Parental guidance recommended under 6; suitable for 6 year olds and over (comedic violence and some scary scenes)
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|Children 4 - 6||Parental guidance recommended|
|Children 6 and over||Suitable 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:||Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie is an animated comedy film that follows Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp) and Snoopy (Bill Melendez) as they both try to accomplish their dreams. Charlie begins the film by going about his regular activities, delighting in ice skating with friends, planning for the upcoming baseball season, and generally enjoying life. However, when he meets the new arrival to the neighbourhood, the Little Red-Haired Girl (Francesca Capaldi), he becomes smitten and develops a crush on her. Charlie soon embarks on a quest to discover activities that might cause the Little Red-Haired Girl to notice him – he attempts to perform at the winter dance, writes a novel, enters a talent show, etc. Over the course of the film, accident-prone Charlie runs into many obstacles in his quest to impress the girl of his dreams. He is helped along the way by his friend Snoopy, who is on his own journey to become a World War 1 pilot legend.
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; Love and Romance; Adventure; Risk-taking.
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 minimal violence within the film, 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 several 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.
None of concern
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.
None of concern
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.
None of concern
There is some product placement, including:
There are very mild sexual references, including:
There is very mild sexual activity, including:
There is mild use of substances in the film, including:
There is mild coarse language in the film, including:
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie is a hilarious yet touching film about friendship, confidence and achievement. The movie explores self-esteem issues through Charlie’s character – he often talks himself down, and has very little faith in himself and his own abilities. However, through much trial and error, he learns that other people accept and love him for who he is. The film also highlights the importance of friendship, and how much of a positive and significant impact friends can make to a person’s life.
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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