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To take dd 4 to see the new dumbo film??

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Newadventure Fri 29-Mar-19 16:36:26

I was planning to do this on Sunday as part of a day out.
Whilst trying to book the tickets I saw it was a PG not a U.
My work colleague said it's supposed to be quite scary.
Anyone seen it yet?? Would PG (which is only parental guidance) be suitable for a 4yo?

TeenTimesTwo Fri 29-Mar-19 16:44:47

I personally wouldn't take a 4yo to see a PG at the cinema.

alltimejo Fri 29-Mar-19 16:45:09

This link might be useful as it has a description of the content (labelled "what parents need to know")

RaspberryBubblegum Fri 29-Mar-19 16:45:34

It will show the cruelties of circus life for the animals I presume. The live actions are always darker than the originals. They're aimed at an older audience. I'm not going purely because I can't watch baby mine in cgi 🙈

Newadventure Fri 29-Mar-19 16:47:15

Ahhh damn.. I honestly thought it would be a U when I planned it.
Never mind.. There's always the new hey dougie film... 😭😭😭

SilverySurfer Fri 29-Mar-19 16:49:18

With Tim Burton as Director I am not surprised its PG.

IVEgottheDECAF Fri 29-Mar-19 16:52:46

What are peoples thoughts on the new lion king and a 6 year old......

MargotLovedTom1 Fri 29-Mar-19 16:53:14

My daughter was utterly traumatised by the Disney cartoon version of Dumbo at the same age. She sobbed and wailed so much when he was separated from his mother that I had to turn it off and we never attempted it again!

Pengrin Fri 29-Mar-19 16:59:14

It’s educational, many don’t understand the realities that face not just circus animals but any animals used as ‘tourist attractions’, including elephant for rides and baths and so on.

Saying that, as a woman in her 30s who has spent years volunteering with rescued working elephants, I definitely couldn’t sit through Dumbo.

Chocolateisfab Fri 29-Mar-19 17:04:22

I took ds 3 to see the new Jurassic World, new Beauty and the Beast and The Meg!!
Loved them all!!

IVEgottheDECAF Fri 29-Mar-19 17:09:41

Dd 6 loves jurassic park films which makes me think maybe she can cope with lion king

ladymariner Fri 29-Mar-19 17:13:00

Margot so was I and I watched it as an's horrific!!! It will be a cold day in hell before I watch any version of Dumbo ever again sad

Justonemorepancake Fri 29-Mar-19 17:13:26

I reslly want to see it (have a friend in it!) But won't take DS (5) as he's a real empath, very sensitive to things like death of a parent, animals being hurt... 'scary' stuff is generally OK but not emotional stuff

Ginger1982 Fri 29-Mar-19 17:15:14

I actually hate films like The Lion King and Dumbo because of the parental death issues. The Lion King scarred me for life maybe years ago and my dad died shortly afterwards. Baby Mine also used to kill me. No intention of watching either!!

Newadventure Fri 29-Mar-19 17:17:51

I've never even seen the dumbo animation 😶 maybe it's best for both of us that we give it a miss then grin

Newadventure Fri 29-Mar-19 17:24:37

Oh my fucking god!!! 😩😩

Ive just booked hey dougie, thinking it was a film.. it is not.. I've just booked (and payed) for us to watch 1.4 hours of standard hey dougie shows on the big screen 😩

MargotLovedTom1 Fri 29-Mar-19 18:06:16


Bambi is very emotional as well. Why the hell are these marketed as children's films?!

UrsulaPandress Fri 29-Mar-19 18:07:21

I’m nearly 60 and I still haven’t seen the original so it’s a no from me.

NataliaOsipova Fri 29-Mar-19 18:10:46

My daughter was utterly traumatised by the Disney cartoon version of Dumbo at the same age. She sobbed and wailed so much when he was separated from his mother that I had to turn it off and we never attempted it again!

Same here - when my DD was 6. She doesn’t fancy the new film now she’s 10....

Nomorechickens Fri 29-Mar-19 18:26:39

I was taken to see the original film age 3. I found it deeply upsetting and wouldn't have anything to do with it or any remake. And that was over 50 years ago.

littlepeas Fri 29-Mar-19 18:30:48

I can't bear the original Dumbo, it is such an upsetting film for many reasons. My dc know we won't be going to the remake, as I've always been clear about my feelings! I'm assuming all the racism will have been removed from the new film - that alone is absolutely shocking in the original.

leeloo1 Fri 29-Mar-19 18:36:21

Dumbo was the first film I saw at the cinema. I cried so much (when dumbo's mum is locked up, put puts her trunk through the bars to rock him) that I was sick everywhere and it was another 10 years before my parents took me to the cinema again!

Dh plans to take small dds to see the new dumbo at the weekend and I've said it's a bad idea!

Justonemorepancake Fri 29-Mar-19 22:15:08

Oh op! Don't add insult to injury and actually put yourself through that. Write it off as an error and book something else for the sake of your sanity!

alwaystimeforcakeandtea Fri 29-Mar-19 22:19:33

I was planning to take my 4 year old Dumbo fan!

BeardieWeirdies Fri 29-Mar-19 22:25:55

I'm having a little tear-up just thinking about Baby Mine. I always cried at that bit as a child and now, post-miscarriage and as a mother, it would be even worse.

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