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Not recommended under 7, Parental guidance recommended for 7 year olds (violent and scary scenes)
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|Children under 7||Not recommended due to violent and scary scenes|
|Children aged 7||Parental guidance recommended due to violent and scary scenes|
|Children aged 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:||Zootopia|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and threat, some scenes may scare young children|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Zootopia is a place where predator and prey animals live together in harmony. Judy Hopps, the rabbit (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) dreams of being a police officer and making the world a better place. Despite the objections from her friends and family, Judy moves to Zootopia to follow her dream. In Zootopia, Judy must partner with a sly fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to try and discover why predator animals around the city are going missing. However, the answer may threaten the harmony of Zootopia.
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.
Kidnapping; discrimination; separation from family; bullying
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 are also likely to be disturbed or scared 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.
Nothing 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.
Nothing of concern
There are recognisable imitation products such as “Zuber” (Uber), “ZNN” (CNN) and phones that look like iPhones
None of concern
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There are some coarse language and insults that children may imitate, including:
Zootopia is an entertaining comedy which is likely to be enjoyed by most family members. However, because of violence and scary scenes, the film is not recommended for children under seven. Parental guidance is recommended for seven year olds and the film is most suitable for children aged eight and over.
The main messages from this movie are to follow your dreams, to not judge other people based on their appearance or their stereotypes and the importance of teamwork.
Values that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include bravery and optimism. Parents may also wish to discuss the effects of bullying and how the movie addresses the theme of bullying.
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