BIG HERO 6 (2014)

BIG HERO 6 (2014)
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  • Run time: 7 minutes

  • Director(s): Don Hall Chris Williams

  • Cast: Scott Adsit (voice), Ryan Potter (voice), Daniel Henney (voice), T.J. Miller (voice), Jamie Chung (voice), Damon Wayans Jr. (voice), Genesis Rodriguez (voice), James Cromwell (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Maya Rudolph (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, scary scenes

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  • Synopsis: BIG HERO 6 is an animated adventure about a young science genius who uses his friendship with a special robot to hunt down the man responsible for causing a devastating fire that threatened the city.

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BIG HERO 6 is an animated adventure about a young science genius who uses his friendship with a special robot to hunt down the man responsible for causing a devastating fire that threatened the city.

Threat

There are a lot of prolonged fight sequences between various robotic entities and between the heroes and the main villain. Nobody ever gets hurt in these fights, but there is a lot of destruction wrought and the scenes are very noisy. Some of the images of the villain, as he summons up his huge army of microbots, are a little scary.

The film also contains a narrative thread dealing with bereavement which is shown to be the principal motivating factor for the main character.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)
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  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Simon J. Smith Eric Darnell

  • Cast: Tom McGrath (voice), Chris Miller (voice), Christopher Knights (voice), Benedict Cumberbatch (voice), Ken Jeong (voice), Annet Mahendru (voice), Peter Stormare (voice), John Malkovich (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat, slapstick violence, very mild bad language

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  • Synopsis: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is an animated film for children in which four penguins team up with an elite interspecies undercover task force in order to thwart the plans of a wicked scientist.

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PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is an animated film for children in which four penguins team up with an elite inter-species undercover task force in order to thwart the plans of a wicked scientist.

Threat

Scenes of very mild threat include one in which the four heroes are chased across the deck of a wrecked ship by several large leopard seals with big teeth. The penguins soon make their escape and any sense of threat, which is moderated by comedy, is quickly dispelled.

Violence

There is very mild slapstick violence throughout, including characters being hit by penguin flippers and octopus tentacles, or zapped by a ray gun or scientific devices. In one scene several octopuses are comically run over by an ice cream van.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

There is also some very mild innuendo and word play.

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THE BOXTROLLS (2014)

THE BOXTROLLS (2014)
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  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Graham Annable Anthony Stacchi

  • Cast: Elle Fanning (voice), Simon Pegg (voice), Toni Collette (voice), Isaac Hempstead Wright (voice), Ben Kingsley (voice), Nick Frost (voice), Richard Ayoade (voice), Jared Harris (voice), Tracy Morgan (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

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  • Synopsis: Eggs, a young orphaned boy raised by cave-dwelling trash collectors, tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

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THE BOXTROLLS is an animated adventure about a young boy raised by underground creatures.

Violence

There are several references to the Boxtroll creatures 'eating babies' and 'slurping at intestines', although these are later revealed to be myths. In one scene, all the Boxtrolls are apparently flattened by a machine, with the plate rising to reveal only squished boxes; it is later revealed that the creatures have actually escaped.

Threat

There are scenes of mild threat throughout. The film opens with a scene in which a baby is taken by a creature, who runs off into the night. It is some time before the audience realises the creatures are friendly, and even longer before it is made clear that the boy was given to the creatures for safe-keeping, rather than stolen. There are several scenes in which the main baddie, Mr Snatcher, and his companions chase and capture the Boxtrolls, using nets and catapult-like contraptions. The main character is chased with a bat and threatened with being lowered into a fire pit by a giant spider-like creature.

The film also contains some slapstick dangerous activity, scenes in which the boxtrolls belch and vomit, and a sequence in which the creatures appear without their boxes, with little naked bottoms on show. There is also some very mild bad language.

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THE NUT JOB (2014)

THE NUT JOB (2014)
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  • Run time: 86 minutes

  • Director(s): Peter Lepeniotis

  • Cast: Will Arnett (voice), Brendan Fraser (voice), Liam Neeson (voice), Katherine Heigl (voice), Stephen Lang (voice), Jeff Dunham (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild action, very mild bad language, mild rude humour

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  • Synopsis: A selfish squirrel called Surly decides to raid a nut store in the city when the park he lives in experiences a food shortage.

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THE NUT JOB is an animated film about a squirrel who is banished from a park for refusing to share his food.

Threat

There are a lot of scenes of comic action, with rival animals chasing each other over rooftops and through houses. Some of the human characters use guns to threaten the heroes.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

There are also some scenes in which a couple of animals pass wind in a comic manner. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET (2013)

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET (2013)
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  • Run time: 101 minutes

  • Director(s): Jean-Pierre Jeunet

  • Cast: Kyle Catlett, Jakob Davies, Helena Bonham Carter, Niamh Wilson, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis, Robert Maillet, Dominique Pinon

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

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  • Synopsis: A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana to travel across the country to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

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THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET is a comedy drama about a child genius who runs away from his family's Montana farm to accept a prestigious science award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Language

The film contains two uses of strong language and some milder language.

There are also scenes in which the young protagonist does dangerous and potentially harmful things.

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STEP UP: ALL IN (2014)

STEP UP: ALL IN (2014)
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  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Trish Sie

  • Cast: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko, Adam G. Sevani, Misha Gabriel Hamilton

  • BBFCinsight: strong language

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  • Synopsis: All-stars from the previous Step Up instalments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

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STEP UP 5: ALL IN is a dance feature sequel about a group of friends who form a dance crew so they can enter a worldwide competition to win their own show in Las Vegas.

Language

There are uses of mild bad language and some rude gestures.

Sex

There are some mild sex references and innuendo and some provocative dance routines.

The film also contains a fantasy dance routine in which dancers move as if they've been charged with electricity, and another routine showing dancers spraying water bottles from between their legs in a comic move.

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PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (2014)

PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (2014)
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  • Run time: 84 minutes

  • Director(s): Bobs Gannaway

  • Cast: Dane Cook (voice), Ed Harris (voice), Julie Bowen (voice), Regina King (voice), Stacy Keach (voice), Wes Studi (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

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  • Synopsis: When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter.

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PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE is an animation sequel in which a racing plane is forced to retire from competition, joining a team of other aircraft and rescue vehicles who fight forest fires.

Threat

The cartoon characters launch various rescue missions, in which they face danger and are threatened by large forest fires. The intensity of these scenes is broken up by comic moments. The scenes have reassuring outcomes, which are quickly established, and the film emphasises qualities of bravery, resourcefulness and teamwork.

The film also contains some very mild innuendo and comic rude humour, such as a cartoon truck character inviting his friends to check out his rear end, and another cartoon vehicle demonstrating its siren, which makes a noise that sounds like passing wind.

THE WIND RISES (2013)

THE WIND RISES (2013)
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  • Run time: 127 minutes

  • Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki

  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (voice), John Krasinski (voice), Emily Blunt (voice), Martin Short (voice), Stanley Tucci (voice), Mandy Patinkin (voice), Mae Whitman (voice), Werner Herzog (voice), Jennifer Grey (voice), William H. Macy (voice), Hideaki Anno (voice), Miori Takimoto (voice), Hidetoshi Nishijima (voice), Masahiko Nishimura (voice), Stephen Alpert (voice), Morio Kazama (voice), Keiko Takeshita (voice), Mirai Shida (voice), Jun Kunimura (voice), Shinobu Otake (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: brief bloody image, smoking scenes

  • Synopsis: Animated feature about Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

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THE WIND RISES is an animated drama, in Japanese with English subtitles, about Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the fighter planes used by Japan in World War II.

Disturbing images

A brief scene shows a character, who is suffering from an illness, coughing up blood onto a painting.

Smoking

The film shows scenes set many years ago with adults smoking.

The film also contains mild threat during scenes in which planes crash - in dream sequences, during test flights and in aerial battles. There is no detail of human injury. The film also contains very mild bad language.

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GET SANTA (2014)

GET SANTA (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Christopher Smith

  • Cast: Warwick Davis, Stephen Graham, Nonso Anozie, Jodie Whittaker, Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Ewan Bremner

  • BBFCinsight: mild slapstick violence, mild crude humour

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GET SANTA is a family Christmas film in which Santa Claus is arrested when he tries to recover his reindeer from Battersea Dogs Home and a young boy must come to the rescue.

Violence

There is a fight sequence in a prison gymnasium between a small inmate and a prison officer, with several comic punches. There is no blood or injury detail.

There is also some mild crude humour, with several reindeer passing wind and references to 'farting'. In another scene reindeer poo is fired at police vehicles, splattering against windscreens and some hitting an officer in the face.

DINOSAUR 13 (2014)

DINOSAUR 13 (2014)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Todd Douglas Miller

  • Cast: Peter L. Larson, Neal L. Larson, Susan Hendrickson, Bob Farrar, Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Patrick Duffy, Bruce Ellison, Denise Etzkorn

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language

  • Synopsis: A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

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DINOSAUR 13 is a documentary about the discovery of a dinosaur fossil in 1990, and the unexpected consequences this had for the people who found it.

Language

The film contains uses of mild bad language.

The film also contains undetailed passing references to drugs and crime.

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