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The Chipmunk Adventure Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 5+

Mild and fun rodent romp 'round the world.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a mildly entertaining adventure set against a backdrop of international wonders, with little suspense to worry younger viewers. Greed and competition get the action rolling, but teamwork and friendship rise to the top by the end. There are negative stereotypes of Arab thugs, a sheik is infantile and spoiled, and some Africans they meet are cannibals.

  • Families can talk about the call that Alvin and the Chipmunks place to the babysitter to convince her they are going to see Dave. Do you think that could ever work? Of all the destinations the chipmunk friends visit, which would you most like to see?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Friends trick a babysitter but eventually show remorse for it; motivation of greed and competition eventually yields to better impulses. There are negative stereotypes of Arab thugs, a sheik is infantile and spoiled, and some Africans they meet are cannibals.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Mild scenes of cartoonish peril.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Bad guys smoke.

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