Zathura parents guide


A game that's out of this world.

Overall B+

Danny (Jonah Bobo) has no idea of the consequences when he talks his older brother Walter (Josh Hutcherson) into playing a mysterious board game. Flinging the squabbling siblings into the far reaches of the universe, the two must work together if they hope to navigate their way home.

Release date November 10, 2005

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity C+
Substance Use A

Why is Zathura rated PG? The MPAA rated Zathura PG for fantasy actions and perils, and some language.

Run Time: 113 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Zathura rated PG? Zathura is rated PG by the MPAA for fantasy actions and perils, and some language.

Although the film steers clear of any sexual depictions or drug use, Dad and Lisa have a brief discussion about sexual activity before he heads to the office. Left to baby-sit, Lisa’s patience with the boys’ constant bickering begins to wear thin especially when Walter scares his brother by locking him in a tight, dark space. Once in space, the house is bombarded with meteorites and firebombed by aliens while the boys try and play their way back home.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May frighten young children.
Alberta PG May frighten young children.
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for young children.
Quebec G Not recommend fro young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Zathura"

Cast and Crew

Zathura is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Zathura movie is September 22, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Zathura: A Space Adventure: 10th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 22 September 2015
Zathura: A Space Adventure releases to home video in a 10th Anniversary Edition. Bonus features include:
- Commentary with Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley
- The Right Moves: The Making of 'Zathura'
- The Cast of Zathura
- Miniatures and the World of Zathura
- The World of Chris Van Allsburg
- Zorgons, Robots, and Frozen Lisa
- Making the Game
- From the cast of Goosebumps
- New animated storybook version of Zathura (the book), narrated by author Chris Van Allsburg - Original Theatrical Trailer
Exclusive HD Content:
- Race Through Space: Virtual Board Game

Related home video titles:

In Jumanji (which is also penned by Zathura’s author—Chris Van Allsburg), a girl (played by a young Kirsten Dunst) and her brother magically unleash a whole jungle of characters when they begin playing a mysterious board game. Space enthusiasts can take an animated intergalactic ride in Treasure Planet. Older viewers may enjoy the quirky adventures of a group of travelers who trek through the cosmos in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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