A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Kimba's father is shot by a hunter, and the captured mother disappears in a shipwreck. Kimba uses his claws and teeth in fights with a lot of other animals. He dispatches an entire flock of flying lizards in a harrowing and potentially scary sequence.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that kids will see Kimba use his claws and teeth in fights with a lot of other animals. He dispatches an entire flock of flying lizards in a harrowing and potentially scary sequence. Kimba's father is shot by a hunter, and the captured mother disappears in a shipwreck. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A classic Japanese-animated TV series finally returns to delight a whole new generation. It offers distinctive characters, colorful animation, exciting stories, plenty of action, and a lush music score. Although the animation is limited by modern standards, older kids will appreciate the intricate storytelling and emotional power. Kimba has plenty of violence, which caused problems for it during the 1970s. Kimba is a scrappy little cub who takes on more powerful opponents, including leopards, hyenas, and armed humans. Yet, the violence has a moral basis as Kimba fights only to defend himself from predators or to protect other animals. Kids always enjoy seeing the small hero stand up to bullies.
Unlike so many animated movies, Kimba isn't cluttered with insipid songs, incongruous comic relief, or gratuitous pop culture references. It doesn't have a lineup of recognizable celebrity voices who are more interested in getting laughs than in creating characters. Instead, it offers a cast of experienced radio and children's show performers who infuse the characters with genuine passion and emotion.
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