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Parents' Guide to

DC League of Super-Pets

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Furry cartoon superhero actioner is funny, cute; rude humor.

Movie PG 2022 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 61 parent reviews

age 10+
A little funny, to many beeps for bad words for a kids movie and not all the people like the new free sexual moment for the kids. And it’s not needed
age 9+

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It has all kinds of families and couples shown. Those diversity moments are brief but available! Swearing is bleeped out fully but unexpected. Some animal violence caused our kids to get a bit anxious, but they held it together. Our 3 year old had to be held towards the end because of the final battle scenes. I wouldn’t recommend it for kids younger than 7-8 based on the adult jokes and subtle adult nods to themes some parents may not want their children to pick up on yet. I wish someone had written about them before we saw it. Good movie and well done, but not quite for our kids age range.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (61 ):
Kids say (32 ):

DC corrects its history of making superhero stories too dark, violent, and mature for kids with this animated tale focusing on the heroes' crime-fighting furry friends. Ideal for elementary school-age kids, DC League of Super-Pets isn't their parents' Justice League. The fantasy violence, paired with the work of comic actors Kevin Hart and Kate McKinnon, makes this definitely the funniest big-screen DC movie.

That said, while it's certainly funny, the story of DC League of Super-Pets is far too familiar: A villain appears, deploys an evil plan, and threatens superheroes' lives, but a ragtag group of heroes learn how to use their newly obtained powers and save the day. The film's real Kryptonite, though, is that it has too many characters to introduce: The Super-Pets may be animated in 3D, but they're written with just one dimension. All of this means that it will likely be a bit tiresome for parents. But younger kids who haven't been hit with a dozen superhero projects per year will be delighted. And since superhero marketing begins with pre-K action figures, baby books, and parents who can't wait to share their love of caped crusaders, the existence of a funny film that's appropriate for little ones is, well, heroically justified.

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