Parents' Guide to

Animal Crackers

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fantastical tale has wacky characters, music, cartoon peril.

Movie PG 2020 105 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 16+

Disappointing

I was so looking forward to this movie after watching the trailer, it looked cute and whimsical but right off the bat I had a weird feeling and we didn’t get very far into it before we decided to turn it off. There is a ton of over sexualization of characters and lots of creepy male characters. I think the storylines concept is great but the execution of it was horrible. Lots of crude language, cleavage and butt shots, someone being kissed when they didn’t want to be kissed and that’s just the beginning of the movie, I haven’t finished it nor do I have any desire to. I have no idea why this is considered appropriate for young children. It’s garbage.
age 5+

Animal Vegetable Mineral

Digital modern version of Sword in the Stone with a family saving a circus. This movie was delayed several times, nearly canceled and not available on Amazon like the other animal CGI cartoon Duck Duck Goose. This movie stars Tara Strong, Danny DeVito and Emily Blunt that all had been VA´s in Friendship is Magic. Hilarious chases, lots of out of context and cartoony CGI. You can always talk with Animal Crackers on their Youtube channel. In consumerism of course breakfast.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (5 ):

An ambitious effort with a stellar cast and quirky characters may just be too much of a good thing; keeping up with the crazy plot and introduction of new faces is a full-time job. John Krasinski alone appears as countless creatures, all of whom at least have bushy blue eyebrows so they're recognizable as "Owen." Working with a low budget and a busy script, certain folks stand out even among such a talented cast list: Raven-Symone and Patrick Warburton are terrific, and Ian McKellan chews the CGI scenery with gusto. The 14-song soundtrack (mostly original) is just okay. Animal Crackers is fun, but don't look away as it all happens fast.

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