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Parental guidance under 5 (violence)
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|Children under 5||Parental guidance recommended due to violence.|
|Children aged 5 and over||Ok for this age group, however, parental guidance may be needed for some children aged 5 to 7 due to violence.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Clifford’s Really Big Movie|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Clifford, an enormous, red dog lives on Birdwell Island with his loving owners in a community that absolutely adores him. Life is perfect until he overhears a neighbour asking his family how they manage to afford him, saying that Clifford must be eating them out of house and home.
At this stage Clifford, along with his two dog pals Cleo and T-Bone, decides to join a travelling carnival act in order to win a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies (a competition sponsored by Wolfbottom) so as to no longer place a financial burden on the family that loves him.
However, the carnival act they plan to join isn’t as perfect as it first appears. The act, Larry’s Amazing Animals, consists of Dirk, a dare-devil dachshund, Rodrigo, a weight-lifting Chihuahua, Shackelford, a high flying ferret and Dorothy, a tight-rope walking cow with a fear of heights. After years of failed performances, the animals have only three weeks to pull their act together in order to stay together, else they risk losing not only their home with the travelling carnival, but also each other.
Once a part of the animal show Clifford works his magic, saving acts that go wrong, curing Dorothy of her fear of heights and guaranteeing Larry’s Animal Show a chance to win the Tummy Yummy competition. As the animals prepare for this chance of a lifetime they are presented with obstacles that test their friendship, and teach them a lot about life.
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.
The film contains a few instances of violence, most of which is accidental.
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There are two scenes in this film that could potentially concern very young viewers.
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 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 use of substances in this movie, including:
The movie’s main message is that with a good, positive attitude, a little luck and a lot of determination you can make your dreams come true.
Some values that parents may wish to encourage in their children are:
The following content could be used by parents to discuss with their children what their own family’s values are, and what the real life consequences can be of some actions and attitudes:
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Content is age appropriate for children this age
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Content is not age appropriate for children this age
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