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Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Tale

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Lights, songs, and good cheer delight in short holiday tale.

Movie NR 2019 28 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

28 Minutes of Product Placement

As soon as the Artic Fox cubs show up, you know what's going on. It's not even subtle. A cheaper, more cardboard Hallmark effort. There are far better choices that won't ding your pocketbook. Sad because our daughter really enjoys the Elf tradition - it could have been so much more.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 4+

A bad ad

This is an extended advertisement for an Elf Pets branded stuffed animal and accompanying book. The dialogue is painful and it looks straight from the “creepy teeth” school of computer animation. It’s cynical in what it’s pitching to kids and it’s hard for grown ups to watch.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Endearing characters, buoyant animation, joyous original tunes, and a simple plot that delivers messages about hope and faith should please families who like their holiday movies short and sweet. Even the songs have been designed to hold young attention spans; they're just long enough. Plus, the choreography is wonderful. (Yes, of course the dances are performed by animated elves and foxes, but does that matter?) It might be said that Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Tale's repeated notion about the power of positivity may be overstated, but in this case it's a good thing. Little ones will be smiling all the way through.

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