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Not recommended under 5 and Parental guidance to 8 due to scary scenes and coarse language.
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|Children under 5||Not recommended under 5 due to scary scenes and coarse language.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance due to scary scenes and coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 8||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Elliot the Littlest Reindeer|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and coarse language, some scenes may frighten very young children.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Elliot (voice of Josh Hutcherson) the miniature horse lives on a struggling goat farm and reindeer training centre. Elliot dreams of being chosen to pull Santa’s (voice of George Buza) sleigh and, with the help of his good friend Hazel (voice of Samantha Bee), trains harder than any of the reindeer on the property. Unfortunately Walter (voice of Rob Tinkler) the struggling farm owner doesn’t see his potential. Elliot is bullied by self- proclaimed reindeer leader ‘DJ’ (voice of Christopher Jacot), and none of the other animals believe that Elliot has what it takes. When a news story breaks that one of the reindeer has left the North Pole and a replacement must be found immediately, Elliot stows away in order to secretly enter the Reindeer Games and prove his worth once and for all. In the meantime, Walter makes a deal with a shady woman to sell the farm and all the animals but what he doesn’t realize is that she is planning to turn them all into jerky. Elliot and Hazel discover this, along with an evil elf’s plot to get rid of all reindeer. Together they must prove their worth not only to save Christmas but also to save their friends.
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.
Relationship difficulties (including abandonment); animal distress; animal cruelty; bullying.
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.
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 use of substances in this movie, including:
Although there is no profanity in this film, there is frequent name calling and put downs including:
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer is an animated Christmas tale about persistence and the power of dreams. It has a dark side to it that is geared toward slightly older children.
The main messages from this movie are to be proud of who you are, especially when you are different from everyone, to overcome your fears by facing them and to remember that if something is important you will find a way to fix or achieve it.
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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