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Abominable | 2019 | PG | – 1.2.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Abominable” rated PG? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “some action and mild rude humor.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a suggestive gesture and a couple of comical anatomical references, several scenes of a Yeti and three children in danger and being pursued by adults in vehicles with weapons, and some name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


When a teen (voiced by Chloe Bennet) finds a young Yeti (voiced by Joseph Izzo) on top of her home, she and her friends (voiced by Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Albert Tsai) take him on a 2,000-mile trek to find its family. Meanwhile, a billionaire (voiced by Eddie Izzard) tries to steal the Yeti and a zoologist (voiced by Sarah Paulson) pursues it as well, but none of the humans realize the magic they will experience along the way. Also with the voices of Tsai Chin and Michelle Wong. Directed by Jill Culton & Todd Wilderman. [Running Time: 1:37]

Abominable SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A young boy teases a teen boy about liking girls, and the youngster hugging himself and making kissing sounds. An elderly woman mentions “her buns” at dinner, meaning pork buns, but the family laughs as if she had mentioned “buttocks.”


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Abominable VIOLENCE/GORE 2

 – The creature looks like a large furry white Muppet with large blue eyes and a smile that reveals small rounded teeth; it makes only deep-pitched dog-like sounds: On a black screen we hear growling and then see corridors from a creature’s point of view as a cell door opens, the creature moves down a hall and warning lights flash and buzz and a woman yelps at the creature; we then see a young Yeti running from people who carry sparking cattle prods until outside, and the Yeti hums and creates lightning that bends an electric fence so he can run away.
 A young Yeti runs into heavy traffic, a few cars swerve and screech to avoid it, it is clipped by a truck (the Yeti has a black smudge on its arm) and limps up a ladder to an apartment rooftop to hide, whimpering. A man shouts at a security manager several times, pokes a sharp stick into the man’s chest and at his face in a few scenes (no injuries), and hits a teen boy across the shins with it (the boy yelps). A man slaps a yak on the nose.
 Two teenagers, a young boy, and a Yeti walk across a snowy wooden bridge as many armored vehicles block the bridge behind them, men and women exit the vehicles and point dart guns and cattle prods at the children and the Yeti, and the Yeti roars and rushes to the top of a bridge tower, creating power waves and an Aurora Borealis; a man shoots a dart into the back of an elderly man who is facing the camera and he falls off-screen, men shoot several drugged darts into the Yeti and it falls in slow-motion before hitting the bridge hard and the men drag the Yeti away in large manacles and chains; a woman and a teen girl struggle over a cattle prod and the teen goes over the side of the bridge, grabs a rope and dangles in a cloud of mist, and she then swings back up to the bridge where she plays her violin as power waves emit from the strings and wreck a line of armored cars, the Yeti bursts out of its armored cage and an avalanche covers the other vehicles and the children and the elderly man escape safely.
 Several drones chase a Yeti, a small boy, and a teen girl who are floating on a large dandelion and one drone has flashing red lights; the drones attack the humans and the Yeti before crashing into a cliff side creating smoke and allowing an escape. A teen boy is captured by security men, but escapes, and he steals a motorbike at night, but it speeds out from under him, moves away from the camera, and goes over a cliff, likely destroyed. A teen boy sees many eyes in trees in a forest and runs around for many miles by the light of his cell phone, screaming all the way. A little boy slaps many Yaks on the rear ends to make them stampede, resulting in denting some cars and armored vehicles. An armored vehicle is amphibious, and driving after a motorboat it slides onto land and dents its engine compartment.
 Helicopters, two boys on a motorbike on the street, and security vehicles chase a teen girl and a Yeti across rooftops at night; a city light show blinds the pursuers and the girl and the Yeti jump onto a barge, followed by a 9-year old boy and a teen boy. A teen girl is knocked down at night on an apartment rooftop by wind produced by a helicopter; unhurt, she finds a Yeti in the shadows and hides it behind panels of metal as it whimpers. A teen girl sees a black smudge that may be blood on a Yeti’s arm and rushes to get bandages to wrap the wound as the creature whimpers.
 A Yeti snarls and growls at two boys and security men, in different scenes. A larger Yeti roars into the camera briefly. An angry man breaks a stone sculpture and it crashes to the floor. A woman berates her teen granddaughter and they argue three times. Two women argue twice. A teen girl and a teen boy argue several times and once, he carries on shouting at her as she ignores him. Several Yetis over 100-feet tall walk out of a heavy mist and appear friendly.
 A woman says that she is tired of pretending to like animals, and flips a small rodent unto a grassy area (it is not harmed). A woman tells a guard that a man will cut up a Yeti for his experiments (this never happens). A man says that a Yeti tried to kill him, but then decides it was only protecting its family with its roar. We hear that a teen girl’s father died and she looks sad. A teen girl cries when she finds her violin broken, but a Yeti fixes it off-screen.
 A Yeti closes its eyes, hums and glows in several scenes; its magic creates a power wave that in different scenes makes a long branch of flowers grow, creates berries instantly on bushes, makes a large field of flowers change into a tsunami of petals, and makes the branches of a flowering tree carry people as if they were on a swing; it then makes a dandelion grow to several feet in height and float away, carrying the Yeti, a young boy, and a teen girl with it. Hundreds of giant blueberries chase three running youth and a Yeti down a hill, smashing and harmlessly covering the runners with purple goo. A large wave of yellow flowers propels running children and a Yeti forward like a tsunami wave. A Yeti creates large fish from clouds and the fish carry three children on their backs across China. We hear several bars of Christian-style organ music off-screen and see a famous 233-foot carved Buddha at a cliff where a teen girl plays a violin after bowing to the statue; her music causes a light rain that makes thousands of flowers grow instantly, covering the statue and ground as short power waves come up from the strings.
 A young boy and a Yeti have to urinate after drinking energy drinks and the wooden crate they are in falls off the back of a truck and into a forest where it breaks open and the young boy and the Yeti run into the woods (we do not see or hear any urination). After drinking a few cans each of energy drinks, a boy runs back and forth, jabbering and a Yeti runs, scoots on the ground, twirls and snarls. A Yeti burps loudly three times, creating a gust of wind. A teen girl says boys’ burps always smell bad. A Yeti often hangs its tongue out like a dog, without slobber. An infant throws a bowl of gooey food into the face of a teen girl who goes to work and has a garbage can overturn on her head dumping organic waste on her, including food wrappers and rotten fish; another teen girl in the street says the first girl smells bad and looks like she slept in a dumpster. Two fish jump into a Yeti’s face from a stream, but leave no slime. A little boy wretches and coughs up small flower petals and dirt, and a Yeti coughs up a strong wave of small flower petals. A woman says someone will cut their own toenails, but we never see this. A teen boy steps in tar, covers his new shoes in the goo, and later steps in deep mud and stains the shoes.


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Abominable LANGUAGE 1

 – Name-calling (crazy, ugly, shallow, twit, bad guy, famous person, abominable creature), exclamations (argh), 1 religious exclamation (Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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Abominable SUBSTANCE USE

 – A 9-year-old boy and a Yeti drink a few cans each of an energy drink (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).


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Abominable DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Buddhism, mysticism, China, Bigfoot legends, death, loss, grief, compassion, belief, helping others, family, remembering ancestors, teens and children traveling cross-country alone, friendship, trials, adventure, determination, teamwork, danger, greed, dishonesty, exploitation of nature, animal rights, endangered species, good-triumphs-over-evil.

Abominable MESSAGE

 – Show love to family and friends and honor the memory of deceased loved ones.

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