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Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Courage, teamwork help save the day in feel-good movie.

Movie NR 2020 46 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 3+
Lovely! Themes including finding courage, forgiveness, believing in self. Beautiful ending.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 8+

Fun music. Ends with a surprise appearance of same sex couple

The whole show is fun and catchy. It ends with the female dragon ending her loneliness by finding her songmate (soulmate), another female dragon that she clearly has an immediate romantic connection with.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (2 ):

As villains go, Melodia is a fairly benign presence in this feel-good series add-on. She's beautiful in a tropical-bird-dragon-combo kind of way, and her voice is so glorious that it's easy to imagine it could bewitch victims if she wanted it to. But she never comes across as even remotely evil, even when her true intentions are still in doubt, and as Leyla and Dak try everything to free their friends, viewers will find her increasingly sympathetic, which makes the heartwarming end that much sweeter.

Secrets of the Songwing opens with lovely music, and it never really stops as the story unfolds. Despite the fact that the movie suggests the music is used as a weapon of sorts, the songs are very good, and music also proves to be the Huttsgalor community's saving grace in a way. As Leyla comes to find and share her own voice, youngsters will recognize the importance of overcoming fears and cultivating talent in this sweet tale of kindness and courage.

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