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25 Best Disney Movies for Toddlers (and 5 to avoid)

As parents, choosing the right movies for our kids that are fun and age-appropriate is essential! And everyone loves Disney movies. But which Disney movies are best for toddlers?

The best Disney films for toddlers are G-rated films with minimal violence, such as the Tinkerbelle movies, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Frozen, Cars, The Aristocats, The Little Mermaid, and Cinderella.

With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to decide which films are best suited for their age and interests.

In this blog post, we will explore a fresh perspective on “which Disney movies are best for toddlers”, including recent blockbusters, classic favorites, and modern Disney-Pixar masterpieces. By the end, you will have a comprehensive understanding of which movies are perfect for your little ones and which ones to approach with caution.

Short Summary

  • Discover the 25 best Disney movies for toddlers, including recent classics like The Lion King and Frozen, timeless favorites such as Snow White and Peter Pan, plus modern hits from Pixar.
  • Enjoy 8 captivating stories with stunning animation that will entertain and inspire young minds!
  • Some films may require parental discretion before viewing. Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty & Zootopia are examples of these.

Top 10 Recent Disney Movies for Toddlers

When it comes to (somewhat) recent Disney movies, there are 10 films that stand out as particularly delightful for toddlers. With a combination of fun animated characters, catchy songs, and lovable animals, these Disney films provide an enjoyable experience for young children.

Some of these movies include The Lion King, Beauty, and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story (all 4), Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Moana, Frozen I and II, The Princess and the Frog, and Ratatouille.

Each of these films offers a unique and engaging experience that will keep your little ones captivated and entertained.

1. The Lion King (animated version only)

Who can forget the memorable characters and captivating story of The Lion King?

This classic Disney movie follows the life of Simba, a young lion who learns about responsibility and courage while trying to reclaim his kingdom from the treacherous Scar. With iconic voice talents like James Earl Jones and catchy songs such as “Hakuna Matata,” The Lion King has become a favorite among many generations.

As one of the first Disney movies many of us watched as kids, it holds a special place in our hearts and is sure to delight your own child as well.

To be fair, the new CGI-live action Lion King is great! But because the animals look real and due to its PG rating (the original is G), it may not be ideal for many toddlers.

2. Beauty and the Beast (animated version only)

Another timeless Disney film that captivates toddlers is Beauty and the Beast. This beautifully animated movie tells the enchanting story of Belle, a young woman who finds herself in a magical castle with a mysterious beast. As their friendship blossoms, Belle discovers the true meaning of inner beauty and the power of love.

With its heartwarming message and charming characters, Beauty and the Beast is a cute movie that will surely capture your toddler’s imagination and become one of their favorites.

As with the above-mentioned Lion King, the live-action Beauty and the Beast is also great. But let’s be honest, the cartoon beast is already a little too scary for some toddlers. The live-action even more so.

3. Aladdin (original version)

Adventure, romance, and magic await in the world of Aladdin.

This beloved Disney film follows the journey of a street-savvy young boy named Aladdin who discovers a magical lamp containing a powerful genie. With the help of his newfound friend, Aladdin embarks on a thrilling quest to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine and fulfill his dreams.

Not only is Aladdin a critical and commercial success, but its delightful characters and catchy songs make it one of the best Disney movies for toddlers to enjoy.

As with many remakes, the newer live-action version is PG as opposed to G, and could be too scary for some.

4. Toy Story (all 4)

The Toy Story franchise, brought to life by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures, has captured the hearts of both children and adults alike. These delightful films follow the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their toy friends as they face various challenges, learn valuable life lessons, and strengthen their bonds of friendship.

With its engaging storylines, endearing characters, and timeless messages, Toy Story is a fantastic choice for toddlers who will be entertained and inspired by these iconic animated films.

Now to be honest, Toy Story 1 is a little scarier and more adult than the others, particularly around the character Sid and his penchant for blowing up or torturing toys. But all are rated G.

5. Finding Nemo and Finding Dory

Dive into the underwater world of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, where heartwarming stories of family, friendship, and self-discovery unfold. In Finding Nemo, Marlin, a clownfish, embarks on a courageous journey to reunite with his son Nemo, with the help of the unforgettable Dory, a blue tang fish with short-term memory loss.

Finding Dory, on the other hand, follows the lovable Dory as she sets off on her own adventure to find her long-lost family. These captivating films, filled with vibrant colors and lovable characters, are perfect for entertaining toddlers and teaching them the importance of perseverance and love.

6. Moana

Set sail with Moana, an inspiring Disney film that introduces a strong and independent heroine who breaks away from the traditional princess mold. The movie follows Moana, a young girl chosen by the ocean itself, as she courageously sets out to save her island and her people.

Along the way, Moana encounters the legendary demigod Maui and discovers her own inner strength and identity. With mesmerizing ocean and island backdrops, as well as unforgettable songs, Moana is a must-watch Disney movie for toddlers who will be captivated by this empowering tale.

7. Frozen I and Frozen II

The enchanting world of Frozen I and Frozen II has quickly become a favorite among young children. These magical movies follow the story of sisters Elsa and Anna as they navigate the challenges of love, family, and self-discovery.

With powerful messages about sisterhood and self-acceptance, as well as iconic songs like “Let It Go,” the Frozen franchise offers an unforgettable experience for toddlers who will undoubtedly fall in love with the characters and their extraordinary adventures.

And EVERY toddler loves Olaf!

8. The Princess and the Frog

Venture into the lively world of The Princess and the Frog, a Disney movie that combines classic fairy tale elements with a fresh and modern twist. This heartwarming story follows Tiana, a hardworking and ambitious young woman, as she unexpectedly finds herself transformed into a frog after a chance encounter with a prince under a magical spell.

As Tiana and Prince Naveen work together to break the curse, they learn important life lessons about love, friendship, and the value of hard work. With its engaging plot and delightful characters, The Princess and the Frog is a fantastic movie for toddlers who will be entertained by this magical tale.

9. Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a charming Disney movie that follows the adventures of Remy, a rat with a passion for cooking and an extraordinary sense of taste. Despite the odds against him, Remy teams up with a young chef named Linguini to pursue his dream of becoming a great cook.

This delightful film teaches valuable life lessons about determination, friendship, and the importance of not judging someone by their appearance. With its witty dialogue and engaging storyline, Ratatouille is an excellent choice for keeping toddlers entertained and inspired.

10. Tinkerbelle Movies

The Disney Tinkerbell movie series consists of several enchanting films that are perfect for toddlers. With a G rating, these movies are designed to be family-friendly and suitable for all ages.

Each film follows the adventures of Tinkerbell and her fairy friends, exploring magical worlds and teaching valuable lessons about friendship, bravery, and the power of believing in oneself. The colorful animation, catchy songs, and engaging storytelling captivate young audiences, providing entertainment while imparting positive messages.

Parents can rest assured knowing that these movies offer wholesome content that is age-appropriate and enjoyable for their little ones. There are currently 6 films in the series:

  • Tinker Bell (2008)
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
  • Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings (2012)
  • Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (2014)
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)

7 Classic Disney Movies for Toddlers

For a trip down memory lane, there are seven classic Disney movies that continue to delight and captivate toddlers. These timeless films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Jungle Book (1967 version), and The Aristocats, have entertained generations of children with their enchanting stories, endearing characters, and unforgettable songs.

Each of these classics offers a unique and engaging experience that will bring joy and nostalgia to both you and your little one.

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

As Disney’s first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs holds a special place in the hearts of many. This enchanting tale tells the story of a kind-hearted princess who finds refuge in the forest with seven lovable dwarfs after escaping the clutches of her wicked stepmother.

With its pioneering animation techniques, memorable characters, and iconic songs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a beloved classic that continues to captivate toddlers and adults alike.

Now to be fair, the wicked queen does get scary when she transforms into the old woman with the apple. So use your best judgment.

2. Bambi

Bambi is a heartwarming Disney movie that tells the story of a young deer as he grows up in the forest, learns important life lessons, and experiences love, loss, and friendship.

This timeless film offers a gentle introduction to the concept of death and provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to discuss important topics such as grief and love in a meaningful and engaging way. With its beautiful animation and touching story, Bambi is a perfect choice for young children.

Of course (spoiler alert), Bambi’s mother dies, so do expect a few tears!

One thing I wondered for years was why do parents always die in Disney films?

Well, I looked into it and wrote an article about it. What really surprised me was the real-life tragedy in Walt Disney’s life that inspired the parents’ deaths in many of the Disney films.

Just click the link to read it on my site.

3. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Join Pooh and his friends in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, a delightful collection of stories that celebrate the timeless themes of friendship, love, and adventure.

These charming tales follow Pooh and his best friend Christopher Robin as they embark on whimsical adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, learning valuable lessons about cooperation, teamwork, and the beauty of embracing differences.

With its lovable characters, enchanting storylines, and heartwarming messages, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a treasured classic that will captivate toddlers and inspire their imaginations.

4. Peter Pan

Embark on a magical journey to Neverland with Peter Pan, a Disney classic that introduces the enchanting world of a boy who never grows up and his captivating adventures with other children.

This timeless film encourages young viewers to recognize the benefits of growing up, taking on one’s place in adult society, and cherishing family relationships. With its exciting scenes, unforgettable characters, and inspiring themes, Peter Pan is a perfect choice for entertaining and educating toddlers.

To be fair, there are some racial stereotypes portrayed in the movie which is why it now comes with a disclaimer. That is particularly true of the offensive musical song titled, “What Makes the Red Man Red?”.

But we also have to remember the prevailing mindset of the era in which the movie was made (1953), and understand that the offensive will go unnoticed by most toddlers. But we can also use it as an educational opportunity for discussion.

5. Cinderella

Introduce your toddler to the magical world of Cinderella, a heartwarming Disney movie that tells the story of a young woman who, with the help of her fairy godmother, is able to attend a royal ball and find true love with Prince Charming. This enchanting film teaches valuable lessons about kindness, perseverance, and the power of a positive attitude, making it an ideal choice for young children.

With its delightful songs and lovable characters, Cinderella is a classic Disney movie that will surely capture your toddler’s heart. The Cinderella sequels are certainly toddler-appropriate. But they aren’t very good either. So if you’re watching with them, it might be best to skip them.

6. The Jungle Book (1967 version)

Venture into the wild with The Jungle Book (1967 version), a beloved Disney classic that follows the captivating story of Mowgli, a young boy raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as he bravely attempts to escape the clutches of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan.

Along the way, Mowgli learns important life lessons about friendship, courage, and self-discovery, making The Jungle Book a timeless favorite for toddlers who will be enthralled by its exciting adventures and unforgettable characters.

As with other live-action remakes, I don’t recommend the new version of the Jungle Book for toddlers as the animals and some of their aggression, can be too much for our little ones.

7. The Aristocats

Whisk your toddler away to the charming world of The Aristocats, a delightful Disney movie that follows the adventures of a group of aristocratic cats as they navigate the ups and downs of life in high society.

With its catchy music, endearing characters, and heartwarming story, The Aristocats is a wonderful choice for toddlers who will be entertained by the antics of these lovable felines and their inspiring journey to find their place in the world.

The movie features a host of memorable characters, including the brave and loyal Thomas O’Malley, the elegant Duchess, and the mischievous kittens Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse. With colorful animation, catchy songs, and positive messages about friendship and family, The Aristocats create colorful animations, catchy songs, and positive messages about friendship and family.

My (now 5-year-old) former toddler loves this movie so much she has not one, but two stuffed animals of the character Marie.

7 Modern Disney and Pixar Movies for Toddlers

For a taste of some of the latest and greatest Disney and Pixar films, there are eight modern movies that are perfect for entertaining and inspiring toddlers. These captivating films include Inside Out, Cars (all of them, but especially the first), Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet, Coco, The Little Mermaid (both versions), Encanto, and Raya and the Last Dragon.

Each of these movies offers a unique and engaging experience, showcasing the incredible storytelling and breathtaking animation that Disney-Pixar is known for.

1. Inside Out

Take a journey inside the mind with Inside Out, a groundbreaking Disney-Pixar film that explores the complex world of emotions and how they shape our lives. Centered around the emotions of a young girl named Riley, this movie offers an engaging and entertaining way for toddlers to gain a better understanding of their own feelings.

Inside Out features vibrant colors, delightful characters, and inspiring messages. Out is a perfect choice for helping young children navigate the ups and downs of their emotional world.

2. Cars (all of them but especially the first)

Rev up your engines and embark on an exciting journey with the Cars franchise, a series of action-packed Disney-Pixar films that follow the thrilling adventures of Lightning McQueen, a rookie race car who discovers the value of friendship and teamwork.

With engaging storylines, unforgettable characters, and heartwarming messages, the Cars movies are perfect for toddlers who will be captivated by the high-octane action and inspired by the powerful themes of camaraderie and personal growth.

I was personally less than thrilled with Cars II. But Cars III kind of got them back on track. But for sure the 1st Cars movie will be a big hit. The spin-off series called Planes, while cute, never really measured up. So only the die-hard fans need to go there.

3. Tangled

Unravel the captivating story of Tangled, a Disney film that reimagines the classic tale of Rapunzel with a modern twist. This enchanting movie follows the adventures of a young girl with magical hair who embarks on an incredible journey to discover the world beyond her tower and find her true family.

With its engaging plot, vibrant animation, and inspiring messages about courage and self-discovery, Tangled is a perfect choice for entertaining and enlightening toddlers.

Now I know they did a short film and TV show, but why did we never get a full-blown sequal????

4. Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet

Join the lovable video game character Ralph in Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet, two exciting Disney movies that explore themes of friendship, acceptance, and the impact of technology on our lives. In these action-packed films, Ralph sets out on thrilling adventures in the real world and the digital realm, learning valuable lessons about teamwork and self-worth along the way.

With their engaging storylines and inspiring messages, these movies offer a great introduction to technology and social media concepts for toddlers.

5. Coco

Experience the vibrant world of Coco, a heartwarming Disney-Pixar film that tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who embarks on a magical journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather and uncover the truth about his family’s past.

With its stunning animation, unforgettable characters, and inspiring themes of family and cultural traditions, Coco is a perfect movie for toddlers who will be captivated by the colorful landscapes and touching story.

Now it is worth pointing out that Coco came out about 3 years after the lesser-known non-Disney film The Book of Life. And it seems too coincidental that both are so similar.

And in my opinion, The Book of Life, produced by Guillermo del Toro is the better choice. But both are great.

6. The Little Mermaid (both versions)

Dive into the enchanting underwater world of The Little Mermaid, a beloved Disney movie that follows the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human and finding true love. Whether it’s the original animated film or the live-action remake, both versions of The Little Mermaid captivate audiences with their inspiring messages about self-discovery, courage, and the power of love.

With its unforgettable songs and memorable characters, this movie is a must-watch for any toddler who dreams of exploring the wonders of the deep.

My 5-year-old loves both the original and the newer one.

But do bear in mind the 2023 version is way too long for many toddlers (2 hours and 15 minutes) and it’s rated PG as opposed to the original’s G-rating.

7. Encanto

The Disney film “Encanto” is an enchanting movie that is suitable for toddlers and the entire family to enjoy.

With a PG rating, the film offers engaging storytelling, vibrant animation, and memorable songs. Set in a magical Colombian town, “Encanto” follows the adventures of the Madrigal family and their unique abilities. The movie celebrates the importance of family, self-acceptance, and embracing one’s individuality.

While it may contain some mild action and thematic elements, it is appropriate for toddlers with parental guidance. “Encanto” provides a delightful and heartwarming experience for young viewers, introducing them to diverse cultures and positive messages in an entertaining and accessible way.

Making it a perfect choice for toddlers who will be captivated by the colorful animation, captivating story, and unforgettable characters.

Disney Movies to Approach with Caution

While there are many wonderful Disney movies that are perfect for toddlers, there are also a few films that may be better suited for older children or approached with caution. These movies include Dumbo (either version), Sleeping Beauty, Zootopia, and Raya and the Last Dragon.

Some would also likely put Pinocchio on the list for the scenes of kids smoking and the word “jackass” being used a few times

Each of these films contains content that may not be suitable for all toddlers, so it’s important for parents to carefully consider their child’s age and interests before introducing these movies into their family movie night lineup.

1. Dumbo (either version)

Dumbo, both the original and the more recent live-action remake, is a heartwarming story of family and friendship that features a lovable elephant protagonist with oversized ears. However, some scenes in both versions of the film may be too intense for very young children, such as the scene where Dumbo accidentally gets drunk or the dramatic circus fire.

As with Pinocchio and Peter Pan, the original (1941) also contains some racial stereotypes that are considered inappropriate by today’s standards. The remake from 2019 features some revealing clothing, and strong language. Both versions depict animal cruelty and violence.

Parents should use their discretion when deciding whether to introduce this film to their toddlers, keeping in mind their child’s sensitivity to certain themes and images.

2. Sleeping Beauty

While Sleeping Beauty is a classic that features a beautiful princess, a charming prince, and an enchanting fairy tale world, it also contains some frightening scenes that may not be suitable for very young children.

The villain, Maleficent, is particularly menacing, and the climactic battle between the prince and the dragon can be quite intense. Along those same lines, the live-action spin-offs centered around Maleficent (both great movies) are also likely too intense for toddlers.

Parents should consider their child’s age and sensitivity to scary content before introducing this film to their little ones.

3. Zootopia

I love this movie!!

Zootopia is an engaging Disney movie that explores themes of acceptance and understanding, making it a valuable film for older children to watch. However, some scenes in the movie may be too intense for very young children, such as a chase sequence involving a savage animal or the darker elements of the film’s mystery plot.

Parents should use their discretion when deciding whether to introduce this film to their toddlers, considering their child’s age and sensitivity to certain themes.

4. Raya and the Last Dragon

I also love this movie, and my then 4-year-old also loves it.

Raya and the Last Dragon is an action-packed Disney movie with a strong focus on courage and friendship. While this film may be engaging and inspiring for older children and adults, some of the action sequences and intense scenes may be too much for very young children.

Parents should carefully consider their child’s age and sensitivity to such content before introducing this film to their little ones.


In conclusion, there is no shortage of Disney movies that can captivate and inspire toddlers.

From recent blockbusters to timeless classics, these films offer a wide variety of engaging stories, lovable characters, and valuable life lessons for young viewers to enjoy.

While some Disney movies may be best suited for older children or approached with caution, the majority of these films provide a magical and unforgettable experience for the whole family. So gather your little ones, grab some popcorn, and embark on a magical journey through the world of Disney that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Disney movie to introduce a toddler?

The best Disney films to show your toddler first include The Jungle Book (1967 version), Frozen, Cars, and Toy Story 2.

Avoid showing toddlers under age 2 any Disney movies as their attention span will not likely sustain the film and some scenes may be too intense. But, the American Academy Of Pediatrics recommends toddlers under age 15 months not be shown any TV at all. (source)

Toddlers love animated movies.

They also love singing characters and talking animals. So right out of the gate that might seem like there are a lot of great choices for toddlers to watch.

Also, let’s review exactly what ages define the toddler years.

Toddlers are any child between 12 months and 3 years. At that point, they move to the pre-k category. Toddler, of course, refers to the fact that kids wobble and toddle a bit when they are first learning to walk.

The other thing to note is that toddlers’ attention spans are fairly short.

So it’s not uncommon for them to get bored and want to do something else long before a movie is done. So for that reason, it’s not usually a great idea to take them to the movie theatre. If you do, finding showtimes close to nap time work best.

That being said, my youngest daughter Layla, currently almost 6, sat through all of Toy Story 4 when it came out (she was almost 2) and loved it.

The other area where things get dicey is with kid movies that have scary scenes.

Snow White, for instance, scared my older daughters even when they were 5 and 6. The scene in Frozen with Marshmallow, the giant ice monster, used to really scare Layla when she was a little younger. She otherwise LOVES Frozen and is now past being scared.

The Ursula scenes in The Little Mermaid or the bear scenes in Brave could also be too scary for toddlers.

The best first movies for toddlers would be animated, on the short side, have songs, and a minimum of dark or scary things. Here are my suggestions, blending both Disney and Pixar:

  • The Jungle Book (1967 version)
  • Finding Nemo or Finding Dory
  • Cars
  • Toy Story 2
  • Frozen

What movies do 2 year olds like to watch?

Young children love fun and enjoyable stories! From ‘Finding Nemo’ to ‘The Peanuts Movie’, there is a wide range of animated movies that will delight your two-year-old.

Let the adventures begin!

What age is Dumbo 2019 suitable for?

The Dumbo remake of 2019 is rated PG and is not suitable for viewers under age 7. While some of the questionable content from the original Dumbo film is not in the new version, the film does feature minor incidents of nudity and profanity in addition to scenes too intense for younger viewers.

For example, the pink elephants are in the new version, but there’s no drunk Dumbo or hallucinations.

They also cut the song “Song of the Roustabouts” which was considered the most racist part of the original film. That original scene depicts black characters hammering railroad ties while putting up circus tents and calling each other “hairy apes”.

The bad news for Tim is that Rotten Tomatoes only gives it between 46%-51% for their critics and audience opinion.

The film is rated PG which vaguely means, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, “Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.”

Lastly, the IMDB parents guide shows:

  • Sex & nudity – 2 instances
  • Profanity – 2 instances
  • Frightening scenes – 2 instances

So I would not recommend the new Dumbo for toddlers.

Is Moana suitable for a three-year-old?

Moana is rated PG, however, most parents will find it appropriate for a three-year-old. The PG rating comes from some intense scenes involving scary sea creatures. There is also some implied, but not fully vocalized profanity.

Overall, it’s a great movie and I have no real qualms with it. But there are some scenes that would be considered frightening for young kids.

There’s also a scene where Maui cuts off a sea creature’s arm and then the arm grows back.

Language-wise, you hear most of the phrase “son of a bitch”, and while the phrase gets cut off at the end, the whole phrase is clearly implied. There’s also a very scary lava monster as well.

Overall IMDB notes it has 6 “frightening & intense scenes” and the opening scene with Maui is scary as well before we learn that he’s friendly.

Ultimately while some parental guides I saw, say the film isn’t appropriate for kids 8 and younger, I would say it’s probably fine for 4 and above.

So Moana is questionable for toddlers. But I will say we watch it with my toddler and she loves it.

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What age is appropriate for Lion King?

The original Lion King movie is appropriate for ages 3 and higher due to its G-rating, despite a few intense scenes such as the death of Mufasa. The Lion King remake from 2019 is rated PG, and not appropriate for viewers under age 6 due to more graphic scenes of animals fighting and being killed.

So, first off, we need to talk about both the original Lion King (rated G) or the 2019 version (rated PG).

The animated version from 1994 is a Disney classic. While Mufasa, Simba’s dad, does get killed in the opening scene, it’s sad, not gory.  Scar and the hyenas are a little scary.

But much of the film is fun, light-hearted, and often centered around the hilarious antics of Timon and Pumbaa, the meerkat and warthog duo that sing “Hakuna Matata“.

I would absolutely say the original Lion King is totally appropriate for all ages, including toddlers.

The new Lion King, however, as I mentioned, is PG.

While it is technically animated, it’s all CGI, so it looks like real animals (just ones that talk and sing). The film technically tells the same story, but the fact that it looks real gives it an altogether different feel.

The parental guide on IMDB notes mostly “violence and gore”.

Specifically, those scenes are:

  • Scar (the bad guy) slashing open and eating a gazelle
  • A lion’s bloody chin following a meal
  • Scar throwing Mufasa to his death
  • Fighting lions clawing and biting other animals

As I said, technically those scenes are in the original, but looking realistic due to the CGI makes the scenes more intense.

Personally, I think no younger than 6 for the new version of the Lion King; definitely not toddlers.

Is Tangled good for toddlers?

Tangled is appropriate for toddlers. This film, which tells the story of Rapunzel, is rated PG due to the frequent use of frying pans as a weapon, and a few slightly scary characters. But the addition of a cuddly chameleon named Pascal and heartfelt songs will endear this film to most toddlers.

My whole family, including my now 5-year-old, loves Tangled!

Many movie review sites list it for ages 5 and up, and it is rated PG for the cartoon-ish violence with frying pans. In most cases, the violence is on par with Looney Tunes slapstick than it is scary.

My little one also loves the songs and Pascal the chameleon who constantly changes colors.

Mother Gothel is a little scary-looking, especially when she ages, and of course, she isn’t really Rapunzel’s mother but, in fact, a kidnapper.

The only other thing of possible concern is the Snuggly Duckling tavern where lots of rowdy men are drinking steins of what I assume is beer.

But most of the movie, storylines, and scenes are not done in an overtly scary or adult manner. Honestly, the adult content that is there is so subtle it will go right over any kid’s head.

So I vote yes for Tangled!

Jeff Campbell