Loud House Movie, The

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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (frightening scenes)

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Loud House Movie, The
  • a review of Loud House Movie, The completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 6 September 2021.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 5 Not suitable due to cartoon violence and frightening visual images.
Children aged 5–8 Parental guidance recommended due to frightening visual images.
Children over the age of 8 Ok for this age group.

About the movie

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: Loud House Movie, The
Classification: PG
Consumer advice lines: Mild crude humour, mild themes, mild violence, scary scenes.
Length: 84 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

Lincoln Loud (voiced by Asher Bishop) lives in Royal Wood, USA, with his mother, father and 10 talented sisters, Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa, and Lily. Always feeling in their shadows, Lincoln longs for something that would make him as special as his sisters. After discovering his family are the ancestral owners of Loch Loud in Scotland, Lincoln takes over as the rightful Duke of the town. With the help of Castle Loud’s groundskeeper, Angus (voiced by David Tennant), Lincoln helps improve the village and life for its people. Meanwhile, Morag (voiced by Michelle Gomez), the quiet-loving and grouchy caretaker, does everything in her power to remove Lincoln and his family from the town, just as her ancestors did to the Louds 400 years ago.

Themesinfo

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.

Belonging; Social and family exclusion.

Use of violenceinfo

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:

  • Cartoon slapstick violence – characters falling out of windows, being hit with objects – no one is injured, and these sequences are intended to be comedic.

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

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:

  • Morag is depicted as giant and menacing, while singing about becoming a duchess – this may frighten very young children.
  • The ghosts of the original Loud family are summoned.
  • Lela the dragon is turned evil by Morag and becomes menacing in behaviour and appearance, and nearly incinerates the family with her fire breath – this may frighten younger children.

Aged five to eightinfo

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:

  • Lela the dragon is possessed by Morag and throws Lincoln from her back – Lincoln is not hurt, but this may distress some children.

Aged eight to thirteeninfo

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.

  • Nothing further of concern.

Product placement

  • None noted.

Sexual references

  • None noted.

Nudity and sexual activity

  • None noted.

Use of substances

  • None noted.

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in this movie, including:

  • Dang
  • Dingus
  • Stinkhead.

In a nutshell

The Loud House Movie is an animated, musical movie based on the television series of the same name. With a simple story line, fun characters, and strong themes of belonging, teamwork, and doing the right thing, this film is likely to entertain a family audience. However, due to cartoon violence and visually menacing characters that may frighten younger children, this film is not suitable for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended to 8.

The main messages from this movie are that being motivated by generosity and a desire to help others is better than being motivated by a desire to be famous or have power; that appreciating yourself and what makes you special is important; and that teamwork makes difficult tasks easier.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • Generosity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Hard work.

This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:

  • The dangers of fire twirling – Lola Loud plays with fire during her talent show.