The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Plucky friends rescue missing mayor in charming tale.

NR 2017 79 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

Lovely and Magical

My son loves this movie, which he has seen several times. While there are a few scary moments, they were outweighed by the friendship of the elephant and the cat, the whimsy of them traveling in a pear and the enchanting images. My son can be sensitive to violence/scary villains in films, but he was okay with this. He didn't even notice when the pirate cursed and says overall, "It was the best movie of my life!" (I assume this will change when he sees the next "best movie" of his life), but it is a sweet and original film.
age 13+

“I’m a pirate Dammit” said the pernicious pirate!

I’m disappointed that Common Sense rates this for 6+. I usually read these reviews before I select a movie but I hastily chose this for my 4 and 6 year bc the cat and elephant looked like cute characters. I should have turned it off when the first red flag for me was when the tank shot out a bullet. Then as we see another missile shot at the giant pear we are introduced to a pirate ship. The pirate onboard gets upset at the scientist & Elephant and responds with the word “dammit”. I’m sure there were more inappropriate words as described from other reviewers but we shut the movie down at that point. This was rated TV-Y on Netflix. I need to do further research on what constitutes this rating but cuss words & realistically drawn ammunition should not be appropriate for a kids cartoon—especially one that appears to be geared towards very young kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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