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Belle's Tales of Friendship

By Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Stories and songs of cooperation.

Movie NR 1999 70 minutes
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It's never too soon to teach kids how to be good team players, and this entertaining release attempts to do just that through story and song. A few of the children that congregate in Belle's shop take turns being selfish and lazy, giving our heroine ample opportunity to illustrate the downside of those tendencies. Belle's instructions stay fairly entertaining with the help of some catchy tunes and cartoons straight out of Disney's vault.

Younger or more sensitive kids might be scared by some parts of the "Hansel and Gretel" and "Three Little Pigs" cartoons, and the "Beauty and the Beast" cartoon segment deals with Mrs. Potts' depression, but overall, this is a cheerful production (although parents may find the puppets irritating).

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