Written January 29, 2015
I went into this with managed expectations, bringing two 11 year old boys (the kind who like when things blow up). I think we all liked it. It was cute and well done. Charming some of the time. Funny some of the time. I didn't think it was so scary, but saw friends afterwards with two young children (maybe 4 and 6) who said it was a little intense for their kids. It wasn't fabulous, but I enjoyed it.
Written August 02, 2015
Took my 5 and 3 y/o to this yesterday. Saw some reviews that the younger kids were scared of the Boogie Man, but my little one was fine. Great messages and beautiful movie.
Written August 25, 2016
This will be one of my favorites and a must have in my DVD collection. It's up there with what I consider my favorite movies of all time. I think I enjoyed it even more than my kids did. It's magical, much more so than Polar Express which had always bored me.
Written November 23, 2012
The makers of this movie gave themselves a chance to reinvent those iconic childhood characters and did a great job at that. Every single character is interesting and extremely lovable. Take the kids for sure!!! Beautiful art and animation as well.
Written December 02, 2012
They kind of stuffed a bunch of plot into a movie but the material was probably more appropriate for a mini-series. Hence, the brisk through stories that combine in a not-so-good manner but it definitely worked for my family crew. I'd give it a 2.5/5 but my family is probably at/above 4 our of 5. My wife was even mad that I didn't really like it much. Oh, well. Your call!