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Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Lots of Disney faves stuck in a bland hodgepodge of shorts.

Movie NR 2009 61 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

for anyone who likes reunions

I can understand why it might be overstimulating for preschoolers, as it is a bit manic, which is why I'm putting the green light at 5. Beyond that, though, I disagree with your review. I think it's fine for kids who are able to handle the manicness, etc. that you described. In fact, it will be fun for them. The artistic quality is only average, but kids will enjoy seeing snippets of other Disney Christmas specials, regardless of whether they've seen them before in their entirety or are completely new to them. If they've never seen these other Disney Christmas specials before they just may beg to see them in their full length. As for this, kids (and adults) will feel like they're at a family reunion.
age 2+

Disney on warp speed

I agree with Common Sense's review. The old shorts are good (Mickey's Christmas Carol, Pluto's Christmas), but the rest of it is definitely manic. They jump from character to character very quickly and it's very jumpy. The scene changes are so quick my eyes had trouble tracking it. I don't think that's good for little ones. Plus my 3-yr-old was scared a bit by some parts in the Christmas Carol short.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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With all of that star power, this movie should have been much better. Instead, it feels like a traffic jam of Disney characters. Beauty and Simba share air time with the Seven Dwarves and Tigger. In fact, the whole production feels rather hectic and thrown together. Showing this movie to your kids at night would be a mistake: it's far too stimulating. Besides, most of the shorts shown here can be found on other DVDs, where they are presented more carefully.

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