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Not recommended under 7; parental guidance recommended 7 to 10 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 10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 10 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:||Moana|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scenes may scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is the daughter of the chief of a beautiful Polynesian island. Moana loves the water and wants to explore the ocean but her father (Temuera Morrison) tells her that she must stay on the island and become a great leader of their people.
However, when their island begins to die, Moana’s grandmother (Rachel House) reveals the secret of their ancestors and Moana sets out on a journey to find the demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and save her people.
An accompanying short film called Inner Workings is shown with Moana. It is a silent Disney animation that shows the bodily functions of a man (Paul) as he goes about his day. It contains a small amount of toilet humour, references to Paul dying (showing his grave), a woman with a large bottom and Paul flirting with this woman.
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.
Death; separation from a parent; natural disasters (the island begins to die); fantasy and mythical themes (i.ie, gods, monsters)
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed or scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
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.
Some of the younger children in this age group may be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
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 in the movie, but Moana is a Disney film and there is plenty of associated merchandise
A boy winks at Moana
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Moana is an inspiring animated adventure musical about a Polynesian girl learning to follow her dreams and stand up for herself. This film may inspire children to learn more about Polynesian myths and culture. Additionally, Moana is a good role model for girls to teach them leadership skills, and to be strong and independent. Moana is not suitable for children under the age of 7 and parental guidance is recommended for children up to 10 years old due to the violent and scary scenes.
The main messages from this movie are to follow your dreams and be true to yourself.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include bravery, perseverance and teamwork.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the real life outcomes of running away. Also, parents may wish to discuss ways of dealing with grief after the death of a loved one (such as Moana’s grandmother).
Note that the accompanying short film, Inner Life, is shown with Moana (see synopsis above)
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