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Not recommended under 8, PG to 10 (Violence; Scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 8 to 10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children 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:||Paddle Pop Dinoterra|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence and some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Paddle Pop the lion is the new king of the jungle – he is brave and always looking for an adventure. His partner Leena is the leader of the Lion Liberation Movement and she is also very brave and encouraging to Paddle Pop. Armed with his magic staff, which is powered by special crystals, Paddle Pop and Leena have saved their friends from many dangerous situations.
The evil Shadow Master is determined to take over the world and he joins forces with Queen Felina, the white tigress. The white tigers have been forced by the lions into a frozen landscape and have no food. Felina therefore agrees to help the Shadow Master go back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to find the powerful crystals that will give him the control he needs. This is a decision she comes to regret.
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.
Fantasy violence; the supernatural; 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 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared 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
The film is a promotion for Paddle Pop icecreams – coinciding with the release of new flavours
Paddle Pop Dinoterra is an animated adventure movie that might appeal to older children. The computer generated images might decrease the fear a little but Paddle Pop and his friends are constantly in danger and having to fight their way out of it. Some of the characters and monsters and the use of supernatural forces are likely to be quite scary for younger children. Some parents may also be concerned by type of food marketing to children that this film represents.
The main messages from this movie are that courage and strength are important qualities in a leader and that good usually triumphs over evil.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss the use of violence to fight violence and whether there are better ways to defeat evil.
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