What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this colorful family movie does play upon a child's deepest fears: the loss of a family or of home. This fact is glossed over while the friends are sent on an adventure. In a post 9-11 world, this lighthearted approach to mass destruction seems a little dated.
- Families can talk about the movie's environmental message. How do humans affect the homes of creatures like rats, badgers, moles, and gophers? How can we co-exist with the creatures that live in our midst? Why is Cornelius so surprised to see Edgar rescued from the trap?