After that, Kidtoons expanded and teamed up with Sesame Street, National Geographic and many others, to bring a wide variety of G-rated animated entertainment to the screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country.
Every Saturday and Sunday, Kidtoons theatres showcased a fun, G-rated matinee movie and provided a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. They even had fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.
Here area a few of the films that were the result of this effort that are appropriate for young children. If you are trying to put together a movie themed gift package for a young child or just have a child who is really into a certain film, you will appreciate the interesting toys that are available to link up with each film.
The following titles have been included. Where indicated, you can click through to my page about a specific movie and theme.
Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2
Thomas and Friends: The Great Discovery Movie
Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby in Wonderland
Noddy and Friends
Candy Land The Great Lollipop Adventure
Angelina Ballerina Mousical Medleys
Tonka Tough Truck Adventures - The Biggest Show on Wheels
Bob the Builder: Teamwork Time
at the movies!
More Children's Programming
Welcome to Pooh Corner Review
The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon
Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo
Author's Note: Originally published elsewhere in 2008.