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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Gloria comes out of the ocean with star fish on her chest and a crab strategically placed over her crotch, strikes a pose, and tells the sea creatures, "Alrighty boys, fun's over."

A lemur sings about women moving their bodies.

Alex dreams about steak and describes it in romantic terms.

Violence & Gore


We see a bird eaten by a carnivorous flower, and a duckling is swallowed by a crocodile.

A human skeleton attached to a parachute hangs from a tree; a decrepit plane is nearby.

A lemur uses a human skeleton hand to point and make gestures.

Many animal control officers, with their guns drawn and looking scared, surround several animals, and shoot a Alex in the buttock with a tranquilizer dart (Alex is shot on two different occasions).

A old lady beats up Alex by hitting it on the head with her purse repeatedly, and also kicks it in the crotch.

A hippopotamus hits a lion with a large stick and keeps hitting it (it's trying to save it from a spider on its back).

A penguin knocks a man out with a strike to the neck, and a penguin hits a man in the face (the man is tied up and his mouth is taped).

Alex is hit in the face with a tree branch, it steps on a thorn, a tree falls on it and it's caught in a large spider web. It is also hit by a coconut and falls down a waterfall.

Hungry Alex jumps and bites a zebra's backside (they're friends, but the lion is starving and hallucinating about steaks); we see the zebra later with a large Band-Aid on its backside.

A character talks about something "ripping our limbs off."

A pengiun says that he and his fellow penguins killed some humans and "had eaten their livers" (he's kidding).



1 incomplete motherf****r, 3 mild scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms (one referring to a rectal thermometer), 1 dag-nabbit.

Name-calling (filthy monkey, freak), a derogatory term (pansies), Alex says, "Darn you all to heck!"

There is also a scene where the letter "P" in the "HELP" sign Alex made breaks off and reads "HELL". But it might refer to the place. Alex says "Sugar Honey Ice Tea" but young children will not realise that the first letter of each word spells out "s***"


Animal control officers shoot Alex in the buttock with a tranquilizer dart, twice, and both times Alex hallucinates (he sees psychedelic shapes and sequences).

Many animals are having cocktails made out of seawater.


Without his staple of raw zoo meat, Alex starts seeing the others as fresh meat and then doesn't realize what he's doing when he bites Marty's butt. With his instincts in overdrive, he then chases after Marty (with the old National Geographic theme song playing on the soundtrack).

Various hyena type animals are after Marty who kicks one back, but the rest jump on him. Melman then does a Tarzan bit and rescues Marty, but they then slam into a rock wall (played for action comedy). The penguins then use a spinning object to send things flying out that hit the menacing animals.

A small duck is eaten. May upset some small children. A foosa is used to attack other foosas by Alex.

As Alex slowly goes without food, he grows increasingly wild looking switch might scare younger children.

Overall: 13/50 - Nothing more than a 6 year old can't handle. This movie should be rated G, and it probably would if the MPAA wasn't so stupid.

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Rated PG for mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements
Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Brazil:12 (DVD re-rating) / Brazil:Livre (theater release) / Canada:G (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Czech Republic:U / Denmark:A / Finland:K-3 / Germany:0 / Hong Kong:I / Iceland:L / Ireland:G / Malaysia:U / Mexico:AA / Netherlands:MG6 / Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:A / Peru:PT / Philippines:G / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:All / Spain:T / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:6 (canton of Zurich) / Taiwan:GP / UK:U / USA:PG (No. 41729)

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