Picks and Pans Review: Vacation Outings

updated 12/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

>ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN Tiny children might find it scary, but Don Bluth's animated tale has its heart and canines in the right place.

THE BEAR At last! A Cub victory. Gentle Ben with a French accent, this live action tale directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud puts its ursine hero through some rough moments, but he finally gets the upper paw.

THE LITTLE MERMAID Move over, Cindy and Snow. There's a new classic Disney leading lady, Ariel, heroine of this bright, funny, animated musical.

PRANCER A mysterious reindeer appears on a farm, and before he can say, "You sleigh me," he's the ward of a little girl, the beguiling Rebecca Harrell.

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