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Still shot from the movie: The Tangerine Bear: Home In Time For Christmas.

The Tangerine Bear: Home In Time For Christmas

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Overall: B+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Other movies that feature talking playthings are Toy Story I and II . The second Toy Story movie and The Tangerine Bear both include a toy collector. What do these films teach about one’s value in money versus the value of love?

Artisan’s Family Home Entertainment has also produced three other animated holiday programs for the 2000 Christmas season. Like The Tangerine Bear, each features a singing narrator and an all-star voice cast. Check out our review of: Jingle Bells / O’ Christmas Tree / We Wish You a Merry Christmas .

For other Christmas programs to enjoy as a family, check out our list in the Big Picture section titled, Christmas Cinema . While you are there, Sounds of the Season looks at music for the holidays.

Home Video Extra Features

As a gesture of the good will of the season, Artisan’s Family Home Entertainment division , who produce and distribute this film (which is for purchase only), are donating fifty cents per video and DVD sold to the Children’s Starlight Foundation , an organization which provides comfort and entertainment to seriously ill children and their families.

The DVD format features some meager production and original story information. Cast biographies and a trivia game are also included, but because they are presented in text only, the non- reading youngsters most likely to be attracted to this movie will require some assistance.

So, even if the artwork and musical score are average, of the thousands of entertainment products shipped from the factory to retail stores, this one likely won’t turn parents’ smiles upside down.

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