“Wonder Park” (Paramount)

Animated characters are seen in the movie "Wonder Park." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. Not otherwise rated. (CNS/Paramount Animation)

By Catholic News Service

When her mother (voice of Jennifer Garner) becomes seriously ill and must go away for medical treatment, a young girl (voice of Brianna Denski) lashes out by turning her back on the imaginary amusement park they had created together with the help of an ensemble of stuffed animals (the most prominent voiced by Norbert Leo Butz, Ken Hudson Campbell and Mila Kunis). But on a journey through the woods near her home, she stumbles on a real-life version of the venue and finds that it’s in crisis because of her anger and neglect.

As penned by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, this animated adventure rambles and, though objectionable elements are absent, the many dangers the characters face, together with the fraught emotional situation, will likely prove too scary and upsetting for little kids.

Frequent peril, somber plot developments, brief mild gross-out humor. The Catholic News Service classification is A-I — general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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