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Parents' Guide to

Disney's Sweetheart Stories

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Sweet, goofy (and Goofy) tales of love.

Movie NR 1936 23 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Not appropriate for young children

age 12+

Good Shorts, But Unsure About The Love Part.

Smaller kids may get love from their mommy and daddy, but, it may not be the time to implant in their heads that they should love anybody else yet. It may make them more vulnerable to predators, so I recommend 12 and up because they'll most likely be mature enough to know the dangers that may come with this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto discover the perils of romance in this enjoyable compilation of three Disney shorts from the 1930s and 1940s. "Mickey's Rival" is prime Mickey Mouse from his peak years in the '30s. Not only does Mortimer Mouse humiliate Mickey at every turn (he fools him with a trick glove, gives him an electric shock, and pulls the buttons off his shorts) but his sleek convertible adds insult to injury by harassing Mickey's humble jalopy. The car vs. car subplot is a lot of fun, and the cartoon climaxes with an exciting sequence in which Mickey and his car must save Minnie from an angry bull.

The other two cartoons are both very enjoyable, but they demonstrate a problem that occasionally cropped up in Disney's cartoon output of the 1940s. Sometimes the animators got so carried away with the artfulness of their animation that they forgot to be funny. Kids will still like watching the famous cartoon characters, but may not laugh quite as much. This is particularly true of "The Nifty Nineties," which features gorgeous animation of Mickey, Minnie, and various supporting characters, but contains very little actual gag content. Still the cartoons create a very nice atmosphere. Parents who are uncomfortable with the more confrontational antics of Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, or even Donald Duck, will find the action here a little calmer. Disney fans of all ages should be delighted.

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