Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Dazzling wildlife docu has a few intense moments.

G 2009 90 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 7+

Way better than African Cats.

This is a great movie.It teaches you a lot about nature! Your gonna love this movie,I promise you.
age 5+


This movie takes you into the lives of one of the most extraordinary animals on this planet! It's entertaining and especially educational! Some parents may want to talk to there kids after watching a male bird doing a weird sexy dance to attract a female! And some kids, even adults, may cry when one animal dies of starvation. Thankfully, that is the only death scene throughout the whole movie! I love nature documentary movies, and so far, this is the best one!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

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