Yesterday I went with my family to see The Adventures of Tintin, an animation movie based on the international best-selling comic books. The movie was made in both standard 2D and 3D. We watched it in 2D since we didn't think our 3 year old would keep her 3D glasses on.
The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. The animation is incredible and the storyline is a rolicking, international mystery adventure that takes the viewer all over the world. My kids loved the action, but at 4 years old, 3 years old, and 4 months old, I thought they were a little young for all the violence. It would be more appropriate for an older child. If your kids liked Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, this is about the same level.
I did really appreciate the fact that a show like this might encourage kids to become interested in fields like journalism, archeology, science, and/or exploration. Enough of the video games! Let's get kids off the couch and into the wild!