1994 G 1h 21m DVD


1994 G 1h 21m DVD
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Cute, furry Muffin (voiced by Jamie Croft), a golden retriever who would rather be called Napoleon, is the hero of this live-action family adventure, which fits the mold of Babe and Incredible Journey. When an accidental balloon ride takes Muffin from the Australian outback to Sydney Harbor, the retriever encounters a menagerie of indigenous animals along the way. Stars Joan Rivers and Dame Edna (among others) lend their voices to the animals.
Jamie Croft, Philip Quast, Coralie Sawade, Brenton Whittle, Anne-Louise Lambert, Carole Skinner, Catherine Lambert, Tracey Canini, Annabel Sims, Neusa Timms, Debbie Horn, Lucia Mastrantone, Frank Whitten, Dame Edna, Joan Rivers
Mario Andreacchio
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Napoleon is a 1995 movie about a spunky young golden retriever who thinks he can live in the wild. There are some scary scenes involving a feral black cat who hisses and threatens to kill Napoleon; these scenes are accompanied by "horror movie"-style background music. There's also a scene where Napoleon falls from the sky in a basket and crashes into rocks, turning end over end, among other scenes where Napoleon faces peril. There's some name-calling and mild profanity ("dork," "sucks.") For parents, some of the shriller animal voices might prove annoying over repeated viewings, but there are some humorous references for older audiences -- for instance, Napoleon meets two wild puppies named Sid and Nancy.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Throughout the film, a scary black cat is shown hissing and threatening Napoleon and the other animals, with these scenes typically accompanied by "horror movie" background music. An owl is shown attacking this cat when the cat is on the verge of attacking Napoleon. As Napoleon floats in a basket carried by helium balloons, a bird pops the balloons and sends Napoleon to a crash landing on rocks; the basket is shown turning over with Napoleon inside.


"Dork." "Suck."

Social Behavior

The film discusses the importance of home, family, and friendship.


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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