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WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP

"Teamwork Requires Inspiration and Sacrifice"

What You Need To Know:

WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP starts with Woody Woodpecker causing mayhem in the forest where he lives. The other animals banish Woody until he learns teamwork. Sadly, Woody leaves his forest home but soon runs across a summer camp called Camp Woo Hoo. The sign says the camp is “Dedicated to Teamwork.” So, Woody worms his way into the camp, where he finds new friends and new challenges. He must help the camp win the Wilderness Games against their rivals.

WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP meanders a little bit in the first act. However, once the movie gets to the competition, it becomes more like a sports movie. As a result, it’s a lot more fun. Also, the movie is very clever and witty in its solution to Camp Woo Hoo’s past poor performances in the Wilderness Games. WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP has a strong moral worldview about teamwork, helping other people achieve their potential and the importance of family. It also has redemptive elements stressing sacrifice, making amends and forgiveness. However, there’s lots of slapstick comedy and some toilet humor.

Content:

(BB, C, VV, N, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview promotes teamwork, helping one another and pro-family values, with redemptive elements supporting sacrifice, making amends and forgiveness;

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities but some toilet humor such as man sprays air freshener after leaving bathroom, Woody Woodpecker vomits flames when he eats some whipped cream pies filled with hot sauce, two passing gas jokes;

Violence:
Lots of cartoon, slapstick violence such as Woody Woodpecker has a penchant for wrecking things, he fights with a social media influencer and the villain, people take pratfalls, boy slips on a climbing wall after the villain puts oil on the handholds at the top, villain tricks Woody into wrecking one camps rec room, rings hangs from a rope attached to a helicopter into the sky;

Sex:
No sex;

Nudity:
Upper male nudity when two older teenage boys enjoy a pool with their shirts off and partial nudity occurs when fat cartoon walrus character partially shows a rear crack when he bends over;

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use;

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Title character seeks revenge against a man who holds a party and disturbs the peace and quiet around Woody’s home in the forest, villain plans on stealing some gold, people play tricks on Woody’s new friend.

More Detail:

WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP is a family comedy on Netflix where Woody the Woodpecker is banished from his forest home to learn about teamwork and finds a sad sack summer camp, where he makes a mess of things until he finally finds a way to help the clumsy children learn to work together. WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP meanders a little bit until Woody and the children learn unique ways to overcome their obstacles, including some lessons about helping one another, sacrifice and sticking together as a family.

The movie begins with Woody getting upset at a social media star who invades his forest with his entourage and makes a lot of noise. Woody wrecks the whole camp and causes some pain to the social media star, who falls onto a hot barbecue grill face first at one point.

Ranger Walter admonishes Woody for causing so much mayhem. He tells Woody that all the forest animals have taken a vote, and they’ve decide to banish Woody until he learns how to work with others.

Sadly, Woody leaves his forest home but soon runs across a sign for a summer camp called Camp Woo Hoo. The sign says the camp of “Dedicated to Teamwork. So, Woody decides to try the camp.

However, the camp is for children, not animals. No, problem for Woody! He befriends the camp owner’s daughter, Maggie, who takes a liking to the little pest. Maggie informs Woody that Woo Hoo is a STEAM camp, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. “Everyone here has a special talent,” she says.

Of course, Woody causes all sorts of trouble. Just when Maggie’s mom, Angie, manages to get the camp ready for the county camp inslector, Wally Walrus, Woody starts fooling around with a fire extinguisher. The extinguisher sends Woody on a wild ride causing damage to the rec room. When Inspector Wally arrives, he gives the camp 24 hours to fix everything.

Because of Woody’s penchant for disaster, Angie decides Woody shouldn’t be anywhere near the repair work. She orders him to help the children at Camp Woo Hoo prepare for the Wilderness Games, the annual competition between Woo Hoo and the rival camp next door, Camp Hoo Rah. The rival camp is run by Angie’s cousin, Zane. Zane runs his camp like a military camp, and every year, Camp Hoo Rah, beats Camp Woo Hoo like a drum in the Games.

Meanwhile, Camp Hoo Rah has a new cook, Buzz Buzzard, who’s just escaped from prison. Buzz has a secret partner on the outside. They secretly plan to get rid of both camps, starting with Camp Woo Hoo, to search for some hidden gold that one of Angie and Zane’s ancestors hid somewhere. The ancestor had two sons who fought over the father’s land. The brothers split the land between them, which is how the two camps got started.

Things come to a head when Buzz tricks Woody into destroying Camp Woo Hoo again. Inspector Wally decides to shut down Camp Woo Hoo, but Maggie and Woody talk him into letting Woo Hoo compete with Camp Hoo Rah in the Wilderness Games. If Woo Hoo wins, they can stay.

However, Woo Hoo has never beaten Camp Hoo Rah in the Games. So, the challenge may just be postponing the inevitable.

WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP meanders a little bit in the first act. However, once the movie gets to the competition, it becomes more like a sports movie. As a result, it’s a lot more fun. Also, the movie is very clever and witty in its solution to Camp Woo Hoo’s past poor performances in the Wilderness Games. Finally, there are enough plot twists to keep the story going.

WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP has a strong moral worldview about teamwork, helping other people achieve their potential and the importance of family. It also has redemptive elements stressing sacrifice, making amends and forgiveness. However, there’s lots of slapstick comedy and some toilet humor. For example, Buzz goads Woody into doing lots of damage, and one scene shows them fighting, although some of the fighting occurs off screen with only sounds being heard. Also, Zane sprays some air freshener after exiting the bathroom because of the mysterious sandwiches Buzz is deeding him. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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