The next time one of the kids moans, “I’M BORED!” start one of these excellent, award-winning animated films featuring celebrity voice talent from today’s Prime Video Animation Spotlight. All are rated 5/5 stars and all are currently (as of 6/30/16) included in the Prime Video catalog.
Song of the Sea (PG, 5/5 stars)
Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people.
She escapes from her grandmother’s home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.
– Written by Anonymous, IMDB
Stick Man (not rated, 5/5 stars)
Stick Man, an animated twig, lives with his Stick Lady Love and their children in the family tree.
Out one day for a jog he meets a little boy who throws him for his dog to fetch, some children who play Pooh-sticks with him and a swan who uses him to build a nest before being washed out to sea and onto a beach far from home.
After several other humiliating encounters throughout the year he has an unexpected saviour in the form of Santa Claus who helps him to get home for Christmas with his family.
– Written by don @ minifie-1, IMDB
The Gruffalo’s Child (not rated, 5/5 stars)
This enchanting film tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut.
Along the way, three hungry animals that think that the mouse looks good to eat confront him.
Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face to face with his own creation?
Kipper: Cuddly Creatures (not rated, 5/5 stars)
Having watched everything made for children in the last few years because of my young daughter, I have to say that this is the best children’s series ever made.
Kipper the Dog and his best friend Tiger have all sorts of adventures. Contains all the characters we come across in our lives. Kipper the completely affable dog has lots of friends, Tiger boastful but when it comes down to it is a complete ‘scaredy cat’, don’t we all know one of these?!
Totally under-rated and under-marketed, these Mick Inkpen stories are classics and will entertain for generations…
– Written by imdb-4916, IMDB
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