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Movies for kids of all ages in 2010

Movies have long been the easy answer to every parent's favorite question - "What do we do with the kids this weekend?" Hollywood knows that, which is why we've got lots of all-ages-friendly titles looking at us in 2010 - animation, an epic, cute talking critters and wimpy kids.

So get out your calendars and plan the custody weekends. Remember to recycle your 3-D glasses after the movie, and that there's no use praying that a "Cats & Dogs" sequel won't be in your future.

Friday. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" - Rick Riordan's fantasy novels are given Chris Columbus' "Harry Potter" treatment in what could be the first film in a series, starring Logan Lerman. Click here to watch the movie trailer.

March 5. "Alice in Wonderland" - Johnny Depp is "as mad as a hatter" in Tim Burton's fantastical 3-D treatment of Alice's adventures through the looking glass. Click here to watch the trailer.

 March 26. "How to Train Your Dragon 3-D" - This is an animated version of Cressida Cowell's book about a Viking lad who trains a dragon to be fierce. Click here to watch the trailer.

 April 2. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" - Jeff Kinney's books about a self-described middle-school "wimp" comes to the big screen with Zachary Gordon in the title role.

 April 22. "Oceans"- Disney's newest nature documentary is about the wonders of the world's imperiled oceans.

 May 21. "Shrek Forever After" - Rumpelstiltskin helps Shrek find his inner ogre and see what life without the fair Fiona would be like in this 3-D toon. Click here to watch the trailer.

 June 4.  "Marmaduke" - Owen Wilson is the voice of the dog in this comedy based on the newspaper comic strip.

 June 11.  "The Karate Kid" - Will and Jada's son, Jaden Smith, has the title role in this remake, with Jackie Chan as the new kid's new mentor, Mr. Han. Click here to watch the trailer.

 June 18. "Toy Story 3" - Woody and the gang have been donated to a preschool in this 3-D animated sequel.

 July 9. "Despicable Me" - Steve Carell voices the villain in this animated comedy about orphans who try to foil plans to steal the moon.

 July 30. "Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore" - More talking dog secret agents battling super-villain cats. Click here to watch the trailer.

 Aug. 13. "Ramona and Beezus" - Joey King and Selena Gomez star in this adaptation of Beverly Cleary's novels about a pest of a little sister.

 Nov. 5. "Megamind" - This 3-D animated comedy is about an evil genius (voiced by Will Ferrell) whose world is turned upside-down when he accidentally kills his superhero nemesis (Brad Pitt).

 Nov. 12. "Rapunzel" - A hairy animated Disney princess tale, in 3-D. Wide release is Thanksgiving week.

 Nov. 19. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" - Harry's exit from the fantasy film stage is split into two parts, beginning with this one.

 Dec. 10. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" - Can Fox and director Michael Apted breathe new life into the fantasy series based on the C.S. Lewis novels?

 Dec. 17. "Yogi Bear" - Dan Aykroyd voices a Mr. "Smarter Than Your Average Bear" in this mix of animation and live action.


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