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Not recommended under 6, parental guidance recommended to 8 (Scary scenes and themes)
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|Children under 6||Not recommended due to scary scenes and themes|
|Children 6-8||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes and themes|
|Children 8 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Princess and the Frog, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This animated film is set in New Orleans in the 1920s. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) lives with her parents, Eudora (voiced by Oprah Winfrey) and James (voiced by Terrence Howard) who work hard to give her a simple and secure life. As the small family struggles to make ends meet her father dreams of a future where Tiana will open her own restaurant and people will come from miles around to sample the food that only she can prepare. When Tiana’s father is killed her mother continues to work as a seamstress for the very wealthy Big Daddy LeBouff (John Goodman), sewing glamorous outfits for his spoiled daughter Charlotte (Jennifer Cody). Tiana keeps her father’s wishes alive by working two jobs to try to save enough money to buy the ramshackle sugar factory they had dreamed of converting into her restaurant.
Meanwhile Charlotte wants nothing more than to marry a prince, like in the fairy tales Eudora read to her and Tiana when they were little girls. When Prince Naveen (voiced by Bruno Campos) comes to town, with the intent of marrying a rich girl so that he can appease his parents who have financially cut him off due to his partying ways, Charlotte can hardly contain herself. Prince Naveen gets involved with Dr. Facilier (David Keith), known in local circles as The Shadow Man. Skilled in the arts of voodoo and black magic he transforms Naveen’s servant Lawrence (Peter Bartlett) into the prince while the real prince becomes a frog.
In an effort to break the spell Tiana kisses the frog but becomes a frog herself. Together the two frogs set off, with the help of a friendly crocodile Luis (Michael Leon Wooley) and a firefly Ray (Jim Cummings) through the Louisiana Bayou to find the reclusive Mama Odie (Jennifer Lewis), the only person who can help return them to their former selves.
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.
Disparity between rich and poor; race and gender inequality; voodoo and black magic
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 by some of 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.
Most 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
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
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:
The Princess and the Frog is an animated fairy tale with beautiful graphics and a poignant story line. It is likely to be too scary for under 6s and some slightly older children but for over 8s it is a worthwhile film that provides many avenues for family discussion.
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 attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.
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