Miffy the Movie

Movie review by
Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Sweet animated film reinforces preschool skills in fun way.
  • G
  • 2013
  • 68 minutes

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Educational Value

Kids can learn or practice skills, including identifying colors, shapes, numbers, sounds, movements, and animals. Repetition of concepts, especially through song, reinforces lessons.

Positive Messages

The characters show kindness, collaboration, and an excitement for learning. They overcome fears like being scared of the dark, and they wear helmets while bike riding.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Miffy and friends treat each other kindly, help each other work through emotions, and practice skills like bike riding and counting or identifying animals and colors. They are diverse in "skin" color.

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Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism

Based on the original Miffy stories.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Miffy the Movie is targeted at the littlest viewers with its deliberate pace, sweet songs, kind characters, and basic educational messages. The characters, all bunnies and other animals, are diverse in "skin" color. They continually repeat clues and discoveries, including through song, which helps reinforce lessons. When a character expresses fear in one nighttime scene, the others comfort him. Their animated world, full of soft edges and prime colors, is calming.

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What's the story?

In MIFFY THE MOVIE, a group of friends and their dog go on a treasure hunt to find different animals at a zoo. They're given riddles to seek out animals of certain colors and patterns or which make specific movements. The characters regularly break out into song about what they're doing, enjoying their hunt and learning about a variety of animals in the process. They earn a surprise when they complete the treasure hunt and get to ride a hot air balloon home.

Is it any good?

The soft-edged world of this Dutch film is reminiscent of Fisher Price's Little People, and the characters and story are just as sweet, positive, and educational. Miffy the Movie will soothe the littlest viewers with its lovely orchestral soundtrack and happy songs. Its uncomplicated world and storyline of characters overcoming minor challenges and solving basic riddles are both pleasant and instructive. The target audience can watch the 68-minute film in shorter segments now that it's streaming.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what the bunnies learned during their trip to the zoo in Miffy the Movie. Have you ever been to a zoo? Which was your favorite animal?

  • Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? What did you find?

  • How were the characters alike and different from each other?

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