Experience the magic and wonder of the journey of penguins across the Antarctic to find a mate and raise a family in March of the Penguins. The National Geographic production gives plenty of breathtaking images of the penguins’ venture through the freezing climate, with an emotional, heartfelt story to boot.
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
This early 90s gem is worth revisiting now more than ever. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest tells the story of a group of fairies whose home forest gets destroyed by polluting human machines. Seeing how frightening these events are from the perspective of the fairies makes the protection of nature personal. While it is a fun animated film on the surface, its ability to drive home the message that we need take care of our planet is powerful.
Duma tells the moving story of a young boy who goes on a journey to bring the cheetah he raised from a cub back into the wild. The film has what you’d expect, with plenty of cute shots of big cats. But it also addresses the importance of knowing where to draw the line between man and wild nature, no matter how difficult it can be.
Everyone remembers the visually striking cinematic masterpiece, Avatar. Although cat-like people of Pandora may look different from us humans, the parallels between the film’s story and Earth are striking. James Cameron’s passion for environmental activism comes through as he conveys the importance of sustainability on the beautiful, glowing Pandora, while showing the real dangers of humanity’s carelessness. The message about protecting the natural environment is loud and clear, and the impactful visuals and fantastic sci-fi story make it an all-around good time.
Visually Striking Documentaries
Planet Earth and Blue Planet
See the wonder of Earth through the perspective of all the cool, creepy, and beautiful creatures who call it home in Planet Earth and Blue Planet.
Nothing goes better with food and family than awesome movies and TV to watch together. Check out all the goodies we’ve cooked up in our full Thanksgiving Sale here, and read for more of what’s in store.
There’s a lot that goes into throwing the perfect Thanksgiving get-together, from cleaning to cooking to cleaning up from cooking. Having little ones underfoot can add an extra layer of stress you don’t need, so why not keep them happy and interested with some fun, age-appropriate entertainment until dinner time rolls around?
Younger kids love spending time with their favorite TV characters, but a full 30-minute episode can risk them getting too involved to stop in the middle. Short and sweet programs like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Molang, and Dinosaur Train will keep preschoolers engaged and learning with bite-sized adventures you can turn on and off as needed.
TURKEY DAY YOUR WAY
Older kids want to watch the latest hit movies all their friends are talking about, and you want to let them, but you might still have concerns about some of the content.
Browse the full list of Family Play eligible titles here, get the full scoop on Family Play here, and check out the above titles and more in our Thanksgiving Sale happening now.
Kids know what they like, so why not let them choose from age-appropriate titles in your library and the Vudu free collection?
With Kids Mode you can let the kids watch on their favorite devices and only age-appropriate titles for the age range you select (rated by the experts at Common Sense Media) will be viewable and watchable. Everything else will be invisible until you exit Kids Mode (you can even set a PIN to keep Kids Mode turned on). Get all the details on this stress-reducing feature here.
Enjoy a worry-free holiday that keeps everyone entertained (and out of the way) on Vudu!