UglyDolls has been on the scene for a while now.
Notwithstanding, we believe that if your kids haven’t seen this movie, they should. Why? This movie puts forward some salient truths that kids, and even adults, should know. We will show you a few in this post.
UglyDolls is set in an adorable town known as Uglyville. In this town, strangeness is a special thing and weirdness is celebrated. What is more striking is that beauty isn’t viewed on surface value. Instead, it is embraced as what goes beyond what the eyes can see.
Moxy along with her other UglyDolls pals discover Perfection after making a trip to the other part of a mountain. Perfection is a town in which more conventional dolls are training before getting into the real world. With time, UglyDolls gain an understanding of what being different truly means. They realize that they don’t need to be flawless to be amazing.
UglyDolls: Lessons for kids
UglyDolls aims to expose your kids to some important truths that will make them better individuals in the future. In case you were wondering, this movie isn’t a Christian movie. Notwithstanding, we can draw a few biblical lessons that your child should learn from its colorful characters.
From the plot summary, you will notice that there are two different toy settlements, Uglyville, and Perfection. The former is a place for toys that possess what people regard as flaws. On the other hand, the seemingly beautiful and perfect toys reside in Perfection.
But as you watch the movie, you realize that perfection in the second settlement is only skin deep. This town is filled with a lack of compassion and unity. These attributes deprive its residents of true undiluted joy.
From this, your kids will understand that compassion is important all through life. Apostle Peter echoes this truth in 1 Peter 3:8 where he instructs us to have sympathy, a tender heart, and humility.
It is almost impossible to walk away from kindness after seeing UglyDolls. The Bible tells us in Galatians 5:22 that kindness is one of the fruits of the Spirit. Well, this movie explains kindness in the easiest language that kids can understand.
The dolls that reside in Perfection aren’t kind or loving to their neighbors, the dolls in Uglyville. As you share thoughts about this movie with your kids, you should show them the importance of kindness. You could chip in a few bible verses as well.
Favoritism is one factor that always comes to play in our society. We will always treat people that we have a connection with better. But that isn’t what Jesus would do. He wouldn’t treat others better because they were His friends, looked, or talked better than others. Everyone is equal in His sight.
The dolls in Perfection town were without physical flaws. As such, they enjoyed more favor than their “ugly” or “flawed” counterparts. The reality is that, no matter how beautiful and flawless a person looks, we’ve all got flaws. They may not be obvious at first glance but they exist.
Because of this, we shouldn’t relate to others because of what they have, how they look, or what they can offer. Children will learn from this movie that beauty isn’t superficial. It goes beyond physical traits. While we all have flaws, we all still have something to bring to the table.
Again, you should spend some time discussing this lesson with your kids after seeing the movie. Show them a few scriptures about how God frowns at favoritism. A good place to begin is Romans 2:11 where it states clearly that God doesn’t show partiality.
More about UglyDolls
UglyDolls was released in 2019 with an all-star cast. Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas are the lead characters in this movie. It also features Wang Leehom, Pitbull, Janelle Monae, Wanda Sykes, Blake Shelton, and Gabriel Iglesias.
This movie also features memorable upbeat songs such as ‘Couldn’t be better” and “Today’s the day.” UglyDolls has a PG rating and heralds a plethora of truths that we need to change today’s mundane culture.
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