A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Perseverance; resilience; fighting for what you believe in; changing traditions; marrying by choice and for love.
Positive Role Models
Characters are simplistically good or bad. Princess Froglegs sometimes acts like a bully but she challenges gender stereotypes and stands up for what she believes. Her parents change their outdated views once proven wrong.
Violence & Scariness
Sword fighting; a snake's tail is cut off; frogs shooting arrows; an alligator swallows a frog; wrestling; a scary serpent; some intimidating behavior and fighting words.
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Insulting language throughout, such as "loser," "heck," "kiss a hiney," "your poopiness," "rattle butt," "snake butt," "muscle-brained frog booger"; gender-based insults, such as that girls are more trouble than they're worth.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frog hypnotized using snake venom; frog drinks a coconut drink on the beach.
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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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