Friday, August 17, 2012

grandma's movie review - The Aristocats - I'm Giving One Away!

I'm very happy today for the opportunity to review - and give away - Disney's The Aristocats! This old classic is being released on Blu-ray with all the color, music and fun it is loved for! I'm not particularly a "cat lover" . . . I much prefer the Basset Hound in the movie! But, The Aristocats is a fun story and has great music . . . music a young grandchild can and will dance to, so for these reasons, The Aristocats is one of my favorite classic Disney stories!

The Aristocats 
By - Disney
Rating - G

Favorite Features -
  • fun characters, story and great music!
  • lots of color - great animation - hand drawn! Beautiful! A true delight!
  • story has lots of important messages to talk about with your grandchildren/children - such as, how greed can cause you to make bad decisions, hurt others and ultimately hurt yourself. The Aristocats does a good job of showing you can not truly be successful at covering or trying to hide your sin - eventually it will find you out as Numbers 32:23 tells us, "you may be sure that your sin will find you out." I also appreciate the message of not judging other by their outward appearance - just because Thomas O'Malley is an alley-cat, it doesn't mean he isn't a gentleman who will help a Duchess and her kittens who need him - and the message of unlikely friends - Duchess, her kittens and Roquefort the mouse are friends . . . they share with him and he risks his own safety to save them!
  • I enjoy the interaction of the "sibling" kittens - great opportunity to talk with your grandchildren/children about their siblings and how they get along! Have them share what they most appreciate and enjoy about each other and be sure to spend time thanking God for giving them the siblings they have!
  • grandchildren are sure to dance to the song, "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" . . . at least my Josiah sure does! Of course he sings it in the following way, "Everybody doesn't want to be a cat!" :^)
A greedy, bumbling butler, two hound dogs - I particularly like Lafayette the Basset Hound!, two geese and a lot of cats combine to make a story generations have enjoyed - and will continue to do so for generations to come! In this story Madame considers Duchess and her kittens to be her "greatest treasure". Talk with your children about what they consider to be their "greatest treasure". Use this opportunity to share with them how God's grace, love and forgiveness is the greatest treasure we could ever receive and it is offered as a free gift from Him to us! 

As I mentioned above, not only did Disney send me this movie to review, but they are also making another Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of it available for me to give away (USA only)! If you have followed grandma's cookie jar with Google Friend Connect and/or "Follow grandma's cookie jar by email", then you are entered in the drawing which will be on August 24, 2012. If you have not done either, please take a moment to do so and you will be entered in the drawing - twice if you do both! In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry - please comment to let me know when you share so I can give you your additional entry! Please also follow grandma's cookie jar on facebook if you haven't already with the tab in the box ON THE BLOG which says, "find us on facebook"! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

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  1. I remember The Aristocats from my own childhood---a long time ago! What fun! I'm new GFC friend, Beth Elderton and subscribed via email. I've already followed you on FB for a while. I did share on twitter:
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