Family movie night? There's an app for that
Download our new mobile app on iOS and Android.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Care for the Earth's endangered species. Kids and teens can consider careers such as wildlife photographers, environmental educators, and conservation activists.
Positive Role Models
Carlton Ward Jr. is a National Geographic Explorer photojournalist, published author, and founder of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, which helps protect the region's endangered animals. Dr. Jennifer Korn is a panther biologist who provides healthcare recommendations for wildlife species. Betty Osceola is an environmental conservationist and Florida Everglades native and educator who advocates for and informs the public about caring for the environment.
Cast includes BIPOC and White kids and young and older adults in a variety of occupations such as animal recovery team members, panther biologists, and wildlife photographers. Representations include Carlton Ward Jr., a White male conservation photographer who captures images of endangered species. Betty Osceola, a Native American and member of Florida's Miccosukee Tribal Nation from the Panther clan, is also a conservationist, educator, and clean water advocate. Dr. Jennifer Korn, a White female panther biologist, helps to save the lives of animals.
Did we miss something on diversity? Suggest an update.
Violence & Scariness
References and images include alligators, bears, raccoons, snakes, and panthers killed by vehicles on highways, a panther killing deer for food, animals with injuries receiving medical surgery procedures, hurricanes, and knives.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to mating between male and female Florida panthers.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Swear terms and words include "damn," "kick-ass," "holy crap," and "s--t."
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
References and images include apparel with logos and messages, camera equipment, computers, and smartphones.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References include Dramamine, euthanasia, and marijuana.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Path of the Panther is a wildlife documentary about the endangered Florida Everglades animal species. References and images include panthers killed by vehicles on highways, a panther hunting and killing deer for food, animals with injuries who receive surgeries, and hurricanes. There are mentions of the drugs Dramamine and marijuana. Language includes the swear words "damn," "kick-ass," "holy crap," and "s--t." Caring about the Earth's endangered species is the major positive theme in the documentary. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Filmmaker Eric Bendick provides a priceless portrait of the timely topics of conservation and saving species. For Path of the Panther photographer Carlton Ward Jr., the subject matter is a personal one. Ward's ancestors moved to Florida in the 1800s. "As a kid, I came here thinking about our ranch," he says, but the conservationist cameraperson admits now, "as an adult, I come here thinking about all ranches." Ward shares with viewers words and a possible course of action to end animal extinction on Earth. "This panther is an emblem of this land that is very much endangered," he notes. "The wildlife corridor is a way that we can save a path for the panther or it's going to be lost."
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.