Friday, September 20, 2013

Little House on the Prairie Mini-Series ~ Family Movie Night



The Little House on the Prairie Mini-Series Movie is the latest addition to Our Wholesome Video List (and not to be confused with the TV series). With over 4 hours of playing time (2-DVD set for only $4.96!!!), it was a great investment for our family library.

We love the pioneer genre and this movie did not disappoint. Full of family bonding, frontier adventure teamed with heartache, this series brought the "Little House" books to life. The cinematography was also beautiful! Due to the content of some hair-raising scenes on the prairie (nothing "scary" but real life troubles on the trail), you may choose to show this to older children of 8 and up. And finally, no childhood romances, swearing, nudity, and so forth (*sigh* of relief)...

What is it about?

"Marking a return to the autobiographical books by renowned author Laura Ingalls Wilder, Disney's epic production of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE celebrates the magnificent and heartwarming story of a pioneer family's brave travels into the untamed American heartland. The majesty and grandeur of the frontier come alive with breathtaking cinematography and a host of classic characters. Disney's critically acclaimed miniseries chronicles the magical adventures of the Ingalls family as they stake their claim to a rugged parcel of land on the Kansas prairie. Their exciting journey brings them face-to-face with mysterious Indians, wild animals and their peculiar new neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Scott. Spend some quality time with "a fine family drama," says the New York Daily News. Presented on two DVDs, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE is hours of rousing entertainment for everyone."
~ From Amazon.com

Homeschool categories:
  • American History: Pioneers/Westward Movement
  • Character Building: Obedience/Perseverance

9 comments:

  1. Yay! Thank you for sharing! What a great deal! Afordable and family friendly!:)

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    1. I was wondering if I was the only one who missed this little gem since it was made in 2005?

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  2. I didn't even KNOW there was a mini series. Thank you so much for sharing. I will have to look into that one for sure.

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    1. Just stumbled upon it myself and was quite delighted! :)

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  3. My daughter has read all the books and we were thinking of getting the "original series" but I may start with these instead. Thanks for the review!

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    1. I really appreciate the fact that there were no adult situations in this mini-series while the TV shows have some episodes that our family chose to skip due to adult content. The tv series is nice too, just consider previewing first :)

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  4. I had no idea either, probably because that was the year I had my son. Will be a treat to see it! Thanks for posting!

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    1. That makes sense! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)

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  5. We just found this a few months ago. It was nice to be able to watch it with the whole family.

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