Australian Council on Children and the Media

Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience - Peppa's Australian holiday

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Parental guidance may be needed under 5 due to scenes that might scare some very young children. May lack interest for children over 8

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  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience - Peppa's Australian holiday
  • a review of Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience - Peppa's Australian holiday completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 23 March 2017.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 5 Parental guidance may be needed with some scenes which may be more scary for very young children if it is seen on a large screen
Children 5 and over The movie is OK for children 5 and over, but is likely to lack interest for children over 8

About the movie

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: Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience - Peppa's Australian holiday
Classification: G
Consumer advice lines: None
Length 73 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience includes nine new Peppa Pig episodes, including four special Australian episodes. Between the episodes, the audience joins Peppa, George and their friend Daisy in an interactive sing-a-long.

In the Peppa episodes, she goes on her first holiday to Australia where she has a barbeque in the outback, learns how to surf, visits the Great Barrier Reef and learns how to throw a Boomerang. When Peppa returns to England she learns how to ride a bike, meets the Queen, goes to the Zoo, travels on a canal boat and learns different ways to dance to music.  

Themesinfo

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.

None of concern

Use of violenceinfo

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.

None of concern

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

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 some children under the age of five, particularly when seen on a larger screen, including the following:

  • While Daddy Pig and George are swimming in the ocean, a big wave comes and Peppa is scared for a moment. Daddy and George end up surfing the wave and everyone is fine.
  • Peppa accidentally breaks Mr. Wallaby’s window with a boomerang. But he is very friendly about the situation and Peppa apologises and offers to help him fix the window.
  • The Queen jumps the bus over London Tower Bridge. The bus gets stuck at the top of the bridge for a moment but then they make it safely to the other side.
  • While they are at the zoo, a crocodile jumps out of the water and scares Peppa’s pre-school teacher. 

 

Aged five to eightinfo

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.

Nothing of concern

Aged eight to thirteeninfo

Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.

Nothing of concern

Over thirteeninfo

Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.

Nothing of concern

Product placement

There is no product placement in the movie but the movie is part of the Peppa Pig franchise, with plenty of associated merchandise.

Sexual references

Nothing of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

Nothing of concern

Use of substances

Nothing of concern

Coarse language

Nothing of concern

In a nutshell

Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience is a fun and educational comedy for young children. The short episodes and interactive content makes this movie an excellent first cinema experience, although very young children might find some brief scenes, such as a crocodile and a giant wave, scary when seen on a large screen. Peppa Pig is suitable for all ages five and over but may be boring for children over 8.

The main messages from this movie are the importance of being careful and responsible (when riding a bike, playing with boomerangs or exploring new environments) and how exciting things can be when you use your imagination.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • kindness
  • the importance of spending time with family and friends

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