Space Buddies

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

One small step for dogkind, one cute adventure for kids.

G 2009 84 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 3+

Minor entertainment value if you don’t mind whitewashed cast

While young kids wouldn’t even notice, and the storyline is harmless enough and appropriate for young kids (both my 4.5yo and 3yo got a little bored 3/4 of the way through though), my spouse and I were blown away (not in a good way) at the complete lack of diversity in the cast thinking it must have been made pre 2000, but was actually 2009. When a movie is whitewashed like this (and is a predominantly male cast too) it promotes unacceptable ‘norms’ of the past and reinforces systemic racism (that being white and male is what’s most valued by society). Disney really needs to do better. Ironically even the dogs were all white too…
age 5+

My 5 year old LOVED it

He was on the edge of his seat, it was so adorable to see him so into a movie. The movie was charming, and action packed in a young child appropriate way. No violence or extreme danger scenes to make him upset.

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