There are some terrific, family-friendly box office hits on sale right now in the Amazon Instant Video Store, and today we’re featuring some that are priced as low as $4.99 to own, all rated PG, and none priced higher than $6.99 to own—even in HD!
Cats & Dogs (PG, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD or HD)
A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he’ll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats! – Written by Anthony Pereyra
In the age-old battle between cats and dogs, one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far.
Kitty Galore, formerly an agent for cat spy organization MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post.
Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves — and their humans. – Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
The thrilling adventures of Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continue with a cross-country quest to find the magical Golden Fleece that will save his world…and save us all!
One Amazon reviewer says:
“As a real fan of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series of books, I was somewhat disappointed with the first Percy Jackson movie because it strayed too much from the storyline and didn’t have the right group dynamic between the characters. This second movie is much better, in my opinion, because it really draws you in by following the storyline from the book that made me want to read all seven books (multiple times!). This movie is great fun, and very exciting, with lots of twists and turns and special effects – I especially like the cab ride!”
Life of Pi (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD or HD)
In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname.
One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking.
Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry.
Pi needs to find a way to survive. – Written by Claudio Carvalho
Turbo (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD or HD)
From the makers of MADAGASCAR and KUNG FU PANDA, TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big – and fast.
After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500.
With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small. – Written by DreamWorks Animation
The Ant Bully (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $6.99 in HD)
Lucas Nickle’s the new kid in town and the local bully, Steve, makes sure he knows it. Lucas gets so fed up with being bullied, he takes out his frustration on ants in his backyard in hilarious ways, like squirting them with his garden hose or stamping on the ant hill.
The ants are understandably fed up with this and Zoc the ant wizard uses a potion to shrink him down to ant size! Lucas is sentenced to hard labor in the ruins and learns to be more compassionate to ants.
He becomes an ant friend, then must become an ant hero when Stan Beals, the local pest control guy, who’s an even bigger bully, comes to wipe out the entire colony. An “ants vs pest control” battle ensues and Zoc reluctantly accepts that Lucas may be the ants’ only chance of survival. – Written by movieguy3