20 Toddler Movies That Will Keep Your Kids' Attention

The life lessons they'll pick up are a nice parenting bonus.

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It's never too early to introduce your little ones to wild adventures, great storytelling, and fun characters on screen. (Plus, it gives Mom and Dad a break from reading books!) These toddler-approved movies will keep your child's attention for the entire film, not to mention have them giggling — and maybe even singing — along.

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the adventures of elmo in grouchland toddler movies
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The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland


Elmo is obsessed with a fuzzy blue blanket, so when it gets sucked into a tunnel that leads to Grouchland, he embarks on an unforgettable journey to retrieve it.

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bambi toddler movie
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A young deer named Bambi joins friends Thumper and Flower in adventures through the forest. As he grows up, Bambi meets a doe named Faline, and together the group discovers the beauty, joy, and tragedy of life in the wilderness.

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curious george toddler movie
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Curious George


The man with the yellow hat (Ted) goes to Africa to find a rare artifact, yet returns with a monkey named George that stowed away on the ship. Now back in New York, Ted must stop plans to demolish a museum while taking care of this curiously funny monkey.

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blue's room toddler movie
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Blue's Room World Travelers


Blue and Sprinkles travel all over the world — stopping in Egypt, Antartica, and Brazil — to find three keys that open a mysterious trunk.

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horton hears a who toddler movies
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Horton Hears a Who!


A big elephant named Horton finds a speck of dust floating around the Jungle of Nool. When he takes a closer look, Horton discovers the super-small town of Who-ville and its villagers of Whos. While Horton becomes friends with the mayor and promises to keep them safe, he soon realizes the job is harder than it looks.

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frozen toddler movies
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


When the kingdom of Arendelle becomes trapped in a perpetual winter, Anna joins mountaineer Kristoff, his reindeer, and a snowman on a twist-and-turning journey to find Anna's sister and break the cold spell. But when Anna falls for the wrong guy, the future of Arendelle is at risk of never escaping the Snow Queen's icy grip.

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the land before time toddler movies
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The Land Before Time


A plant-eating dinosaur named Littlefoot is now an orphan, after his mom tragically dies protecting him from an evil carnivore. With his friend Cera, Littlefoot embarks on a quest to find the Great Valley, where others of his kind live. The duo make new friends along the way, but are secretly being followed by the monster who killed his mother.

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despicable me toddler movies
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Despicable Me


Criminal mastermind Gru is on a mission to steal the moon with the help of his goofy yellow minions. In order for his plan to be successful, he must pilfer a shrink ray — so he adopts three orphan girls to help with his disguise. Much to his dismay, they end up stealing his heart instead.

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finding nemo toddler movies
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Finding Nemo


A young clownfish named Nemo is captured by humans and sent to an aquarium in a dentist's office. While trying to escape, his father, Marlin, searches for Nemo with the help of his forgetful friend, Dory.

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veggietales lord of the beans toddler movies
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VeggieTales: Lord of the Beans


In this VeggieTales spin on Lord of the Rings, Toto Baggypants receives a powerful bean and must figure out how to use its magical powers with the help of his friends. But when Lord Scaryman wants the bean, Toto must figure out how to keep it safe.

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cinderella toddler movie
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


Cinderella must stay at home and clean the house while her wicked stepmother and two evil stepsisters enjoy the royal ball. But when Cinderella's fairy godmother appears, she is magically transformed into a princess — but only until the clock strikes 12.

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the peanuts movie toddler movies
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The Peanuts Movie


When the Little Red-Haired girl moves into Charlie Brown's neighborhood, he develops a big crush and tries to become friends. Meanwhile, Snoopy jets off an adventure in a whole other world, flying the Red Baron and trying to win over a poodle named Fifi.

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lady and the tramp toddler movies
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Lady and the Tramp


A cocker spaniel named Lady is used to living a comfortable dog life. But when her owners have a baby, she soon finds herself on the street. That's when she meets a stray mutt named Tramp, and while they begin to fall in love, their differences may keep them apart for good.

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tangled toddler movies
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


Rapunzel has been locked away in her tower since she was a baby. But on her 18th birthday, she wants to leave, even if only for a day. A mysterious man helps her sneak out, and adventure ensues as the two explore the city together — until her evil mother discovers she's gone.

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paddington toddler movies
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After an earthquake destroys a young bear's home, he moves to England to make a new life. Paddington, named after the train station, moves in with Henry and Mary Brown and tries to adjust to city life. But while settling in, he must avoid taxidermist Millicent Clyde, who has his eyes on the rare bear.

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dumbo toddler movie
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures


A small circus elephant is bullied for his large ears and given the nickname Dumbo. When his mother is locked away for sticking up for him, Dumbo must learn to love his ears and the unique abilities they give him while trying to reunite with his mom.

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daniel the tiger toddler movie
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip


Daniel and his family are off to Grandpere's house, and Daniel's mom has given him a map for the ride. On their way the family finds a ton of fun things to do, teaching kids all about the fun activities that are perfect for families.

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toy story toddler movies
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Toy Story


When Andy gets a cool new Buzz Lightyear action figure, his longtime favorite toy, cowboy Woody, gets jealous. While Buzz believes he's on a mission to return to his home planet, the toys get separated from Andy and embark on a wild adventure in an effort to get back where they belong.

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winnie the pooh toddler movie
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Winnie the Pooh


Eeyore has sadly lost his tail, so the friends of Hundred Acre Wood hold a contest to see who can find a new one for the depressed donkey — and the winner gets a delicious pot of honey. But Owl reveals that Christopher Robin has been abducted. Can the crew save the day for everyone?

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peter pan toddler movies
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Peter Pan


Peter Pan is a boy who never ages. He invites Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, where he lives with the Lost Boys. When they all arrive, Wendy and her siblings are kidnapped by Captain Hook, so Peter and the fairy Tinkerbell must save them.

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