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Not recommended under 5 and parental guidance to 8 (Scary scenes and Violence).
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|Children under 5||Not Recommended.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental Guidance Recommended due to scary scenes and violence.|
|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:||Flying The Nest|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild sense of threat.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ploey (voice of Jamie Oram) is a plover chick who lives with his Mum and Dad and his best friend Ploeveria (voice of Harriett Perring). Life is hard for the plovers with the ever-present threat of being attacked by vultures and other predators, in particular a huge vulture called Shadow (voice of Richard Cotton). Shadow and the other vultures eagerly await the return of the plovers each Spring for their food. The plover chicks have to learn how to dig for worms themselves and how to fly. Unfortunately Ploey is afraid to fly. One day while plucking up the courage to fly, Ploey gets taken by Shadow. Ploey’s Dad comes to his rescue, but sadly is taken by Shadow in his place.
When it comes time for the birds to migrate south, Ploey gets left behind. He decides to walk to Paradise Valley where the birds go to wait out the Arctic winter. Ploey meets many dangers along the way, including blizzards, foxes, avalanches and ice drifts. He also meets Giron (voice of John Stamos), a large white bird, who saves Ploey on several occasions, and Mousy (voice of Graham Dickson), who comes to his aid too. Ploey finally reaches his destination where he is reunited with his Mother and Ploeveria. On return to their Spring home, Ploey has the opportunity to take revenge on Shadow.
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.
Animals in peril; migratory birds; prey and predators; death of a parent.
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 are some mild romantic references in this movie, including:
Flying The Nest is an animated adventure story of a young migratory plover chick who has to find Paradise Valley on his own. The predatory nature of some of the animals is quite scary for very young children and there is a moderate level of violence in this movie. Parental guidance is therefore recommended for children aged 5-8.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in yourself and to overcome your fears.
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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