as the book, but we were willing to take a chance on The Tale of Despereaux because, well, because it’s so rare for a G movie to come out, and because the …

November 14, 2008

Madagascar 2

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 14 Nov 2008

Madagascar 2 was a huge disappointment. Not only is it full of violence, but it generally is a poorly done movie. As is so often the case, the sequel doesn’t come close to the original.

July 20, 2008

Space Chimps

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 20 Jul 2008

A parental review of “Space Chimps”

July 16, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 16 Jul 2008

A Parental Review of “Kung Fu Panda”

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