Two sisters at an orphanage find a puppy and hide it. When they are adopted by a couple at Central Park, they bring it secretly with them. Even in a big apartment, it's a problem hiding and feeding a growing Great Dane.
Marooned on an idyllic islet, the beautiful young woman, Ro, sees her world turn upside down, when an adventurous prince takes her and her furry friends to explore civilisation. Could Ro be Rosella, the missing Island Princess?
An unfortunate incident with a powerful warlock sends the teenage Princess Annika on a mission to the magnificent Cloud Kingdom with her new friend: the wonderful flying-horse, Brietta. Will she break the wizard's spell to save her family?
The widowed King Randolph enlists the help of his cousin to teach his daughters the proper royal etiquette. Instead, she bans all dancing in the palace. Can the twelve dancing princesses save the kingdom with their late mother's gift?
Two young girls from an orphanage are adopted by a family in New York. The only problem is the apartment they move to doesn't allow dogs. The girls try to sneak a puppy they find into the home and keep it hidden. Chestnut (a Great Dane) grows and grows while getting into more and more trouble.
I watched this movie with my two toddlers (3.5 and 1.5 years). We all really enjoyed it. There's plenty of cute puppy action to keep the kids engaged, and the story (while predictable) was heartwarming.
The parents were very loving, the children sincere and sweet, and the "villains" weren't too scary. (It was nice to have a movie with some dramatic conflict without my toddler cringing because of scary music or scary people.)
I liked the elements of faith (it was subtle, not preachy), family loyalty, love, and forgiveness. People were willing to change, and many of the characters learned and grew and made changes in their lives. I found a lot of opportunities to talk with my kids about important life lessons throughout the movie. Two Mommy thumbs up!
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