Parents' Guide to

Schoolhouse Rock! Earth

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Catchy, smart content for kids; green reminder for adults.

Movie NR 2009 50 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Hilarious film

This movie is hilarious but is very edgy
age 2+

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Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Though the segues between the songs are rather lame, the songs themselves serve as a great introduction into responsible stewardship of our planet. Songs for the ages, like "Solar Power to the People," informs the viewer that "All those rays coming down for free/ Can be stored in a solar battery." And "FatCat Blue: the Clean Rivers Song" explains what happens to our rivers when they are polluted by toxic stew. "Don't Be a Carbon Sasquatch" outlines steps that kids can take to reduce their carbon footprint, while explaining what a watt and a megawatt is and pointing out how much energy we use every day. Parents who remember the sad planet singing the "Energy Blues" from the original series will be grateful that more environmental issues are being addressed in this well-done series of cartoon shorts. It's about time!

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