Beautiful and Exciting for Parents and Kids (who aren't overly sensitive)
I've been really big into exposing our kids to all different types of genre of music. This not only exposes them to some different styles of music, but different styles of animation as well. My kids have been watching this since the ages of 2 and 4 years old. Yes, there are some scariness issues for some more sensitive kids, like an evil jack-in-the-box with a freakishly large head trying to get rid of the tin soldier, Donald and Daisy duck thinking the other had perished in the flood, or the forest nymph being "eaten" by the gigantic lava bird. My kids have never been bothered by those images, though. They love the music and the stories told with them!! I grew up with the original Fantasia and I honestly prefer this 2000. We have the original and my kids were completely bored with it. I highly recommend this movie to kids who enjoy classical music that aren't overly sensitive to somewhat scary material.
This is the favorite movie of my 2 year old. He loves the music, and often uses it as background music while he plays with other toys.
Some things are slightly scary, but he doesn't watch it alone.
Some of the older segments do show their age.
excellent movie, i like the way the music filled my head with a lot of pictures, but there were already pictures on the movie, that made it even better. there is only one part you need to be concerned about, in the one where the girl is forced to go to a lot of schools and learn stuff, toward the end, the ball she was playing with, falls down through the window and has to go get it, the ball ends up in the middle of a very busy street, she goes onto the road and almost gets run over by a semi-truck. Otherwise, its an excellent movie for kids to watch.
choice for young kids than the original. Families can talk about the way that music makes pictures in our heads, and experiment by asking children to draw pictures as they listen to music. How does the movie's music match each of its segments?
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