Monster High: Welcome to Monster High | Full Movie

Monster High: Welcome to Monster High
  • NR
  • 1h 13m
  • 2016
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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Once upon a tomb, monsters lived in hiding, afraid they would be in danger if humans knew they existed. But Draculaura, daughter of Dracula, and her ghoulfriends dreamt of a school where everyone was welcome, and a world where monsters and humans could co-exist. Determined to make their dream come true, Draculaura and her best ghoulfriends travel the world on an epic adventure to recruit new students. But even in an amazing place like Monster High, there’s drama: a villainess zombie is spreading trouble rather than friendship, and every student must live with the fear that their secret will be revealed. Be there for the beginning of the thrilling and fun monster movement. It’s a scary-cool good time that will celebrate the monsters among us!

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Common Sense Says
Rebooted ghouls are less scary; some mild peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Monster High: Welcome to Monster High was released in tandem with Mattel's 2016 "reboot" of the entire Monster High collection: dolls, toys, videos, and so on. New colors, face molds, graphics, and toned-down scares seem geared toward younger viewers. While the focus is still on "what it means to be different" and strong, female, (curvaceous) characters who are problem-solvers and loyal friends, there's less of the sophisticated or trendy humor that was typical of the franchise. Fashion and sexiness are de-emphasized, while wholesome relationships with parents and teachers are now a part of the movie's texture. This tale focuses on only five of the well-known "ghouls," and it remains to be seen whether or not some of the old favorites (Ghoulia, Deuce Gorgon, Toralei) will return in later adventures. This new "origin" story, which shows Draculaura and Frankie Stein recruiting students and Monster High's opening days, has mild cartoon action: falls, a few short, spooky sequences, and some battles with the chief villain, Moanica, and her army of comical zombies, using the fantastical weaponry of each of the characters. There are no real scares. Still, it's important that kids know the difference between real and pretend violence. Not all Monster High fans will appreciate the brand's transformation, but it may be a merchandising boom for Mattel and its licensees.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Kids, Animation, Franchise
  • Release Date:September 20, 2016
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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