Sesame Street: P Is for Princess

Movie review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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These princesses don't need a prince! Perfect fun for pre-K.
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 45 minutes

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

From basic lessons about "high, higher, and highest" to counting in Spanish to cooperation, there are lots of good lessons for young viewers. Plus, there are a plethora of P words for young people to peruse at their pleasure!

Positive Messages

Plenty of positive take-aways for kids -- including lessons in cooperation, imagination, and rhyming; plus, girls figure out how to solve problems without the help of a "prince" who's come to save them. The DVD also reinforces the notion that friends come in all colors, ethnicities, shapes, and sizes.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Adults are always friendly on Sesame Street. Alan is willing to help think of a game to play, and Gordon is ready to sing a song. Even guest stars like Paul Rudd and Natalie Portman like to help out or play with their Muppet friends.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Abby Caddaby is a magical character whose characteristic enthusiasm is contagious -- and sometimes a little raucous. There's virtually no iffy content here and plenty of good stuff -- including lessons on cooperation, imagination, counting in Spanish, and the wonderful letter "P."

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byArtolsav May 31, 2011

Good, but a little pretend violence

There are some really great things about this movie and a few not so great ones. There are some really good role models, especially for girls. Princesses that... Continue reading
Parent of a 1 and 3-year-old Written bythechewiedog November 29, 2010

Great except for the penguin!

My kids LOVE this video, except my son got VERY concerned when the penguin gets stuck in the barrel. And she is stuck in there for what seems like AGES to a li... Continue reading

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What's the story?

When Abby, Rosita, and Penguin play princess, there are moments when a friend gets stuck on a balcony or loses a roller skate. Who comes to help but a befuddled Paul Rudd as the handsome -- if intellectually limited -- prince. When his methods don't work, the girls tell him, "That's all right, we don't need a prince. We can figure it out ourselves." And then Abby and her friends have even more good times playing games with the letter "P," making believe with Elmo, and boogieing with Natalie Portman.

Is it any good?

Educational and entertaining, with a few jokes thrown in for parents, this latest addition to the Sesame Street collection is best suited for the pre-K set. However, adult fans of Rudd's more grown-up roles will enjoy watching him ham it up in his cheesy prince costume.

Abby and Elmo fans will enjoy watching their Muppet pals solve problems, make up games to play, and enjoy life on their special neighborhood. Though they can be a little high-pitched for adult ears, the interactive games that Abby and Elmo play are wholesome, educational, colorful, and fun. You couldn't ask for a better combo for wee viewers.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about magic. Is magic real? In what ways is Abby magic?

  • Are Abby and Rosita and Elmo doing the same things that real kids are doing? In what ways do they seem like kids you know? How are they different?

  • Elmo teaches Abby how to make believe. Kids: Do you know how to make believe? Are videos and TV real or make believe? How do you know?

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