Best Family Movies of 2002


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

7.4/10 IMDB

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Kenneth Branagh, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, David Bradley ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2002-11-13

Ice Age

7.5/10 IMDB

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Lorri Bagley ..
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2002-03-10

Lilo & Stitch

7.3/10 IMDB

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and ?ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Starring: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Scott Lee, Zoe Caldwell, Amy Hill ..
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2002-06-21

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

7.2/10 IMDB

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Starring: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau, John Rubano, Richard McGonagle, Matt Levin, Adam Paul, Robert Cait ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Release date: 2002-05-24

Treasure Planet

7.2/10 IMDB

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms on their journey to find treasure.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Martin Short, Laurie Metcalf, Roscoe Lee Browne, Patrick McGoohan, Dane A. Davis ..
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2002-11-26

Return to Never Land

5.8/10 IMDB

In 1940, the world is besieged by World War II. Wendy, all grown up, has two children; including Jane, who does not believe Wendy's stories about Peter Pan.

Starring: Harriet Owen, Blayne Weaver, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Corey Burton, Corey Burton, Andrew McDonough, Roger Rees, Spencer Breslin, Bradley Pierce ..
Directed by: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook
Release date: 2002-02-14

Nicholas Nickleby

7.1/10 IMDB

Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life, struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping uncle.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Romola Garai, Andrew Havill ..
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Release date: 2002-12-27

The Rookie

6.9/10 IMDB

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate ..
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2002-03-25

Mike's New Car

7.0/10 IMDB

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has its benefits – in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts an ill-fated road test that teaches Mike the true meaning of buyer's remorse.

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman ..
Directed by: Pete Docter, Roger Gould
Release date: 2002-05-24

The Santa Clause 2

5.7/10 IMDB

Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he'll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.

Starring: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd, Spencer Breslin, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Kevin Pollak, Aisha Tyler, Molly Shannon ..
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Release date: 2002-10-31

Barbie as Rapunzel

6.4/10 IMDB

Long, long ago, in a time of magic and dragons, there lived a girl named Rapunzel who had the most beautiful radiant hair the world had ever seen. But Rapunzel's life was far from wonderful. She lived as a servant to Gothel, a jealous, scheming witch who kept her hidden deep in a forbidding forest, guarded by the enormous dragon Hugo and surrounded by an enchanted glass wall. However, in a twist of fate, Rapunzel's discovery of a magic paintbrush leads her on a journey that will unravel a web of deception, bring peace to two feuding kingdoms, and ultimately lead her to love with the help of Penelope(TM), the least intimidating of dragons!

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Ian James Corlett, Mark Hildreth, David Kaye, Peter Kelamis, Russell Roberts, Christopher Gaze, Terry Klassen ..
Directed by: Owen Hurley
Release date: 2002-10-01

Tuck Everlasting

6.6/10 IMDB

Teenager Winnie Foster is growing up in a small rural town in 1914 with her loving but overprotective parents, but Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure.

Starring: Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Kosha Engler, Richard Pilcher ..
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2002-10-11

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

6.5/10 IMDB

Based on the hit animated television series, this feature film adaptation tells the story of how Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup - three exuberant young girls - obtain their unique powers, become superheroes and join forces to foil evil mutant monkey Mojo Jojo's plan to take over the world.

Starring: Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, Elizabeth Daily, Tom Kane, Tom Kenny, Roger Jackson, Jennifer Hale, Grey DeLisle, Jennifer Martin, Jeff Bennett ..
Directed by: Craig McCracken
Release date: 2002-07-03

Stuart Little 2

5.5/10 IMDB

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to rescue a friend.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Anna Hoelck, Ashley Hoelck, Nathan Lane, Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Steve Zahn ..
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 2002-07-19

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

5.0/10 IMDB

As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace - and her royal responsibilities - are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother to help as she brings her own grace and charm to her regal role and discovers that being true to yourself is the best way to make your dreams come true.

Starring: Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, Corey Burton, Andre Stojka, Russi Taylor, Susanne Blakeslee, Tress MacNeille, Holland Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: John Kafka
Release date: 2002-02-23

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

5.2/10 IMDB

Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Steve Buscemi, Mike Judge, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Matt O'Leary, Emily Osment ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2002-08-07
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Gone Nutty

Gone Nutty

7.3/10 IMDB

Scrat tries to finish his rather large collection of acorns when things start going nutty.

Starring: Chris Wedge ..
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2002-10-21

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

5.6/10 IMDB

Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Tom Kane, Cree Summer, Tim Curry, Lynn Redgrave, Danielle Harris, Flea, Crystal Scales, Kimberly Brooks, Alfre Woodard ..
Directed by: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath
Release date: 2002-12-20

The New Guy

5.8/10 IMDB

Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?

Starring: DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Lyle Lovett, Jerod Mixon, Illeana Douglas, Parry Shen, Kurt Fuller, Julius Carry, M.C. Gainey ..
Directed by: Ed Decter
Release date: 2002-05-10

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

5.7/10 IMDB

Being one of 101 takes its toll on Patch, who doesn't feel unique. When he's accidentally left behind on moving day, he meets his idol, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign.

Starring: Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Bobby Lockwood, Susanne Blakeslee, Samuel West, Maurice LaMarche, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Tim Bentinck ..
Directed by: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Release date: 2002-11-06

Mickey's House of Villains

6.5/10 IMDB

The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It's all up to Mickey and his friends to overthrow evil and return the House of Mouse to normal--or as close to normal as it gets.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Susanne Blakeslee, Corey Burton, Pat Carroll, John Cleese, Jim Cummings, Bill Farmer, John Fiedler ..
Directed by: Jamie Mitchell, Rick Schneider, Roberts Gannaway, Tony Craig, Burt Gillett, Jack Hannah, Mike Moon, Jack King
Release date: 2002-09-03

Big Fat Liar

5.5/10 IMDB

After one of his class papers is stolen and turned into a movie, a young student and his best friend exact a hilarious, slapstick revenge on the Hollywood hot shot who has taken credit!

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison, Lee Majors, Russell Hornsby, Michael Bryan French, Christine Tucci, Alexandra Breckenridge ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2002-02-08

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

6.6/10 IMDB

It's Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus - except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So he heads out to retrieve the letter and get it to Santa by Christmas...which happens to be tomorrow!

Starring: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough, William Green, Nikita Hopkins, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie, Michael York, Paul Winchell ..
Directed by: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler, Jamie Mitchell
Release date: 2002-11-12

Cadet Kelly

5.5/10 IMDB

Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.

Starring: Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole, Shawn Ashmore, Aimee Garcia, Sarah Gadon, Nigel Hamer, Andrea Lewis, Joe Matheson, Dalene Irvine ..
Directed by: Larry Shaw
Release date: 2002-03-07

Like Mike

5.3/10 IMDB

Calvin and his friends, who all live in an orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable basketball powers and has the chance to play for the NBA.

Starring: Shad Moss, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Brenda Song, Jesse Plemons, Julius Ritter, Crispin Glover, Anne Meara, Robert Forster, Eugene Levy ..
Directed by: John Schultz
Release date: 2002-07-03

Snow Dogs

5.2/10 IMDB

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, M. Emmet Walsh, Sisqó, Nichelle Nichols, Graham Greene, Brian Doyle-Murray, Angela Moore, Joanna Bacalso, Jean Michel Paré ..
Directed by: Brian Levant
Release date: 2002-01-18


5.2/10 IMDB

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on -- something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything and everybody frozen in time. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device and he and his quick-witted and beautiful new friend, Francesca, start to have some real fun.

Starring: Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, Robin Thomas, French Stewart, Michael Biehn, Julia Sweeney, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Lindze Letherman, Jason George, Ken Jenkins ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2002-03-17

Hey Arnold! The Movie

5.9/10 IMDB

Arnold and his friends must recover a stolen document in order to prevent the neighborhood from being bulldozed.

Starring: Spencer Klein, Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille, Paul Sorvino, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli, Maurice LaMarche ..
Directed by: Tuck Tucker
Release date: 2002-06-28

Balto II: Wolf Quest

5.9/10 IMDB

Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.

Starring: Maurice LaMarche, Jodi Benson, Lacey Chabert, David Carradine, Mark Hamill, Charles Fleischer, Peter MacNicol, Joe Alaskey, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen ..
Directed by: Phil Weinstein
Release date: 2002-02-19

Tru Confessions

7.5/10 IMDB

Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

Starring: Clara Bryant, Shia LaBeouf, Mare Winningham, William Francis McGuire, Nicole Dicker, Kevin Duhaney, Yani Gellman, Jennifer Foster, Craig Eldridge, Rahnuma Panthaky ..
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2002-04-05

Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

7.0/10 IMDB

Tis the season for the cheer and charm of the Peanuts kids - and this delight special offers five segments full of unforgettable moments. Snoopy works as a bell-ringer to raise money and tries making peace with the ferocious cat next door. Linus strives to strike the right tone in his letter to Santa - and his friendship with an indecisive girl at school. Sally's idea about gift giving and the identity of Santa may be unusual - but her strange notion about how to obtain a Christmas tree surprisingly does the job. Lucy tries awfully hard to be nice...and still coax everyone around her to buy her presents. Charlie Brown and Sally wait up for Santa (a surprisingly short man), who spreads Christmas gift cheer further than they had thought. Make merry!

Starring: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey, Christopher Johnson, Lauren Schaffel, Bill Melendez, Timmy Deters, Corey Padnos ..
Directed by: Larry Leichliter
Release date: 2002-12-08

The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water

5.6/10 IMDB

When heavy rains create a mysterious "new water", Littlefoot sets off to explore the Great Valley and quickly becomes friends with Mo, a fun-loving dolphin-like creature, who has been isolated from his pod by the weather. When Littlefoot and friends get separated from their parents because of an Earthshake, they help Mo get back home to the Big Water, while avoiding a hungry "Sharptooth Swimmer".

Starring: John Ingle, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jeff Bennett, Nicole Dault ..
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 2002-12-17
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Scooby-Doo Safari, So Goodi!

Scooby-Doo Safari, So Goodi!

6.8/10 IMDB

When the gang goes on safari, they encounter a variety of freaky, glowing demon animals.

Starring: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Jennifer Hale, Kevin Michael Richardson, Bumper Robinson ..
Release date: 2002-11-23
Best Family Movies of 2002 : A Charlie Brown Valentine

A Charlie Brown Valentine

7.1/10 IMDB

Lovesick Charlie Brown hopes – still – to get a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl, as does Sally from Linus, Lucy from Schroeder and Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown.

Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 2002-02-14
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Firehouse

Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Firehouse

7.0/10 IMDB

Elmo learns fire safety from Firefighter Bill. This all comes about because he was scared after being in a fire at Mr. Hooper's Store on Sesame Street. Elmo visits Engine Company 58 Ladder Company 26 of the FDNY where he gets to see the firetruck, try on a helmet, and learn about firefighters.

Starring: Kevin Clash, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jim Martin, Jerry Nelson, David Rudman, Caroll Spinney, Steve Whitmire, Sonia Manzano, Alan Muraoka, Kristin Chenoweth ..
Directed by: Ted May, Victor DiNapoli, Jim Martin
Release date: 2002-09-03
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Muhammad: The Last Prophet

Muhammad: The Last Prophet

7.5/10 IMDB

More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ruling body, reveled in the their good fortune but cared little for the welfare of the pilgrims of Arabia.Against this dismal scene, a man named Muhammad (pbuh) retreated to a cave high above Mecca to pray. The events that transpired in that cave changed the course of human history.This is the story of the blessings of Muhammad (pbuh) - The Last Prophet.

Starring: Nicholas Kadi, Eli Allem, Catherine Lavine ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 2002-11-08
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Bear in the Big Blue House LIVE! - Surprise Party

Bear in the Big Blue House LIVE! - Surprise Party

7.9/10 IMDB

It's Tutter's birthday and viewers are invited to join Bear and the gang in the Big Blue House as they work together to plan a surprise party for Tutter. This stage production features many of the voices from the show and many of its songs as well.

Starring: Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz, Vicki Kenderes-Eibner, Tyler Bunch, Geoffrey Holder, Tara Mooney, Carol Denni ..
Directed by: Dean Gordon
Release date: 2002-06-12

Stolen Summer

6.5/10 IMDB

Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this message a bit too seriously, Pete decides it's his goal for the summer to help someone get into heaven - by trying to convert a Jew to Catholicism.

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin Pollak, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Lisa Dodson, Mike Weinberg, Adiel Stein, Brian Dennehy, Peggy Roeder, Martin Hughes ..
Directed by: Pete Jones
Release date: 2002-03-22
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Two Summers

Two Summers

6.5/10 IMDB

8-year-old Lewis Poppy's refusal to "die of loneliness" propels him on a difficult journey to try to bring his deceased mother back to life.

Starring: Matthew Harbour, Frank Fontaine, Chip Chuipka, Robert Crooks, Sheena Larkin, Susan Almgren, Ricky Mabe ..
Directed by: Bruce Lapointe
Release date: 2002-08-24

The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo

6.4/10 IMDB

Cartoon Network holds an awards show awarding cartoon excellence.

Starring: Jonathan Lipnicki, Sandy Duncan, Tim Conway, Phyllis Diller, Davy Jones, Don Knotts, Jonathan Winters, Robin Williams, Marsha Crenshaw, Jeff Bennett ..
Release date: 2002-03-23
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Tom & Thomas

Tom & Thomas

6.6/10 IMDB

A young boy thinks he's got a lookalike around him, but nobody believes him. Then, he meets Thomas and they switch homes.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sean Bean, Ravin J. Ganatra, Inday Ba, Sean Harris ..
Directed by: Esmé Lammers
Release date: 2002-01-23

Tarzan & Jane

5.2/10 IMDB

With the first anniversary of her wedding to Tarzan beckoning, Jane ponders how to make it the perfect English celebration.

Starring: Michael T. Weiss, Olivia d'Abo, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, April Winchell, René Auberjonois, Grey DeLisle, Alexis Denisof, John O'Hurley, Phil Proctor ..
Directed by: Victor Cook, Steve Loter, Don MacKinnon, Lisa Schaffer
Release date: 2002-06-24

Snow Queen

6.5/10 IMDB

The Snow Queen is a powerful story of friendship and the triumph of love over wickedness. The story follows a young woman who is forced to battle the wicked snow queen in order to save the soul of the man she loves.

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Chelsea Hobbs, Jeremy Guilbaut, Robert Wisden, Jennifer Clément, Wanda Cannon, Meghan Black, Kira Clavell, Suzy Joachim, Rachel Hayward ..
Directed by: David Wu
Release date: 2002-12-07

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

6.4/10 IMDB

Get ready as Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of the Veggies set sail on a whale of an adventure in Big Idea's first full-length, 3-D animated feature film. This is the story of Jonah and the Whale as you've never seen it before - a story where we learn that one of the best gifts you can give - or get - is a second chance.

Starring: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge, Lisa Vischer, Daniel Anderson, Kristin Blegen, Shelby Vischer, Jim Poole, Ron Smith, Sarah Catherine Brooks ..
Directed by: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer
Release date: 2002-10-04

Scooby-Doo! Winter WonderDog

6.5/10 IMDB

Celebrate the season Scooby-Doo style as Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang face off festive frights, frosty nights and - jeepers - the ghost of Christmas, who wants to wish everyone a scary Christmas! In this collection of cold-weather capers, Scooby-Doo and the gang unwrap a series of mysteries in order to stop a group of chilling crooks from stealing the spirits of the season!

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Don Messick, B.J. Ward, Heather North, Marla Frumkin, Indira Stefanianna ..
Directed by: Iwao Takamoto, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 2002-10-08

Santa vs. the Snowman

7.0/10 IMDB

A lonely snowman finds Santa's workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn't be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid of "Snow Minions Made Easy", he pits his snow army against Santa's elves and captures Santa. But can he really do Santa's job?

Starring: Jonathan Winters, Ben Stein, Victoria Jackson, Don LaFontaine, Mark DeCarlo, David Floyd, Jim Jackman, Alison G. Tramposh, Steve Oedekerk, Gabriel Nelson ..
Directed by: John A. Davis
Release date: 2002-11-01

When in Rome

4.7/10 IMDB

Teenage sisters Charli and Lola are on the verge of an experience beyond their wildest dreams! Pack your bags and jet off to Rome as the girls start their summer internship working for the legendary Derek Hanson - the totally cool international tycoon whose empire reaches from airlines to cutting-edge fashion. Amid the fabulous sights of this exciting city, the girls do their best to impress their boss, while still finding time to design their own line of very hip clothing, meet some very cute guys and turn their summer abroad into one awesome adventure they - and you - will never forget!

Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Leslie Danon, Julian Stone, Michelangelo Tommaso, Ilenia Lazzarin, Archie Kao, Valentina Mattolini, Alberto Bognanni, Matt Patresi ..
Directed by: Steve Purcell
Release date: 2002-11-26

The Singles Ward

6.1/10 IMDB

When Jonathan Jordan gets divorced he's thrust back into the world of being a single Mormon - a world who's ultimate goal is eternal marriage. Struggling to fit in, Jonathan decides to stop going to church only to be pursued by the members of the local singles ward who want to reactivate him. Nothing works until Jonathan falls for Cammie Giles, the ward activities director. Suddenly, going to church becomes much more appealing, But is he going for the right reasons?

Starring: Will Swenson, Connie Young, Daryn Tufts, Michael Birkeland, Lincoln Hoppe, Kirby Heyborne, Alesandra Durham, Lincoln Hoppe, Tarance Edwards, Michelle Ainge ..
Directed by: Kurt Hale
Release date: 2002-01-30
Best Family Movies of 2002 : Dinotopia


6.4/10 IMDB

Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home.

Release date: 2002-05-12

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

6.3/10 IMDB

The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have very little time to pay a debt they owe. Meanwhile, the Muppets are trying to put on a Christmas show. After the Muppets are confronted by Bitterman, they make a lot of sacrifices to save up so they can keep the Theatre.

Starring: David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Carson Daly, Molly Shannon, Mel Brooks, Chantal Strand, Dave 'Squatch' Ward ..
Directed by: Kirk R. Thatcher
Release date: 2002-11-29

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