Welcome to the Space Show by Koji Masunari (Japan, 2011, 136 min.). Summer boredom quickly vanishes for Amane and Natsuki when they realize an injured dog is not a dog at all, but an alien botanist named Pochi who was sent to Earth to track down a powerful plant. Pochi whisks the kids away to a space colony, where they experience a parade of humorous alien creatures, jellyfish spaceships, and dragon trains. The plot twists come fast and furious, and with a glorious barrage of color and invention. In English.
Recommended Ages: 7+