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Studio ghibli movies: I love ponyo, kikis delivery service, naussica of the valley of the wind, my neighbor totoro, and laputa: castle in the sky. Some of them have adult scenarios but they aren't obvious as a child. Studio ghibli is similar to Disney but is, in my opinion, more imaginative and treats females as main characters and doesn't make them dependent on males. (which I LOVE)

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Studio ghibli movies: I love ponyo, kikis delivery service, naussica of the valley of the wind, my neighbor totoro, and laputa: castle in the sky. Some of them have adult scenarios but they aren't obvious as a child. Studio ghibli is similar to Disney but is, in my opinion, more imaginative and treats females as main characters and doesn't make them dependent on males. (which I LOVE)
Yes yes yes. Totally agree. Nausicaa might be a bit scary, but ponyo and kiki's delivery service are charming.
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Pollyanna is a good suggestion! What about Mary Poppins??
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Mary Poppins gives me nightmares to this day. I'd go for something that's not animated where the main character actually shows the characteristics you want your children to have. However, one of my favorite kids movies is Up.


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Mary Poppins, sound of music, my fair lady all getting played in our non TV house lately. Even ventured out to other musicals, like phantom of the opera, cats. Love them, they go singing round the house though, be forewarned!
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Both my girls (5 an almost 3) just love Milo and Otis. It's pretty cute. We tend to avoid most character stuff but it's hard finding movies that are age appropriate but not character themed. I don't do Disney but the Tinkerbell movies are pretty benign, not at all like all the princess ones.

Happy feet was pretty popular here for awhile. Any of the Winnie the pooh movies are okay. They loved Rio, although there are some scenes that are a bit dark.
Yes! Milo and Otis. Such a sweet movie, gentle and funny. One of my favorites of all time! Oh, and my daughter is extremely sensitive snd doesn't like movies because of the 'conflict' element (which nearly every movie has) and really loved Milo & Otis.

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Studio ghibli movies: I love ponyo, kikis delivery service, naussica of the valley of the wind, my neighbor totoro, and laputa: castle in the sky. Some of them have adult scenarios but they aren't obvious as a child. Studio ghibli is similar to Disney but is, in my opinion, more imaginative and treats females as main characters and doesn't make them dependent on males. (which I LOVE)
We love Studio Ghibli movies here. However, I can't say I would recommend them as a first movie for a non TV family. They can be a bit dark/scary at times. They are amazing. My kids loved Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle, but my favourite is Totoro.

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The rest really do suck. MIL bought this one, and it is actually pretty good. The singing is good, and in tune, which was surprising. The story is decent, and the princess/pauper (twins) are the heros. The princess marries a commoner for love, and the pauper ends up marrying the prince, whom she loves. It is cute and has a good message...love is more important than money.
I am not even sure DD has seen that one. The one that she adored was the mermaid story, and for weeks we could not get that song out of our heads.
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Studio ghibli movies: I love ponyo, kikis delivery service, naussica of the valley of the wind, my neighbor totoro, and laputa: castle in the sky. Some of them have adult scenarios but they aren't obvious as a child. Studio ghibli is similar to Disney but is, in my opinion, more imaginative and treats females as main characters and doesn't make them dependent on males. (which I LOVE)
Another vote for the Studio Ghibli movies. We love all of them, including the most recent, The Secret World of Arrietty.

The original Disney Winnie the Pooh movie and the one that came out a year or so ago are both EXTREMELY gentle.

I don't mind the drunk goose in the Aristocats, but I did mind the incredibly offensive Asian stereotypes.

I do know a lot of kids who find Mary Poppins scary--I think it's the bank run scene? I don't remember the movie that well.
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Mary Poppins, sound of music, my fair lady all getting played in our non TV house lately. Even ventured out to other musicals, like phantom of the opera, cats. Love them, they go singing round the house though, be forewarned!
Cats gave me nightmares. I was so freaked out by the humans dressed as cats that I didn't even wanna be near real cats for a while :c
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Cats gave me nightmares. I was so freaked out by the humans dressed as cats that I didn't even wanna be near real cats for a while :c
how old where you? that is very funny though sorry to laugh at your nightmares though
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