I hadn't seen John Henry or Tangled Ever After in forever, so, I missed that! Also, this set included many shorts I had never seen like Paperman, The Little Matchgirl (Sob...) and The Ballad of Nessie. I really enjoyed these!
I had watched the paper man at the end of another Disney movie in the past and had expected all the shorts in this collection to be similar in tone. It was heartwarming and a joy for my kids to watch. I had no issues with it. So I have to admit that i had high expectations for this collection.
I was disappointed because some of the themes are a little scary and inappropriate for children. For example, the clock who tries to get rid of the guy ringing the bells. My 3.5 year old son started to cry. And kept covering his eyes because he knew what was happening was not good! Another example: The cat trying to get rid of its own possessed tail! I am not sure is this is the worst one, but match girl. She DIES at the end. I am not even sure how to even begin to explain that to my kids. She is so sweet and endearing. And to kill her off! You can look at it in a way that she is off to a better place because she is now with her loved one and will no longer suffering hardship. But how do you explain that to a 3 year old. My 7 year old knew what was going on but it is still hard to explain.
On the positive side: there are some shorts that were really touching. For example: The feast, paper man, Secret Santa were less scary for my little guys.
So funny!! Favorites: Paper man, Operation Secret Santa, and Tick Tock tale. All of them were great, though!
My top three in no particular order: Paperman, Feast, and the one about the clocks. Each made me feel something and even at times make me tear up.
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