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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Strong ties among family and friends are illustrated. A selfish and negative character, originally looked up to by Scamp, is ultimately revealed to be a poor role model who loses friends because of his bad attitude.
Violence & Scariness
Reggie, a menacing street dog, may be somewhat scary to younger children. A snarling, snapping Reggie chases Scamp and later fights with Tramp in a pound. Younger kids may feel sad or scared when Scamp appears to be briefly knocked out in the brawl.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film explores how kids want to break free and test boundaries as they grow up. Reggie, a menacing street dog, may be somewhat scary to younger children. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
While the story and musical sequences can't measure up to the beloved Disney classic, this is still a fairly entertaining sequel. It should delight kids simply as a fable about a youth anxious to test his wings.
Adults will enjoy seeing many of the original characters, including Jim Dear and Darling, Jock the Scottish Terrier, Trusty the Bloodhound, and even Aunt Sarah and her scheming Siamese cats. In homage to the original movie, they share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs at Tony's restaurant. Children and adults will enjoy Scamp's journey, the cast of characters he meets, and the lessons about appreciating family and accepting who you are instead of trying to fit in with the crowd.
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