Adam (voiced by Jules Wojciechowski) is the son of Bigfoot (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) and Shelly (voiced by Lindsey Alena). Adam has big shoes to fill after his father comes out of hiding and becomes a worldwide sensation.
Bigfoot wants to do something meaningful with his fame, so he travels to Alaska to help with a protest an oil drilling company. Adam prepares to lose his father all over again. But Bigfoot goes missing after breaking into the grounds of the oil company, so Adam and his mother travel to Alaska to find him.
Adam and his mother and are joined by some animal friends – Wilbur the Kodiak bear (voiced by Michael Sorich) and Trapper the raccoon (voiced by Joey Lotsko). They must battle armed guards, hungry wolves and a money-obsessed oil tycoon to find Bigfoot and save the Alaskan valley from destruction.
Family separation; environmentalism; animal distress
Bigfoot Family has some violence. For example:
- Wilbur the bear attacks several armed guards who are trying to kidnap Adam.
- Armed guards chase Adam and try to shoot him with tranquiliser darts.
Bigfoot Family has some sexual references. For example, Adam and Emma (Adam’s friend and love interest) kiss. Adam’s feet burst out of his shoes. Most children will miss this joke.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no substance use in Bigfoot Family.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity and sexual activity in Bigfoot Family.
The following products are displayed or used in Bigfoot Family: Starbucks coffee and Pascals marshmallows.
There is some very mild coarse language in Bigfoot Family – for example, ‘Heck’.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Bigfoot Family, the sequel to The Son of Bigfoot (2017), is an animated children’s comedy with strong themes of environmental protection and family love. Originally in French, this movie has been dubbed into English for its Netflix release.
Bigfoot Family is likely to entertain children. But because of its scary scenes and jump scares, it isn’t suitable for children under 5 years, we also recommend parental guidance for children aged 5-8 years.
The main messages from Bigfoot Family are that protecting the environment is more important than money, and that one person can make a difference.
Values in Bigfoot Family that you could reinforce with your children include:
- looking after your family in times of crisis
- protecting people and animals who can’t protect.
Bigfoot Family could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like:
- the effects of fame and attention on mental health
- the risks of driving while tired – Adam’s mum drives them to Alaska and appears to be falling asleep
- the dangers of swimming through river rapids.