Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

 
Perseverance lessons for princess fans ages 3-6.
  • Review Date: August 29, 2007
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 56 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

"Follow your dreams and never give up" appears like a drum beat throughout both narratives.

Positive role models

Like any Disney Princess worth her salt these girls are plucky, brave and determined to achieve their dreams.

Violence & scariness

Very mild scenes of a bucking horse and rider.

Sexy stuff

Princess Aurora and Prince Philip embrace and share one kiss.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

As a Disney property, this film inevitably works as brand reinforcement for the Disney Princess line of products.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this DVD provides reinforcement for the notion that sometimes hard work and perseverance are the only answers. When characters take shortcuts, the result is disaster that the characters themselves must fix. Mischievous school behavior is shown, though a character's willingness to stick it out resolves the problem. The movie doesn't have all-ages appeal, however, thanks to a weak storyline; it works best for ages 3-6.

What's the story?

Continuing the Disney Princess DVD juggernaut, DISNEY PRINCESS ENCHANTED TALES: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS finds Princess Aurora and Princess Jasmine faced with obstacles that require determination and elbow grease to overcome. The DVD comprises two separate stories. In the first, Princess Aurora is left on her own to run the castle while her family and boyfriend Prince Philip are at a royal conference. While trying to plan a welcome-home dinner, the princess is interrupted by royal duties requiring her to sign papers and meet with complaining villagers. Despite misgivings, she resorts to using a magic wand to make all that pesky responsibility go away so she can get back to party planning. The second half of the DVD features Jasmine, who aims to secure more meaningful work to do than being "a peacock princess." She's given a chance to teach, but then attempts to find and tame a fierce runaway stallion with special importance to her father.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

While the overall message of these two movies will be welcome reinforcement for kids, it's marred by the fact that neither challenge facing the princesses is very compelling. Princess Aurora comes across as a bit of a whiner, while Jasmine overcomes her task with such ease that even young children may wonder why everyone else thought the job was so hard.

All the familiar Disney sidekicks appear for each princess: funny King Hubert for Aurora, wisecracking Iago for Jasmine. Animation is in the familiar Disney style, colorful and skilled. While very young girls in a princess phase will certainly appreciate this movie, girls over 6 will lose interest.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about situations in which family members have been tempted to take shortcuts to solve problems. Is that the same as giving up?

  • Both princesses talk about working hard to follow their dreams. What dreams do you have that might involve lots of hard work?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:September 3, 2007
DVD release date:September 4, 2007
Cast:Erin Torpey, Jeff Bennett, Susanne Blakeslee
Director:David Block
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Princesses and fairies
Run time:56 minutes
MPAA rating:G
MPAA explanation:general audiences

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Adult Written bylips07 April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written byHainesama123 September 24, 2014
age 17+
 

LAME LAME LAME!

I used to be a spoiled brat about the Disney franchise when I was younger, nagging my dad to buy Disney stuff for me all the time and throwing a huge fit in the toy aisle. I watched this when I was younger and I loved it. As I am a mature teenager now, I view this as trash and consumerism. The only Disney things I like are Kilala Princess and Kingdom hearts and they are both manga series. Read those instead of watching this filth.
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Too much consumerism
Parent of a 3 year old Written byddmac10 November 29, 2010
age 3+
 
What other families should know
Great role models

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