Movies and TV shows like Pee-wee's Playhouse

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Pee-wee's Playhouse
Genre: Family, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman. The show was developed from Reubens' popular stage show and the one-off TV special The Pee-wee Herman Show, produced for HBO, which was similar in style but featured much more adult humor. In 2004 and 2007, Pee-wee's Playhouse was ranked #10 and #12 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: goofy hero, friendship, family, youth, buddies, heroes, imaginary, misfit, disorder, friends, hapless, dance, surrealism, fat woman, genie, clock, nerd, chair, part animation, fish, cowboy, cat, dog, friend, king
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Adventures of Pete & Pete
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Perfect Strangers
Comedy, Family
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30 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, not serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about disorder, family, friends, friendship, youth, misfit and mischievous children mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981), Perfect Strangers (1986), Mork & Mindy (1978), The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992), Big Top Pee-wee (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, surreal, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, oldies, buddies, goofy hero, introspection, friendship, christmas, teaching the ways of the world, youth, disorder, friends, mischievous children ...
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The Pee Wee Herman Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later series, but with adult and sexual overtones and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: goofy hero, family, friendship, wish come true, artists and showbiz, friends, imaginary, misfit, disorder, genie, generosity, blowing a kiss ...
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System:   69%
    User:   78%
 
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Perfect Strangers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, family, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, family relations, friendship, buddies, immigrants, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
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Mork & Mindy
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, sitcom, benign alien, goofy hero, family, odd couple, alien, friendship, alien encounter, fish out of water, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy's girlfriend to help him win a race against other monsters, and become human again.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: goofy hero, adventure, contests and competitions, curses spells and rituals, family, ambition, escapades, mystery, disorder, chases and races, mummy, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe
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System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its narrative, and many recurring themes centered on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: small town, mischievous children, parents and children, family, suburbs, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, small town life, suburban life, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Big Top Pee-wee
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, small town, circus, family, fish out of water, goofy hero, farm, friendship, animals, love triangle, fantasy world, friends ...
Place: california
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, road movie, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, chase, family, road trip, americana, on the road, fish out of water, irreverent, adventurer, childhood, creativity, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
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System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Ernest Scared Stupid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, halloween, stupidity, goofy hero, monster, magic, mischievous children, chase, witch, parody, transformation, dumb ...
Time: 20th century
Place: missouri
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System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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Bingo
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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Explorers
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, friendship, bullying, family, alien, laboratory, aliens, mischievous children, dreams, childhood, imagination ...
Time: 80s, future
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
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Heathcliff
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Heathcliff is an animated TV series that debuted on October 4, 1980. It was the first series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. It ran until September 18, 1982 with a total of 25 episodes, under two ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: buddies, goofy hero, small town, family, animal life, disorder, gang, pets, prank, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
The Monster Squad
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the ...
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, mummy, small town, werewolf, monster, monsters, young heroes, transformation, school, childhood, friendship, bullying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, transylvania, california
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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Ernest Goes to Camp
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: camp, family, stupidity, bullying, buddies, farce, prison, goofy hero, happy ending, mischievous children, mistaken identity, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: puppets, young heroes, getting home, family, adventure, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, witch, scarecrow, danger ...
Place: usa, kansas
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
Muppet Babies
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Muppet Babies (Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy and company) live in a large nursery watched over by Nanny. The babies have active imaginations, and often embark upon adventures into imaginary worlds.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: babies and infants, best friends, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, friendship, escapades, youth, nanny, disorder, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
The Little Rascals
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the other characters made famous in the Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s are brought back to life in this nostalgic children's comedy. When Alfalfa starts to question his devotion to the club's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, buddies, childhood, children, mischievous children, parents and children, bullying, kids and family, ninja, nothing goes right, adolescence ...
Time: 1930s
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
An Extremely Goofy Movie
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It's all extreme sports and a life of freedom as Max sets off for college -- but Goofy misses Max so much he loses his job and goes to finish college alongside Max and his friends. But as Goofy tries to get closer to Max, both must go to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, intellectual ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: college, family, friendship, goofy hero, sport, disney, parents and children, college life, youth, family relations, imaginary, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
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Funky Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, buddies, martial arts, laboratory, young heroes, rescue, friendship, teachers and students, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
Punky Brewster
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent. The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984 to September 7, 1986 and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987 to May 27, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, mischievous children, family, young heroes, adoption, optimism, custody, foster child, youth, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
Dennis the Menace
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, prank, suburbs, runaway, friendship, children, parents and children, violence, nothing goes right, kids and family, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
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First Kid
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, white house, secret service, friendship, president, mischievous children, internet, violence, special agents, chase, dog, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
Ernest Saves Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: holiday, family, christmas, nothing goes right, magic, fish out of water, goofy hero, children, mad scientist, runaway, mischievous children, odd couple ...
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
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The Muppets Take Manhattan
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppets, family, music, friendship, muppets, talking animals, amnesia, kids and family, showbiz, escapades, urban, theater ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, delaware, maine ...
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System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
 7.9
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Recess
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: elementary school, best friends, school, buddies, mischievous children, family, adventure, friendship, youth, friends, young heroes, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: usa
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
MVP: Most Valuable Primate
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. ack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, family, friendship, animal life, friends, athlete's life, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, teachers and students, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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Kazaam
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, mischievous children, urban, hip hop, genie, chase, magic, supernatural ability, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, basketball ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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Duck Dodgers
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Duck Dodgers is an American animated television series, based on the 1953 theatrical cartoon short Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, produced by Warner Bros. Animation from 2003 to 2005. The series is a space opera, featuring the fictional Looney ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mars, anti heroes, outer space, goofy hero, parody, distant planet, uninhibited rivalry, cartoon duck, space travel, escapades, adventure, family ...
Time: future
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System:   29%
    User:   35%
 

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The Weird Al Show
Genre: Family, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Weird Al Show is a television show hosted by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Produced in association with Dick Clark Productions, it aired Saturday mornings on the CBS TV network from September to December 1997. The show was released on DVD on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, witty
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, family, pets, rock, against the rules, parody, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, workplace, mischievous children, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: anti heroes, adventure, high school, mummy, school, odd couple, daring rescue, family, rescue, save the day, cartoon dog, friendship ...
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System:   29%
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