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Parental guidance under 5, and for some 5-8s (scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children 5-7||Some children in this age group may also need 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.
|Name of movie:||Toy Story 3D|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Andy (voice of John Morris) has a lot of toys which pretend to be inanimate when humans are around but come to life when on their own. Andy’s favourite is his cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks).
When a space ranger toy, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), arrives with an array of the latest gadgets, all of the toys are impressed but Woody is jealous of the attention being diverted away from him.
When Woody's jealousy gets the better of him, Buzz ends up being knocked out the bedroom window. Realizing he must rescue his rival in order to stop the rest of the toys from turning on him, Woody sets off to find Buzz. The ensuing adventure includes planning a harrowing escape from Sid (Erik Von Detten) the mean kid next door’s house.
Buzz and Woody set their differences aside to help themselves, save an army of disfigured toys and attempt to return to Andy before it is too late.
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.
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.
Children in this age group may also be scared by some of 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.
It is unlikely that anything in this movie would disturb children over the age of eight.
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 plenty of associated merchandise being marketed to children.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
None of concern
After enduring a tea party, with Sid’s sister and a retinue of decapitated dolls, Buzz acts as though he is drunk.
There is a fair amount of name calling throughout the film, including ‘Idiot’, ‘stupid’, ‘shut up’ and ‘backstabbing murderer’.
Mr. Potato Head indicates that one of the other toys is a ‘butt kisser’ by taking his lips off his face and using them to kiss his own behind.
Toy Story 3D has the same content as the 1995 animated film, but because it is produced in 3D, the characters come right off the screen. While fans of the original film will likely enjoy this, the 3D effects could make some sections of the movie scarier for younger viewers than the original version.
The main messages from this movie are to see the value within yourself, regardless of what others see, to know your own heart and conscience and be true to what you believe.
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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