PROP CULTURE

"Whimsical and Nostalgic"

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Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.
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What You Need To Know:

PROP CULTURE, a new documentary series streaming on Disney+ that follows host Dan Lanigan as he hunts down props from some of Disney’s more recent iconic movies. The show is both whimsical and nostalgic, reminding younger viewers of childhood memories associated with movies like THE MUPPET MOVIE, MARY POPPINS, TRON, and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. Each episode focuses on a popular Disney movie. Dan reunites the props with the actors, musicians and choreographers who brought the props to life.

PROP CULTURE features a strong moral worldview overall. As the Disney actors and filmmakers discuss the props, viewers are transported to scenes from the original movies, which sometimes include churches, steeples or crosses. One episode even contains a positive reference to Heaven. The bulk of the episodes are very lighthearted. However, some scenes from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie are a little intense and may scare small children. Light occult elements are seen in footage from one movie. Overall, MOVIEGUIDE® recommends discernment for younger children for brief scary scenes and a few light profanities.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Generally strong moral worldview overall with churches mentioned in first episode and crosses and steeples depicted throughout, a mention of Heaven in one episode, light occult elements seen in footage from one movie, other featured movies feature moral content

Foul Language:
Six or less light profanities in each episode (Episode One had the most with six)

Violence:
No violence

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
Brief upper male nudity in old footage

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug use/abuse; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Some light immorality featured in movie clips, such as stealing and brief magic.

More Detail:

PROP CULTURE, a documentary series streaming on Disney+, is a delightful jaunt investigating what happened to some of Disney’s most famous movie props. The series stars prop collector Dan Lanigan as he tracks down costumes, knick-knacks, paintings, storyboards, and more from iconic Disney movies, especially including the recent movies: THE MUPPET MOVIE, MARY POPPINS, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS, and the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie.

Lanigan’s passion for the props and desire to reunite said trinkets with the person who created them or has fond memories of them creates for powerful nostalgia, emotional reunions and A+ television. What’s more, Lanigan also explores the music and paintings featured in the movies, as well as original drawings of costumes, which allow viewers to experience a unique behind-the-scenes experience tinged with memories of childhood.

Lanigan himself is a gentle giant with a clear passion for movie props, but at no point in time is that passion overstated or obnoxious. Instead, Lanigan’s enthusiasm provides a special depth and connection to the stories behind these iconic items. In one episode, Lanigan shares how special it was to watch a movie with his father and now to share it with his daughter, highlighting the invaluable importance of shared family experiences, no matter how big or small.

PROP CULTURE generally features a strong moral worldview overall. As the Disney actors and filmmakers discuss the props, viewers are transported to scenes from the original movies, which sometimes include churches, steeples or crosses. One episode even contains a positive reference to Heaven. The bulk of the episodes are very lighthearted. However, some of the scenes from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie are a little intense and may scare small children. Light occult elements are seen in footage from one movie. Overall, MOVIEGUIDE® recommends discernment for younger children for brief scary scenes and a few light profanities.

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