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SECRET AGENT DINGLEDORF AND HIS TRUSTY DOG SPLAT

"The Power of Friendship and Kindness Prevails"

Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
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What You Need To Know:

SECRET AGENT DINGLEDORF AND HIS TRUSTY DOG SPLAT is a fun, lighthearted comedy about Bernie Dingledorf and a malicious group of clowns led by Dr. Chuckles. Dr. Chuckles hatches a plan to take over the world with laughter, but not the nice kind. Dingledorf thinks he’s a loser until he and his friends become the only ones who can stop Dr. Chuckles and save the day. The movie includes a lot of wild and wacky comedy sure to entertain younger viewers.

DINGLEDORF is reminiscent of classic children’s movies about good conquering evil like SPY KIDS. However, it has a stronger biblical, moral worldview about kindness and forgiveness. The movie also promotes the idea that God is our creator and the importance of sticking up for your friends. The production values aren’t the best, but the movie’s charm, strong moral messages and minimal questionable elements make DINGLEDORF a fun watch. Parents should be aware that the clowns, which the movie portrays as mainly comical, could scare some children. Due to mild peril and light crude joking, MOVIEGUIDE® advises media wisdom for parents of younger children.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong moral worldview, with a few Christian, redemptive elements, including the movie champions the importance of sticking up for your friends, how kindness overcomes hate, and how God is our creator, good is shown defeating evil, and the main character champions positive themes like forgiveness and selflessness

Foul Language:
Some mild rude joking, such as there’s a comical bit throughout the movie of Splat the dog passing gas

Violence:
Mild caution and peril, Dingledorf and his friends are chased by clown goons, they enter the clown’s base which has some obstacles that could be frightening or intense for very young children, comedic stunts throughout including falling, crashing, pies to the face, and uncontrollable laughter guns, plus there’s is mention of someone's mother dying but it is very brief

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity Alcohol Use/Abuse: Wine is briefly seen in one scene

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
While mostly comical, some scenes with the clowns could be frightening for some viewers.

More Detail:

SECRET AGENT DINGLEDORF AND HIS TRUSTY DOG SPLAT is a fun, lighthearted comedy about Bernie Dingledorf and a malicious group of clowns led by Dr. Chuckles, with a lot of wild and wacky comedy. The production values in SECRET AGENT DINGLEDORF aren’t the best, but the movie’s charm, strong moral messages about kindness, forgiveness and God, and minimal questionable elements make it a fun watch.

The movie opens as a pair of clowns rob a convenience store with guns that, when fired, induce uncontrollable laughter. The clowns are stealing candy made by Dr. Chuckles, the leader of the clowns. Unknown to the world, Dr. Chuckles built an antidote into the candy bars to his global laugh generator which he wants to use to take over the world and make them suffer as he suffered.

Cut to Bernie Dingledorf and his friends, Lens Cap and IQ. The odd group of three, along with a dog named Splat, are making a superhero movie in the front yard when some bullies start to make fun of them. Dingledorf tries to defend his friends but gets a black eye for his efforts.

The clowns who stole the candy from the shop race past Dingledorf and his friends. They end up dropping three candy bars, which Dingledorf and his friends halfheartedly enjoy after their encounter with the bullies.

Downtrodden, Dingledorf’s dad encourages his son that “God does not make junk.” However, Dingledorf doesn’t believe that he will amount to anything but a loser. The next morning, Dingledorf wakes up to two men fighting in his house. He’s captured by T.W.I.T, who tells him of Dr. Chuckle’s nefarious plan to induce the whole world with laughter. Dingledorf learns that the laughter is the mean type of laughter and not the joyful kind of laughter.

Armed with only a backpack full of T.W.I.T. gadgets, Dingledorf, his two loyal friends and his trusty dog, Splat, go after Dr. Chuckles and his gang. The future of humanity rests on Dingledorf’s shoulders. Will he step up to the challenge, or will Dr. Chuckles and his goons take the day?

DINGLEDORF is reminiscent of other classic children’s movies about good conquering evil like SPY KIDS. However, it has a stronger biblical and moral worldview about kindness and forgiveness. The movie also promotes the idea that God is our creator and the importance of sticking up for your friends. The production values aren’t on the same level as most Hollywood big-budget movies, but the movie’s charm, strong moral messages and minimal questionable elements make DINGLEDORF a fun watch. Parents should be aware that the clowns, which the movie portrays as mostly comical, could scare some children and that much of the action is frenetic. Due to some mild peril and light crude joking, MOVIEGUIDE® advises media wisdom for parents of younger children.