Parents' Guide to

Felix and the Hidden Treasure

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun sea and sci-fi adventure has threat and mild violence.

Movie PG 2021 85 minutes
Felix and the Hidden Treasure Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This original animated movie looks great and does a marvelous job of blending a seafaring adventure with science fiction themes. Simply put, Felix and the Hidden Treasure is a joy. Director Nicola Lemay presents the entire world with confidence, its characters fully rounded in a picturesque coastal town. Lemay's deftest move is keeping the story at a specific, steady pace. Scenes of strangers discussing a mysterious -- and very expensive -- deal are dropped into the main story. As confusing and seemingly unconnected as these first seem, when the story unfolds and the two worlds merge, it's a satisfying device rarely seen in kids' movies. The animation style feels unique to the movie too, rather than falling into the all too common trap of copying Pixar, pixel for pixel.

Clever stuff aside, the movie's also great fun. A cat who acts like a dog and a seafaring bird with an eye patch provide plenty of physical humor. The human characters are also winners. Felix is plucky, while siblings Marlene and Annie (Felix's mom and aunt) are both charming and emotionally rich. Annie (Angela Galuppo) throwing herself into the wild world of childcare to give the tireless Marlene (Holly Gauthier-Frankel) a break is one of a handful of heartwarming plot points in the film. Put on top of that a philosophical debate about the pros and cons of immortality, and the nature of cults, and you've got a deep, rich, and thoroughly entertaining kids movie for all the family.

Movie Details

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.

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