Parents' Guide to

The Cat From Outer Space

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Talking alien cat outsmarts lesser humans in '70s comedy.

Movie G 1978 104 minutes
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This Disney comedy hails from an era when filmmaking for families and kids often featured an exaggerated innocence and dopiness that bore little resemblance to reality. Disney's special effects and its presentation of the way people speak and behave has become better, as in the excellent The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Toy Story of the '90s, and Finding Nemo of 2003, among many others, so kids raised on those great films may shake their heads in wonder at The Cat from Outer Space. It's possible that the sheer silliness of the concept will entertain the youngest children, but tense moments regarding the cat's safety and a kidnapping and helicopter rescue may cause some anxiety in that group of viewers.

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