Wondering if Strange World is ok for kids? Walt Disney Animation Studios returns with a new and original storyline with Strange World. It’s not live-action, it’s not a remake, and it’s not a sequel, so bonus points for new content. With some mature themes, Strange World may not be for all kids. Here’s what parents need to know in this Strange World Parents Guide.
Strange World Parents Guide – Is it Kid Friendly?
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed adventure “Strange World” introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures.
Age Rating: Why is Strange World Rated PG?
Strange World is rated PG for action, peril, and some thematic elements according to the MPA which means some content may not be suitable for all ages.
Is Strange World Too Scary for Kids?
When they say mild peril, Strange World does have some animated violence, but it’s not too scary for kids. There is a jump scene that made me jump but nothing that will have young kids crying…hopefully.
Language in Strange World
There is no profanity in Strange World. There are some words like butt and an unfinished a**, but language in Strange World is very PG.
Mature Content: Is Strange World OK for Kids?
Mature topics like abandonment, grief, and death are in Strange World, which are good topics of conversation to have with kids in a safe environment.
There is some kissing, but nothing too passionate. One character is openly gay and has a crush on another character. There is some flirting.
Action and weapons include fighting with blades, flame throwers, and gun-like weapons. Characters are in peril and are seen running from creatures trying to harm them.
A male character scratches his behind.
Is Strange World Appropriate for Kids Under 8?
In Strange World, you can expect to see some animated violence, limited language, and mature topics like grief. To sum it up, Strange World is kid friendly as far as content is concerned, but the length is a little long. I’d recommend Strange World for kids ages 8 and older.
Strange World has all the right elements to be a slam dunk for Disney – incredible and beautiful animation, cute animals and characters, emotional storylines, original content, and diversity in characters. However, the execution of it all just doesn’t hit the right notes.
In fact, it was a bit boring if you’re looking for a ton of action and humor. I appreciate that they addressed complicated familial relationships and dug deeper into important messages, but I still didn’t quite grasp why they were venturing into this “Strange World.” I wanted it to be even more strange.
At 1 hour and 42 minutes, I’m not the only one who was looking at their watch. But Strange World is still a solid family friendly choice when looking for a Thanksgiving movie option if you’re looking to venture to the theater. If not, you’ll be just fine waiting until it comes to Disney+.