Friday Kids Flicks (Story)

Avoid the hustle and bustle of Black Friday.  The library is showing family movies in our community room.  All the films are animated and suitable for kids up to grade six, though the recommended maturity level between films may vary slightly.  

11 AM:  Ernest and Celestine--Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer - and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

12:30 PM:  Eleanor's Secret--Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat's parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical - the books are all original editions of classic fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Peter Pan and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children.

2:00 PM:  The Secret of Nimh--To save her family from a farmer's plow, Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mouse, has a plan to move her house. However, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a wicked rat, fend off a vicious cat and claim a magic amulet. When Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of will change her life forever.