Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that it would be difficult to imagine worse role models for the tween girls at which this Bratz franchise is aimed. This DVD takes the Bratz characters -- four superficial teen girls obsessed with makeup, fashion, and shopping -- and shrinks them down to toddler size. Their behavior, appearance, and attitudes remain true to the original Bratz, so the audience is treated to the bizarre sight of toddlers putting on makeup, going to the mall, and wearing mini-skirts and high-heeled boots. The only adults in sight are buffoonish, and a puppy is repeatedly threatened by a bully.
Sexualized toddlers are a pedophile's dream, with their skimpy clothing, high heels, and suggestive lyrics and dance moves.
A puppy is kidnapped and treated roughly by an older bully.
Lots of nasty name-calling.
The four Bratz are loyal to one another, and helpful in ending arguments between two sisters. A bully is very nasty to the Bratz and their dog. One character berates and belittles her sister throughout, and is never chastised.
Since the characters are based on a line of dolls and their spin-off products, it's unavoidable. There is even a Bratz Karaoake machine that ties into the plot.
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