Disney's Little Einsteins: Mission Celebration

Movie review by
Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media
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Merry musical travel adventures for preschoolers.
  • G
  • 2006
  • 72 minutes

Parents say

Not yet rated

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive messages

Characters work together, encourage one another to excel, enjoy learning new things.

Violence & scariness

The only scene that might be mildly scary to some kids involves a snake (who turns out to be friendly). Of course, parents might want to explain that kids should never approach a snake, much less expect it to start singing with them.

Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this DVD, much like classic Looney Tunes, will introduce toddlers to classical music and cultural themes in fun and memorable ways. However, older kids may find the stories too repetitive and simplistic.

User Reviews

Adult Written byjmmysmom April 9, 2008

Child Clued to TV

My son who will be 4 soon loves this movie he has learned what different musical sounds are and some colors he loves singing along. Very entertaining for him si...
Adult Written byGeorgiaPeachie April 9, 2008

Enjoyable viewing for children ages 3 & up!

I have 3 children; ages 1,3, & 7. They all enjoy Disney's Little Einsteins: Mission Celebration because there are three different episodes on the D...
Teen, 14 years old Written byHappy Bookworm May 4, 2013

Educational but Annoying

My brother was obsessed this show. He still sings classical music today. Kids will learn about music, geography, animals, and art. However, this show is ANNOYIN...

What's the story?

In DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS: MISSION CELEBRATION, the quartet of Einstein tots -- June, Quincy, Leo, and Annie -- invites young viewers along on Rocket to locales from Italy to Antarctica. Classical music is the overriding theme. Each of the three episodes introduces a particular piece of music, such as Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3." The music is cleverly blended with easy, memorable lyrics that invite singing along. (See if you can resist crooning "I love, I love, I love, I love balloons" to the tune of Mozart's "A Little Night Music.") All three adventures revolve around birthday themes and embroil the quartet in innocuous missions: rescuing Annie's balloons when they blow away, helping Little Red Train recover a goody bag from the clutches of Big Jet for a party at Train Junction.

Is it any good?

Like the series, this Little Einsteins movie is tons of fun. Preschoolers learn about Mozart, Michelangelo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the meaning of "adagio" and "allegro" by hanging out with the Little Einsteins. The brainchild of Disney and the creator of Baby Einstein, this charming, clever, and highly interactive animated series incorporates elements such as classical music, cultural landmarks, and art into adventures that whisk the four main characters all over the world.

The characters repeatedly weave musical terms into the fun: Urging the red train to go faster or slower, they shout "allegro" and "adagio." Kids also learn to distinguish between the sounds of different instruments, like trombones, clarinets, and violins. The characters encourage young viewers to participate in the action. Little Einsteins ask direct questions to the screen ("Do you help clean up?" "When is your birthday?"), and they also get kids to "help" the missions along -- for example, by taking deep breaths and blowing to keep Annie's balloons from popping on the tip of Seattle's Space Needle. The DVD also does an interesting job of blending animation and real-life photographs and video.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the four main characters work together on their missions. Why is it important that they thank one other for a job well done? What was your favorite song? What was your favorite place that the Little Einsteins visited?

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