Toys in the Attic

2009 PG 1h 18m DVD

Toys in the Attic

2009 PG 1h 18m DVD
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When a pretty blonde doll named Buttercup is captured by an evil villain known as the Head, her toy friends -- including a teddy bear, a mechanical mouse and a marionette -- band together to bring her back home to their side of the attic.
Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Vivian Schilling, Cary Elwes, Marcelo Tubert, Douglas Urbanski, Emily Hahn, Sandy Holt, Joy Ellison, Rico Simonini, Roy Vongtama
Jirí Barta, Vivian Schilling
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Toys in the Attic is the English-dubbed version of a 2009 Czech film. A combination of stop-action and live-action characters, the movie is too menacing -- and some of the creatures too frightening -- for younger moviegoers. While the "secret life of toys" set-up might sound like Toy Story, the characters can be downright creepy, and the evil Head (who smokes cigars) incredibly disturbing (he's obsessed with kidnapping an antique doll and forcing her to do his bidding). Tweens with a sophisticated film palate or an interest in stop-action animation will be intrigued, but it's not for younger kids.

Sexual Content

Some sinister sexual undertones to the way the Head treats Buttercup; he asks her to give him a kiss (on the forehead) and forces her to spoon-feed him.


There's a menacing tone to much of the film, particularly the parts concerning the Head, the black cat, and the rest of their allies. Buttercup is kidnapped by the Head's minions, including a rogue cat and a swarm of creepy crawlies. A toy made out of clay is squashed but can reform himself.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The movie's message can be perceived as a tribute to unconditional friendship and the lengths that true friends will go to in order to rescue someone they love.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The Head smokes a cigar.

  • 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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