As a family we watched Missy Mila Volume 1 on DVD. And as a family we all had different opinions about this DVD. Before I begin our thoughts here is a bit about this DVD. Mila is a 8 year old girl. She is energetic and has three ponytails that change share with her mood and commentary. The DVD contains 101 minutes for short stories, each story is told by Mila, they are old fairly tales given a new twist.
My kids absolutely LOVED this DVD. They were laughing and interacting with the movie. You see, Mila tries to have the audience guess what is going to happen next. My kids loved trying to guess. My oldest told me she wished her hair could be like Mia’s, her ponytails can turn into anything from an exclamation point to a question mark.
My husband found the short stories a great way to get the kids interested in fairy tales and to use their imagination to tell a story in their own way. He was also laughing a lot at the hidden jokes in the tale. I call them hidden because my kids didn’t understand them, but my husband loved the little twists in the stories that made them funny.
I however really didn’t enjoy the movie. I found it too bright, the movements were to fast (making me dizzy) and the stories were told too fast for the kids to really grasp them. We only watched half of it and I couldn’t wait to turn it off.
I shared all perspectives on this movie to show that everyone can view things differently. My kids and husband liked the show, I did not. That doesn’t mean it was a bad movie, it just means we are all unique in what we like and dislike.
I would suggest if you’re going to buy this movie that you sit down with your kids and read the original fairly tales and then watch the stories and see how silly they can be. Maybe after doing that then sit down with them and have them come up with their own versions of the stories. That would be fun and educational.
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