A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Artists demonstrate how to complete craft projects.
Could inspire kids to get crafty and explore the bounds of their imagination. Unfortunately, the crafts don't leave much room for improvisation, but it can still help kids understand more about the creative process.
Positive Role Models
Featured Imagineers are highly skilled artists; cast is fairly diverse.
Products & Purchases
Disney theme parks and Disney characters are mentioned throughout, but not in an overly sales-y way. Some logos are visible on craft supplies.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Imagine from Home is a web series of craft tutorials led by Disney theme park Imagineers. There's no iffy content, but the craft projects are fairly advanced, so they're best suited for tweens and up (and that's with a lot of adult help). The Imagineers talk about their jobs, and consequently Disney theme parks and characters, but it's not overly sales-y.
Is It Any Good?
Considering that Imagineers have quite possibly the coolest job ever, this series was a big boring letdown. The projects are fairly complicated, and even the ones that are just drawings are not simple enough to allow most kids (and adults) to feel satisfied with their work. The projects are also very prescriptive, where the artist explains how to do a craft step-by-step and leaves little room for the home viewer's artistic flare. It would have been much more compelling if the Imagineers were helping the viewer design rides or theme park scenery (like what the Imagineers do in real life), and allowing the home viewers' imaginations to run wild. Unless your kid is a Disney superfan or a gifted artist, they'll probably want to skip this one.
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