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SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2

"Whimsical Musical Fantasy with a Dash of Romance"

What You Need To Know:

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 is a sequel to a German fantasy adventure movie, based on a series of books. This time the Winterstein School building is closed for repairs. So, the children temporarily attend school at an ancient building. The children must perform a musical to celebrate the school’s 250th Anniversary. Their lack of cooperation creates chaos. Meanwhile, strange holes appear on the school grounds. The children must work together to produce the musical and to catch the vandal.

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 has engaging, whimsical, humorous moments of adventure, music and dancing. Two more children receive magical animals. This creates some new humorous situations with cute little animal friends. The movie is geared, however, toward older children because it revolves around a sweet romance, plus a romantic triangle with the girl bully. Also, the story sometimes wanders, and the acting could be better. SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 has a strong moral worldview with redemptive content. It promotes teamwork, kindness, forgiveness, mercy, sacrifice, and true friendship. However, there are some light vulgarities, bullying, brief scatological content, and teenage romance.

Content:

(BB, C, O, Ro, L, V, S, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some redemptive elements extols friendship, teamwork, kindness, mercy, sacrifice, and forgiveness, with some moments of magic, but it creates animal friends for the children, and the main storyline is about a sweet romance, which includes a triangle with the mean girl;

Foul Language:
No obscenities but one light profanity (OG), and insults, vulgarities and toilet humor such as loser, jerk, pee, sucks, stupid, fart, an “sh” word pun, and a reference to going “number two”;

Violence:
Some peril when a main character falls through the ground, though no one is hurt;

Sex:
Mild sexuality includes two tweens almost kiss, one main character kisses another on the cheek, lots of flirting, and a penguin says, “He has the hots for the fox,” girls are “hot,” and tells his human friend to date two girls at once;

Nudity:
No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Some bullying and meanness.

More Detail:

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 is a sequel to a German fantasy adventure movie, based on a series of books about middle grade children at Winterstein School.

This time The Winterstein School building is closed for repairs. Students must attend school at an ancient building. The principal informs the children they must perform a musical of his choosing.

However, under the guidance of their teacher, Miss Cornfield, and with the help of her brother, the owner of the magical zoo, Mortimer Morrison, the children write their own musical. Ida directs the musical. However, the mean girls at the school, led by Helena, make the task almost impossible.

Helena is jealous of Ida’s relationship with Yo. So, she causes trouble between them in order to win him over for herself. Helena also constantly puts other people down, and treats one student, Anna Lena, as her slave. Anna Lena has the talent and desire to play the lead in the musical. Will she ever find the confidence to compete against Helena, and risk bringing the terror of the “mean girls” onto herself?

Meanwhile, mysterious holes appear all over the school property. Principal Siegmann warns the schoolchildren that authorities will close the school if the vandalism continues. Chaos engulfs the school and the production of the musical is threatened.

Can everyone work together and save the musical, and the school?

Based on a series of books, SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 has engaging, whimsical, humorous moments of music, dancing and comical adventure. Two more of the children receive magical animals, which creates some new humorous situations. However, the sequel is geared toward older children because it centers around a sweet romance between Ida and Jo, which includes a bit of a triangle with Helena, the school bully. The movie plays like a cross between HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and MEAN GIRLS, which is briefly referenced. The plot sometimes wanders a bit, however. Also, the acting could be better, but this may be due to the dubbing over the original German.

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 has a strong moral worldview with some redemptive content. For example, it promotes teamwork, kindness, forgiveness, mercy, and the meaning of true friendship. Also, a main character risks her life to save the mean girl. However, there’s some light vulgar language, brief scatological content, “mean girl” bullying, minor peril, and some Romantic elements. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.


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