A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"Fifth Column Mouse," "Inki and the Minah Bird," and "The Early Worm Gets the Bird" feature ethnic stereotypes (African American and Asian).
Violence & Scariness
Plentiful cartoon violence, including characters being hit, shot at, and blown up.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Bugs Bunny appears in women's underwear in "The Wabbit Who Came to Supper."
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A few cartoons contain scenes of characters smoking. A parrot asks for a beer.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that characters are generally hostile towards one another. Prominent ethnic stereotypes in two cartoons mark this one for mature viewers. Older kids will enjoy the aggressive humor of the Warner Bros. shorts, though they may find the rest of the collection a bit dull. "Fifth Column Mouse" offers a cartoon allegory on some of the factors which led up to World War II. In "King for a Day," a character fears for his life. At the end of "A Day at the Zoo," a character is eaten by a lion. Bugs Bunny spends the first half of "The Wacky Wabbit" with a cow skull on his head, giving him a macabre appearance. This video is for animation buffs only. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This collection of WWII-era cartoons demonstrates why a "golden age" isn't always golden. CARTOON CRAZY'S 2 offers shorts from the major cartoon studios of the dayand will be of far more interest to animation buffs than to the average viewer. This collection's greatest virtue is also its greatest weakness: By gathering cartoons from several different studios into one volume it provides an interesting cross-section of theatrical animation from the '30s and '40s, but in so doing places forgotten gems alongside shorts that we would just as soon forget.
Three cartoons come courtesy of the Van Beuren studio. "Toonerville Trolley," based on a popular comic strip of the time, has little to offer contemporary viewers. "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg" revives Felix the Cat, though his character here is overly reminiscent of Mickey Mouse. Also included is one cartoon from the Fleischer studio, which stars Gabby, a supporting character from their Gulliver's Travels cartoon feature. It's not bad, but is noticeably lacking in the charm and humor that marked both the Popeye and Betty Boop series. The MGM and Warner Bros. cartoons come off the best, although some are particularly inappropriate for younger viewers. The two Bugs Bunnys date from early in the rabbit's career and showcase him at his most aggressively amoral, making trouble without provocation and bordering on vicious. A few of the cartoons feature prominent ethnic stereotypes, which many will doubtless find offensive.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Our Editors Recommend
Best Animated Animal Movies
Classic Cartoons Parents Love to Share with Kids
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate