Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie isn't for the kids who are reading the book -- in its quest for a commercially-rewarding PG rating it has aged itself out of the youngest audience. It's not right for your 5- or 6-year-old. There is surprisingly rude and crude humor including double entendres and almost-swearing, potty humor, and other bodily function jokes. The Cat picks up a muddy garden implement and refers to it as "a dirty hoe" and spells out the s-word. The Cat is hit in the crotch. There's a lot of comic peril that may be too intense for younger children. An adult character drinks beer.
Double entendres will go over youngest kids' heads but not yours.
Animals treated poorly, the Cat gets kicked in the crotch, comic mayhem. Comic peril may freak out young children.
Some naughty words and a "dirty hoe" pun. Spells out the s-word.
Dubious characterization of Asians and elderly folks. Surprisingly rude and crude humor for a PG, including double entendres and other bodily function jokes.
More tie-ins than a barrel of monkeys.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Joke reference to drinking and smoking, adult character gets beer.