Fairyland Tales: The Adventures of Johnny Chuck

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Synopsis

After a long, cold winter, all the animals in the forest are waking up and greeting one another. Johnny Chuck, who has lost a ton of weight over the winter, realizes that he is discontent with his home and his life. After deciding to give his house away, he goes on an adventure to find […]

Dove Review

After a long, cold winter, all the animals in the forest are waking up and greeting one another. Johnny Chuck, who has lost a ton of weight over the winter, realizes that he is discontent with his home and his life. After deciding to give his house away, he goes on an adventure to find contentment and realizes his own strength and integrity along the way.

Beginning with an animated tree talking to three woodland animals, Fairyland Tales: The Adventures of Johnny Chuck dives into a story in which the visuals are only animated nature scenes. This film is very similar to an audio book. The story is divided into chapters, each of which take Johnny further into adventures. Johnny battles with discontentment, anger, and many more struggles throughout the story, but by the end of their respective chapter, those issues are resolved, and the narrator explains the negative impact they can have.

Although the animation is very simplistic, it does its job in portraying the goal of a bedtime story. The woodland characters at the beginning of the movie tell everyone to quiet down and the peaceful, snowy woods offer calm visuals for children to fall asleep to. While their mouths do not line up perfectly with the audio, the editor does a great job of making sure the viewer can tell who is speaking in the beginning and when there is a transition.

The narrator does a solid job with this story. He keeps it interesting and changes tone and pitch to correspond with the character he is portraying. He sings when Johnny sings, he makes barking noises when a dog is heard, and he tells the story in such a way that one does not want to stop listening.

Fairyland Tales: The Adventures of Johnny Chuck is family-friendly and provides nearly two hours of stories. Because it is divided into chapters that each have their own individual storyline, it is easy to take breaks without missing any content. If children fall asleep prior to the end of the movie, they can pick back up at the beginning of a chapter as if it were a new story.

Parents can rest assured that the content found in Fairyland Tales: The Adventures of Johnny Chuck is wholesome and that their children are listening to a story saturated with integrity. Because of this, we rank this film Dove-approved for All Ages.

The Dove Take:

Fairyland Tales: The Adventures of Johnny Chuck is a bedtime story told by a narrator about Johnny Chuck and his friends and family. Each chapter continues the story but exemplifies a different moral lesson.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Mild animal fighting is described.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Mild animal fighting is described.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Children
Runtime: 99 min.
Reviewer: Nicole G.