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Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 5+

Mouse tale offers great role models, lackluster animation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is talk of a mysterious forest beast that, when it finally does appear, may be slightly scary to very young kids. A character sneaks away from his scouting group repeatedly. One character bribes another, trading food for friendship.

  • Families can talk about what you really should do if you ever get lost from your family or friends -- whether it's in the forest or in a more urban setting. Stuart takes some chances by sneaking away; what do you think of his behavior?
  • Can you think of some mouse-sized objects you could make from everyday items around you?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

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    Role models: Great acts of bravery and friendship by an otherwise small and vulnerable character. Loving family depicted with humor and heart. A character who lies changes his ways and wins friends as a result.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Scenes of mild peril for wild animals. A mysterious forest beast may be slightly scary to very young kids.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Very mild bathroom references by a skunk.

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    Consumerism: Quick shout-outs for animal products manufacturer Hartz and the Animal Planet channel.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue