Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Boy and the World is a Brazilian animated adventure with virtually no dialogue -- but you don't need words to follow this beautiful story of a young country boy searching for his father in the big city so his family can be reunited. There's no overly questionable content (though the boy does face some mild peril, and the family's separation could certainly be upsetting for younger/more sensitive kids), but there are some mature themes and overtones that are likely to go over little kids' head -- i.e. the tension between city life and country life (and the sometimes overwhelming nature of being in a big city), the struggle to make a living in an increasingly industrial world, environmental perils, etc. On the other hand, kids will definitely relate to the desire for a family reunion and having all loved ones nearby.
Mild peril as the boy almost gets hurt on a couple of occasions -- like when he's nearly hit by shipping containers. The family's separation could be stressful for younger/more sensitive kids, and scenes set in the big city may feel overhwelming.
Poignant messages about family and the desire to be close to those you love, the tension between industrialization and environmentalism, and the struggle to work and thrive in a busy city.
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