As a parent who rarely allows my daughter to watch video's of any kind, I was very happy to stumble across this one. The use of "The New World Symphony", the clever story line, and a wonderful lullaby make this an outstanding children's story. Because it is perhaps somewhat frightening for the very young, you may wish to screen it first alone. The story will hold you and it is overall very well done. I caught my four year old singing the lullaby to her two year old sister. That alone rates 5 stars to me.