Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp parents guide

Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp Parent Guide

It's mindless entertainment for young kids, but this potty-joke-fest will make adults crazy.

Overall B-

Netflix: Expelled from the forest for his misbehavior, Woody Woodpecker heads for Camp Woo Hoo so he can earn a teamwork medallion and return home.

Release date April 12, 2024

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp rated TV-G? The MPAA rated Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp TV-G

Run Time: 100 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Woody Woodpecker (Eric Bauza) loves his forest home, sometimes a little too exuberantly. His antics often inconvenience his woodland neighbors, to the point that the Forest Ranger (Patrick Williams) tells Woody to leave until he learns to be a team player. Luckily for Woody, there’s a summer camp just down that road that’s all about teamwork, Camp Woo Hoo.

Desperate to earn a teamwork medallion so he can move back home, Woody joins the camp. He’s alarmed to learn that Camp Woo Hoo is on its last legs: limited cash has put the camp into a state of disrepair such that the local inspector plans to shut it down. Woo Hoo’s only chance at survival is to win the upcoming Wilderness Games against their rival, Camp Hoo Rah.

Let’s cut to the chase here. This is a low budget, straight-to-streaming sequel to a movie no one watched based on a property that hasn’t been popular in decades. You know what you’re in for. The animation is low quality, the acting is even worse, and the story is so simple a child could have written it. There’s also a plethora of fart jokes. If all of the above sounds good to you, then you’ll love this movie. For most people, it’s going to be a no go.

From my adult perspective, I found this film almost unwatchable thanks to the tired cliches, abundant potty humor, and stilted dialogue. However, kids, especially young ones, don’t care about that kind of thing, in fact they tend to like it. Judging this film purely as mindless entertainment for that age group, it does a fine job. The messages about selflessness, teamwork, and finding your strengths are great and there isn’t much negative content outside of cartoon antics. I will just strongly caution parents that this may be one for the kids, not the whole family, unless you consider rolling your eyes to be your daily workout.

Directed by Jon Rosenbaum. Starring Eric Bauza, Chloe De Los Santos, Josh Lawson. Running time: 100 minutes. Theatrical release April 12, 2024. Updated

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Rating & Content Info

Why is Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp rated TV-G? Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp is rated TV-G by the MPAA

Violence: There is slapstick violence throughout, but only to cartoon characters. Falls, slaps, getting squished, getting electrocuted, slapstick fighting are all shown. A human character shoots at a cartoon character with a paintball gun. A character hits their face on a hot grill.
Sexual Content: None.
Profanity: There are some mild insults such as “moron” and “loser”.
Alcohol / Drug Use: None.

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