Movies for Your Family This Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving weekend offers you the opportunity to see four films with your family that are for the entire family.
“Happy Feet Two”, by George Miller as co-writer and director, is a charming flick in 3-D animation. It's the sequel to 2006's “Happy Feet” and features the voices of Robin Williams, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Elijah Wood). This plot is not like the last one about climate change and good parenting, but features Mumble the Penguin. Mumble has a son, Erik, who doesn't want to dance. As the family struggles through the trouble the fun just begins. It's already playing at theaters.
“Arthur Christmas” is from the British animation group Aardman. Arthur is the fairy tale elf who is out to save Christmas when technology fails. While stationed at the North Pole, Arthur answers letters from children to his father, Santa. It's in 3-D animation and has fast action sleigh-ride scenes associated with the saving of Christmas for one little girl whose bicycle is forgotten. It opens on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
“Hugo” is a 3-D animation directed by Martin Scorsese. This film is based on Brian Selznick's Caldecott Medal-winning novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” Living in a train station in France in the 1930's, Hugo is an orphan who tries to solve the mystery of his father's robot invention. It opens on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
“The Muppets” is based on the 1970's to 1990's moppets that Disney acquired from the Jim Henson estate. The film is two humans, Gary and Mary, who seek to bring back the long-forgotten stars of the previous era back together, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and all the rest of the original Muppets show. It opens the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
So, during this four-day weekend your entire family has four great films to choose. Hope to see you there.