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Last week, I watched Disney’s Tarzan with Addy and was kind of horrified at how scary and sad it actually is!
I never noticed it before, but think about it.
Tarzan’s parents are killed by the leopard (cheetah?), it comes out a few different times that make me jump (I hate being scared), and Clayton kidnaps – scary for littles!
And that’s just Tarzan. Let’s not talk about Bambi. Anyone remember Old Yeller? I am an adult and The Rescuers Down Under still scares me with that creepy lizard and the poacher. Some of these “kid movies” are not suitable for kids.
Of course, each family and child is different and parents know their child best, but here is a list of movies that were thought of as appropriate or not appropriate amongst a group of mothers who had a conversation.
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Appropriate Movies for Sensitive Children
Ramona and Beezus (although the little ones may not enjoy it as much)
The Boxcar Children (the parents are deceased and mentioned, but does not show it. My highly sensitive 6 year old watched it twice in a row)
The Muppets (2011)
March of the Penguins
Toy Story 2
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition
The Emperor’s New Groove
Shaun The Sheep – The Movie
The Lego Movie
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Planes: Fire & Rescue (plus bonus features)
Room on the Broom
My Neighbor Totoro
The Adventures Of Milo And Otis
The Little Rascals
Kiki’s Delivery Service
The Secret World of Arrietty
Oliver & Company
The Sound of Music
Eloise At The Plaza
The Rookie (Full Screen Edition)
Winnie the Pooh movies (more of the originals, older ones)
Wallace and Grommit (the first 3)
Pink Panther (animated cartoons)
Tigger and Pooh
Lisa informed us about the Raising WonderBoy website that has a great list too!
Should be watched with caution
Benji – 4 Movie Set – Benji – Benji: Off the Leash – For the Love of Benji – Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story
Beauty and the Beast (1991)(Plus Bonus Features)
Aladdin: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD) (Jafar is one scary dude!)
Big Hero 6 (Plus Bonus Features)
Pinocchio (1940) (With Bonus Content)
The Rescuers (The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under) (35th Anniversary Edition)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
James and the Giant Peach
Guardians of the Galaxy (Plus Bonus Features)
Toy Story 3
Mars Needs Moms
Ice Age (Single-Disc Edition)
The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)
Babe (Widescreen Special Edition)
The Little Mermaid DVD Walt Diesny (Two-Disc Platinum Edition) (1989)
The Fox And The Hound
Lilo & Stitch (Two-Disc Big Wave Edition)
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Lady and the Tramp
Do you have any movies to add to either list? Leave them in the comments and I will be sure to add them!