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|Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol 1 - Once Upon A Dream|
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Sound the trumpets and prepare for the ultimate celebration of magic, music, and dreams come true! Introduce your little princess to the one special collection that features all of her favorite Disney Princesses performing... more »
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Sandi D. (Sld323) from BATON ROUGE, LA
Reviewed on 3/9/2010...
Kids will LOVE this
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The First DISNEY PRINCESS Sing Along Songs
Lee Neville | London, ENGLAND | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Disney's Sing Along Songs were originally released on VHS Video throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In recent years all new Disney's Sing Along Songs have been released on DVD featuring better quality picture and sound, featuring some previously released and unreleased songs.
Now it's time for the new Disney Princess Sing Along Songs starting here with Once Upon A Dream...
On this DVD you will find the following previously released (on VHS or DVD) songs:
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes ("Cinderella") - now featuring the full version.
Part Of Your World ("The Little Mermaid")
A Whole New World ("Aladdin")
Once Upon A Dream ("Sleeping Beauty")
Colors Of The Wind ("Pocahontas")
Beauty & The Beast ("Beauty & The Beast")
The songs new to Disney Sing Along Songs are:
I'm Wishing/One Song ("Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs")
Like Other Girls ("Mulan II")
Sweet Wings Of Love ("Mickey, Donald & Goofy in The Three Musketeers")
The newest highlight though is "If You Can Dream" performed by the Disney Princesses. Apart from Cinderella and Snow White, the vocals are done by the original voices- a truly magical delight.
Special features include dance alongs and Karaoke for those budding singers out there. An interesting thing to note here is that the original music is used in the Karaoke versions, unlike on most Disney Karaoke CDs and cassettes, so kids get to sing to the real music.
In summary, this is a really nice selection of Disney songs. Granted some have been previously released in different Disney's Sing Along Songs incarnations, but now you get to have them all in one place in the best quality. And now with the all-new Karaoke extra, you don't just get to sing along, you get to be a real singer.
Perfect for the Princess in your family.
Good for Sing Along
Lunataina | Miami, Florida, USA | 09/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD because my daughter loves to sing, and she loves Disney songs. I did not pay much attention to the narrator, because to tell you the truth I had absolutely no interest in what the narrator had to say. My daughter and I just listened to the songs and she sang while she was able to see the nice original footage from the films. We didn't expect it to be more than that, and so we were not dissapointed. If you have a child who likes to sing Disney movie songs, I recommend this. If your child likes the movies but is not particularly fond of singing the songs, skip this selection. As a sing-along video, it's pretty good. My daughter really likes it."
Sing Along Fun
Danielle | Peabody MA USA | 02/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. She watches it on average about 3 times a day. Most of the songs are ballads from classic movies and are excellent. My personal favorites is "Colors Of The Wind" from 'Pocahontas' and "Reflection" from 'Mulan' The ones I liked least were the songs from 'Mulan II' (though it does fit the description of a 'princess song' because it's sung by 3 princesses) but I found it to be really annoying, and 'Put It Together' from Cinderella 2 which is overly long and repetitive. It also doesn't help that they repeat it twice (with movie clips then with the kids dancing).
As for the extras, they're okay. My daughter didn't care for the games, and they're definitely not for people over the age of 4 or 5. As for the karokake section (where they show the same clips without the singing) well...unless you're kids like singing or you have the voice of Celine Dion, they/you are not going to enjoy it. I tried to show my daughter how to sing along, and the reaction I got was...'Mama!...No Singing!'. And since she can't read, it was pretty much useless for her to do it by herself. Maybe older kids would enjoy this. I can't see any sane adults doing this, though.
The only section I didn't like was the dancing kids. It was just horrible! Basically they grabbed some kids off the street, put them in front of cheesy background and told them to dance to a bunch of not-so-great songs. The least they could have done was get some kids that actually knew how to dance and dress them up a little bit. Put them in the costumes they sell at Disney World and the Disney Stores, instead of them wearing T shirts and jeans. I found it to be very unprincesslike! As for my daughter, she is not so critical of the dancing section though she doesn't dance to it either (and she dances every song she hears on the radio and TV).
I didn't particularly care of the song sung by all the princesses. The lyrics are trite and some of singers (Cinderella and Snow White, for example) don't sound like the original singers (who I imagine must be very old or dead).
The narrator and intros are a little irritiating, but I guess they're better than nothing. My daughter doesn't mind them.
All in all, I would recommend this highly for a young child, but I would not get this for an adult, even if they were into Disney videos.
The thing that pushes it to a 4 star rating is Fast Play. It's great because I don't have stand there waiting for the intro screen to pop up, so I can press 'play movie'. Also the DVD repeats until you decide to stop it. Just wonderful if you have a little kid. They should have it on every DVD for children."