Parents' Guide to

The Ladybug

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cute animated bug movie has lots of peril.

Movie PG 2018 76 minutes
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With charming animation, funny characters, and positive messages, it would seem that this film is intended for little kids, but menacing villains and bugs in peril may be too much for some. It isn't often that audiences meet likable and very humanized earwigs, dung beetles, and slugs, but The Ladybug has more than its share. It's nice for kids to see bugs that may have a decided "ewww" factor can be fun, too. Norm MacDonald, not known for subtlety, seems to relish his turn as a very bad boy -- in this case, a lizard, but a few of his cackles and threatening sounds go a long way. Other performances are solid. Generally, a pleasing entry in the anthropomorphic insect genre, but only for kids who are clear on real versus imaginary violence.

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