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Parents' Guide to

Greyfriars Bobby

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Dog teaches everyone he meets about love in Disney tale.

Movie G 1962 87 minutes
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This is the kind of animal love story that brings all viewers together, no matter what age or political persuasion. That the dog demonstrates behavior elevated above the petty human doings around him is the ultimate message of the movie. The unwavering loyalty to the memory of his master eventually teaches something about love and friendship to the people he touches. Because of him, it seems, kindness and generosity increase all around him. Greyfriars Bobby mixes the behaviors of calculating adults, whose actions are guided by envy and jealousies, along with the simpler and purer motives of the street children who adopt Bobby without thoughts of controlling or owning the dog. In the end, it's the poor children's collective selflessness that saves the day.

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