Shopkins World Vacation

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Recommended for children under 8 – lacks interest for older children.

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Shopkins World Vacation
  • a review of Shopkins World Vacation completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 9 October 2017.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 8 OK for this age group
Children aged 8 and over Lacks interest for this age group

About the movie

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: Shopkins World Vacation
Classification: G
Consumer advice lines: None
Length: 72 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

When Apple Blossom (voiced by Kate Murphy, as are all characters) wins an international vacation for herself and all of her friends, including Buncho Bananas, they find themselves in London where Kooky Cookie winds up in the middle of a royal jewel heist. Krispy Cookie and Crunchy Cookie are the masked bandits who will stop at nothing to grab the crown jewel and keep it for themselves. Unwittingly Kooky offers to help them but, before they can come back for the jewel, Kooky is whisked off to Paris to become the muse of famous fashion designer Macy Macaroon. While her friends follow her trail and the world is caught up in Cookie fashion fever, Kooky is whisked off to New York Fashion week and is later sent to Japan where her friends must demonstrate their loyalty and devotion to win her back, save the jewel, and expose the bandits for who they truly are.


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.

Consumerism; following fashion trends

Use of violenceinfo

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:

  • Buncho smashes his face into a window as he is repeatedly thrown into the air to check the occupants of a room.
  • Buncho kicks Apple in the back during a cab ride.
  • Krispy Cookie punches Crunchy cookie.

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.

Apart from the above-mentioned violence, there is nothing in this film that is likely to scare children of any age.

Product placement

Nothing of concern

Sexual references

Nothing of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

Nothing of concern

Use of substances

Nothing of concern

Coarse language

Nothing of concern

In a nutshell

Shopkins World Vacation is an animated adventure aimed at young children.

The main messages from this movie are the importance of friendship and how there are very good people all over the world willing to help and happy to care for others if given a chance.

This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:

  • The importance of not going off with someone that they don’t know. Kooky went off with Macy Macaroon despite the fact that she didn’t know her and she didn’t tell her friends where she was going or how to find her.
  • Trying to find self-fulfilment by following the newest trends and fashion styles is less likely to lead to lasting happiness than it is to a cycle of consumerism and debt.