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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 7 (scary and potentially triggering themes (e.g. serious threat and predicament, past trauma, adoption), fast pace, high intensity and volume, especially in comparison to TV show)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to scary and potentially triggering themes (e.g. serious threat and predicament, past trauma, adoption), fast pace, high intensity and volume, especially in comparison to TV show.|
|Children aged 5–7||Parental guidance recommended for children aged 5, and some older, sensitive kids, due to scary and potentially triggering themes (e.g. serious threat and predicament, past trauma, adoption), fast pace, high intensity and volume, especially in comparison to TV show.|
|Children aged 8 and over||Ok for this age group but may lack interest.|
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:||PAW Patrol: The Movie|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The PAW Patrol is on a roll again! Human boy, Ryder (Will Brisbin), and his team of talking pup heroes, Chase (Iain Armitage), Marshall (Kingsley Marshall), Rubble (Keegan Hedley), Rocky (Callum Shoniker), Zuma (Shayle Simons), and Skye (Lilly Bartlam), are called to the rescue as a new Mayor – selfish and eccentric dog hater and cat lover, Humdinger (Ron Pardo) – causes all sorts of havoc in the neighbouring town of Adventure City. Gladly, the PAW Patrol have new headquarters and flashy gadgets, and also support from savvy, streetwise pup Liberty (Marsai Martin), to tackle the challenges of the big 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.
Animation; Animal heroes; Adventure; 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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
PAW Patrol: The Movie is based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series, aimed at and popular with preschool audiences. While the positive, core messages of teamwork, friendship, courage, and problem-solving are still front and centre, in comparison to the TV series, the movie is much faster, louder, more action-packed, and featuring more serious peril and predicament. This is why the movie is more suitable and appropriate for a slightly older audience than the TV series, and parental guidance is recommended due to scary themes, and in particular, for sensitive children who might feel triggered by themes around trauma or adoption.
The main messages from this movie are that you can achieve more when you work as a team; that it’s important to look out for one another; and that you can move on from past challenges and use them as an opportunity for personal development and growth.
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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