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Parental guidance to 4 (themes and animated violence). May lack interest over 7.
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|Children under 5||Parental guidance is recommended for children 5 and under due to themes and animated violence.|
|Children aged 5–7||Ok for this age group.|
|Children over the age of 8||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds|
|Consumer advice lines:||General Audiences|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In 1625 Dogtanian (voice of Tomas Ayuso) leaves his country home in France and sets off for Paris determined to join the Muskehounds and restore honour to his family name. Once in Paris he has an unfortunate run in with the man who framed his father and instead of being welcomed by The Muskehounds finds himself agreeing to three separate duels with the most famous Muskehounds of all: Athos (voice of Stephen Hughes), Porthos (voice of Stephen Hughes) and Aremis (voice of Julio Perillan). When the group is set upon by the cardinal’s guards they work as a team to defeat them. Dogtanian helps rescue Juliette (voice of Karina Piper) the trusted lady in waiting of Queen Anne (voice of Karina Piper). He soon finds himself caught up in a plan to save the Queen’s diamond necklace and a fake letter from falling into the wrong hands and starting a war with England. The cardinal (voice of Stephen Hughes), trusted advisor of the King, bribes Pip (voice of Robbie K Jones) Dogtanian’s servant to inform him of every move the Muskehounds make while the evil cat Milady (voice of Elisabeth Gray) steals the necklace and ties, with help from the Cardinal and his guard, to stay one step ahead of them of the Muskehounds. When it looks like all is lost Dogtanian uses his skill with the sword in a final effort to bring back the necklace, save the royal marriage, thwart the cardinal’s sinister plans for war and save the kingdom of France.
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.
Sexism; good versus evil; revenge; political corruption.
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.
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.
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.
There is some mild romantic activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There are some mild insults in this movie, including:
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is an animated adventure based on a traditional retelling of The Three Musketeers. It features simple cinematography, a predictable plot and a dialogue that some adults may find painful to sit through. Younger children, the target audience, will likely enjoy it for the cute characters and sense of adventure it brings.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in yourself, to work together for the greater good and that, no matter the challenge, good will ultimately prevail.
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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