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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Frightening Scenes


Animated/Fantasy. With the help of a talking bird (Melanie Lynskey), two lost brothers (voices of Elijah Wood, Collin Dean) must navigate a strange and familiar land in order to find their way home.

Content elements

  • Infrequent portrayal of peril to main characters – no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes, monsters, and transformations – little detail

Thematic elements

  • Appearances versus reality
  • Trust, sacrifice, and teamwork
  • The bonds of family

Classification rationale

Rated PG for frightening scenes

Classification date

October 18, 2019