TV Reviews

Adventures of the Gummi Bears TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet medieval bear clan has cross-generational appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(1985)
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The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 5+
An uninspired rehash of the first movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Barbie: A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Less authentic take; also less to scare younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Before the prince, Ariel discovers music's magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey Game Poster Image
age 5+
Quintet of princesses lead young girls on safe, fun romp.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Perseverance lessons for princess fans ages 3-6.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, feel-good tale explores silliness and growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie fan's dancing dream is sometimes too scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus Game Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie proves herself in smart adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2005)
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Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines! Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Thomas and friends adventure offers lessons in cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Aladdin TV Poster Image
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age 5+
More Arabian adventures with a wisecracking Genie.
Network: Toon Disney
(1994)
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Thomas & Friends TV Poster Image
age 3+
Thomas and his train friends huff and chuff around.
Network: PBS
(1984)
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Animated Tales of the World TV Poster Image
age 5+
Global folk tales, some fabulous, others less so.
Network: HBO Family
(2001)
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The Thief and the Cobbler Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A must for family viewing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Mulan II Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Mediocre sequel has lightweight story; some peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Mulan Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Updated fable features romance; a few positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Little Mermaid TV Poster Image
age 5+
Spin-off sinks for everyone except besotted fans.
Network: Toon Disney
(1992)
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The Swan Princess Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Classic story is less scary than most animated fairy tales.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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The Swan Princess III: Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure Movie Poster Image
age 5+
So-so sequel recaptures some of 1st's charm and humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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