Parents' Guide to

Back to the Outback

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny animated animal tale has potty humor, innuendo.

Movie PG 2021 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 18+

Back to the outback - A fun adventure, that sexualises kids in the process

I deeply regret that my kids and many other kids have seen this film. There are many sexual suggestions in this film, which is great for godless producers who want to make profits from the masses, but terrible for innocent children who end up consuming these films and who internalize and remember the scenes even weeks after watching. Here's a few of the scenes and concepts you will be feeding to your kids by showing them this film: - Main character is regularly referred to as "Pretty boy", and they even zoom into, and make comment about his buttocks as he is walking in the film. Great for introducing kids to the concept of sexualising each other at a young age. - The snake character in the film is sexualised (why on earth?) - There are two frogs trying frantically to french kiss and pull eachother together (why on earth?) - There is a spider who says he is aroused - etc When did the world become so casually immoral? and these are cartoons for kids so imagine what is in store for the youth of the world. I'm sorry but this just made me so angry that there are fools producing this stuff for children, and that there are even more fools knowingly or unknowingly feeding it to their kids.
age 10+

IS mating and arousal really necessary in a children's movie?

Seriously... did there need to be a reference to mating and arousal in a children's movie? Shame on the writers :(. For that reason I give this movie a 2... while some of it was funny.. the messages wasn't overly great. Not super impressed. Won't be watching it again.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (19 ):

Back to the Outback is a funny film jam-packed with adventure and jokes that will likely get chuckles from the whole family. Parents will root for the lovesick spider anxious for mating season and kids will cheer for the dangerous animals on a dangerous journey to their motherland. It's a familiar tale of animals escaping a zoo to head back to their natural habitat, but the story stands out because of its positive message: Don't judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, a creature by the way they look. Young animal-lovers will be delighted by the vast array of predators on display here, from venomous snakes and saltwater crocodiles to sharks and toxic toads.

The seemingly-villainous Chad has a personal journey of his own involving growing up idolizing a familiar Australian zookeeper and conservationist. The audience may wonder why a character who loves animals is on a mission to catch and captivate the escapees. After coming clean to his son who idolizes him, and some close calls with death, he's also able to discover that looks can be deceiving.

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