Parents' Guide to

Barney: Let's Go to the Zoo

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Purple dino and friends sing, dance, and visit animals.

Movie NR 2003 50 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Scary, violent, inappropriate

I agree with many of the other reviews here, and am disappointed that I couldn't rely on the Common Sense overview - which I have come to trust! Why no mention of the big scary purple monster? A full screen of fangs and roaring is definitely too much for younger or sensitive viewers - I would have expected a heads up from this site.
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age 6+

Barney Let's Go to the Zoo an excellent movie

I loved this movie when I was a child I first got it on vcr tape when it was first released and it came with a Barney doll this movie Barney takes Baby Bop & BJ to a real Zoo and they see and learn about lot's of different animal's along with seeing the school science teacher who appeared 2 other Barney Home Videos her name was Ms. Keppler I loved this movie it had many of my favorite Barney songs such as Have a Snack The Tiger Song Jungle Adventure and of course I Love You this movie is a must see for all Barney fans & animal fans parents you will not be disappointed I promise I'm 27 years old and I still love Barney

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

Preschoolers are likely to enjoy this DVD even if parents find it irritating; it could be useful viewing before a family trip to the zoo. Some parents and children love Barney, and others find him one-dimensional and sugary. In contrast, even Elmo and Big Bird, who seem to exist in a far more complex environment, have occasional bad days. But Barney is always unfailingly tee-riffic, optimistic, and super-dee-duper. As in most Barney tales, there are few, if any, references to unpleasant realities that children may face or how to deal with them. And that may be exactly what so many children and parents find so comforting about the big purple dinosaur.

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