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Parents' Guide to

Fuzzbucket

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

E.T. knockoff about an imaginary friend.

Movie G 1986 46 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

A sccueeding film!

PG: brief mild scares

Is It Any Good?

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This is a clear attempt by Disney TV to capitalize on the boy-and-his-creature vibe that made Steven Spielberg's 1982 mega-hit E.T.: The Extraterrestrial so popular only four years before. This made-for-TV episode is less than half the earlier film's length, so it's no surprise that it offers far less character development, a flimsier plot, and unimpressive special effects. Still, at 46 minutes, Fuzzbucket may be an amusing tidbit for younger kids. Older kids may lack patience for the old-fashioned production values.

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