Wondering if Disneynature’s Born in China is family friendly? Then you want to make sure you read our Born in China movie review!
As you know, we’re huge fans of Disney movies (well, all things Disney) and we see them all! Some of my favorites are the Disneynature films and I have a lot of people ask me about how family friendly they are.
Just because they’re not animated, it doesn’t mean they aren’t great for your family! Check out what we thought!
Born In China Movie Review: Is It Family Friendly?
A few years ago, I fell in love with the Disneynature films when I saw Monkey Kingdom while visiting San Francisco with Disney. Before then, I will admit that I hadn’t paid that much attention. I didn’t know what I was missing. Since then I’ve caught them all!
Born in China is the first Disneynature film to come out since we’ve started taking Carrigan to the movies with us. I was excited to be able to screen the film with the entire family back in February as part of our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.
So, you want to know if it was family friendly? Check out our Born in China movie review for all the details!
- Movie: Born in China, rated G (which makes this mom very happy!), Running Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes
- Moviegoers: Mariah (37), Justin (35), Weston (6), Carrigan (3)
- Our Favorite Family Movies: Tangled and Trolls
About Born in China
- What’s the story: Born in China is the newest True Life Adventure film from Disneynature. It visits the wilds of China where very few people have ever gone. In the movie, we follow the lives of three animal families. We get a glimpse into what life is life for a panda bear family, a family of golden monkeys, and an elusive snow leopard family. You’ll also get some amazing footage of the absolutely stunning Chinese terrain.
- What parents may like about this movie: The movie is an amazing way to share an educational experience with the entire family in an entertaining way. Disneynature does an amazing job of making the stories of these animal families entertaining. John Krasinki also does a great job narrating the film.
- What kids will like: The animals! If your kids love animals like mine do, they will easily get caught up in the antics and adventures of the golden monkeys and the panda bears!
- Positive themes: Born in China offers an amazing new look at the world we live in. It’s a part of China I had never seen much of, so it’s a wonderful way to experience amazing natural beauty from part of the world many may not get to see in person.
The Bottom Line
- Violence/scare factor: 2-3/5, There were a few interactions between some animals that my kids weren’t sure about. Hunting animals were a bit upsetting for Carrigan because there is some violence involved. The end of the movie does have some violence and a death of one of the main animals that you might want to be aware of when seeing it with your kids. It’s all very natural though. Just a glimpse into the animal world.
- Sex/Romance: 1/5, The movie is about animal families. There are scenes where some of the animals are in mating season. Oh, and I will mention is that because real animals don’t wear clothes, we did get plenty of glimpses of animal anatomy. Weston was quick to point out every single instance. But he did it quietly enough not to bother any other moviegoers. I count that as a win!
- Bad language: 0/5
The bottom line on our Born in China movie review is that it’s definitely a family friendly movie! Yes, there are some intense moments that might mean your child needs some reassurance. But there are all natural parts of the the world and life.
It’s a great way to get talking with your kids about the animal world!
Born in China opens in theaters on Earth Day! Make plans to see it opening week!
Disneynature will contribute $.20 per ticket to World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) through the Disney Conservation Fund for every person who sees Disneynature’s Born in China during opening week (April 21 – April 27, 2017)! So be sure to get your tickets for opening week!
To learn more about the movie, visit the website and connect on social media:
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- Visit the official BORN IN CHINA website: http://nature.disney.com/born-in-china