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There have been several high-profile family movies releasing on DVD, Blu-ray and digital lately, but some good low-profile movies, too. March saw the release of “The Peanuts Movie” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” and April saw the release of “Norm of the North."

Here are some lesser-known recently released videos worth checking out.

“Hero Quest”

Not Rated

Best for all ages

Based on the book “Savva: Heart of the Warrior,” the new animated film “Hero Quest” follows the adventures of a 10-year-old boy, Savva, who is devoted to his mother and fellow villagers after his home is sieged. Escaping into the woods, he befriends a white wolf named Angee and embarks on a journey to save his village. It is a charming story full of colorful characters, and it features a good message about caring for your loved ones, the meaning of true friendship and believing in one’s self.

Watch it or skip it? Watch it.

What’s good: It promotes many good lessons, including forgiveness.

What’s bad: There are fantasy elements that might worry some parents, such as curses, witches and magic. There is some animated violence, but it’s very mild.

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“Capture the Flag”

Not Rated

Best for ages 10 and older

“Capture the Flag” recently came to Redbox, so I thought I’d give it a watch. This animated movie follows the Goldwing family. Frank, the grandfather, is a former astronaut who hasn’t spoken to his son, Scott, in years. Scott’s son, Mike, is 12 and doesn’t understand his father and grandfather’s relationship. He only knows his grandfather almost went to the moon. When a TV celebrity announces plans to travel to the moon to prove there is no U.S. flag and that the moon landing of 1969 was a hoax, Frank comes out of retirement to help NASA with the mission. Mike and his friend, Amy, accidentally wind up on the rocket ship with his grandfather, going to outer space.

“Capture the Flag” features potty humor and questionable behavior, so I wouldn’t recommend it for small kids unless you don’t mind them being exposed to name calling and similar. It’s not the best animated movie I’ve seen, but it will keep older kids entertained for an hour or two.

Watch it or skip it? Watch it.

What’s good: It features a theme of family reconciliation.

What’s bad: There’s name-calling, cartoon violence, and some mild potty humor.

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“Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York”

Not Rated

Best for all ages

Grace, also known as Twinkle Toes, is excited for summer vacation with her best friends, Sporty Shorty and Jordan, when her dad gets the chance to direct a Broadway musical. Unhappy, Twinkle Toes finds herself in the hustle and bustle of New York City for summer vacation, but her love of dance earns her the chance to star in the show alongside teenage starlet, Olivia Conners. Overwhelmed, Twinkle Toes ends up ruining the show, and she has to use her talent, smarts, and new friends to redeem herself.

Watch it or skip it? Watch it.

What’s good: It’s a fun movie about friendship, teamwork, and learning to be humble.

What’s bad: The characters are sometimes selfish and try to steal the spotlight from others.

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