Want to find the best international, classic or unusual movies for kids? We've carefully assembled a list of films on DVD that have played the New York Int'l Children's Film Festival, as well as some of our own favorites!

Tales of the Night
Age Recommendation: 8+
Director: Michel Ocelot
From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a magical and visually stunning new film, delighting kids, families and animation fans of all ages. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed...

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Released: 2011

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Wallace and Gromit: The Complete Collection
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Director: Nick Park
Audiences around the world continue to enjoy the lovable comic duo of the eccentric cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit. Their short films, winners of numerous awards (including Oscars and NYICFF Grand Prizes), pack great verbal puns...

Released: 1996
Rex the Runt: The Complete Series
Age Recommendation: 11+
Director: Richard "Golly" Goleszowski
Richard "Golly" Goleszowski's Rex the Runt is the most delirious animated comedy series ever created. With his doggy chums Wendy, Bad Bob and Vince (who suffers from Random Pavarotti Disease), the wobbly, bobbly, dribbly, squiggly Rex deadpans his way through adventures veering between the surreal and the banal.

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Released: 1998
The Cat Returns
Age Recommendation: 8+
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns was the top-grossing film of 2002 at the Japanese box office. In this unofficial sequel to 1992's Whisper of the Heart, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical but dangerous world (of cats!) and must find her inner strength to make her way back home...

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Released: 2002
Yellow Submarine
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Director: George Dunning
As one of the best animated films based around one of the best bands in the world, Yellow Submarine is a beautiful psychedelic ode to the music of the Fab Four...

Released: 1968
Astro Boy
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Director: Osamu Tezuka
How much do you love Astro Boy, the groundbreaking anime series about a robot boy who combats evil? If you said, "A whole lot," then you just might be the target market for the amazing 11-disc box set put together by Right Stuf, featuring over 20 hours from the show's original 1963-64 run!

Released: 1963
Age Recommendation: 8+
Director: Danny Boyle
Director Danny Boyle wields a wildly inventive visual style, spinning an atmosphere of playful magical realism punctuated by moments of pure cinematic exuberance. It is the tale of two Liverpudian lads who have just moved into a new house with their dad to begin a new life without their departed mother. Damien is a dreamer, representing all that is naive and unspoiled in the world. So when a duffle bag full of cash literally falls from the sky to Damien's feet, he thinks it's a gift from God and begins searching for poor people to give the money to...

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Released: 2005