Life lessons from 'Toy Story,' 'Up' and 6 other animated movies

Published: Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:12 a.m. MDT

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Kids today don’t have to go far to learn quality lessons about life. In fact, all they have to do is press play.

Many animated movies feature themes highlighting values that promote honesty to oneself, loyalty and love, to name a few.

Animators transport children to fantastical worlds that bend the rules of reality to teach them how to be contributing members of society as they enter the realms of adolescence and adulthood.

Here's a look at some of the values that animated films from the past 20 years continue to instill in children today.

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Salt Lake City, UT

I'm sorry but Disney has just as much of a liberal agenda as the rest of Hollywood. I could point a lot of it out, but surely people would accuse me of being mad. Even saying Disney has no other agenda but to make kids feel warm and fuzzy will probably not be welcomed by someone.

Disney doesn't teach kids about honesty, parents do. The films are great to watch, but they are entertainment and nothing more. We shouldn't think of them as teachers or mentors. That's what people are for.

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