Parents' Guide to

Bratz Babyz

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Disturbing twist on already creepy Bratz dollz.

Movie NR 2006 64 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

DEMON CHILD

I KID YOU NOT THIS MADE ME SHIT MY PANTS
age 18+

Sexualizes toddlers, demeans adults, absolute crap

This is maybe the worst movie I've seen for children. The "babies" in the film talk and act like teenagers, despite drinking from "baby bottles with bling" in the opening song. They NEVER WEAR PANTS, but when the finally put some on at the end of the movie, they are wearing vests with no shirts underneath. They wear makeup and have fancy hairdos. Of course 3 year olds like it, 3 year olds are innocent and like shiny things. But I'm really disturbed by the sexualization of infancy in this. It implies that little girls need to start dressing and acting like precocious teenagers before they're out of diapers. The show had a disturbing lack of sympathetic and caring adults. Their parents are never seen or heard, and the teacher who somehow ends up taking them to the mall is overrun by them constantly. Their dog is kidnapped by an unrealistic and unnecessarily ugly "bully." I suppose the show has slightly acceptable messages about friendship and sisterhood, but those are overwhelmed by the messages of consumerism, "style" and sexuality. There is a scene where the "babies" are dancing and singing about being "hot" in front of giant lipsticks and bottles of perfume. SERIOUSLY. Absolute crap

Is It Any Good?

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

Following the trend of Looney Tunes with its Baby Looney Tunes, the cringe-worthy Bratz Babyz brings us the adventures of Chloe, Jade, Sasha, and Yasmin as toddlers. It turns out that these baby Bratz aren't much different from the teen characters, wearing makeup, obsessing about fashion, and roaming the mall largely free from adult supervision. Aside from the adults, boys are also given short shrift in the movie, presented as ruffians who torture Miss Calabash and try to impede the girls' efforts to recover the dog. Girl power is taken too far when its point is to diminish boys.

Cotton candy-colored animation accompanied by throbbing techno music will keep the viewer awake during the slow points in the story (and there are many). The Baby Bratz are genuinely disturbing to look at: cropped tops and sexy boy-styled underpants accentuate long baby legs and big hair. One positive note is that the girls learn they must work together to be successful in finding the missing dog, and they are apologetic when they've hurt one another's feelings. It's almost enough to erase the memory of toddlers singing "you look hotter than hot, you're dressed up to rock!" OK, maybe not.

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