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Parents' Guide to

Stick Man

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.

Movie NR 2015 27 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 11 parent reviews

age 4+

A little scary for more sensitive little ones

My twins watched this as a treat at pre-school after enjoying the book. One of them really enjoyed it, but unfortunately my more sensitive twin found it scary. I had to reassure him all weekend that we wouldn’t put it on TV at home. Haven’t watched it all the way through myself, but it seems that there is an ongoing theme of danger throughout the film that some little ones might find distressing. My other twin keeps asking to watch it again though…
age 6+
My daughter, 4, was very distressed when the stickman couldn't get home and she cried. Before going to bed she cried again although she knew how it ended and was still upset.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (6 ):

STICK MAN handles adversity with aplomb and grace, but it's his palpable longing for his lady love and children that give this delightful rhymed cartoon its bittersweet heart and soul. Martin Freeman (Dr. Watson of British television's Sherlock and Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit) voices Stick Man cheerfully and plaintively while Hugh Bonneville (of Downton Abbey) voices a buoyant and helpful Santa. Rene Aubry's jaunty music perfectly sets the tone for Stick Man's inadvertent adventures. Lots for families with young kids to enjoy together.

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