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Off-Campus Streaming Guide

Use this guide to find streaming alternatives to Media Services DVDs.

Animated Movies

Titles Available as of July 2021

This is a selective list of streaming video holdings in the American University Library. Streaming guides are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the library catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date streaming holdings, please refer to our streaming catalog.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

In a tree farm, three musically inclined chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, find their tree cut down and sent to Los Angeles. Once there, they meet the frustrated songwriter David Seville, and despite a poor house wrecking first impression, they impress him with their singing talent. Seeing the opportunity for success, both human and chipmunks make a pact for them to sing his songs. While that ambition proves a frustrating struggle with the difficult trio, the dream does come true after all. However, that success presents its own trials as their unscrupulous record executive, Ian Hawke, plans to break up this family to exploit the boys. Can Dave and the Chipmunks discover what they really value amid the superficial glamor around them? 

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 

In the "Squeakquel," pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby (Zachary Levi). The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as "The Chipettes" -- Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Anastasia

A magical musical filled with romance and adventure, ANASTASIA is a spectacular, full-length motion picture about the lost princess Anastasia. Remembering nothing about her royal heritage, and her only clue a music box key that says "together in Paris," the princess sets off for Paris to find her true identity and begin a new life. Along the way, Anastasia meets a charming con man, and is pursued by the evil Rasputin and his gang of ghostly minions, who'll stop at nothing to complete his curse against her family. At the end of her journey, she must choose between the life of a princess and her one true love. 

Black Dawn

This film recounts Haiti's birth, through animated paintings by thirteen prominent Haitian artists, including Rignaud Benoit, Philom Obin and Philippe Auguste. Told through the eyes of two Africans who escape slavery and join the independence movement led by Toussaint L'Ouverture and Dessaline, Black Dawn celebrates the strength and artistry of the Haitian people. 

The Book of Life

The film is described as the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears.

A Christmas Carol (Animated)

This amusing musical cartoon adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic "A Christmas Carol" is an excellent introduction to the story for younger viewers. The premise is that the famous Mr. Magoo is performing as Ebenezer Scrooge in a Broadway production of "A Christmas Carol." The songs are engaging, but at the same time, most of Dickens's story and much of his language is retained. 

Epic

EPIC is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of "Ice Age" and "Rio," "Epic" tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world...and ours.

Everyone’s Hero

In EVERYONE'S HERO, a young boy (Jake T. Austin) finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero - and make a difference against incredible odds - or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl (Raven-Symone) and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest. In the process, he restores his family's honor, befriends the world's biggest sports superstar, and reveals the hero within. Christopher Reeve was the original director on this computer-generated animated feature, the late actor-director's dream project. 

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl, the film tells the tale of the noble, charming and fantastic Mr. Fox who uses his wits and cunning to outfox three dimwitted farmers who tire of sharing their chickens with the crafty creature.

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest 

Based on a modern myth, "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest" is a feature-length animated musical film in which fantasy meets reality inside the expansive wonder of the great rainforest. Crysta, the beautiful, curious and mischievous teenage fairy; Pips, her rebellious and protective elfin childhood sweetheart, and Magi Lune, the sage mentor of all the nature spirits. When Crysta's curiosity gets the best of her, she ventures out of the protective canopy of the deep forest to learn about the world beyond. Much to her delight, she stumbles upon Zak, a human teenage boy who is part of a logging team. When her magic goes a bit awry, Crysta unintentionally shrinks Zak down to fairy size. It is when Crysta takes Zak back to Ferngully that the extraordinary adventure begins. 

Garfield

He's cynical, lazy and, literally, a fat cat. Now, Garfield, America's favorite feline, is about to become a major motion picture star, in a film with broad-audience appeal. The live action / CGI picture is adapted from the syndicated cartoon strip read in 2600 newspapers by 260 million readers around the globe. In his film debut, Garfield's owner, Jon, takes in sweet but dimwitted pooch Odie, turning Garfield's perfect world upside down. Now, Garfield wants only one thing: Odie out of his home and life! But when the hapless pup disappears and is kidnapped by a nasty dog trainer, Garfield, maybe for the first time in his life, feels responsible. Pulling himself away from the TV, Garfield springs into action. 

Gulliver's Travels

This feature-length animated film is a loose adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic. It focuses on Gulliver's adventures with the tiny Lilliputian people. The film was nominated for two Academy awards, best original score and best original song "Faithful Forever." The animation was state-of-the-art for the time. 

Horton Hears a Who

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry for help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbours, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small."

Ice Age

"Ice Age" is a digitally-animated feature film from Blue Sky Studios, a top computer graphics imagery/feature film animation studio and a division of Twentieth Century Fox Animation Studios. Set against the onslaught of the ice age -- and a world filled with wonder and danger -- the story revolves around three unforgettable characters: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, and a sloth, who unite to return a human baby to his tribe.

Isle of Dogs

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Once Upon a Forest

Can Dapplewood Forest be saved? Meet Abigail, Edgar and Russell as they take off on an unforgettable journey of excitement and danger when they try to save Dapplewood and help their young friend Michelle who is in trouble in the forest. These woodland creatures are in a race against time and are forced to cope with a threat to their environment as the life of their young friend hangs in the balance. 

The Pagemaster

The Pagemaster, keeper of the books and guardian of the written word, sends a timid young boy on an animated adventure through the fiction section of the library, where the greatest stories of all time come to life. 

The Peanuts Movie

For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz's timeless "Peanuts" comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they've never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.

Rio

RIO is a 3-D animation feature from the makers of the "Ice Age" films. Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there's another - and that she's a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. But it's far from love at first sight between the domesticated and flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life's many wonders.

Robots

Twentieth Century Fox and Academy Award winning director Chris Wedge, who last joined forces on the blockbuster animated hit ICE AGE, now team to create another visually spectacular, three-dimensional world, with an all-star, award-winning cast, in ROBOTS. Beyond the scope, freshness and vibrancy of an incredible world populated solely by mechanical beings, Wedge and his team are creating memorable robots, each with "his" / "her" own distinct personality. 

The Simpsons Movie

Homer adopts a pig who's run away from Krusty Burger after Krusty tried to have him slaughtered, naming the pig "Spider Pig." At the same time, the lake is protected after the audience sink the barge Green Day are on with garbage after they mention the environment. Meanwhile, Spider Pig's waste has filled up a silo in just 2 days, apparently with Homer's help. Homer can't get to the dump quickly so dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 options, forcing him to choose 4 (which is, unfortunately, to destroy Springfield) and putting a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer, however, has escaped, along with his family. Can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his home town, and his family, who have been forced to return to Springfield? 

Space Chimps

Space Chimps is an intergalactic comedy that highlights the antics of astronaut chimps with the "wrong stuff." Ham III (Samberg), the slacker grandson of the first chimp blasted into space before manned spaceflight, joins two other astronaut chimps for a dangerous mission through a black hole to an inhabited planet. When they're stranded there, the chimps must help the inhabitants rid themselves of a tyrannical leader, and then figure out how to get back to Earth.

Spies in Disguise

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is... not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. 

Titan A.E.

Fifteen years after Earth has been destroyed by a devastating alien attack, humans live scattered throughout the galaxies and struggle to survive. A rebellious teenager, Cale, becomes an unlikely hero when he learns that his father left him a map to a legendary missing Earth ship, the Titan. In order to find the Titan, Cale teams up with a charismatic ship's captain, Joe Korso, his crew of renegade aliens, and a beautiful pilot named Akima. Together, they embark on a journey to find the Titan, which is believed to hold a secret that could ultimately save mankind. 

Wizards

Ten million years in the future the perpetual battle between magic and technology reaches its culmination. Ralph Bakshi orchestrates the struggle between Avatar, the good wizard, and his evil twin, Blackwolf, who resurrects Nazi propaganda in an attempt to win the world for technology.