Parents' Guide to

The Velveteen Rabbit

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Magical, lyrical adaptation of classic tearjerker.

TV Apple TV+ Drama 2023
The Velveteen Rabbit TV: a stuffed animal rabbit stands in a forest

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age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

age 5+

Beautiful, important movie may be a new classic for the holidays.

This was a beautiful, sweet film that may become a traditional for our family. Our 6 and 10 year olds loved it, with the concept of a toy/stuffie being loved "real". If you don't know the story, there is a scary plotline about the boy having scarlet fever and almost dying... but oh, when the rabbit decides to be with the boy despite knowing it will die... this is an amazing moment of sacrifice! The ideas of love explored here are meaningful and important. The limited amount of CGI is so well-done and realistic that my younger one was like, "IS THIS REAL??" which is kind of an amazing question to ask. It has a slower, quieter pace and there's nothing scary here.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

This special exquisitely captures the tender moments between a boy and his beloved "stuffie." The Velveteen Rabbit is a beautiful meditation on children's imagination and wonder. In some ways, it will appeal to adults more than children. It's a British period drama, and is much more slow-paced and cinematic than a lot of kids' content. Adults will respond to the themes of lost childhood innocence, which will go over kids' heads. However, kids will really enjoy the magic of seeing the Velveteen Rabbit come alive and talk, and the validation of the strong bonds they form with that special stuffed friend. Adults and kids alike should be prepared to watch with a box of tissues, and to work through your sniffles together.

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