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Best movies for a 2yo

(23 Posts)
Reiltin Sat 04-Jul-15 07:32:51

We've a new baby coming along shortly and I want to add a few DVDs to our collection for our just-turned-2yo.
Movies she loves:
Happy Feet
Toy Story 3

Movies she didn't enjoy:
Lion King
101 Dalmatians

What films worked for your smallies? What had enough colour & movement to keep them entranced?

Thanks smile

McKitten84 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:44:25

Any of the newer cgi type films, older Disney cartoons don't seem to keep ds entertained! Such as cars, bugs life etc

Reiltin Sat 04-Jul-15 16:53:03


Cuppaand2biscuits Sat 04-Jul-15 16:56:50

All the Toy Story 's are great
Tangled is good with lovely songs.
My dd was 2 when ds was born, we had Cinderella on repeat for months!
The Tinker bell movies are lovely too.

geekaMaxima Sat 04-Jul-15 17:23:12

Not Toy Story 3! Oh the trauma of the toys heading towards the furnace... shock

TS 1 and 2 are good though. Sean the Sheep (if it's out on DVD yet) was a big hit too.

Artandco Sat 04-Jul-15 17:25:48

Mine are terrified of toy story and much older

I'm not sure at 2. Won't most things be too old or scary for them?

mummypig3 Sat 04-Jul-15 18:24:36

What about peppa pig and bing. Both out on dvd and the episodes are quite short but you get lots of them, so they don't get bored as quick as watching a 2 hour film

RozTheSchnoz Sat 04-Jul-15 18:33:49

DS is 2.5 and loves Jungle Book for the songs and the animals. Also it's quite short smile He hasn't enjoyed Finding Nemo or 101 Dalmatians much.

ilovehotsauce Sat 04-Jul-15 18:37:27

Madagascar all 3 and Rio 1&2.
DD also likes tangled, beauty and the beast, toy story (all) she's 22months.

GothicRainbow Sat 04-Jul-15 18:41:48

My 2 year old seems to find a lot of Disney too scary. He does like Cars but really we find using the Milkshake on demand player best and let him watch back to back episodes of peppa pig/thomas/ben & holly. You can also make your own personalised playlists of all their favourite episodes.

NoraRobertsismyguiltypleasure Sat 04-Jul-15 20:28:25

My DD likes Dumbo and Bambi - doesn't particularly notice the slightly traumatic parts.
She doesn't like to watch anything with too much conflict or scary situations e.g won't watch Finding nemo because of the sharks!
Saying that we mostly let her watch DVDs of tv series like Peppa, Thomas the Tank engine and Maisy.

neversleepagain Sat 04-Jul-15 20:29:43

My nearly 3 year olds have never sat through even half a film! <jealous>

callamia Sat 04-Jul-15 20:33:10

Shaun the Sheep! I saw it twice on a transatlantic flight last week with my toddler.

TattieHowkerz Sat 04-Jul-15 20:34:18

Tangled ( it s quite dark at times but DD doesn't seem to mind). Also lady and the tramp/lady and the tramp2.

MiaowTheCat Sat 04-Jul-15 21:59:01

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ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 04-Jul-15 22:08:19

The only full length film my DS (2.5) has watched is Frozen.
He much prefers episodes (back to back / on repeat) of Peppa Pig, Bob the Builder, Ben & Holly, and Peter Rabbit.

plummyjam Sat 04-Jul-15 22:11:21

My DD loves Paddington and the Lego Movie.

Reiltin Sun 05-Jul-15 10:41:42

Thanks, everyone. Really appreciate the ideas smile

BotBotticelli Sun 05-Jul-15 12:50:00

I second the Jungle Book - ds is 2.6 and he loves it! Great songs too :-)

He also really likes the 30 minute cartoons of the gruffalo and gruffalo's child that were on TV over Xmas (we sky plussed them, sure you can download them online...Helena Bonham Carter narrates them)...they are dead good cos they are 30 mins long each - just enough time to cool a quick dinner or feed/settle a baby I imagine...

noblegiraffe Sun 05-Jul-15 12:51:43

2 year old DD loves My Neighbour Totoro, also the TV films of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.

ImNotTheLadies Sun 05-Jul-15 12:59:34

Yes to My Neighbour Tororo! Although I read this article recently which makes me a bit confused

knittingbee Mon 06-Jul-15 08:34:04

DC1 is still too scared by Toy Story 3 to watch it again at almost 4yo...

Faves here at that age were The Gruffalo, Toy Story, Fireman Sam, The Snowman and the Snow Dog... Actually any Christmas movie (we're a bit festive nuts), Polar Express is a big one.

Florin Mon 06-Jul-15 08:38:30

Get Netflix there are loads of kids films on there and also series which continually play through the episodes.

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