As everyone hunkers down for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and some of our central institutions (such as schools) shutter their doors many parents are going to find themselves with massive numbers of anticipated hours of child care…and during these times, when social distancing becomes the norm, having some quality video entertainment won’t hurt.
Disney+ is one service that provides quality entertainment for children (and adults) and is reasonably priced ($7/mo.).
Since Disney+ is a relatively new service we don’t have extensive experience with their catalog and our little one. What shows and/or movies do you like on Disney+? Are there ones you steer clear of that you had watched as a child or adult but now think may not be the best for your child? I’d love to hear your suggestions!
Winnie the Pooh
Our mainstay here is The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (4 seasons, 23 mins. per episode, 1988-1991).1Note that some episodes may be frightening for small children (S1:E1 Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures and S1:E9 Babysitter Blues for example).
The Heffalump movie is another perennial favorite.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977, 1 hr. 15 min.).
- Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997, 1 hr. 18 min.).2The latter half of this movie has some scary moments.
- The Tigger Movie (2000, 1 hr. 21 min.).
- Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002, 1 hr. 7 min.).
- Piglet’s Big Movie (2003, 1 hr. 17 min.).
- Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004, 1 hr. 9 min.).
- Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005, 1 hr. 12 min.).3This movie also has some content which small children may find frightening.
- Winnie the Pooh (2011, 1 hr. 8 mins.).
- There is also the recent live action film Christopher Robin, as well as two newer TV series: My Friends Tigger & Pooh (2 seasons, 25 mins. per episode, 2007-2008) and The Book of Pooh (2 seasons, 25 mins. per episode, 2001).
There are a number of different children’s movies available. I’m always a fan of Pixar’s films and numerous options such as Toy Story (1-4), Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Brave, Inside Out, Cars (1-3), Finding Nemo/Finding Dory.
There is also a large catalog of Disney films. From classics like Bambi, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and Pinocchio4Snow White, The Litter Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmations, Robin Hood, and so on. to more recent popular hits like Tangled, Frozen, etc.