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Staff Picks - Erin (Movies)

Some of Adult Librarian Erin's favorite movies - A cheerful blend of family favorites and animated films.

Beauty and the Beast . 1-disc 25th anniversary edition

Be our guest at the enchanted 25th Anniversary celebration, universally acclaimed as one of Disney's finest animated features and now honored in the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Join brave, independent Belle on the adventure of a lifetime as she sets out to rescue her father and finds herself in the castle of a mysterious beast. This timeless tale overflows with unforgettable characters and Academy Award-winning music (Best Song, Best Score, 1991)!

My fair lady

A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts lives in the English countryside with his two children and their dotty grandfather. Potts's various inventions, including Toot Sweets, a candy/whistle, backfires. But then Potts restores a junked race car, affectionately named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Chitty flies, floats, and generally thwarts efforts by Baron Bomburst to capture her

Sister act

In this comedy a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent. While there she turns the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire. The sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity

Moana

A mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific. The film follows the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana and she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds

Blues brothers

The all-new 25th Anniversary Edition includes the Director's Cut and the original theatrical version, plus amazing bonus materials. Dual sided disc

Blues brothers

The all-new 25th Anniversary Edition includes the Director's Cut and the original theatrical version, plus amazing bonus materials. Dual sided disc

Gettysburg

Civil War drama depicting the events and personal struggles of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg

Scooby-Doo. 50 Cartoon Collection

Scooby-Doo is on the case in this special collection. Join the many incarnations of Mystery Inc. Gang in 50 episodes spanning 50 years, from the classic series that started it all, Scooby-Doo! Where Are You!, to more recent Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. and Be Cool Scooby-Doo!; there₂s something for everyone in this Scoob-fest

The secret garden

An orphan girl and her invalid cousin bring new life to their home on the moors when they discover the secret garden

Gods and generals

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. As Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville

Glory

Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War

Bedknobs and broomsticks : enchanted musical ed.

An amateur witch, along with three precocious orphans, flies into one fantastic adventure after another aboard a bewitched bed to save the country from hostile invaders

Master and commander : the far side of the world

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together

Hook

A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as the infamous Captain Hook

Mrs. Doubtfire : 2-DVD edition

Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family

Aladdin

After Aladdin discovers the Genie in the lamp, he uses his wishes to help win the heart of Princess Jasmine, despite the evil tricks of the Grand Vizier Jafar

Mulan

Clever Mulan proves her worth outside of her tradition-bound society when, diguised as the male soldier, "Ping", she bravely takes her father's place in the Imperial Army. Helped by her funny guardian dragon Mushu and a lucky cricket named Cri-kee, Mulan strives to earn the respect of her fellow warriors and her courageous Captain Shang. Mulan's adventures lead to a climatic battle atop the Imperial Palace, where her family's honor and the fate of the Emperor and all of China rests in her hands

The nightmare before Christmas . 1-DVD edition

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

Hocus pocus

When three outlandishly wild witches are accidentally conjured up by pranksters, they return from 17th century Salem and set out to cast a spell on the town, but first they must outwit three kids and a talking cat
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