FILM TITLE: DUCK DUCK GOOSE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: PG V
DISTRIBUTOR: EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER JENKINS
MAIN CAST: JIM GAFFIGAN,ZENDAYA,LANCE LIM
LANGUAGE: ISOLATED INSTANCES OF VERY LOW IMPACT, NAUGHTY RATHER THAN CRUDE WORDS.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: LOW IMPACT, UNREALISTIC, COMEDIC VIOLENCE OCCURS FAIRLY FREQUENTLY WITH HUMOUR AND FANTASY MITIGATING THE IMPACT. VIOLENCE DOES NOT RESULT IN ANY LASTING HARM TO ANY CHARACTERS, OR IN ANY BLOOD-LETTING.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE ANIMATED ADVENTURE COMEDY "DUCK DUCK GOOSE" EXPLORES THEMES OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, RESCUE, ADOPTION, ADVENTURE, UNITY, COMPETITIVENESS, SELFISHNESS, PARENTHOOD, LEARNING RESPOSIBILITY, LEARNING TO APOLOGISE, ROMANCE, RESCUE, BIRD MIGRATION AND ADVENTURE. THESE THEMES ARE LIGHT-HEARTED AND ENTERTAINING AND ARE LIKELY TO BE CONFUSING, UPSETTING, DISTRESSING OR INAPPROPRIATE FOR ANY CHILDREN. THEY ARE HOWEVER PRESENTED WITH A LOW SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE, AS EMBROILED BY THE MENACING PRESENCE OF AN EVIL CRAZY CAT PURSUING AND THREATENING THE BABY DUCKLING, AS WELL AS A SCARY BED TIME STORY PENG TELLS THE DUCKLING WHICH IS PORTRAYED IN ACCOMPANYING VISUALS WITH MISTY LOW LIGHTING AND SUSPENSEFUL SOUNDS. ENHANCED AUDIO-VISUAL EFFECTS RESULTING FROM THE CINEMATIC FORMAT, CONTRIBUTES TO THE LOW SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE, BUT ALSO HAS A MITIGATING EFFECT IN CONTRIBUTING TO BEAUTIFUL VISUALS, AND ARTISTIC VALUE, WITH AN ETHEREAL QUALITY.
COMEDY, FUN AND FANTASY, AND SUSPENSE FREQUENTLY INTERSPERSED WITH LIGHT MOMENTS, HAVE A MITIGATING IMPACT, AS DOES POSITIVE PRO-SOCIAL MESSAGES PROMOTING SELFLESSNESS, WORKING TOWARDS THE BIGGER PICTURE, TAKING RESPONSIBILITY, LEARNING TO APOLOGISE AND TEAMWORK.
THE FILM ALSO CONTAINS EDUCATIONAL MESSAGES IN TEACHING VIEWERS ABOUT SEASONAL BIRD MIGRATION. ALTHOUGH THE FILM IS LIKELY TO BE ENTERTAINING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS RECOMMENDED IN ORDER FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS TO PROVIDE COMFORT AND REASSURANCE SHOULD CHILDREN BECOME SCARED.