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Parents' Guide to

The Happy Cricket

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Tale of friendship and adventure has mild scares.

Movie NR 2006 82 minutes
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The Happy Cricket is a nicely paced adventure that never seems to drag. Though the peril can sometimes seem a little excessively scary, playing into lizards, snapdragons and such as "scary monsters" with whom the protagonists must fight an all-out war, the film works to resolve the threats quickly and with humor.

Kids will enjoy the nonstop action and relatable animal friends. Parents who are not concerned about the potential for scary feelings about nature will appreciate the positive lessons about friendship and conservation, with an upbeat emphasis on music and inspiration.

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