A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Four friends stick together through thick and thin, valuing loyalty above all else.
Violence & Scariness
A group of weasels is somewhat sinister. A character gets hit over the head and knocked out. Fretting over a reckless friend, characters remark that "He'll kill himself one day" or "He'll kill someone sooner or later." A character is kidnapped by con artists who plan to destroy the homes of the protagonists.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that younger kids might be scared by the movies' weasel characters and the scenes in which a character is sent to prison. Kids accustomed to fast-moving, digitally enhanced animated movies may find these stories slow in the beginning. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Both stories here feature stop-motion animation that seems utterly enchanting and three-dimensional in this increasingly computerized age. Both movies also include songs and alternate between heartwarming scenes and downright zaniness. The four main characters have memorable, distinct personalities; parents will appreciate their articulate, refined way of speaking and, most importantly, their loyalty to one another through thick and thin.
A Tale of Two Toads turns comic as the two sides try to outwit each other, and kids should find giggles in the scene in which the other characters can't tell Toad and his doppelganger apart. Special features include an interview with animator Brian Cosgrove, a bonus episode from the TV series, and "Toad's Road Trivia Game."
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