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Parents' Guide to

Ghost Patrol

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated tale of kid ghost hunters has some mild scares.

Movie NR 2016 47 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+
age 4+

Adorable Kids Movie

This is a really cute kids film that's not too scary for the little ones. The two kids in the film like to use sort of scientific language like experiment, meter reading, etc to track the ghosts which is a little educational perk. This is a short movie - only 47min long which would be my only complaint. It has the similar feel/maturity level to Nick Jr shows like paw patrol or blaze. There is also ethnic diversity in the show which is nice to see.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

For kids who enjoy some well-executed comic scares, funny characters, and an engaging story, the film delivers, and the performances, animation, music, and sounds effects are solid as well. If things can "make sense" in a cartoon ghost story, they do in Ghost Patrol. The kids' relationships with both family members and a well-spoken apparition are grounded in reality, which keeps the movie accessible for young audiences. The movie is short enough (47 minutes) so that everything happens quickly and succinctly and resolves with ease. Underlying the spooky events are notions about fear and fearfulness which, though subtle, may have some impact. Originally made for the Disney Channel, it appears that this may be a pilot project. A pleasant viewing experience for kids who are comfortable with real versus pretend jeopardy.

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