A Very Brave Witch ... and More Great Halloween Stories for Kids!
A young witch ventures out of her big, dark house on Halloween to see what humans are really like in Alison McGhee's animated tale A Very Brave Witch -- narrated here by Elle Fanning -- part of a collection of eight spook-tastic Halloween stories. Other titles include Caroline Stutson's "By the Light of the Halloween Moon," Ruth Brown's "A Dark, Dark Tale," Robert Bright's "Georgie" and Margaret Mahy's "The Witch in the Cherry Tree."
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; 4 bonus stories.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that spooky music and exaggerated voices are the only potentially frightening elements of this Halloween-themed collection of short films. Witches, ghosts, and robbers all make appearances, and while their presence might raise tensions for the youngest children, nothing truly scary happens.
- It's more the concept of witches and ghosts that provides the fright in these stories rather than any specific scary event. In "A Dark, Dark Tale" viewers are led through a spooky house by a deep-voiced narrator who builds tension with each step until the climax -- a mouse hiding in a box! "The Three Robbers" briefly shows an ax and some threatening behavior with a "blunderbuss."
- Social Behavior
- "A Very Brave Witch" teaches that assumptions and stereotypes are often wrong when a little witch ventures out to meet some "scary" humans. "Georgie" explores the feeling of being unwanted. "The Three Robbers" subtly explores repentance when the bad guys become good and rescue orphans.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it