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MPAA Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements

Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied at one point that a character is urinating.

Violence & Gore

  • At the end of the climax the main character is seen with red cuts and bruises all over his body.
  • A minor character dies (see Frightening/Intense scenes).
  • Arlo is instructed to capture and kill a creature (he does not do it).
  • The main character is often put into peril by nature.
  • Several insects and small animals are killed/eaten.
  • The head of a large insect is ripped off in a slightly gross and shocking manner. Funny for older audiences, but may be slightly freaky for younger kids.
  • Lots fighting between dinosaurs.
  • Scars are seen on some dinosaurs, who describe how they got their wounds in detail.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two characters consume rotten fruit and experience hallucinations. There is a definite implication that the characters are under the influence of a substance.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are some characters that recount gory details of past fights or perilous situations.
  • The ending may be emotionally intense for some.
  • Spot is a feral child. He also acts like an animal rather than a human, and is named Spot. He often gets into fights with other animals.


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

Violence & Gore

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Death is present throughout, including the death of the main character's father in an intense sequence where he is washed away by the river.
  • It is implied during an emotional scene that one of the main characters is an orphan.

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