Family Film Guide: 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'
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Suitable for: Children, perhaps 4 years old and up, who can sit attentively through an 85-minute movie.
What you should know: The main voices and animals from the first two animated movies return. This time, the lion, hippo, zebra and giraffe end up being hunted by an animal control officer and hiding out with a down-at-the-heels circus. You can see it in 2-D or 3-D, which costs a couple of extra dollars and requires the wearing of special glasses throughout.
Sexual situations and nudity: None.
Violence/scary situations: A fair amount, including the way the animal control officer wants to hang the lion's head on her trophy wall. Panicked casino patrons run from the animals, tranquilizer darts are shot at humans and animals, chase scenes are dangerous but not deadly, and some circus tricks are hazardous (a Russian tiger recounts a fiery accident that cost him his confidence, along with his wife and some fur). There are also some slaps, falls and explosions but nothing too scary.
Alcohol and drug use: None.
First Published June 8, 2012 12:00 am