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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: G

Disney animated feature about a vain young South American emperor who's turned into a llama by a fired administrator bent on taking over his empire. Through assorted adventures a humble villager helps the emperor get back his throne and undo the magic. With the voices of David Spade, Eartha Kitt, John Goodman, Owen Wilson, Patrick Warburton, Eli Russell Linnetz, Wendie Malick, Robert Bergen, KellyAnn Kelso, Tom Jones, Patti Deutsch, John Fiedler and Joe Whyte. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - There are many scenes of peril: The llama goes into woods that are dark and scary; shining yellow eyes turn out to belong to a pack of jaguars that chase the llama to a ledge with a sheer drop off. A man swings from a vine and grabs the llama and the two slam into a tree and are lashed onto it, eventually falling in water that leads to a huge waterfall. The llama is rendered unconscious but is quickly revived. A man and a llama fall through a rickety bridge and dangle from vines -- they have a fist and hoof fight while dangling and end up getting wedged in a space directly over a lake full of toothy crocodiles. Scorpions crawl all over the llama and a man; bats fly into the mouth of the llama. A man and woman are hit by lightning (they are seen charred) and a man and woman get into a tussle. A group of guards are turned into animals and a couple of guards are pinned behind heavy doors. The llama and man run into a wall, and go down a whirlpool drain (which spits them out the nostrils of a huge head). The llama slams a cat against a wall. A man falls from a ledge and dangles. A cat falls from a ledge and we follow her down for a long time, she bounces back up, slams into a stone wall and is pinned behind a door. An old man is thrown out of a window; we see him falling while yelling; he's later seen dangling from a banner (he's unharmed). A woman barrels through a door, runs into a bee hive, is covered with honey, is chased by a swarm of bees, runs through a pillow and is covered with feathers and ends up hanging from a tree as a piñata and is whacked by children with sticks. A man pounds a llama on the head with a heavy bowl, knocks him out, stuffs him in a sack and tosses the sack into a stream which leads to a high waterfall. The sack is grabbed at the last minute before he goes over. Two children have bad dreams about their father being in danger. A man falls down stairs after stepping on a cat's tail. A man knocks himself out while trying to kill a fly and a man jumps from a high ledge trying to catch a snack. There's an explosion. We see a chimp eat a bug and a man eating a huge, steaming pill bug. A man falls face first into his dinner plate (after he was supposedly poisoned); when he sits up again he begins sprouting ears and a long nose, hooves and a long neck. A woman turns into a cat. A scary looking woman is frequently yelling about killing a man in a variety of ways. There are a couple of scenes where people are spat upon.

PROFANITY 1 - Some name calling and verbal threats. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Greed, power, cruelty, lying, caring for others no matter what their station in life, love, family, kindness, trust.

MESSAGE - It doesn't matter how bad you start out, you can always improve; there's goodness in all of us.

(Note: There's a bit of religious imagery: A little angel and devil appear on the shoulders of a man trying to convince him what to do.)

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