You’ve got to hand it to Disney for sticking with its proven animation winner, princesses, in “Frozen.”

Family Watch: ‘Frozen’ will melt the hearts of all ages

Published: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 - 12:00 am

Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers

FROZEN

Rating: PG for some action and mild rude humor

What it’s about: A princess tries to talk her troubled, enchanted sister into moving back home after an accident with ice.

The kid attractor factor: It’s a Disney princess cartoon musical.

Good lessons/bad lessons: “Nobody wants to be alone,” and, “Only an act of true love can melt a frozen heart.”

Violence: Fantasy violence, injuries.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: Flirtation, swooning.

Drugs: None.

Parents’ advisory: Adults may wish for more hummable tunes, but otherwise, suitable for all ages.

BLACK NATIVITY

Rating: PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

What it’s about: A troubled teen goes to live with his preacher grandparents and sees the good and bad in people through them.

The kid attractor factor: Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Lattimore, Mary J. Blige, Tyrese Gibson in a Christmas musical.

Good lessons/bad lessons: “Walk like you have a purpose,” and, “The greatest gift is to live a life without regrets.”

Violence: Threats, gunplay.

Language: Mild profanity.

Sex: None.

Drugs: Implied, a subtext in one character’s life.

Parents’ advisory: An interesting re-setting of the Nativity story in modern day Harlem, with a Joseph, a Mary, a Prodigal Daughter, etc., suitable for 10-and-up.

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