Disney's The Princess & The Frog.

Victoria - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 66 moms have responded )

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So last night we took our three daughters to the movies to see the Princess & the frog. Thinking it to be a light hearted fairy tale in the likeness of other Disney princess movies.

Boy were we ever wrong! I was so disappointed at how evil & demonic the whole movie was, focusing more on the darkness & evil side of things than on the princess & her froggy prince. It had a whole lot to do with voodoo magic & very little to do with a romantic fairy tale.

So this is more of a warning than anything, I don't recommend this movie for anyone let alone your kids. We totally regret taking our girls as it was horrific and scary, not at all what is advertised.

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Victoria - posted on 12/31/2009

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Php 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Well this movie is certainly none of these, and just as we as a family won't watch movies with cursing, taking the Lords name in vain, nudity and excessive violence, we choose not to watch movies that glorify magic, for God says He abhors (hates) magic.
We also choose not to watch movies or read books that glamorfy darkness, such as voodoo, vampires and other such satanic influences. We truly believe that what goes in is what will come out, so we prefer to dwell on those things that are of the light.

As I stated at the beginning this thread was more for the purpose of warning those people of a like spirit about a movie that was full of demonic influences that they probably wouldn't want to watch let alone take their kids to.

Anyway I pray you all have a safe and prosperous New Year, remembering that Jesus is Lord, and not allowing anyone to look down on you because of the stand you have in him and for him accompanied by the strong convictions he has birthed in you.

Be Blessed, and thank you for the encouragement that there truly are other who have such a faith & stand in the LORD.

Victoria - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Nicole :

I was going to take the kids to see it but after seeing this I went to christiancinema.com and decided to take them to see Alvin and the Chipmunks instead. Yes there was a little gas humor in it but I knew I would see that and then I wasn't seeing anything that I wasn't prepared for or that I would have to explain to the kids later.


We saw Alvin & the chipmunks-The Squeakeal, this week too, very funny, very enjoyable & like you said nothing I had to explain to the kids later.

Victoria - posted on 12/22/2009

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Now we would never skip church to take our kids to go see a movie. We are very selective about what we watch & what our kids watch, we won't what Harry Potter and such movies, but with Disney we will usually let the kids watch depending on what it is. Our kids know that all magic is evil and God abhors (hates) all magic (no matter what it is, it's all the same to Him). Our kids also understand that these movies are not real, just as they know Santa & the tooth fairy and such things are not real. Some one said it's like sending your kids out trick or treating....well that's why we don't celebrate halloween. I still think as far as Disney movies go, this one was not in the same category as most others, I am still disappointed as it is not like it's commercials clam it to be, and I still stand by my first post, as a mother an a Christian one at that, I still regret taking my girls to see this movie, and I still wouldn't recommend it to anyone. When God witnesses something to me & tells me to go tell on the mountain (to compare) I am accountable to share it. Therefore I have, which is why I started this thread. I don't think it is fair to say people are getting worked up over nothing, when they are just trying to ensure a wholesome (Holy) upbringing for their kids. We teach this to our young people at our Church where I am a minister, what goes in is what will come our, so if it's wholesome, pure and Godly going in, that is what will come out in our actions, speech, deeds and thoughts, if it's unwholesome, impure and ungodly going in again that is what is going to come, hence we have to be very selective on what we allow our kids to watch and take part in.

I pray blessings on everyone who has posted here and well everyone on Christian Mommies, especially that we will all continue to be a source of encouragement and strength to one another.

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Kim - posted on 12/31/2009

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My final post!!! Christian or not, yes we all make mistakes and we do try to learn from them, for we are still in the flesh. However, this has nothing to do with this movie! Granted, the movie is more raw than what we are use to in animation, but the "message" that the movie portayed was REAL. Fictional or not; good,evil,voo doo,witchcraft all exist. As parents, we try to protect our kids from all harm, hurt, and dangers. And that is good! But we hurt them more by not being honest with them about "reality". If you understood the "message" of the movie at all, then that's what you SHOULD have been explaining to your kids about as you all watched it. So, to everyone that has a negative view about this movie, you really need to STOP bashing it. Yes, tell them that it is more livid than what we are use to, BUT the story line and the "message" it portrays is really good!!! Thank You

Kim - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Victoria:



Quoting Kim:

I have read majority of these post. In my opinion, to you that allows your children to believe in a santa claus, or any kind of fairy tale that is not a TRUTH, then you have no rights to dis this movie. A "true christian" will tell their kids the TRUTH and not let them believe in stuff that is not real. With that said, parents should always view EVERY movie before allowing their kids to watch, especially if they are school age kids!





My kids don't believe ibn santa, or any fictional character, but they do what fictional shows & movies (which is not the same as believeing they are real). And this thread is not so much as bashing a movie as letting people know what it was actually about, as parents most of us generally do view things before allowing our kids to watch & sometimes, we slip (No body's perfect). But as "true christians" we learn from our mistakes & try and let others know, so they don't make the same one.





 

Debbie - posted on 12/31/2009

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I agree...I was disappointed with this Disney movie. One thing is it did bring up a lot of good conversations on why we do not believe in all the vodoo and tarot card readings. Also now my daughter knows the why instead of just that we do not believe in all that stuff. We then focused on the dig a little deeper song. My daughter is only 7 and is already wondering what her Purpose in life is here, and what God will do through her.

Kim - posted on 12/31/2009

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Exactly! As a parent, we try to protect our kids from any hurt, harm ,or pain. Like you, christian or not, I have always told my kids the truth about "make believe fairy tales". I am 43. My kids are 24, 13, and 3! My husband and I both agree on this and we screen what movies our kids watch. My 24yr. old is a great help with my 13yr. old. Whatever type of movie we watch, we try to talk about it so that the younger kids can get an idea of the story line and what message the movie was trying to get out. The Princes and the Frog is about good and evil. It may have been presented in a more raw form than what many are use to seeing. That's where the parents come in to explain the "events" that takes place in the movie and the message that it portrays. Fictional or not, good and evil is a reality and our kids needs to know and be aware of both. By the way, your husband will come to his senses. When that little girl is born, he is going to be as protective about her as you. Be Blessed!

Nicole - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Kim:

I have read majority of these post. In my opinion, to you that allows your children to believe in a santa claus, or any kind of fairy tale that is not a TRUTH, then you have no rights to dis this movie. A "true christian" will tell their kids the TRUTH and not let them believe in stuff that is not real. With that said, parents should always view EVERY movie before allowing their kids to watch, especially if they are school age kids!


I agree with you.  In fact, I just found out during this last Christmas that my husband and I disagree on the whole Santa Claus bit.  I want my child to always view Christmas with a Christian view.  I don't want her believing in Santa, the Easter Bunny, etc...  On the other hand, he thinks it's completely ok and harmless.  Even if I wasn't a Christian I'd still disagree with him, because when the little ones go to school and the other kids tell them Santa isn't real or they find out from somewhere else, or even the parents tell them, it breaks their little hearts for awhile, and that right there is reason enough for me not to do it.  Now I just have to talk sense into my hubby before our daughter is born. lol  That's the hardest feat right there!

Victoria - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Kim:

I have read majority of these post. In my opinion, to you that allows your children to believe in a santa claus, or any kind of fairy tale that is not a TRUTH, then you have no rights to dis this movie. A "true christian" will tell their kids the TRUTH and not let them believe in stuff that is not real. With that said, parents should always view EVERY movie before allowing their kids to watch, especially if they are school age kids!


My kids don't believe ibn santa, or any fictional character, but they do what fictional shows & movies (which is not the same as believeing they are real). And this thread is not so much as bashing a movie as letting people know what it was actually about, as parents most of us generally do view things before allowing our kids to watch & sometimes, we slip (No body's perfect). But as "true christians" we learn from our mistakes & try and let others know, so they don't make the same one.

Kim - posted on 12/30/2009

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I have read majority of these post. In my opinion, to you that allows your children to believe in a santa claus, or any kind of fairy tale that is not a TRUTH, then you have no rights to dis this movie. A "true christian" will tell their kids the TRUTH and not let them believe in stuff that is not real. With that said, parents should always view EVERY movie before allowing their kids to watch, especially if they are school age kids!

Susan - posted on 12/30/2009

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I actually was very suprised as well to see all the evil and demonic characters in this movie. My 6 year old was very afraid during the parts where they were focusing on the dark side. I was disappointed as well and had to have a talk with all my children after we watched the movie.

Nicole - posted on 12/30/2009

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I was going to take the kids to see it but after seeing this I went to christiancinema.com and decided to take them to see Alvin and the Chipmunks instead. Yes there was a little gas humor in it but I knew I would see that and then I wasn't seeing anything that I wasn't prepared for or that I would have to explain to the kids later.

Kelley - posted on 12/29/2009

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To all out there who might have the idea that Disney movies are safe just because good triumps over Evil.... Don't be so quick, I do not have nor do I want the 'Disney' channel piping into my home, (not that there aren't enough battles as it is) but keep in mind this is a childrens networking and programming GIANT, and they have spent a whole lot of effort, time and money into promoting pograms that glorify witches and wizards and the list of demonic sources of power, whether they are dressed up all kid friendly or not.

I also heard disappointing results from the scourge movie (very scary for young children) great 3-D effects, but left my daughter and her husband feeling upset by the show.

On a happier note, I did find a movie that really entertained all ages in our house, and supprisingly so. It was "Horton hears a whoo". It was a happy suprise....

Cinthya - posted on 12/29/2009

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Totally agree with you. I took my three children to see it and I came out feeling the same way.

Celicia - posted on 12/29/2009

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Thank you Victoria. I am so glad to see that there is someone else out there that watches what they allow their children to absorb, as well as themselves. I'm not here to bash anyone in anyway, but I am kind of surprised at some of the responses. I mean, there is so much debate about how "it's just a movie" and "it's no big deal." I wonder how many people really think that or just say it to keep themselves from feeling bad about the things they watch. Again, I really am not trying to bash anyone, but I will be honest. When I was younger, a believer then too, I watched Sabrina the teenage witch. Never would I ever consider magic appropriate b/c God states it's not. However, after watching it when I was younger, I used to wish that I could have some control over things. So, I feel I would be foolish to believe my daughter wouldn't feel the same. God instructed us to be mindful of the things we watch, listen to, and accept. By watching a movie that portrays witch craft and accepts it as anything less than that to make a cute story line, we are accepting that belief into our lives. It's just as if we were to watch a television show that portrays sex as "no big deal" and "you don't need to be married." Isn't that why our society now accepts such thing as "normal" I don't look down on anyone that isn't faithful to keep themselves to their marriage bed, I can honestly say I made that mistake with my hubby before we were married, but does that make it right? No, the point is to hate the sin and love the sinner. So, we must warn other believers of things that can slip into view and to the untrained eye it can become an "accepted" belief.

We have to absorb things of God's will in our life, alone. There are many movies out there that glorify God, are entertaining, and don't teach false messages. And, if one day those movies no longer exist, I suggest throwing out the television, picking up a book (or better yet, the Bible) and being thankful that God has chosen us to live our lives as He would and that even if others don't accept it, we are only accountable for ourselves and to Him. I'm so thankful there is a forum for this and I hope that everyone speaks out of love and truth and doesn't accept things as the world has accepted them. Very few walk down the path of righteousness and the more and more we allow into our lives, the less and less people will walk down that path and the fewer of the next generation will know the Truth. Remember, God loves us just the way we are, but He also loves us too much to allow us to stay that way. You can "talk" all the "talk" you want to, but unless you truly "walk" the "walk" there is not enough words in the world to bring you salvation. God bless all, and I really hope I don't offend anyone, I don't intend to but I also know God wants us to keep each other strong and correct each other when we are led astray by the enemy.

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Good on you for praying for those people in the theatre! the problem with movies is that we are sitting there with open minds, watching whatever is on the screen, allowing anything to filter into our mind/body/spirit etc we are very very open, especially children. The bible says the eyes are the windows to our souls. let us consider that very carefully

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I agree, I took my daughter and some friends to see the movie and was shocked by the magic and voodoo in the movie I will not buy it or let my children watch it again.

Erica - posted on 12/28/2009

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I agree with Darcel as well. Most movies nowadays need to be reviewed by parents. Our children have so much to contend with and we, as parents, certainly don't want to add to that.
However, most Disney movies aren't really for children because there are little 'punch lines' that most children don't even understand.

LaQuita - posted on 12/28/2009

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Quoting Marley:

Honestly, I truly enjoyed the movie. My child is only a baby and would have zero idea what was going on with the movie but I feel like some of these posts are a little over-dramatic. I'm not trying to start arguements or get into any heated debates but Disney would never put evil into their movies to lure kids toward the dark side. The floating ghosts were scary for little kids, I agree, but let's not get carried away with "praying" for those still in the movie theater. It's a cartoon with a great story line and a happy ending.



i totally agee with Marley, i took my 5yr old son, and we talked about the movie and the parts he did  and did not like and YES we Are christians..... this movie is like all disney movies ...... how evil is over come by good!  come on saints!

Victoria - posted on 12/28/2009

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Quoting Anna:

there is a great website www.christiancinema.com
it has movie reviews from a Christian point of view and gives you a good idea of what to expect from a film, a great way to monitor what it is your children watch.


Thanks, I will check it out, I hadn't heard of it before, I usually use kidsinmind or screen it.

Crystal - posted on 12/27/2009

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This is a hot topic. My children understand that practicing magic is against God's will. When it comes to the Princess and the Frog, and any other Disney movie, good always conquers evil. That's the lesson in the stories.

Nicole - posted on 12/27/2009

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Wow... Thanks! I would have had no idea. They make it look like such a cute movie in the previews, I never dreamed it would be like that! I'm pregnant with my first child, and even in my tummy I wouldn't want her around that. Not to mention that I myself, like I was planning on, I am not going to go see the movie or rent it now. **hugs**

Anna - posted on 12/27/2009

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there is a great website www.christiancinema.com
it has movie reviews from a Christian point of view and gives you a good idea of what to expect from a film, a great way to monitor what it is your children watch.

Lindsay - posted on 12/26/2009

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Yeah I saw some of the previews and decided not take my daughter to see that movie.its amazing how not just movies but television shows music etc is becoming so open with satanic activity.

Jan - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Darcel:

In defense of the movie, New Orleans does have a history of black magic and voodoo thanks to it being a slave ship port. Because new slaves where always arriving the religons and cultures of Africans did not die but became apart of the slave and now African American culture. Yes the majority of African Americans are Christian now, but the history and culture still exists. Disney was trying to honor that history.

And those who practice voodoo will be a bit offended to read someone call them witches and evil. Then again they most likely would not be on a Christian Mommies thread... things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Like Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and the Wizard of Oz, parents need to preview the movie first before inviting children to see it.



My kids are in their 20's so I was reading this to see what's going on with you youngsters!! I lived in Africa for over 20 years and have seen firsthand how any area's religious background has an impact. African animism, Voodoo (from West Africa), American individualism, materialism, Islam, and ALL world views have an enormous influence on the culture. Eg, it's no mistake that Haiti is the poorest country on earth; it is a country dedicated to the devil. I'm not being judgmental, it's in their constitution.



I'm sorry if it would offend somebody to say that voodoo is evil. Of course it is so, but you need to have an objective, universal standard of right and wrong to be able to say it. As Christians we know that standard and should be able to tell others about it.



As far as the movie goes, we'd probably all be better off seeing fewer of them. Our generation is probably the most biblically illiterate since the printing press. I'll give this one a miss, but will probably see another instead! (Invictus...)  I would not have taken my kids until they were about 18 & taking themselves!

Dana - posted on 12/24/2009

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Well, this is kind of a hit and miss for me. Being from New Orleans I thought the references to certain areas and local flavor along with the extremly heavy accent of the firefly was really funny. But on the other hand I too was a bit surprised at how much of the vodoo and evil spirits were involved. I guess they were trying to point out that there is evil in the world and good (love) always wins over evil. I supose New Orleans is famous for their vodoo heritage but being a "kid" movie they could have down played it a bit and just left it as a curse. And your right - they did not show those parts in the trailers and it could get quiet scary at times for the very young. although Disney does tend to through some weird stuff out once in a while (Dumbo comes to mind with the hallucinations.....) Its a shame when parents have to monitor Disney movies (especially fairy tale Princess movies) I did enjoy the movie but actually think it is for an older audience and with all the New Orleans references - may not be as amusing if your not familiar with the area.

Yolanda - posted on 12/24/2009

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I totally agree! at first when we seen the first previews out of the movie it didnt show anything out the ordinary....so like always I wait for the next set of previews (they always have more extra clips of movie in them) and in the preview I saw something of voodoo magic and that put the brakes on that movie BIG TIME. Thanks for posting this subject and I will pass it on as well you have a blessed Christmas!! Have a blessed New Year also!!!

Shelley - posted on 12/23/2009

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Wow. This is just what I needed to hear. I was just going to look into this movie. My parents are coming and my dh and I have not been to a movie in 5+ years. I thought, oh goody, Grandma, the girls and I can go and see the Princess and dh and Grandpa can see...whatever. Well, I am so sorry to hear that about the Princess movie. Good grief. Does anyone know of a movie out that my girls can see?????? Thanks again for your post. Shelley

Rebecca - posted on 12/23/2009

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We just took my 5yo to see this movie yesterday. She told me several times that the movie was scary, but at the end of the movie she said she liked it. I felt like I had to do a lot of explaining during the movie, esp about the black magic/voodoo parts. I know we won't buy this movie when it comes out, I'm just glad it didn't scare her more.

Victoria - posted on 12/23/2009

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Quoting Marley:



After reading this, I just have one question. Why do you think Halloween, Harry Potter, and Santa are bad for children? I guess I do not understand why you are not allowing your kids to believe or even celebrate these things. They are children and these things are all in good fun if you explain what it truly is. I grew up with all of these things and I have a strong relationship with God. I just feel like it's taking away some of their childhood.. I just need a little more explanation, I suppose.


As a perental team, and a ministry team, my husband and I have determind not to lie to our chilren about anything, including santa, the easter bunny, the tooth fairy. When it comes to halloween, we choose not celebrate it as we believe God is not glorified in it and we believe God has directed us not to take part in a holiday the celebrates evil. When it comes to things like Harry Potter, it's again to do with magic side of it, there are certain this we do allow, but on the most part we abstain from most things that gloriify magic as like I had previously mention we believe the scripture that say God abhors (hates) magic. I too grew up with most of these thing, not really halloween, we didn't really celebrate that too much in the UK when I was growing up, but I also remember the disappointment in finding out my parents had lied, I before I came to Christ I had already made a vow to myself, that I would never do that to my kids.



I don't know if this is the kind of explanation that you wanted, but I hope it helps you understand my families stand on the subject. I don't look down on anyone for their choice to celebrate these aspects to holidays, it is there choice but as for me and my household we will serve and celebrate the Lord.



Anyway Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, Spirit, Soul/Mind & Body.

Marley - posted on 12/23/2009

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Quoting Victoria:

Now we would never skip church to take our kids to go see a movie. We are very selective about what we watch & what our kids watch, we won't what Harry Potter and such movies, but with Disney we will usually let the kids watch depending on what it is. Our kids know that all magic is evil and God abhors (hates) all magic (no matter what it is, it's all the same to Him). Our kids also understand that these movies are not real, just as they know Santa & the tooth fairy and such things are not real. Some one said it's like sending your kids out trick or treating....well that's why we don't celebrate halloween. I still think as far as Disney movies go, this one was not in the same category as most others, I am still disappointed as it is not like it's commercials clam it to be, and I still stand by my first post, as a mother an a Christian one at that, I still regret taking my girls to see this movie, and I still wouldn't recommend it to anyone. When God witnesses something to me & tells me to go tell on the mountain (to compare) I am accountable to share it. Therefore I have, which is why I started this thread. I don't think it is fair to say people are getting worked up over nothing, when they are just trying to ensure a wholesome (Holy) upbringing for their kids. We teach this to our young people at our Church where I am a minister, what goes in is what will come our, so if it's wholesome, pure and Godly going in, that is what will come out in our actions, speech, deeds and thoughts, if it's unwholesome, impure and ungodly going in again that is what is going to come, hence we have to be very selective on what we allow our kids to watch and take part in.

I pray blessings on everyone who has posted here and well everyone on Christian Mommies, especially that we will all continue to be a source of encouragement and strength to one another.


 



After reading this, I just have one question. Why do you think Halloween, Harry Potter, and Santa are bad for children? I guess I do not understand why you are not allowing your kids to believe or even celebrate these things. They are children and these things are all in good fun if you explain what it truly is. I grew up with all of these things and I have a strong relationship with God. I just feel like it's taking away some of their childhood.. I just need a little more explanation, I suppose.

Victoria - posted on 12/22/2009

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Quoting Makiba:

Thanks for the warning.Over the years disney has always incorporated witchcraft, dark magic and other spooky things in it. They may have gone a bit far this time ( i dont know I haven't seen the movie) but just from looking at the previews I wouldn't take my children. i really wanted to but after all the post and comments i dont think that God wants us to watch this because in Phillipians 4:8 it states; Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Continue to pray that is what the father wants us to do.


Amen, I was trying to find that scripture this morning when I wrote my post. Thanks.

Alisha - posted on 12/22/2009

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well thanks for the advice...And if we meditate on God's word it says in Philippians 4:8 "Finally, Brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right , whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is a good repute, if there is any excellence and if anyhting worthy of praise,dwell on these things"

Makiba - posted on 12/22/2009

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Thanks for the warning.Over the years disney has always incorporated witchcraft, dark magic and other spooky things in it. They may have gone a bit far this time ( i dont know I haven't seen the movie) but just from looking at the previews I wouldn't take my children. i really wanted to but after all the post and comments i dont think that God wants us to watch this because in Phillipians 4:8 it states; Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Continue to pray that is what the father wants us to do.

Amanda - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting Marley:

Honestly, I truly enjoyed the movie. My child is only a baby and would have zero idea what was going on with the movie but I feel like some of these posts are a little over-dramatic. I'm not trying to start arguements or get into any heated debates but Disney would never put evil into their movies to lure kids toward the dark side. The floating ghosts were scary for little kids, I agree, but let's not get carried away with "praying" for those still in the movie theater. It's a cartoon with a great story line and a happy ending.


I must agree. Every one gets worked up over all this magic stuff in movies but guess what it's not real and can't happen by watching a movie. Explaining to your kid that it is make believe is nothing more than letting your child dress us as a fiary or witch to go treat or treating.



Everyone wants to bash these movies but yet I have heard one person ask why about the big problem: Why are kids skipping Church to go see the movies in the 1st place to me that is the problem.



My parents made me go to Church everytime and I went to the movies later.  Yes I agree to watch the ratings and such but it is just a movie.

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thats a real disapointment, thanks for the warning, I will ensure I see it in advance before I consider letting my son watch it

Naomi - posted on 12/21/2009

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My girlfriend took her daughter and was shocked as well. She had her daughter sit facing away from the movie during the bad stuff. I am surprised and upset by the fact that Disney would let such a thing go that far. Glad I didn't see it.

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I agree with Darcel. People must understand that as Disney's first African American princess, they strived to get it right. Voodoo has often been misrepresented. It is a religion still practiced today. I am a Christian, and I like the Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Narnia and others. I also talk about those "evil" things in movies with my girls. I want my girls to ask questions on things such as what they see in movies. The dialog is good and they gain insight and knowledge as to why people may believe what they do. For younger children who may be scared, maybe they were just too young for this movie.

Darcel - posted on 12/21/2009

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In defense of the movie, New Orleans does have a history of black magic and voodoo thanks to it being a slave ship port. Because new slaves where always arriving the religons and cultures of Africans did not die but became apart of the slave and now African American culture. Yes the majority of African Americans are Christian now, but the history and culture still exists. Disney was trying to honor that history.



And those who practice voodoo will be a bit offended to read someone call them witches and evil. Then again they most likely would not be on a Christian Mommies thread... things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.



Like Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and the Wizard of Oz, parents need to preview the movie first before inviting children to see it.

Marley - posted on 12/21/2009

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Honestly, I truly enjoyed the movie. My child is only a baby and would have zero idea what was going on with the movie but I feel like some of these posts are a little over-dramatic. I'm not trying to start arguements or get into any heated debates but Disney would never put evil into their movies to lure kids toward the dark side. The floating ghosts were scary for little kids, I agree, but let's not get carried away with "praying" for those still in the movie theater. It's a cartoon with a great story line and a happy ending.

Victoria - posted on 12/21/2009

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My sister took her son to see it too (she is not Christian & just thought I was bashing it because I am), but she couldn't believe the evil that was so obviously apparent in it either. Again Not at all what is advertised and Not at all what you expect from Disney.
And where as I do understand Disney always has magic & some level of "evil" Character this was still completely different, yet I'm always sure to remind my kids this is just a movie & in honesty God abhors (hates) all magic, whether so called good magic or evil, dark magic, to God it's all the same & evil.

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It's the marketing that gets you every time. They targeted a much younger audience for a movie that isn't remotely appropriate for them.
We were all set to take our girls (6.5 & 4.5) on Saturday when I decided to quickly look up a few reviews two hours before it started, but based on what I found we didn't go. My kids were really disappointed, but for us that was the teachable moment....not after the fact when the images and concepts are already impressed on them and the nightmares have begun.
And perhaps all the tweens and teenagers will have a great time and have the emotional and spiritual maturity to handle it, but the truth is that this movie wasn't marketed to them...it was marketed to all the little girls who fall in love with Disney princesses and want to buy every imaginable related item.....and that is the 'shame on Disney'.

Cheryl - posted on 12/16/2009

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Thanks for the heads up, I was alittle leary from the commercials I saw but hadn't decided yet! I'm convinced now :-)

Also, if anyone is interested in Planet 51, a friend just saw it this weekend. She said overall okay but there is one scene where a dog bites a guy in his privates or something like that.

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each movie disney or not has itss evil in it.the orignal cinderella story had her cutting her foot off in the end... the snow white we love has black magic...we as parents jus have to be carful with what we let them see and it is sad that they showed this movie to be somethingthat its not

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Thankyou for the headsup. I had read about the movie in my parents magazine and then seeing the previews thought it might be fun to take my 3 yo dd and 5 yo ds to. Too bad.

Victoria - posted on 12/14/2009

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Quoting Maureen:

I am agreeing with Darcel. Perhaps you should be considering the age of your children first. This is a movie that is designed to appeal to all ages not just the pre schoolers.
My 13 year old son and I are looking forward to seeing it. Disney has always had a wonderful way with weaving a story line to include all emotions including fear and sadness. Depending on your children, it may be a wonderful way to start a discussion with them.


My kids don't generally get scared by anything and it wasn't so much that it was scary it was just the pure evil that was dripping from the entire movie. Disney usually does have a great way of telling stories, but this one although it should of been a nice story (the frog & the princess always has been), has been spun into something that is totally evil & ungodly.

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this movie had pure evil in it...voodoo spells, tarot card reading, dancing voodoo masks. we left halfway through and I covered my little girl's eyes at least twice before that. should've left sooner. should've waited and read reviews so i would have known not to go! i got my money back b/c I didn't want to support this kind of film. After we left we prayed for those still in the movie theater, and my daughter said, "It's like God wasn't in that world at all!"

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