Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that other than some juvenile jokes about dog farts, this movie is a good pick for tweens. Though there is bullying behavior, there is also modeling of kindness and teamwork -- something you don't find every day among this age group.
While in human form, Finn does a doggie no-no when he sniffs a lady pedestrian's skirt and is slapped and called a "pervert." Kids hold hands.
Themes of kidnapping and laboratory testing, but handled mildly. Blow-darts hit the wrong targets, evil scientist conducts weird experiments, dogs chase after people. Ben's dad punches cousin Eddie when he thinks that he is a prowler.
Some potty humor and accompanying language: "fart," "farting," "butt," "poo," "sucks."
Positive message about standing up for yourself, being a kind friend, and working as a team.
Ben drinks from a can of Coke. The kids play with Frisbees.
Drugs / Tobacco /