The Aristocats

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Jazz and hijinks make this Disney cat tale meow.

G 1970 79 minutes

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age 3+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 3+

Easy to watch. Easy to fall asleep to.

Very gentle, soothing film. All the characters' voices are soft and gentle - quite unusual for an american film (to non american audiences american cartoon kids are really loud and shreak-y). My 5 year old wanted to know where the kittens' daddy was, which kind of floored me as I have no idea. I'm a bit sad that Edgar turned out to be a bounder, but I think that's more an adult thing than a child thing. I wasn't aware of negative stereotypes, other than as someone else mentioned, slightly old fashioned attitudes towards women, but I found it sweet more than anything else. The mother cat is so calm and in control at every point that even though there are potentially scary moments the kittens are never really scared because their mother always knows what to do. She does the whole "naming the need" strategy from Therapeutic Parenting, so very on trend parenting skills. And I think this rubs off on the audience.I think she's a great role model for parents with children. There are different US accents which maybe relate to different racial stereotypes if you're aware of american accents but goes over the head of non-US audiences. Less scary than Peter Rabbit (the cartoon) and Octonauts.

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