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Erica Galindo
Celebrating Food, Faith and Family
Last edited on: July 14, 2016.

July continues to feature wholesome family entertainment. On July 9, Box Office Mojo reported a strong opening in the movie theaters for The Secret Life of Pets. Marine life and animals continue as appealing subjects in summer movies. Finding Dory has beat many records for box office movie success and appeals for many reasons that include artistic animation, traditional family values and good character themes. Dory has disabilities, but learns to overcome and prevail with persistence, perseverance, and love.

Finding Dory entertains without crude humor as in two recent top family movies in theaters Secret Life of Pets and BFG. Box Office Mojo also reports that the following two top pick family movies Jungle Book and Zootopia are still doing well at the box office. Further, Fandango.com reports that top family picks Ratchet and Clank and God’s Not Dead 2 are still in theaters.

Some of the most promising, hopeful, inspirational family movies due out in theaters for a range of ages in days ahead include: I’m Not Ashamed, Star Trek and most of all Ben-Hur. Many other family movies are in development such as the following: Left Behind 2, Full of Grace, Do You Believe 2, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew, Ten Commandments, King David, Apostle Paul (with Hugh Jackman), Pontius Pilate, Butterfly Circus, The Adventures of Tintin 2, Touchdown on the Tundra, The Passion of the Christ 2, a slate of HD Texas movies and more.

Disney also continues to develop many promising family, classic, live-action remakes: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins Returns, Aladdin, Mulan, Dumbo, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Tinker Bell, Chip ‘n Dale and more.

Hold out for the best. Don’t settle for less than the best. Return to innocence, beauty and wonder with families and friends. Supporting redemptive family movies is a win-win on multiple levels.

Recently, Dr. Ted Baehr spoke to Tennessee state legislators on the importance of clean media. Dr. Baehr also gave his Report to the Entertainment Industry and encouraged state incentives for family friendly programming initiatives. He shared that financial incentives for studios and film companies to bring family film production to states for production and shooting are an excellent way for states to bring in added production for enhanced profit from clean productions. Dr. Baehr has addressed in his annual Report to the Entertainment Industry that movies make more money at the box office and have increased ratings and popularity with the public when they contain elements of clean and Christian content. Movieguide® offers to all guidance to help start the conversation in the states.

Top pick family movies for various ages theaters for the second week of July for quality and content are the following: Miracles From Heaven, God’s Not Dead 2, Finding Dory, Jungle Book, Zootopia, Secret Life of Pets. BFG and Ratchet and Clank.

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