Not recommended under 12 (Violence; Coarse language; Crude humour)
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to violence, coarse language and crude humour|
|Children aged 12 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:||Regular Show|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film Regular Show is a collection of six short animations from the 2012 season of the Regular Show animation series as seen on Cartoon Network. The cartoon series features two main characters in their mid twenties, a six-foot-tall blue jay named Mordecai (voiced by J.G. Quintel) and a somewhat hyperactive raccoon called Rigby (voiced by William Salyers). Mordecai and Rigby are the best of friends, who share a house live to party and are constantly getting into trouble, but somehow manage to land on their feet.
Mordecai and Rigby work for a walking, talking, gumball machine named Benson (voiced by Sam Marin) with the pair constantly slacking off and finding themselves in one pickle or another while frequently involving an array of strange friends including Pops, an eccentric man with a lollypop for a head, a muscle bound Yeti named Skips (voiced by Mark Hamill) and High Five Ghost, a packman type character with a hand sticking out from the top of his head.
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.
Friendship; irresponsible behaviour
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.
Regular Show contains slapstick cartoon violence and comic perilous situations throughout, some of which may be imitated by children. We hear some comical threats of violent acts. Occasionally characters are depicted with injuries and occasionally characters are killed in a comical manner. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Regular Show contains an array of strange, comical cartoon characters that may scare younger children 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 disturbed 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.
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
Regular Show contains occasional low-level sexual innuendo. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Regular Show contains low-medium-level coarse language, putdowns and some racial stereotyping. Examples include:
There is also crude humour including:
Regular Show is a quirky, fantasy cartoon series targeting older teens and young adults. The series content of slapstick violence, characters that appear intoxicated, crude humour, coarse language, sexual innuendo, and racial and cultural stereotyping makes it unsuitable for children less than twelve.
A few episodes have basic messages such as:
In general the series depicts more negative values than positive ones but one of the underlying values is the importance of friendship. However, the two main characters Mordecai and Rigby repeatedly display irresponsible attitudes and behaviour with no negative consequences. Parents may wish to discuss how in real life irresponsible behaviour has consequences that can be disastrous and far reaching
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