Help Pico complete her special animal sticker book and join preschooler bunny Bing and his ‘carer’, Flop, as they learn to make friends with and care for a dog. Bing is soon joined by his friends, Amma, Sula and Pando, who help him turn a shed into a playhouse. They also learn to feed ducks and create a frog habitat. The friends get to sit in a fire engine, find a mother cat and her newborn kittens, and learn about turning a mistake into something beautiful.
Managing disappointment; animal safety; turning a negative into a positive
Bing’s Animal Stories has some very mild violence. For example:
- Flop makes a paper bag explode so a goose will fly away.
- A cat tries to scratch Bing, and it scares him.
There are no sexual references in Bing’s Animal Stories.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s no use of substances in Bing’s Animal Stories.
Nudity and sexual activity
Bing’s Animal Stories has some mild partial nudity. For example, Pando is occasionally seen walking around in his underwear.
There’s no product placement in Bing’s Animal Stories.
There’s no coarse language in Bing’s Animal Stories.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Bing’s Animal Stories is a series of episodes of the CGI-animated TV show, combined into a movie-length feature. The movie has vibrant animations and a plot best suited to preschoolers. It will probably lack interest for older children, unless they’re fans of Bing, the television series, based on the books by Ted Dewan, about a preschooler bunny and his friends.
These are the main messages from Bing’s Animal Stories:
- Be helpful, thoughtful and considerate of others, including animals.
- Look for ways to brighten the lives of those around you.
Values in Bing’s Animal Stories that you could reinforce with your children include helpfulness, empathy, understanding, friendliness and kindness.
Bing’s Animal Stories could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of things like:
- interacting with animals that you don’t know and assuming that all animals will behave the same way
- trying to manipulate an animal’s habitat
- being overwhelmed by disappointment at an unfair situation
- focusing on a mistake instead of on how to fix it.