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Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Three old-school Dr. Seuss tales teach open-mindedness.

Movie NR 2012 25 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

2 Uses of F**k

age 4+

Grew up with this one!..er 3!

Has great moral teachings in the order presented, teaches tolerance and respect for others, and when the enemies learn the lessons taught in the films, they set a great example, that forgiveness is possible and can make each others friends.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This is sure to amuse even the youngest fan of Seuss' whimsical creations, along with nostalgic parents. At only 25 minutes (including the credits), though Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories is hardly a comprehensive collection of animated Dr. Seuss adaptations. The DVD is smart to showcase Green Eggs last, because were it the first story (at roughly 12 minutes), parents might be underwhelmed with the other two selections -- particularly because of their catchy but dated songs.

The Sneetches is a simple but effective example of why it makes no sense to exclude others just because they're a tad different. All the bare-bellied and star-bellied Sneetches manage to accomplish with their respective jealousy and bigotry is to make Sylvester (whose machine can add or erase the contentious stars) rich. As for The Zax, it's more of an interstitial than a full segment. At approximately three minutes, it bridges The Sneetches and Green Eggs and Ham with a quick and obvious message about the perils of being too pig-headed to move (in this case literally). Once Green Eggs and Ham arrives, it provides just the right amount of familiarity to make the video worth watching.

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