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Five for families: Check out these stop-motion animation offerings
Wallace (Peter Sallis) carefully reaches for Hutch the rabbit in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, presented by DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features. - photo by Deseret Connect
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

In honor of the recent release of Aardman Animations' "Shaun the Sheep Movie," here are five other family-friendly films that utilize stop-motion animation to tell engaging stories.

Amazon Instant: 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit'

Also from Aardman Animations, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit tells of a cheese-loving man and his intelligent dog, Gromit, as they seek to save the gardens in their town from ruin. praised Gromits loyalty as he willingly overlooks Wallaces many eccentricities and keeps his master out of trouble. While the film is rated G, the website states that there are elements that push the rating, including mild sexual content and slapstick violence. recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older.

Netflix: 'Chicken Run'

A new rooster unexpectedly joins a chicken farm and the rest of the birds see him as their chance to escape. Parent Previews writes that except for mild slapstick antics and a tiny moment of sexual innuendo, the hilarious clay animation movie contains little that would concern parents. recommends the film for viewers ages 6 and older.

Amazon Instant: 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'

The Dove Foundation refers to this movie as a hilarious film with great animation that will leave your family in stitches. Although the website says the film is a pretty harmless way to spend 88 minutes, it cautions that there are a few intense scenes and some violence included. recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older.

Redbox: 'The Boxtrolls' states that the film is funny, clever, exciting and sometimes even profound as it teaches to do the right thing and to not judge others based on appearances. The website issues light caution for younger children who may have a harder time understanding some of the plot points. recommends the film for viewers ages 9 and older.

Vudu: 'Paranorman'

Common Sense Media labeled the film a great pick for brave older tweens and middle-schoolers, citing its themes of tolerance and teamwork as positive elements. The website warns parents, however, that the film is, above all else, a monster movie, and it will scare little kids. recommends the film for viewers ages 10 and older.