4. PUSS IN BOOTS

Fans of the Shrek film franchise, which ended last summer with Shrek Forever After, will no doubt embrace this spinoff featuring the Puss in Boots character (voiced by Antonio Banderas). He’s “a lover, not a fighter,” he explains, but this adventure will take the sword-wielding feline on a mission with street-smart, yet clawless, Kitty Softpaws (voiced by Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) to find the golden eggs and save his town. First they’ll have to climb a beanstalk. But to get a beanstalk they’ll need magic beans. And to get the beans, they’ll have to deal with the villainous Jack and Jill.  
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5. THE MUPPETSThe Muppets

Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and more! How can you not smile when you think of these beloved puppets from years gone by? The latest in the live-action film franchise that first began in 1979 with The Muppet Movie, The Muppets reunites our favorite characters and includes new friend Walter (the world’s biggest Muppets fan), as well as Jason Segel and Amy Adams in an effort to save the Muppet Theater. Oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) is ready to raze the building and drill for oil that’s been discovered underneath it. But if the Muppets can come up with $10 million in time by way of “The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever,” then they’ll be able to save it. Multiple celebrity cameos (always to be expected in Muppet films) should also surprise and delight fans both young and old.
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The Adventures Of Tintin6. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Releasing wide in theaters just ahead of Christmas on December 21, The Adventures of Tintin marks the first of two Steven Spielberg-directed films for the holiday season (the live-action drama War Horse releases on Christmas Day). This animated, motion-capture film is presented in 3D and tells the story of Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell), a young reporter who is relentless in his pursuit of a good story. That tenacity lands him smack dab in the middle of a high adventure with Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) that includes a treasure hunt, a sunken ship and an arch nemesis (voiced by Daniel Craig).
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