A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
There are always lessons that can be learned from nature, but Enchanted Kingdom is mostly interested in simply observing.
Positive Role Models
No humans appear in the show, but animals are treated with respect and awe.
Violence & Scariness
Violence is limited to animal predators (ants, lions, crocs, etc.) attacking prey.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some flirting amongst flamingos, but no more than that.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Enchanted Kingdom is a nature documentary about the diverse regions of Africa, from the riverbeds to the deserts to the volcanoes, and the wildlife that live in each of them. Narrated by actor Idris Elba, Enchanted Kingdom guides viewers from one majestic landscape to another, focusing mainly on groups and families of animals attempting to survive in treacherous terrain. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
What begins as a fairly rote -- if beautifully shot -- nature show very quickly becomes a quirky and mesmerizing entry into the animal documentary canon. Enchanted Kingdom succeeds because even though it attempts to cover the massive and incredibly diverse continent of Africa, it ultimately keeps things simple. In each of the eight different regions the documentary highlights, the series zeroes in on one or two uniquely interesting creatures. This zoom lens helps teach viewers about life in these remote locales while also providing the spectacle and entertainment expected from docs like this.
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.