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6 Things About The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur | Pixar Animation Studios

My sons and I watched The Good Dinosaur earlier last night. The movie is a dinosaur adventure story. In the film, dinosaurs were never killed off and remained the dominated species on Earth. The Good Dinosaur is an OK film. But I thought the movie should have been better because it’s a Pixar film. I’ll admit it, I hold Pixar to a higher standard and expected The Good Dinosaur to be as good as their other movies. It’s not. But I’m sure most kids will like it anyway. The Good Dinosaur is in theaters now. Continue reading to learn six things about the animated film.

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5 Things About the Inside Out Movie

Inside Out | Disney•Pixar

My two youngest kids and I saw an early screening of Inside Out. The animated film from Disney Pixar is about a group of emotions that guide the behavior of a girl named Riley. I have mixed feeling about this movie. First, my two children (ages six and nine) said they like Inside Out. That’s a good thing. I, on the other hand, didn’t really like the movie. It’s not a bad film. I just think the storyline might be a little too complicated for very young children. In addition, the movie is humorous, but it’s not as funny as I thought it would be. Is “complicated” and “not that funny” a good recipe for a children’s movie? In my opinion, Inside Out is one of those animated films that most parents will enjoy more than their kids. I guess you’ll have to see for yourself and make up your own mind. Inside Out (Disney•Pixar) opens in theaters on Friday. Continue reading to learn five things about the film.

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Movie Review: Brave – the princess is a rebel with a cause

Brave (Pixar)

I took my six-year old daughter to see a screening of Brave (Pixar) last night. Brave is what you would expect from a Pixar film — a good story with great animation. The movie offers a nice blend of action, drama and humor. We both enjoyed Brave, but it’s not as good as some of Pixar’s other films. Brave opens in theaters today. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of Brave.

The 411 for Brave

The story It’s about a princess who wants to be herself
Appropriateness for children No bad language that I can recall. There are some scenes that may scare preschoolers. In addition, one scene showed the naked rear ends of some of the men as a gag.
3D effects Decent
Positives
  • Interesting story that is not easy to predict (other than the usual happy ending)
  • Two strong female characters
Negative
  • Some scenes are a bit too scary for very young children
Release date June 22, 2012
Rating Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor
Runtime 100 minutes
Genre Animation, drama, adventure

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