maique
maique

Tried watching The Little Mermaid, tinyMovieStar requested it. She gave up after 15 minutes. Not enough singing, and plenty of scary stuff going on.

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KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@maique That opening with the shark is intense!

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maique
maique

@KimberlyHirsh Yes!! She’s too young, but woke up saying she wanted to watch it 😅

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@maique @KimberlyHirsh Old Disney were much closer to the tone of a lot of the fables, I think. The combination of the 90's revival and Pixar has definitely changed people's expectations.

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KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@SimonWoods @maique Yeah. I'm a Golden Age person at heart, but the best for watching with my own kid have been Sleeping Beauty and Robin Hood.

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maique
maique

@KimberlyHirsh @SimonWoods I believe we might have to wait a little longer with this one. She’s too young to watch a full length movie anyway, and this is a conversation we’ve had with our brothers as well: most of the ones we watched as kids were scary as hell! 😅

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KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@maique I find short, cute animal documentaries are good for tinies, but you do want to check them out for peril ahead of time.

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maique
maique

@KimberlyHirsh We’ve been surprised already, yes! 🤣

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bjhess
bjhess

@SimonWoods @maique I read the original fable to the kids years ago. Ack! It is quite terrifying. It’s, unsurprisingly, very not the same as the Disney movie.

I’d say it’s worth a quick read.

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JohnBrady
JohnBrady

@maique With my grandchildren I'm always realizing that we forget how frightening these images can be, and how carefully I need to think about what I'm showing them. I remember that Disney's excellent Darby O'Gill and the Little People is maybe the scariest movie I've ever seen. I enjoyed it when I watched it again as an adult, but as a 7-year-old I was terrified. (Trvivia: Sean Connery is in it, before he was James Bond, which is sort of fun for adults.)

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MitchW
MitchW

@JMaxB @maique Interesting discussion. My wife and I don't have kids, but I remember from my own childhood that we thought "Wizard of Oz" was terrifying. But we all watched it anyway. It was like a childhood ritual. FWIW, I think it makes sense to let the kid decide. Horror is pleasurable for many people--of all ages.

I remember when I was something like 9 years old I watched the Vincent Price "The Fly." It terrified me--and I loved it! Heeeeeelllllp meeeeeee!

@maique

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maique
maique

@MitchW I’ve never been a fan of scary/horror movies, and vividly remember watching the classics from Disney when I was a little boy. We did, however, let her watch until she said she wanted to see something else. She’s not even three yet, so she doesn’t seem to enjoy these, or how long the parts between songs last.

@JMaxB

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MitchW
MitchW

@maique I don't usually like horror, but I make an exception for some movies. I recently saw "Doctor Sleep" and quite enjoyed it. I didn't even find it particularly scary.

@JMaxB

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JohnBrady
JohnBrady

@MitchW I agree that it's best to let the kids call the shots (in this area anyway!). Contrary to stereotype, our grandson shies away from any depiction of violence, and our sweet little granddaughter likes to watch the family chickens being slaughtered.

@maique

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@bjhess @maique Those stories are all on my to-read list, along with other such fables.

@KimberlyHirsh @maique My wife and I watched a few seconds of the Grogu and Dust Bunnies short, and I started tearing up. I think they have several shorts that can be useful for testing the waters?

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