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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance)


Dir: Yusuke Hirota. Japanese-language Fantasy/Animation. Based on the picture book by Akihiro Nishino. A young chimney sweep (voices of Mana Ashida / Antonia Raul Corbo) befriends a monster (voices of Masataka Kubota / Tony Hale) made of garbage, as they attempt to discover if there is anything above their island home other than the smoke from their smokestacks.

Content elements

  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence in an animated context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes and mild peril - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Appearance versus reality
  • Believing in oneself
  • Friendship

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mild violence and frightening scenes

Classification date

April 19, 2022

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