Not recommended under 7, parental guidance recommended 7-9, due to violence and scary scenes
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|Children under 7||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 7 to 9||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 9 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:||Jungle Bunch|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Jungle Bunch is a group of animals dedicated to keeping the jungle safe. Maurice the Penguin who looks like a tiger, is helped by his friends Gilbert the Tarsier, Miguel the Gorilla, and Maurice’s ‘son’, Junior, who is a tiger fish. Maurice wants to be a hero like his mother Natacha the Tiger who used to lead the Justice Group with Tony the Sloth and Goliath the Rhino. The Justice Group has retired to live a life in peace and Natacha disapproves of Miguel trying to be a hero.
The jungle is under threat from a very mean and nasty koala named Igor. During the time that Natacha and her group were protecting the jungle island, Igor burnt it to the ground using explosive mushrooms, which he had invented. Natacha’s friend Ricky, a monkey, managed to save Miguel’s egg before he himself lost his life in the fire. Now that the jungle has regenerated, Igor has returned from exile with more dastardly plans.
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; good versus evil
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 a lot of violence in this movie, some examples include:
Some of the violence is comedic and done for laughs such as:
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.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Jungle Bunch is an animated movie which might appeal to older children. It features familiar characters from the long-running French television series of the same name. However, parents who have seen the TV series or a previous film of the Jungle Bunch might be disappointed with this one. Despite the cute-looking characters, there are some intense dark and violent scenes which are likely to upset younger children. It is therefore not recommended for under sevens and parental guidance is recommended for the seven to nine year old group.
The main messages from this movie are that you can be a hero even if you don’t look like one, and that good triumphs over evil.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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