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Not a movie for *all* kids, but a wonderful film
on December 17, 2010
Watching this movie is one of my earliest memories, probably when I was 4 or 5 or so. Honestly it stuck with me because it didn't dance around the dark things. Don't get me wrong, I watched my share of My Little Pony and Care Bears, but this movie, as well as The Mouse and his Child, The Last Unicorn, and a very accurate animated portrayal of Black Beauty (also quite dark stories) were the movies I always got again and again from the video store. Each child may be different, so gauge based on their maturity and comfort level, otherwise you may be dumbing things down needlessly.
My lower star rating of this DVD is not based on the film, which I love, but the transfer. I own an older edition of the DVD with superior sound and video, despite the bargain basement cardboard-flap case and bad cover art.
The film will never be the book, but it was just as wonderful as I remembered, which often can't be said of things I enjoyed in the 80's ^_^.