A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
Believe the impossible. Help each other and solve problems quicker. Trust and help good people. Pay attention in science class; some of that stuff is useful. Don't lie to your family.
Positive Role Models
Lucy and Robert are clever and courageous kids who try to do the right thing. The tooth fairy loves children and strives to make them happy.
Violence & Scariness
The tooth fairy is gassed and kidnapped. The villain is thwarted and punched by an angry secretary. Kids fall from a flying bicycle onto the deck of a ship. A villain gets buried in pearls. A girl roller-skating in the house falls and knocks her tooth out. Hundreds of worker mice are lured by the illusion of an enormous hunk of cheese and then imprisoned. A black-and-white fantasy sequence depicts a scary world without the tooth fairy. Mice and children are threatened with a big hypodermic needle.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Hairy Tooth Fairy is a 2006 Argentine animated tale that pits the tooth fairy against greedy employees who want to keep all the tooth money for themselves. The original Spanish has been dubbed by English-speaking actors; kids may notice that lip movements do not sync up with the words spoken on the soundtrack. Young or sensitive kids may find some moments too scary. The heroic hairy fairy, a benevolent mouse (or perhaps a rat), is gassed and abducted by the villainous plotters. Two clever children step in to save him and the entire tooth fairy enterprise, which puts them in peril. The kids fall off a flying bicycle to safety. They are threatened by a villain wielding a large hypodermic needle. A black-and-white fantasy sequence depicts a scary world without the tooth fairy. There is one "hell." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This charming take on the tooth fairy myth boils over with imaginative and intelligent twists. Mixing animation with live action, the story alternates between mouse and human worlds. The original Spanish has been dubbed by English-speaking actors; kids may notice that lip movements do not sync up with the words spoken on the soundtrack. Kids will enjoy how the intrepid little mice best the bad guys, demonstrating bravery, encouraging others to "believe in the impossible," and working together to solve problems. Sensitive kids might find parts of the tale too creepy, though, so it's best for kids who are comfortable with some tense or scary moments.
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