Raymond is a kid who is teased by other students and is lucky when a magic gourd finds him and tells him that it will grant him all of the wishes in the world! The power goes to Raymond's head, though, and he gets mad at the gourd when his wishes go wrong. In the end, Raymond learns the value of work and learns that to get something like good grades, you have to work for it yourself. This movie would be fine for younger kids and would probably keep the interest of those 11 and under. The animation is great for normal Disney stuff! The violence isn't too bad- Two toys fight and one falls on the floor and breaks, Raymond is sucked into a movie and is thrown against a tree by a dinosaur, Raymond chokes on Chess pieces and spits them out, the Magic Gourd turns into a tree that may scare younger kids, the Magic Gourd lights on fire but is not hurt or scared, and the Magic Gourd accidentally burns Raymond which leaves red marks on his hand. There is also an intense moment when the Magic Gourd puts a book Raymond wants in Raymond's backpack and the students at the library thinks someone stole it. In consumerism, the dad is seen with in front of a car which clearly says, "Jeep" in large letters on the front. Also, when the Magic Gourd gives Raymond all the food he could want, McDonald's fries float by. The movie is well written, filmed, and animated, and I think kids of all ages and maybe even parents would enjoy!
This title contains:
Violence & scariness