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Ben and Holly is a children's 10 minute cartoon on TV and You Tube, for ages 3-5. Ben is an elf, Holly is a fairy, but it's not too icky and has some good humour.
The book of The Gruffalo is a modern classic, and this animated film adaptation definitely lives up to its potential.
A penguin turns up on a boy's doorstep, looking sad. Thinking it must be lonely, the boy takes it back to the South Pole, only to realise it wasn't lost, it was lonely.
Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest. An animated film by Michel Ocelot, 2006.
In my view, this is the quintessential empathy movie. A mother and a daughter change perspectives about life, love and family responsibilities, after they get to experience one full (hence freaky) Friday in each other's body.
The Children of Heaven follows the relationship between an impoverished brother and sister, Ali and Zahra, who are thrust into a difficult circumstance. They choose to solve their problem themselves, without telling their parents, in their own unique way.
Yes, E.T., the film about Elliott, the 10 year-old boy who finds an alien in his back yard and hides him in his bedroom.