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MPAA Rated PG for some peril and action

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A dog who is the leader of the pack, bites a dogs neck, and throws off of a cliff, the dog yelps and falls to another cliff
  • A kind old man falls out of a flying house and a dog falls with him. Parents may not like this part for their kids.
  • A man is hit over the head with a cane, leaving him with a bloody gash, but it is seen briefly.
  • A dog bites the leg of a large bird. It causes the bird to limp. A bloody bite-mark is shown.
  • Aircraft crash into each other. They shoot dart guns at a young boy.
  • A chase scene features Russell tumbling over cliffs and rocky paths, chased by evil dogs. A dog is attacked by other dogs who hurl him over a cliff.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Mr Fredrickson and Charles muntz are drinking champagne and champagne glasses are seen in lunch.
  • Medicines are seen in Carl's little table when he woke up.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The first ten minutes of this film are very emotional.
  • Closeups of vicious looking and threatening dogs baring their teeth and growling.
  • A band of dogs fall off a cliff into a river, but it is shown later that they survived and made it back to the blimp.
  • A man falls from a high flying aircraft after jumping through a window and getting tangled. Although the impact is not shown, it is very clear that he dies.
  • A boy is tied up in a chair and very nearly falls from great height from an aircraft, but he is saved at the very last minute.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • The dogs start chasing the dog who was trying to protect bird . The dog was also going to die for sure but he survived.
  • Two characters have a long battle in which a sword and a walking cane are used as weapons. Both of them get hit in the head with the cane, and one kicks the other down.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In the first 10 minutes, Carl meets Ellie at a young age and years later, they get married. They renovate the same house they first met in and seem very happy together. As the years pass, just like all human beings, they get older. Ellie then dies by what appears to be either old age, or a disease in a very emotional way leaving Carl all by himself.
  • In the first 10 minutes of the film it is implied that Ellie suffers a miscarriage. It's a very sad moment and may be difficult to watch for viewers who have suffered a miscarriage/loss of a child or struggle with infertility.
  • A dog bites another dog in the final act but the dog manages to trap the other dog. It can be shocking because their biting him, but it's only on the collar.
  • A man almost gets his house burnt down by the villain, but he manages to save it in time.
  • A scene where a man is looking through a scrap-book may be very emotional to some. The ending is also intensely emotional. There have been several accounts of people of all ages crying multiple times during this movie.

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