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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Enchanting African fable with some scares and sadness.

Movie NR 2015 78 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+
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If your family or classroom wants some non commercial Hollywwood cartoons watch Sarafa. Some scares, out of context, drinking and Paris and Egypt as consumerism.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (2):

A combination of inventive animation, terrific performances, an original story, and insightful messages make this a very special film. When you add a cast of endearing, funny animals and idiosyncratic characters from Africa, Egypt, and France, plus a main character who's as enchanting, feisty, and honorable a child as we've met at the movies, it's simply not to be missed. The French filmmakers, Remi Bezancon and Jean-Christophe Lie, aren't afraid to let their audiences feel surprise, fear, and sorrow in addition to the rush of well-done action and comedy. The result is nuance, unpredictability, and an honest emotional connection. Zarafa is a great film for family movie night and is highly recommended for older kids, teens, and grown-ups.

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