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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


Foosas (hyena-like predators) look threatening, move in packs, and threaten many lemurs, they surround a small one getting ready to pounce. They also attack a zebra and threaten several animals, Alex scares them off on several occasions and they scatter.

A small lemur is terrified of being eaten by a lion, and whimpers and cries -- the lion has no culinary intentions.

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 police officer asks if he can shoot a zebra.

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).

A penguin slaps another penguin in the face in several scenes.

Melman is stuck in a crate, a lion tries to help it out by pulling on its ears, then charging toward it with a tree trunk, the trunk seems set to hit the giraffe in the private parts (he stops in time) and it moans.

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.

Marty puts his head in a lion's mouth (they're friends).

Alex tackles Marty, throttles and shakes Marty (not fatally.)

Alex licks Marty's butt while thinking of steaks.

Alex chases Marty and threatens to eat it and "its clones."

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.

Lemurs run away when they are frightened by something coming through the jungle.

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).

Animals yell at each other in several scenes.

Marty off a treadmill and crashes into a stone wall.

Melman gets his head stuck in a large clock.

Gloria crashes through a stone wall.

Melman gets his leg stuck in a subway train door, and then he gets his head stuck in the subway train door.

We hear squealing tires and gunfire in the distance.

During a storm at sea, four crates with animals in them are dumped overboard and crash into the very rough water; one animal is scared.

Alex wakes up in a crate, it panics and hyperventilates.

Melman is a hypochondriac and we see him having acupuncture treatments.

Marty inadvertently puts a rectal thermometer in his mouth.

Marty spits on people and performs armpit raspberries.

Many animals are having cocktails made out of seawater and they keep spitting them out.

A penguin spits up a paper clip.

Melman almost chokes on a noisemaker.



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. Marty 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.

Overall: 13/50 - Nothing more than a 7 year old can't handle.

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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:o.Al. / 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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