Parental guidance recommended under 4 due to scenes that might scare some children
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|Children under 4||Parental guidance recommended due to scenes that may scare this age group|
|Children 4 to 8||Recommended for this age group|
|Children 8 and over||OK for this age group but may lack interest|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Chuggington: Chug Patrol|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Chuggington:Chug Patrol is a special children’s movie feature and is a collation of short episodes based on the Chuggington television series about trains. It includes all of the well-known Chuggington characters: Wilson (voiced by Morgan Overton), Brewster (voiced by Charlie George) and Koko (voiced by Imogen Bailey).
The four episodes each have different but related story lines which include the trains getting into difficult situations and being helped and rescued by each other.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Trains lost and in danger
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is no violence in this film
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of four, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be scared by anything in this film
Nothing of concern in the movie but plenty of associated merchandise being marketed to children
Chuggington: Chug Patrol is a collation of animated stories about the Chuggington trains, based on the television series. The trains find themselves in a series of different situations where they require help from one another to find their way home. It is likely to be of most interest to under 8s, with some scenes of trains in danger that may scare under 4s
The main message from this movie is about supporting and looking out for your friends.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age