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Not recommended under 5; parental guidance recommended 5-9 due to violence and scary scenes.
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violent and scary scenes|
|Children aged 5 to 9||Parental guidance recommended due to violent 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:||Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy violence and some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is an animated musical based on the adventure stories of Roger Stanton Caum. The film follows Dorothy (voice of Lea Michele) as she awakens in a post-tornado Kansas, after which she is whisked away to Oz in order to save her old friends: the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer), the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd) and Glinda the Good Witch (Bernadette Peters). They are joined by several other friends in their fight against the villainous Jester (Martin Short) as they venture through the colourful land of Oz in an effort to restore peace and happiness to Emerald City.
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.
Friendship, love and relationships; 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 some violence in the film, 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.
Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.
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
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nothing of concern
The film contains mild references to substance use, including:
None of concern
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s return is an animated musical which is a twist on a classic story that presents the distinction between good and evil. It shows how friendships may enrich the lives of individuals and how families and communities may provide invaluable assistance to one another through hardship. It also highlights the need for passion and determination in fighting for things you strongly believe in.
The film is likely to be too scary for children under five and some slightly older children, especially in the 3D version. Children up to the age of 9 may need parental support with some scenes.
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