One Big Ocean

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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age 3+

Biodiversity, environmental concerns in marine adventures.

NR 2017 60 minutes

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Decent environmental messages, non-scary content

This was my 3-year-olds first exposure to Splash and Bubbles and he loved it. It has positive environmental messaging and a nice storyline about what it means to move and find a home. There is very minor sadness when the characters are worried their migratory friend may leave them, but it wasn’t upsetting for my super-sensitive kid. My only complaint is the constant use of “guys” for everyone, regardless of gender identity. The PBS-style segment with real people at the end was also lovely. We’ve been listening to the songs over and over since (at the 3-year-olds request).

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Halfway through, my kiddo said “when I watch movies, I like talking—not singing.” I probably have a slightly higher tolerance for musicals but this one is definitely not compelling. However, the animation is decent, the environmental messages are good, and most importantly for my easily-scared kid—it doesn’t have any scary parts.

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