What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this mostly live-action Disney fairy tale will appeal to kids -- even very young ones -- who have seen the many trailers and TV ads. Like most Disney flicks, the romance is chaste (a few kisses), the violence is mild (though the climactic battle with a dragon at the end could scare some sensitive little ones), and the language isn't an issue. That said, there are quite a few product placements (not to mention the tie-ins to the whole Disney Princess juggernaut) and one scene of a character getting drunk at a bar.
- Families can talk about what made kids want to see this movie -- the story or the advertising and Disney Princess marketing?
- Why are Disney Princess products so popular?
- Families can also discuss how this movie fits into the fairy tale genre. What other stories does it make references to?
- How is the story different from other princess movies? Kids: Do you think Giselle made the right decision?