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Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids (2003)

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The spiders Miss Spider and Holley marry and hatch five spiderlings. When one of them, Squirt, discovers a lost chicken egg, he goes on adventure to return it to his mother.
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Miss Spider (voice)
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Holley (voice)
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Spiderus (voice)
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Squirt (voice)
Rebecca Brenner ...
Shimmer (voice)
Mary-Frances Buffery ...
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Wiggle (voice)
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Pansy / Baby earwig (voice)
Austin Di Iulio ...
Spinner (voice)
Mitchell Eisner ...
Dragon (voice)
Patricia Gage ...
Betty Beetle (voice)
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Katie (voice)
Alexandra Lai ...
Snowdrop (voice)
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Bounce (voice)
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Stinky (voice)
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When Holley and Miss Spider met, it was love at first sight. They get married and then have a big party will all the bugs in Sunny Patch. Spiderus watches and envies their love. The two settle down together and have five children --- Squirt, Spinner, Wiggle and the twins Pansy and Snowdrop. The little spiders grow and are soon out playing and having fun. Then, Squirt discovers a lost chicken egg and worries that its Mom is missing it. He goes on a dangerous journey to return the egg. Along the way, he faces many challenges, but also discovers new friends. Meanwhile, Miss Spider worries that she is a poor Mom to have lost track of her baby. Written by Agent0042

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Miss Spider: We have to be good to bugs. All bugs.
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Followed by Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004) See more »

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Sunny Patch
Written & Performed by Jane Siberry
Published by Wing-It Music
Courtesy of Sheeba Records
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Wonderfully sweet animation for little ones.
15 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The major complaint reviewers have about this movie is that it is too scary for young kids. Most of the Miss Spider stories are labelled for 4-7 year olds and some even for 5-8 year olds. Keeping this in mind, if people decide to let their 2 or 3 year old watch the DVD, then they shouldn't be surprised the children don't like the movie. It is not aimed primarily at that age group.

I personally don't think it's too scary for my toddler and the pre-schooler I care for. Many Disney movies (Bambi, the Lion King, Brother Bear) contain character deaths, whereas in Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids, the villain only threatens to eat the characters. He doesn't actually succeed. He also softens up when he finds a spider to love him.

This brings me to the theme of the movie, that home is with those who love you best. A beautiful theme for young children, especially ones with non-conventional family structure.

The animation is lovely, in my opinion. Bright colours captivate the young ones. And sure, not all the bugs look like bugs do in the real world, but if they did, the movie would truly be too scary. Have you ever taken a close look at insects? Whenever this DVD is played in my house, the children burst into "AGAIN AGAIN" when it's over.


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