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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 6 (some violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to some violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–6||Parental guidance recommended due to some violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 7 and over||Ok for this age group.|
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:||Aladdin (1992)|
|Consumer advice lines:||The content is very mild in impact|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Aladdin (voiced by Scott Weinger) and his companion Abu, a pet monkey, live in the streets of the oriental city of Agrabah. They make ends meet by stealing what they need, and more than often they only just manage to escape the city guards who are after them. Even though he is a thief, Aladdin is good at heart, looks out for others that have even less than him, and wishes that one day his luck will change. Indeed, his life does take a major turn when sinister and power-hungry Jafar (voiced by Jonathan Freeman) – chief adviser to the Sultan (voiced by Douglas Seale) – finds out that Aladdin is the ‘Chosen One’ who can access the mystical Cave of Wonder and retrieve the most powerful treasure in the world: a lamp containing a Genie, who will grant three wishes to whoever becomes his Master. Jafar makes a deal with Aladdin, promising him to reward him generously if he gets him the lamp, planning to get rid of him as soon as he has what he wants. In a crazy chain of events, Aladdin ends up with the lamp, infuriating Jafar. After releasing the Genie (voiced by Robin Williams), Aladdin's first wish is to be a prince – because only a prince is allowed to marry the Sultan's beautiful daughter Jasmine (voiced by Linda Larkin). Aladdin had saved her from trouble once when she had escaped her golden cage, the palace. Of course, Jafar recognises that "Prince Ali Ababwa" is Aladdin in disguise, and is determined to get rid of him, get hold of the lamp, and become the new Sultan and most powerful sorcerer in the world. Is Aladdin going to be able to outwit sinister Jafar, and fulfil his dream of being with Jasmine?
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.
Animated Disney Classic; Musical; Adventure; Arabian tale; Magic; Good versus Evil; Love; Identity.
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 some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Disney's 1992 animation hit Aladdin remains one of Disney's finest animated family films. A captivating story, catchy tunes, positive role models and messages, and especially an incredibly likeable and funny Genie, guarantee for great entertainment for the whole family. Some of the violent / threatening / scary scenes are likely too intense for a very young audience and therefore the film is unsuitable for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended for children under 7.
The main messages from this movie are that it is important to stay true to oneself, and not to pretend to be something, or someone else, only to impress someone.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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