Monday, November 17, 2014

Ornament Review: Baby Mine - 2014 Hallmark Ornament



Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Cute sculpt with added sound clip
Cons: I’m not cold hearted enough to name cons
The Bottom Line:
Heart melting moment
With tender sound clip added
Enjoy on your tree




One of Disney’s Most Tender Moments Captured as an Ornament

Disney has never shied away from making you cry.  Granted, I can cry easily, but there are many moments in Disney films that will make you tear up.  And one that still gets me is the Baby Mine scene from Dumbo.  That’s the scene that Hallmark chose to make into an ornament this year, and it’s a winner.

Now purists will easily note that this isn’t a strict recreation of the scene from the movie.  In it, Dumbo’s mom was in jail.  They’ve opted to go with a tender scene of the mother and son elephants cuddling instead.  Dumbo is in Mrs. Jumbo’s trunk and she is rocking him.  They are looking at each other and smiling.  Honestly, it’s a very cute ornament.

However, it doesn’t stop there.  This is one of Hallmark’s magic ornament that includes sound.  When you put the two button batters in the bottom and press the button on the left side, you hear a clip from “Baby Mine.”  The clip lasts just under 30 seconds seconds, and yes, it is directly from the movie.  You get the complete first verse of the song before it fades out rather quickly.

I love Dumbo, and I love this song, so getting this ornament was a no brainer for me this year.  And I was richly rewarded.  The sculpt is so incredibly cute, and the song clip adds so much to the fun.

Granted, this isn’t necessarily a Christmas scene, so you could leave it out all year long to enjoy.  The base is perfectly flat, so you can set it out on any shelf or desk or table you might want to display it on.

If you do plan to display it on your tree, you’ll find the loop on the back of Mrs. Jumbo’s head.  Slip a hook through it, and you’ll see that the ornament hangs slightly to the left.  If you are looking for it, you’ll definitely notice it, but once it is hanging in your Christmas tree, you won’t notice at all.

This is a great idea brought to life perfectly.  Any Disney fan, especially a fan of Dumbo, will be proud to display Baby Mine for years to come.

Original Price: $19.95

2 comments:

  1. I love this ornament. It is cute to the max!

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    1. Couldn't have been done much better as far as I'm concerned.

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