A little too real & sad for an emotional 5-year-old.
I wanted to speak up... it is a sweet story... but my emotional 5-year-old daughter cried for an hour afterward. There is a scene where the mom who had died (not in the film) comes back to the boy in a vision and they have a sweet moment... and then she rides around on a carousel and disappears while he screams for her to come back. This raised a lot of questions for my daughter... she hadn't considered that moms could die before, and she was sad for the boy. Also, the fire scene where the whole woods burn down was quite scary (and she LIKES scary shows - no problem with Beauty & the Beast, etc.), and the part where the bunny almost burned in the fire. Even though all ended well, it was still a little too real & sad for my emotional girl. I wouldn't recommend it if your kids THINK about movies... maybe after age 7. Or find another version.