Parents' Guide to

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Collection of unmemorable holiday shorts, but fun extras.

Movie NR 2004 68 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 3+

i enjoy this christmas mickey movie i think its my favorite out of the Christmas mickey movies it was cute when minnie and daisy made up after they fought
age 5+

my girls didn't like it

I put it on for my twin girls, thinking they would like something different. Nope! They didn't make it 5 minutes into it. I didn't particularly enjoy it either. The first part of the movie, Minnie and Daisy seem to be having some sort of dispute over an ice skating competition, and Daisy is jealous of Minnie. My girls had their mind set on watching Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse and asked to turn off Twice Upon a Christmas.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (7 ):

These videos are just a passing holiday diversion, nothing memorable. Christmas-themed DVDs are so plentiful -- and profitable -- that it seems like every kid-friendly movie franchise, cartoon, and TV series creates one to release before each holiday season. This benign Disney entry in the Christmas genre seems like just another churned-out special. The computer-generated animation isn't up to Disney's usual standards, and the stories lack the kind of charm that you'd expect from the Mouse Factory. It's sweet (albeit a bit odd) to see Goofy's son realize that his silly father isn't purposely trying to embarrass him -- he just loves him to death. And those rascally brothers Huey, Dewey, and Louie are always funny.

If you watch this DVD, be sure to play the behind-the-scenes features, which include a fascinating look at how Daisy and Minnie's ice-skating routines were based on Olympic skater Michelle Kwan's movements. The thorough interview with Kwan and footage of her skating the choreographed scenes in the movie is a treat. And in interviews with the animators, they admit that in the Pluto sequence, the reindeer were originally drawn as a host of other animals "training" to become reindeer, which explains why they don't look like reindeer at all.

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