Birds of Paradise on DVD
As parents, we are our children’s most important teacher. We serve as role models, teach right from wrong and responsible for making sure they eat healthy. Unfortunately, some tasks and lessons are more difficult because the subject matter is very personal but they are important nonetheless. One thing is certain – as a parent, we need to make sure our kids are safe and healthy – physically as well as emotionally.
Kids can be pretty cruel though. It’s a fact of life. The quest to be popular or hang with the “in” crowd can set any child up for failure and often is a point for depression. This past weekend, my girls had a chance to watch Birds of Paradise: Meet the Flockers which released on DVD and Digital Download on April 1st. The movie provided an opportunity for us to discuss one of those difficult lessons.
Here’s what the girls had to say about the movie:
Me: First, tell me who the main characters are.
Girls: The main characters are Jack (voiced by Drake Bell), a male sparrow; Aurora (voiced by Ashley Tisdale), a female canary; Rosie (Jane Lynch), a female bat, Skeeter (Jon Lovitz), a male woodpecker and Vinnie (Ken Jeong), a male pigeon.
Me: Okay, so tell me a bit about the movie.
Miss K: Jack thought he wasn’t special because the popular girls wouldn’t hang out with him. He saw a canary (Aurora) who had been caged her whole life but she was afraid of him. He accidentally spilled paint all over himself making his feathers all colorful. Jack thought the colors made him special so he decided to enter a race for special people.
The girls proceeded to share some spoilers about the outcome of the race, how things went with Aurora and how the other characters played into the story. While I won’t be sharing the spoilers, I do want to explain what I thought was an amazing realization by them. The girls both told me that the colors he spilled on himself didn’t make him special. The colors are just on his outside and the special part is on the inside.
Miss K: “Don’t let your looks get in the way of who you are. Just because someone says you are not special on the outside doesn’t mean you are not special on the inside. It’s about who you are on the inside, not who you are on the outside.”
Can you see me beaming like a proud mom? Of all the things we have to teach our children, these types of things can be the most difficult. Hearing that both the girls grasped the importance of this lesson made me extremely happy.
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Birds of Paradise: Meet the Flockers is worth picking up on DVD or downloading if for nothing else than the opportunity to discuss this extremely valuable lesson!
How do you teach these types of difficult lessons?
33 thoughts on “Birds of Paradise on DVD”
This is the first I heard of this one, but I think my boys would probably really like it. They will sit and watch pretty much anything if I put a bowl of popcorn in front of them, though LOL.
This looks like a super cute movie, and I love that it teaches such an important lesson.
I have never heard of this movie but it looks and sounds too cute! I know my kids would love it!
This looks like a cute movie! I had better enter so my kids have a chance at winning it!
This movie looks like a lot of fun, with some good lessons thrown in!
even if this didn’t sound great which it does… my 4 year old LOVES birds. she has favorites, for different reasons. and can identify dozens of kinds of birds. she does not get that from her mother.
My kids are so excited to see this movie!
This looks like such a cute movie. Looking forward to checking it out!
I think I watch more kid movies then adult movies to be totally honest with you.
This one looks super cute!
I wondered what Ashley was up to…now I know!
Sweet, we didn’t know this was out on DVD, thanks!
What a good movie and a great way to learn a lesson out of it.
This sounds like a cute movie! I love movies with good messages for kids.
This looks like a super cute DVD. I bet my boys would love it.
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Wow, that animation is just incredible. I often regret not going into that field – the advances in technology are so cool!
I haven’t heard of this one but am thinking that it would be a great one for my kids to see. Thanks for introducing it to us. 🙂
I hadn’t heard of this movie before but now I’m thinking I need to get it and watch it with my niece and nephew. It sounds adorable. – Katy
First I’ve heard of this one. Looks like fun for the whole family.
I’ve never heard of this movie but what a cute title! I love when kids can actually get an important lesson from something entertaining.
I have not heard of this movie but looks good. Im always up for a cute movie.
This looks like such a fun movies and something my daughter would love! That’s quite a cast of voice characters they have!
This looks like such an adorable movie.
I hadn’t even heard of it! We’ll have to check it out!
This looks so cute and I’m glad you were able to turn it into a learning experience!
I had forgotten about this one. I do remember the trailers and it looked cute. I’ll have to catch it now!
This seems like one of those movies that the kids will want to watch repeatedly and get a kick out of running all the lines.
Looks like a cute movie!
I want to see this. My son is a little freaked out over birds so maybe this would help.
These are very important lessons for children to learn and the earlier the better! This looks like it is a fun movie as well which helps kids to learn!
I love when kids movies teach important lessons too! 🙂
Looks like a cute movie, that teaches a good lesson that many kids need,
Sounds like a good movie!