Picture from Hoot
Overall B

In this is a tale of burrowing owls, bulldozers, and bullies, three young environmentalists (Logan Lerman, Cody Linley and Brie Larson) try to stop a corporate giant from squashing the habitat of a tiny, endangered species.

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for mild bullying and brief language.


The most recent home video release of this movie is August 15, 2006. Here are some details…

This DVD release provides pleanty of extra material to Hoot about, such as an audio commentary by director Wil Shriner and author Carl Hiaasen, a blooper reel and animal games. Go behind the scenes with the following featurettes: Director on the Set, Meet the Kids in the Cast, Animals in Action, Meet the Creator of Hoot, and Jimmy Buffett: Filmmaker in Paradise. As well, background information is provided on the National Wildlife Federation. The film is presented in Widescreen 16x9 (1.85:1), with audio tracks available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround Sound 2.0), and subtitles in English and Spanish.

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Birds, bulldozers, and bullies are also parts of the script in the film Fly Away Home, where a young girl tries to teach a flock of orphaned Canadian Geese how to migrate. A young boy becomes actively involved in trying to free a killer whale that is living his life in captivity in the Free Willy movie series.