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Parental guidance under 5, and for some 5-8s (Violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 5
|Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes
|Some children in this age bracket may also require parental guidance due to scary scenes.
|Children 8 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:
|Toy Story 2 3D
|Consumer advice lines:
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When Andy’s (John Morris) family decides to have a garage sale one of the toys from Andy’s room gets put into the sale box. While the rest of the toys keep watch at the window Woody (Tom Hanks) launches a rescue mission to save it. With the help of the family’s dog Woody saves the toy, but loses his grip and falls to the ground. Al, (Wayne Knight) a greedy collector and the proprietor of Al’s Toy Barn, finds him and can hardly wait to buy him, as he has spent years searching for this exact replica of Woody. Andy’s mom (Laurie Metcalf) tells him repeatedly that Woody is not for sale and locks him in the money box for safe keeping. Undaunted, Al takes the money box, breaks the lock open and steals Woody.
Andy’s toys, lead by Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), launch their own rescue mission to save Woody and bring him home. This is easier said than done, especially when they find they have to repeatedly outwit the Evil Emperor Zurg (Andrew Stanton) who is pursuing Buzz.
Meanwhile Woody learns of his origins, that he is part of a collectors set and that he is the star of his own TV show. As he gets to know his co-stars Jessie (Joan Cusack) and Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer) and their history Woody is drawn towards them and away from his old life in Andy’s room. When his rescuers finally show up he must decide between being adored from afar forever, or loved by a child for a short time.
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.
Commercialism, kidnapping, growing out of childhood
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
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.
Some children in this age group may also be disturbed by 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 over eight 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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is also a lot of associated merchandise being marketed to children
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
None of concern
None of concern
Toy Story 2 3D is an animated adventure, featuring more realistic special effects than its original version thanks to the 3D technology. Fans of the original films are likely to enjoy seeing this.
The main messages from this movie are:
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 the importance of helping those in need and being prepared to understand the feelings and actions of others.
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Content is age appropriate for children this age
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Content is not age appropriate for children this age
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