Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.

NR 2015 77 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 16+

Lorenzo

This second short film had me in shock. I had to turn this film off without continuing to the rest. I could not believe someone and some people think a film that involves self harm and guided self har at that would be okay for kids to see. My child is 4 years old. There’s no reason why Disney should have such wreckless films. Not all are this violative. But a lot are. This is why I don’t show Disney films anymore unless it’s the old school Disney. New films are just obnoxious and not even authentic to the Disney reputation.

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Too much violence
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age 18+

Not for kids ... the good is excellent but the bad is AWFUL

This is really a collection of very good adult animation with a couple of kid-oriented pieces tossed in. I have a big problem with the way this collection is marketed. It's got Elsa and Anna on the cover, giving you the impression that it is totally appropriate for the age of kid that you'd take to see Frozen. But this collection has one of the SADDEST moments in any animation I've ever seen. It will not only take you by surprise, but is presented in a way that sort of dawns on you a little bit after the fact. Luckily, we previewed this dvd before my kids watched, but I do not do that every time. -- spoiler start -- In the story, a little girl dies in the cold, alone, on a Russian street with all of these people walking by. And you kind of think she's asleep. but then you stop and you slowly realize that, wait, she's dead! -- spoiler end -- I am an adult and I can appreciate the presentation of this and I found it very powerful and extremely memorable. Little kids will probably completely miss it. But 6 to 10 year olds and even more emotional teens will be really hit hard by this. I might even say scarred a bit. This is marketed all wrong. It's not bad, but it is BAD FOR KIDS.
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