I don't have any children, and I went to see this movie on a weekday afternoon in January, so I didn't see any of the reactions that these other reviewers described. However, what I've read from these other reviwers doesn't surprise me. I myself found the special effects to be disorienting and disturbing. Think about how much worse it would be for children who are just learning the difference between fantasy and reality, or especially for kids who don't yet know the difference. I agree with those who say that this movie should've been rated PG-13. Young kids would be better off reading or hearing the book, or watching another movie version of this story.
Even though Michael Eisner has long been gone from Disney, he damaged the company beyond repair. Those who interviewed him for his job at Disney should've asked him what his favorite Disney movie was as a child. Since Eisner didn't see his first Disney movie until several years out of college, this would've made him dead on arrival. When he got to the company, it was obvious that he didn't care about tradition or legacy. He needlessly and irreversably changed the character of The Walt Disney Company. Barring some miracle, Disney will never again be what it was when Walt was alive, or even the way it was as recently as the 1970s.