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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (violent, scary, dark and sad themes and scenes, depiction of delinquent behaviour, alcohol and tobacco consumption)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violent, scary, dark and sad themes and scenes, depiction of delinquent behaviour, alcohol and tobacco consumption.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violent, scary and sad themes and scenes, depiction of delinquent behaviour, alcohol and tobacco consumption.|
|Children aged 9 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:||Pinocchio (1940)|
|Consumer advice lines:||The content is very mild in impact|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Woodworker Geppetto (voiced by Christian Rub) is delighted when the Blue Fairy (voiced by Evelyn Venable) grants him his wish, and his masterpiece, a wooden marionette, comes to life. However, before the Blue Fairy can turn Pinocchio (voiced by Dick Jones) into a real boy, he must prove himself brave, truthful and unselfish, and to help him tell right from wrong, she assigns Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Cliff Edwards) as his conscience. Temptations, however, are lurking everywhere, and soon Pinocchio finds himself in serious trouble. Will he actually be able to prove himself worthy to become a real boy?
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.
Disney Classic; Fantasy; Adventure; Right vs. Wrong; 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.
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Pinocchio, first released in 1940, was Disney's second feature length movie after Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. The story gives a lot of food for thought about morals, resisting temptations, doing the right thing, and learning painful lessons. Along with positive messages and role models come a lot of dark and disturbing, sad, scary, violent and mature themes and scenes, that make the film unsuitable for a preschool audience under 5, and parental guidance is recommended for children under 9.
The main messages from this movie are that there might be dire consequences if you decide to do the wrong thing despite knowing better, and that good things come from being brave, truthful and unselfish.
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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