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Description And Comments
This lighthearted and very sensitive movie about human conception, gestation, and birth was considered a controversial addition to Wonders of Life, but most viewers agree it's tasteful and creative. The plot's main character goes back in time to watch his parents date, fall in love, marry, and, yes, conceive and give birth to him.
Sexual material is well handled, with emphasis on loving relationships, not plumbing. Parents of children younger than age seven tell us the sexual information went over their children's heads for the most part. In older children, however, the film precipitates questions. You be the judge.
A father of two from Connecticut weighed in with this opinion:
[The Making of Me is] very well done . . . but I find it an odd juxtaposition. How many people decide a vacation at Disney World is the time to explain this stuff? Show this in Health Class.
A gentleman from Cheshire, England, who believes (correctly, in our view) that Americans are sexually repressed, writes:
By the standards of sex education programmes shown to English children of ages eight to nine, The Making of Me seemed almost Mary Poppinsish in tone. Certainly other Brits found your warnings over content quite puzzling.
This reader would have a great time in our hometown (Birmingham, Alabama), where some of the local clergy harangued the city council for months to have Bermuda shorts welded onto the bare buttocks of a large statue depicting Vulcan at his forge.
The Making of Me is excellent and should be moved from its tiny space to a larger theater. Of course, we've been saying that for years.
Other Attractions in Future World
- American Music Machine
- Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
- Ellen's Energy Adventure
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment
- Living with the Land
- Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
- Mission: SPACE Green
- Mission: SPACE Orange
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Circle of Life
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush