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anime & animation, children & family

In a magical world, the land of Jhamora is torn apart by the mutual prejudice of two peoples.Delgo (Freddie Prinze Jr.) joins forces with a sworn enemy to save the land.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Shoddily animated adventure is too violent for young kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this adventure features some mature themes, including war, political corruption, armed occupation, race relations, and genocide -- not exactly what you expect from an animated fantasy film. While the language is mostly insults, and the sexuality is limited to flirting and one innocent kiss, the violence is rather prominent and frequent. The entire plot revolves around getting two races to declare war on each other, and some scenes portray atrocities that one army committed against innocent civilians. The protagonist creatures may be winged, but this is no fairy tale.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether animated violence is more or less upsetting than real-life violence. Why?
  • Is this movie more violent than most animated films?
  • What is the impact of seeing violent behavior in the media?
  • Families can also discuss the movie's social and political themes.
  • Whatcan we learn about the way the Nohrin and Lockni interacted? What aresome ways they discriminated against each other? Kids: Could youunderstand what was going on, or was the story too complicated?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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2 stars

Well, I couldn't not watch the greatest box-office flop of all time. Ever heard of Delgo? Probably not, it came, it went and that was all. Delgo tells the story of two waring races and how tensions rise when the Princess of one side goes missing. It's a typical fantasy plot. The animation is nowhere near the quality you'd expect from 6-8 years of work on this. However, the designs are rather impressive in places, and a beautiful and original world, that we could vanish into could have been created. It's not as terrible as you might expect. The tension between the two tribes is fairly well built on and the adult themes of immigration and societies view of it, are quite well handled, for a kids film. Kilmer's aggressive, gambling, but ultimately good character, also gives some sense that the adults were being catered for at one stage. This film is garnering more attention now, due to the similarities it shares with the Avatar trailer, but something tells me that isn't going to fail as spectacularly.

- kiriyamakazou, Friday, August 21, 2009

1 star

Proof that the more writers a film has the bigger piece of Delgo it is.

- Doctor0Quinzel, Thursday, January 21, 2010

3 stars

Decent flick that attempts to return to the formula of 80's cartoons: Tell a decent story, remove as much actual death as possible, and have some sort of moral lesson. As to moral lessons, this follows and even mixes many old formulas: Peasant plus princess, downtown plus uptown, breaking of racial barriers, racial tension, Democracy vs Monarchy, Buddism, Christianity, treachery, misunderstandings, war...all that rolls together to come to a nice little happy ending which the kids will enjoy.

- chadroesti, Tuesday, November 17, 2009