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Freddy Frogface

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Animated feature treats bullying as a laughing matter.

Movie PG 2012 85 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+


This is legitimately one of the best cinematic pictures I've ever seen. This movie has so much charm that is really hard to put into words. The character designs are very creative and I absolutely love the art style. The characters are also fantastic role models. I recommend this.
age 7+


This Danish CGI Copenhagen suburb comedy is not for everyone and suits more families that loves Aardman and Laika. I was a kid when Danish Ole Lund Kirkegaards wacky books that was famous in the 80s and they got made into live action movies back then. Some bullying, love interests and slapstick.

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Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Perhaps FREDDY FROGFACE, based on a novel, is intended to be light-hearted entertainment, but presenting slapsticky fare about a bully feels in bad taste. Especially in a time when society is starting to come to grips with the harmful effects of bullying in both the short and long-term.

It's too serious of a topic to be addressed in a "wacky" animated film, and sadly, Freddy Frogface would rather go for the easy laughs than to address bullying in a meaningful way. Which is too bad, and makes this movie, released in 2011, all the more woefully out-of-date in both its message and presentation.

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