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Not recommended under 5; parental guidance recommended 5-7 (Violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 5 to 7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 7 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:||Penguins of Madagascar|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights) are penguin spies. One day when they are kidnapped by an evil scientist, they discover that their old zoo mate Dave the Octopus has been kidnapping penguins around the world and is planning to turn them all into monsters. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private must work together with The North Wind, an undercover organisation, to save the penguin population and defeat Dave.
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.
Loss of a parent; separation from family
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 scared or disturbed by 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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
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 part of the “Madagascar” franchise, with plenty of associated merchandise
None of concern
There is some sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Penguins of Madagascar, which is a spin-off from the Madagascar movies, is an entertaiining action comedy. It is ideal for children over the age of seven. Because of the violence and scary elements of the film, it is not recommended for under fives and parental guidance is recommended for the five to seven age group.
The main messages from this movie are:
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 the real-life consequences of using violence to solve conflicts.
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