Parents' Guide to

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Delightful musical tale of pumpkin who doesn't fit in.

Movie G 2005 41 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 5+

Not as friendly as you hope!

We had to turn it off for our 4 year old! So much bullying right from the start. He didn’t like it at all and asked for something else. Then, the parents decided to watch til the end. A bad thunderstorm, scarecrow on fire, pumpkins rolling away, flying away.... I’m so glad we turned it off!!! He would have been horrified. Not at all what we were expecting and not for the better.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 4+

first 10mins - pumpkins mean singing to a square pumpkin.

The kids don’t get a chance to get into the characters and enjoy the movie before the tension/bullying/sadness begins. My 4.5yr son, was holding back the tears after 10mins. The movie just starts off with some dialogue between bats. Then the WHOLE FIELD of ‘normal’ round pumpkins singing mean songs to the square pumpkin. Whilst I couldn’t hear the lyrics. I could see the normal pumpkins mean faces and square pumpkin cowering behind leaves. We don’t watch too much tv at home. And def. not the family that can do Disney Movies yet. Too much tension/suspense.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (12):

Bright, witty, and with an abundance of terrific musical numbers and engaging characters, this short feature is a Halloween treat that families can enjoy together. The messages about being different and inclusiveness are familiar, but they're solid. Even the "villainous" round pumpkin who doesn't love Spookley at first sight is funny rather than frightening. Usually spiders and bats perpetuate the "bad guy" tradition, but in Spookley the Square Pumpkin, they couldn't be more likable or distinctive. The production is all first-rate, with exceptional performances, fine animation, and wonderful attention to detail in every facet. Funny and just the right length for little kids, this movie is highly recommended.

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