Great introduction to Movie Musicals for Older Kids
I first saw this movie when I was about 7 years old, My mom had me watch it with her, after I mentioned to her that my school was performing a musical. I did not understand the whole "kidnapping" thing when I was that young, in fact it didn't dawn on me until I was about 10. This is a excellent example of the early style of the movie musicals, but I don't think this is the kind of movie you leave your kid alone to watch. In fact, most movies for kids should be shared WITH parents. I showed this movie to my daughter when she turned 9 because she has always loved movie musicals. The first movie musical I showed her was "Singing in the Rain" and even that I had to watch with her. I think so long as you take into account that you should watch what your kids watch with them, most musicals can offer a great glimpse into into the art of the storytelling through music.