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MPAA Rated PG for some thematic elements, rude humor and action

Sex & Nudity

  • Judy is uncomfortable when visiting a nudist camp. Since the characters are all animals, it doesn't matter that they're naked, but as the film is set in a world where animals do normally wear clothes they can still be considered nudists.
  • Nick Wilde is very attractive. His slyness could make some uncomfortable.

Violence & Gore

  • A stage play depicts a younger Judy spurting up red ribbons and ketchup in place of blood.
  • The film contains some scenes of tension where savage animals chase the protagonists, as well as a sequence where Nick and Judy struggle with sheep for control over a moving train.
  • Judy gets scratched by Gideon Gray when she is young, in the beginning of the movie.
  • A character is scratched in the leg and blood is visible.


  • The word "idiot" may be used
  • Some name-calling between the two, including "dumb bunny" and "dumb fox."
  • The word "cripes" is said by Judy's dad. It can be misunderstood as "Christ" instead.
  • Multiple "Oh my Gods"
  • A young character says "My mommy says she wishes you were dead"
  • There are four misuses of 'God' (i.e., "Oh my God") and a few other lighter versions of mild language.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Smoking: None
  • Alcohol: None
  • The movie has a sub-message reminiscent to the drug war of the modern world.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Gideon Grey attacks Judy at the beginning. This is VERY upsetting. But however, Gideon (as an adult now) apologizes to Judy for the way he was acting.
  • Some younger viewers may be frightened of the sequence that occurs near the end as it seems that Nick Wilde, the fox, has gone savage, but it was revealed to be just a small prank.
  • The scene where Judy apologizes to Nick after what happened at the conference, completely crestfallen, can sadden many people.
  • Bellwether's appearance when she says "Bye-bye, bunny." can be VERY frightening for younger children.
  • Some racism issues.
  • Some scary scenes can scere young kids like
  • There are some jump scares in the film
  • Suggested ESRB rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10+) for Mild Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes.
  • There are a few scenes of children sadistically bullying each other, which may be upsetting.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Manchas is suddenly attacked by a vicious Emmitt Otterton and one of his eyes is blinded, leaving him screaming in pain. The actual cutting is not seen.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There is a plant-based poison that makes animals go furious and attack other animals upon contact with the plant's substance. The main characters visit the location where this is being cooked into a blue liquid in a lab that is similar to the one used on the show "Breaking Bad".

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Nick's flashback sequence (which included some bullying) may upset younger viewers.
  • Some may be shocked when Nick, acting like a wild animal, bites Judy at her neck making her scream. It turns out to be acting and they are both okay.
  • Bellwether is cute and meek at first but is actually an evil mastermind and tries to kill Judy, but fails when the pellet is really a blueberry.
  • The villain Bellwether is a complete psychopath, and her actions are extremely atrocious and incredibly unpleasant, which can be seriously disturbing for some.
  • Judy thoughtlessly lets her latent prejudice lace a public announcement with hurtfully negative and speculative generalizations about a minority, something that makes Nick storm out of the conference in anger. As a result, she watches in horror as she learns that she has fanned the flames of community tensions and resigns from the police force in shame. This is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie, and it can even upset viewers.
  • At a museum, Nick appears to be poisoned with a serum (via a small blob fired out of a dart-gun-like firearm) after being shot by Bellwether, that makes him revert to his predatory instincts and threaten to eat Judy. It's revealed that he and Judy were just faking it to expose Bellwether's evil plan, by replacing the serum with blueberries from Judy's family farm. This scene is very startling.

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