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April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World
April and the Extraordinary World
April and the Extraordinary World
  • PG
  • 1h 46m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh97%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of a powerful discovery when a mysterious force suddenly abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Years later, April carries on her family’s research in secret with her cat, Darwin, but soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered airships and cyborg rat spies! A rollicking adventure set in an imaginative alternate universe, April and the Extraordinary World is "beautiful, inventive and uncannily satisfying!” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times)
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh97%
Critics Consensus: Bursting with a colorful imagination befitting its promise-packed title, April and the Extraordinary World offers spectacular delights for animation fans willing to venture off the beaten path.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that April and the Extraordinary World is a subtitled (or English dubbed, depending on which version you see) French animated adventure inspired by graphic artist Jacques Tardi. The steampunk alternative-history adventure takes place in a France overrun by pollution because the all energy is steam- and coal-powered. Some of the plot details may confuse really young viewers, and the peril, gun violence, threats, deaths, and intense climactic battle may frighten others. A young girl is orphaned early in the story after her parents are electrocuted (this is shown, but it's not graphic), and there are sad moments when she believes her dear friend has died. Expect a few mild insults like "dirty swine" and a couple of kisses. Kids who can follow the subtitles and the action will be rewarded with a sophisticated, riveting adventure about the power of scientific innovation in society.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Family
  • Release Date:March 25, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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