A NEW BABY IN MY HOUSE;THE ADVENTURES OF RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY;ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP;METEOR MAN;CONEHEADS;ROOKIE OF THE YEAR | EW.com

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A New Baby in My House BACK IN ACTION: Raggedy Ann goes adventuring, the Coneheads get earhty, and Aladdin rides again. AGES 2 to 5 A NEW BABY IN MY HOUSE (1994,...A New Baby in My House BACK IN ACTION: Raggedy Ann goes adventuring, the Coneheads get earhty, and Aladdin rides again. AGES 2 to 5 A NEW BABY IN MY HOUSE (1994,...1994-01-28

BACK IN ACTION: Raggedy Ann goes adventuring, the Coneheads get earhty, and Aladdin rides again. AGES 2 to 5 A NEW BABY IN MY HOUSE (1994, Random House, unrated) When Snuffy begins to resent his baby sister, Mrs. Snuffleupagus gently explains the new household order. Blending Muppets, songs, animated shorts, and live-action segments that show kids handling new siblings, this is the ideal tape for the preschooler whose family is ”expecting.” A

THE ADVENTURES OF RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY (1994, CBS, unrated) The owners of this second-rate 1988 animated TV show are now trying to cash in on the kidvid market. Any child with a modicum of imagination will be able to create livelier stories sitting in a corner with his or her own doll. C-

AGES 5 to 9 ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP (1994, Rabbit Ears, unrated) The genie doesn’t do shtick (he isn’t even blue!), but this faithful illustrated rendition of the original (that is, pre-Disneyized) tale casts a spell of its own. Narrated by John Hurt, with an outstanding Middle Eastern-flavored percussion score by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart. A- METEOR MAN (1993, MGM, PG) An African-American substitute teacher at an inner- city school becomes a reluctant superhero when he acquires magical powers and stands up to neighborhood gangs. Although the well-intentioned movie stresses the need for community involvement, its choppy mix of humor, drama, and special effects doesn’t always go down easy. B-

AGES 9 and up CONEHEADS (1993, Paramount, PG) Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin), those pointy-topped, mass-quantities-consuming Remulakers of Saturday Night Live skit fame, star in zany, fish-out-of-water adventures. This movie is surprisingly sweet-meaning that, for kids, it won’t strike the same chord as, say, Wayne and Garth. B-

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (1993, Fox, PG) Every 10-year-old’s baseball fantasy comes to life in this tale of a Chicago preteen who develops a 100-mph fastball and carries the Cubs to the World Series (talk about a fantasy!). A goofy comedy that should have kids in stitches. B