Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

2014 G 0h 40m Blu-ray / DVD

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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

2014 G 0h 40m Blu-ray / DVD
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Oscar winner Morgan Freeman narrates this visually stunning chronicle of the lives of lemurs in Madagascar, where pioneering scientist Patricia Wright has studied their behavior for more than 25 years.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
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age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a 40-minute IMAX film about the unique biodiversity of the island of Madagascar, particularly the lemurs. Although there's references to certain lemurs being endangered, there's no violence -- except some potentially threatening wildfires -- to scare off younger viewers. Despite the brevity of the documentary, audiences of all ages will learn a great deal about lemurs and their importance to Madagascar and the world. This is a great family-friendly nature film to see while at a museum or any theater with an IMAX screen.

Sexual Content


Unlike comparable documentaries, there isn't much violence in this documentary. There's references to how many lemurs have died over the years, but nothing frightening or notable. Some scenes of wildfires burning out of control and potentially threatening lemurs and their habitat.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The documentary stresses the importance of Madagascar's biodiversity and keeping lemurs safe from extinction. It also discusses humans' role in the destruction of the lemur habitat, but with a gentle touch and emphasis on what's being done to preserve the land.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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