The Search for Santa Paws

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Kids will love Santa's puppy, but watch out for sad moments.

G 2010 96 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 12+

Definitely NOT a kids movie

A lady steals a kid’s sleep toy off them from the kid’s own bed and burns it in an incinerator, showing this in detail. Seriously. This movie is disgusting! In Australia this is rated G. This is incorrect and it should be a minimum of PG, parental guidance is essential. There is no warning on Disney plus either. There ought to be a warning before playing this movie. What makes me the angriest, is the false advertising. This movie image has “Santa” and a cute fluffy dog and “Disney” and a “G” rating. Who could imagine what trauma would follow. Our child cried when this scene happened and we stopped watching the film, shocked!

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Too much violence
age 10+

Sad content

When they threw the dog in the incinerator, my almost 7yo lost it. Really wish I'd read the reviews here first but it was rated G so I thought it would be ok. The mean foster mom who burns toys and takes away the dead parent's ornament..... Are you kidding me? This needs to be at least pg. I'm mad at myself and my kid is up all night with nightmares. Oh I forgot Santa gets hit by a car too.

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