Parents' Guide to

Franklin and the Green Knight

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Franklin deals with sibling rivalry.

Movie NR 2003 75 minutes
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In his television show and his videos, Franklin and his lessons have come in bite-sized chunks; this movie impressively juggles more than one theme. It addresses sibling rivalry, altruism, and friendship without losing its young audience. It does so by not only providing a captivating story, but by also letting kids use their intuition to figure out how the characters feel. It didn't take a four-year-old viewer long before he had found the key to Snail's pregnant silences: "He thinks Franklin's going to go away." Ouch.

As ever, Franklin offers hope. Life may present some pretty hurtful riddles, but the balm that comes from solving them is always better than the ache of avoidance. After an encounter with Franklin, kids are always left with the feeling, by jiminy, that it's great to be alive.

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