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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Frog Kingdom is a mediocre animated movie about a frog princess who disguises herself as a boy to avoid being married off by her parents. Though the film challenges gender stereotypes as the princess competes as a boy and proves her resourcefulness, there's a tone of harsh competitiveness, lots of mildly insulting language throughout ("loser," "heck," "kiss a hiney," "your poopiness"), and poor animation. Violence includes sword fighting, a snake's tail being cut off, frogs shooting arrows, an alligator swallowing a frog, and wrestling. Sensitive kids may be frightened by the scary serpent. Better choices abound.
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Is it any good?
With poor animation, a shoddy plot, and dialogue that relies too heavily on gender stereotypes, FROG KINGDOM is a tough sell. The idea is admirable: To avoid being married off to whichever male suitor wins the Froglympics, Princess Froglegs disguises herself as a boy and beats the other competitors at their own game. But a large part of the movie is the frogs insulting each other and a serpent cutting in on their action, so any positive messages are buried in the aggressive competition and bullying. Parents looking for nontraditional princess fare can find better examples that don't muddle the message.
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