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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A man (Edmund Gwenn) claims to be Santa Claus, so a lawyer (John Payne) and a young girl (Natalie Wood) step up to his defense.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Also known as “the movie that made kids everywhere TERRIFIED of quicksand.” Actually, pretty much all sand for a short period of time after watching this film. Miss you, Artax.
An American Tail (1986)
Fievel Mousekewitz and his family escape Cossacks in Russia for a better life in America — where they hear the streets are paved with cheese — but they get separated along the way.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
A pug named Otis and a tabby cat named Milo have to find their way back home after Milo accidentally floats away on the river in a box, and Otis runs after him.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Sebastian warns Ariel that “the seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake,” but she still dreams about going “up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun” to meet the dreamy Prince Eric she espies on the shore. A real dreamer, that redheaded mermaid.