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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This collection of animated vignettes draws much of its humor from placing animated characters in situations that seen completely mundane, juxtaposing the wacky and the ordinary. Many of the characters talk and act much like real people, including dialogue laced with casual profanity, plenty of drinking, and lots of sex.
Violence & Scariness
Only a handful of the vignettes include violence, but they can be quite graphic; when a massive boulder falls on a helpless animal, the onscreen result is an oozing bloody pulp, just like it would be in real life, but certainly not in most other cartoons.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of animated sex, including straight sex, gay sex, and bestiality. Thereâ€™s graphic nudity, including close-ups of animal genitalia, and plenty of sex scenes, generally under the covers but with vigorous, obvious thrusting, accompanied by lots of moaning and groaning. Some scatological humor as well.
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Very coarse, including â€œf-ck,â€ â€œsh-t,â€ â€œaâ€”hole,â€ â€œbonerâ€ â€œgetting woodâ€ and much more.
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Products & Purchases
Plenty of references to well-known pop culture characters, including the Muppets, Star Trek, the Roadrunner, and others.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Plenty of drinking and some drug references.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this collection of animated comedy shorts is definitely not aimed at kids. Many of them start with well-known fairy tales, popular TV characters, and well-known pop-culture icons, and then creator Seth MacFarlane adds a generous dose of adult humor, including plenty of profanity, drinking, and lots of sex (including straight sex, gay sex, and bestiality). There's some cartoon nudity and some pretty explicit under-the-sheets action, with obvious thrusting and even more obvious moans and groans. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Anyone familiar with MacFarlane's work (see The Family Guy, which is known for its adult take on the standard, family-oriented sit-com) will quickly recognize his unique sensibilities here. It's rude and crude, and in pushing the cartoon-shock value envelope can veer into territory that some viewers will probably find offensive (anyone up for graphic close-ups of animal genitalia?).
The main problem here isn't the raunch, however; it's the lack of laughs. McFarlane is trying so hard to be outrageous that the script just isn't that entertaining. His idea of humor is to start with a familiar situation and then tweak it by introducing a dose of realism, usually driven by lust or liquor, or both. Sometimes this works – after finally, amazingly, catching the Roadrunner, the Coyote finds he has no purpose in life. But many other sketches have little to sustain them – one short episode is based solely on the premise that Star Trek's Mr. Sulu probably sounds funny when he's having sex. He doesn't, and like too many of these animated shorts, it's not very funny to watch, either.
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