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Wishbone: Bone of Arc

By Nancy Warren, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

A tail-waggingly heroic tale.

Movie NR 1995 30 minutes
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What's nice in this episode is the emphasis on present-day girl hero Samantha's supportive friends and family, a congenial mix of old and young, male and female, African-American and white. The creators also demonstrate their thoughtfulness by revealing the trick of how the actress Joan of Arc is "shot" with an arrow at the end, thus relieving fears of younger viewers.

Bone of Arc reminds us of the original super role model for women, Joan of Arc. In Wishbone's trademark two tales, this episode shifts between Joan of Arc's fight to free France, and present day hero Samantha's fight to join friends Joe and David's soccer team. Both plots tick along quickly and in perfectly timed parallel action. While Joan and Samantha both win at first, they are still both brought down by evil outside forces.

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