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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 8||Ok for this age group though may lack interest for older children.|
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:||The Big Trip|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, Animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mic Mic (voice of Pauley Shore) is a grumpy grizzly bear who is quite content to live alone on the edge of the forest. When an inept stork accidentally delivers a baby panda to his gate, Mic Mic decides to set off in search of the panda’s rightful parents. As luck should have it but much to Mic Mic’s displeasure, an unfortunate rabbit named Oscar (voice of Drake Bell), who seems to encounter no end of trouble, decides to tag along. The unlikely pair are soon joined by Duke (voice of Stephen Thomas Ochsner) a flamboyant pelican who can’t stop talking; Amur (voice of Joseph Sell) a poetic tiger; and Janus (voice of Danila Medvedev) a lone wolf who journeys through life constantly paralysed by fear. As the group journey in search of the panda’s parents, they must keep the baby safe from the perils they encounter, particularly from an evil and dangerous snake bent on revenge. Soon the unlikely companions come to realise there is strength in numbers, that courage can come even from the most fearful and that friendships can be formed through adversity and adventure.
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.
Separation of a baby panda from its parents, revenge, overcoming fear.
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:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Big Trip is a Russian, animated adventure with good graphics and quirky characters. While this film is aimed at a family audience, the violence and scary scenes warrant it unsuitable for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended to 8. Furthermore, the fairly predictable plot may lack interest for older children. The film will therefore, likely be most enjoyed by children around nine.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in yourself, to complete what you start and that friendships can be found in the most unlikely places.
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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