Animal Atlas: Pet Party

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Fact-filled, fun primer on all types of pets.
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 70 minutes

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Educational Value

Exposure to a variety of types of pets and animals from cats and dogs to horses and ducks, their habitats and habits, including their play, care, and various traits.

Positive Messages

Promotes a curiosity about and knowledge of animals and their environments.

Positive Role Models & Representations

No role models since there aren't human characters.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Animal Atlas: Pet Party is a 70-minute tour of a variety of types of pets in their traditional pet habitats: dogs in the yard, cats rolling on hardwoods, hamsters in cages, horses on a farm, ducks on a pond, and reptiles. Each is given an introduction and background with some very kid-friendly facts. Though it's not an in-depth look at pet care, the pace keeps moving, the tone is upbeat and informative, and the animals are cheerfully reviewed.

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Kid, 8 years old October 7, 2017

Shockingly fantastic.

The best movie I have ever watched in my life. The network we mostly use in our family is Netflix, and it used to be on Netflix, but now it isn't! For tho... Continue reading

What's the story?

Pets come in all shapes and sizes: cats, dogs, hamsters, turtles, horses, and even goats. Here almost every kind of pet is visited and discussed, with facts about each; for example, horses walk as soon as they're born, turtles hatch from eggs, and all frogs are born with long legs for jumping. Try picking your favorite type of pet -- it's harder than you think!

Is it any good?

Lots of animal DVDs feature adorable animals romping about with attempts at folding in some kind of factual weight, but with ANIMAL ATLAS: PET PARTY, that balance is achieved. The pets are adorable, the facts are informative, and there's enough variety and a fast enough pace that the show never lags. Kids will see and learn about all possible manner of pets doing their pet thing -- it works as a great introduction to the kinds of pets all different sorts of people have -- without it getting bogged down by too much information or a circus-frenzy tone. At 70 minutes, it will still challenge very young viewers, but there's plenty here to engage the whole family.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about pets. What was your favorite pet? Why?

  • Do you have any pets? What kind? How do you help care for your pet?

  • Do you think all these pets are better off with people, or are some better in their native environments? Why?

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