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Not suitable for children under 5 and parental guidance to 8 (scary scenes).
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5-8||Parental guidance recommended due to mild scary scenes.|
|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.
|Name of movie:||My Little Pony: A New Generation|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In the seaside earth-pony town of Maretime Bay, researcher Argyle Starshine (voiced by Michael McKean) teaches his daughter Sunny Starscout (voiced by Vanessa Hudgens) about old Equestria, when earth-ponies, pegasi, and unicorn-ponies lived together in friendship and harmony. The earth-pony townsfolk, however, believe that unicorn-ponies are earth-pony-eating, brain-zapping monsters. With the help of the many anti-unicorn products built and sold by Phyllis Cloverleaf (voiced by Elizabeth Perkins), and the protection provided by Sheriff Hitch (voiced by James Marsden) and Deputy Sheriff Sprout (voiced by Ken Jeong), the townsfolk feel safe from the other races of pony. One day, an unexpected unicorn guest called Izzy Moonbow (voiced by Kimiko Glenn) arrives in Maretime Bay, sending the town into a panic. Izzy and Sunny become fast friends but must escape the town before being captured by the Sheriff. After discovering that the unicorn-ponies have lost their magic, Sunny leads them on a quest to find their magic and bring the three pony races together once more. Along the way they befriend Zipp Storm (voiced by Liza Koshy) a pegasi princess, join forces with Sheriff Hitch, and “borrow” the unicorn and pegasi magic crystals. Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriff Sprout (and son of Phyllis) dubs himself ruler of the town and builds a machine capable of preventing the unicorns and pegasi from attacking the town. The crew of ponies must convince the three races to come together in harmony and return their magic before it is too late.
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 of a parent; Friendship.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
My Little Pony: A New Generation is an animated musical movie based on the My Little Pony film and television franchise.The movie has a simple story line, bright and fun characters, and strong themes of friendship, hope, kindness, and respect. Some scary scenes and visual images make it best suited to children over the age of 5.
The main messages from this movie are to stand up for what you believe in; to choose friendship over fear; and to be open and compassionate to people from different backgrounds or who have different beliefs. Much of the story can be seen as a metaphor for racism.
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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