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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.
Why Is Hoot Rated PG?
Hoot is rated PG for mild bullying and brief language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Hoot...
This film is designed for young audiences, and has low levels of sexual and language content (a low cut dress, a girl who sleeps in a boy’s bedroom—separately from the boy, as well as a mild expletive and one term of deity). Violence includes situations of vandalism such as letting the air out of vehicle tires, pulling up survey stakes, and defacing a police car. There are also a couple portrayals of bullying antics, the depiction of a dog bite wound, and two occasions when a boy is accidentally hit in the head with a golf ball. As part of the young characters’ efforts to have a guilty man arrested, they tie him up in his office.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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Details on home video releases of Hoot...
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.