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Parental guidance to 5, suitable for general audiences.
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|Children under 5||Parental guidance is recommended to the age of five due to name calling and reckless, animated behaviour.|
|Children aged 5–8||Children over the age of five could see this film with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Suitable for general audiences|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is a three act film. During the first segment, a high strung Pig (Justin Edwards) is roped into helping deliver a baby for an injured stork after an incompetent Rabbit (Adrian Edmondson) and Duck (Bill Bailey) volunteer to do it. Rabbit and Duck attempt numerous harebrained schemes that always go awry, while Pig tries to keep one step ahead of the chaos in order to get the infant delivered in time. In the second segment a hungry fox (Giles New), tired of eating turnips, enlists the help a wily wolf (Matthew Goode) to help him find food. Together they hatch a plot to take eggs from a mother hen (Celia Imrie), raise them till they are fat and juicy and then eat them up. However the fox did not count on the chicks believing him to be their mother and the wolf did not count on the fact that the fox would fall in love with the chicks. The chicks soon learn to defend themselves and the fox and wolf learn lessons in humility. In the Final act Duck and Rabbit think they kill Santa after their attempt at rescuing a Christmas decoration goes horribly wrong. They set off to save Christmas with the help of Pig. While many mistakes are made and nothing is turning out how they’d hoped or planned they find themselves in the right place at the right time and it looks like they may just play a role in saving Christmas after all.
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:
There is no product placement in this film.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is no nudity or sexual activity in the film.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is a collection of short stories, portrayed with simplistic animation and seamlessly dubbed in English (the original was French) by a cast of British actors. The film is suitable for family audiences and is likely to appeal to younger children.
The main messages from this movie are: to never stop trying because there is always a way if you just work hard enough, to be truthful, patient and believe in the impossible.
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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