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The voice of Dane DeHaane as Victor and the voice of Elle Fanning as Felicie in “Leap!”
Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News arts and entertainment department.
Pull out your dance shoes and get ready to tap those toes with these films that feature dancing. From the recently released ballet feature “Leap!” to the scrappy tumbling of the newsboys in “Newsies,” here are five films for families to consider.
In theaters: ‘Leap’
Set in the late 1800s, two friends run away from their orphanage in pursuit of their dreams in “Leap!” Eleven-year-old Felicie dreams of attending a prestigious ballet school in Paris. But in order to gain admittance she must pretend to be someone else. She quickly learns that talent is not enough to overcome her ruthless classmates. The Dove Foundation awarded the film its “Family Approved” seal for all ages and called the film a “charming tale about two young kids who overcome their hardship to do what is in their heart.” Parent Previews said the Canadian/French co-production has impressive visuals that will have youngsters doing pirouettes. Josh Terry of the Deseret News gave the film two stars out of four.
A koala named Buster Moon plans to host a singing competition in order to raise money to save his beloved theater. Movieguide called “Sing” a “funny and sometimes even exciting family movie with a positive message about sharing one’s gifts with the world.” Common Sense Media recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older. Josh Terry of the Deseret News gave the film two and a half stars out of four.
When the optimistic, musical, fuzzy-haired troll village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two very different trolls set out on a journey to save their friends from being eaten. The Dove Foundation awarded “Trolls” its “Family Approved” seal for all ages and called the film “a delightful movie about happiness, loyalty and love.” With the voice talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, Plugged In said, “The music is…