Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Legend of Sasquatch is an animated feature film designed to appeal to very young kids. Simple and basic in its animation, its storytelling, and its characterizations, the movie is very different from the sophisticated, artful, swiftly paced, 21st-century animated offerings from Disney, Pixar, and others. Still, the filmmakers are earnest in their efforts to engage young children and provide sturdy messages about relationships, the environment, and an individual striving to have a positive impact on his or her world. The family at the heart of the story is trying to recover from the loss of their beloved mother, and several scenes deal gently with that loss. Only a few mildly suspenseful moments occur: A Sasquatch (also known as "Bigfoot") family is in danger of losing its cave-home to a flood; a snaggletoothed hunter attempts to capture a Sasquatch baby; two human characters fall from steep places but come to no harm. Some basic scientific concepts are described in a rudimentary fashion.
Mild suspense in several scenes. A baby Sasquatch and a little girl momentarily scare each other. A Bigfoot hunter (slightly menacing) provides the human conflict. He sets a trap (never sprung) and falls a long way into a river but is unhurt. A young girl falls down a hill and also is unhurt. A hunter's dog yaps at him, slightly menacing. The Sasquatch home is threatened by a flood; they must escape along with their human friends.
Filled with positive messages about teamwork, believing in your dreams, helping others, and actively protecting our environment. A motherless family is encouraged to be supportive of one another, deal together with the loss, and keep the mom's memory alive.
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