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The Little Ponderosa Zoo

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Clean and fun adventure teaches respect for animals.

Movie NR 2015 85 minutes
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Though there's nothing groundbreaking or particularly original in this animal-centric adventure, it has a wholesome sweetness that's rather endearing. Young kids will laugh at the scheming mayor and his nephew's ridiculous plans to find the gold (with plenty of llama-spit references to keep them chuckling), even if older kids and parents will be rolling their eyes at the over-the-top acting and cheesy dialogue. And animal lovers and parents alike will love seeing all the different zoo residents and the message that you should respect and protect animals.

Older kids may find the simple plot too obvious and clichéd, but parents will definitely appreciate the clean content, positive messages, and great role models.

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