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Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Silly sequel has mild peril and potty humor.

Movie PG 2020 84 minutes
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This sequel continues what can be a very funny franchise. Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite has some sweet human characters to add interest, though they don't provide the laughs. That's up to the animals, played by New Girl's Max Greenfield, The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch, and comedian George Lopez in a hilarious turn as a cockatoo who just needs a little love. Lopez's bird has a memorable scene where's he's posing for the camera to find just the right scary outfit, hat included. The beret doesn't cut it, so he settles on a tiny Superman cape.

The humor isn't consistent in the film, but there are some running animal jokes that are pretty funny, like the fact that "fish don't count" and reptiles once "ruled the world," the cats and dogs playing rock-paper-scissors but never being able to determine whose paw is in what form, or the cat stopping the action regularly for momentary, pre-announced catnaps.

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