A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It highlights the importance of storytelling in order to create the magical moments that Disney is known for. It offers some interesting behind-the-scenes segments, too.
Positive Role Models
Different people working in the Disney universe share positive experiences and seem to love what they do. One director notes that there are lots of women working behind the scenes on her film.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional interviews include stories about serious illness and death, but are offered as sources of inspiration. Movie production scenes sometimes feature weapons and fighting.
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Products & Purchases
While it’s informative, many of the behind-the-scenes moments feel promotional in nature. This is especially true for upcoming films and current TV shows.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Disney Insider offers viewers a chance to get some backstage looks at different Disney productions and events. Film sequences sometimes showcase fight scenes and weapons. There are also some occasional conversations about illness and death, but these are offered as sources of inspiration. It's family-friendly and fun for Disney fans, but can feel promotional sometimes, especially when highlighting upcoming movies and other events.
Is It Any Good?
This interesting series features backstage looks and interviews with Disney staffers about the detailed work that goes into Disney productions, projects, and events. Whether it be following Katy Perry and her American Idol costars working at a Disney resort in Hawaii, to looking at the last-minute set up for the RunDisney marathon in Walt Disney World, each episode reveals how every aspect of the Disney universe is responsible for creating stories. There are lots of entertaining moments, but at times Disney Insider feels promotional, especially when highlighting upcoming movies and interesting Disney-themed events that people can participate in. Nonetheless, no doubt that die-hard Disney fans will enjoy it.
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