Sometimes you just want to sit down and watch a film. In fact, when you’re in the mood for watching a film, that’s what you want, the film. Not 2 mins of waiting for the overly complex DVD menu structure to do its thing.
It’s actually a refreshing change to put in a disc and almost immediately have a menu come up that includes the word “Play”! (I’m looking at you, Disney!!!)
When you consider that children don’t usually have a very long attention span, the worst thing they can do is bombard them with images of a hundred other films and characters they love as much (or more!). Get to the film before they change their mind! “Look Daddy, there’s Ariel! Can we watch that?”