Fantasia

Movie review by Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.

G 1940 120 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 43 reviews

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age 2+

Love the film

My babies love the music and the little cartoons that go along with it. There’s very little dialogue, as it’s mostly classic music. My little kids would get fidgety when the conductor spoke or when the cartoons weren’t on. Other than that, they loved it, and it relaxed them. Let’s talk about the negative reviews of the film that I’ve seen. First off: let’s talk about the nudity. The most you actually see that comes close to genitals are little baby butts on the angels. They don’t even have genitals; all you see are little tushies. My kiddos have seen baby butts in real life- their own. You see breasts on the human/ horse characters with no nipples. I teach my kids that breasts are for nourishing babies, not sex. You see no penises or vaginas. Only breasts without nipples and baby butts. Next is the violence. Most kids, especially boys, like dinosaurs. Mine do. And they know that dinosaurs kill one another for food, which is exactly what happened. My kids didn’t seem upset by it. This may upset other kids, though. my kids were taken back when Mickey Mouse brought a broom to life and then axed it to death, which was only the silhouette. They thought that was strange. Mickey gets popped on the butt with a broom after that. Big deal. My kids laughed at that. I didn’t see anything worth getting too bent out of shape about. It’s a cute music video with cartoons.

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age 4+

A Classic for Sure!

I saw this movie many years ago when I was little, and I did not appreciate it for what it is. Now, having many years to ponder it, I now know that it is a classic for the whole family and it paved the way for many Disney movies that we have today, considering that it is the second Disney movie ever to be made (the first being “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” in 1938). I think it is something everyone should see, and I want to see it again soon with all of this in mind. Highly recommended!

This title has:

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Great role models
Too much consumerism

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