Everyone knows that cats and dogs are natural enemies, but the last decade has been the most peaceful period in pet history. Known as the Great Truce, this period is no coincidence. It’s all because of the efforts of the secret underground organisation, Furry Animal Rivalry Termination (FART), run jointly by cats and dogs with the aim of stopping world-wide rivalry and animosity between the two species.
Gwen the house cat (voiced by Melissa Rauch) and Roger the Dog (voiced by Max Greenfield) work as FART monitors, overseeing the peace between cats and dogs. Their owners, teenagers Zoe (Sarah Giles) and Max (Callum Seagram Airlie), know nothing about their secret lives.
One day, Gwen and Roger’s shift takes an unexpected turn. A mysterious hacker (voiced by George Lopez) corrupts FART’s online observation and communication system. His mission is to spark hatred and cause pet chaos all over the world by transmitting signals that are audible only to cats and dogs. Will Gwen and Roger manage to identify the villain and restore peace in the pet world?
Fantasy; adventure; talking animals; crime investigation; humour
Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite has some very mild violence. For example:
- A dog steps on a spider, but the dog is unharmed.
- Pablo the jealous cockatoo locks Gwen, Roger and their dog friend Duke into crates. The crates are guarded by snakes.
- A mean lizard transmits frequencies that are painful to hear.
- Roger fights with the lizard but neither is harmed.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Nudity and sexual activity
Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite shows some mild sexual activity. For example, Max and Zoe are about to kiss but are interrupted.
The following products are displayed or used in Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite: Apple MacBook.
Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite has some mild coarse language – for example, ‘FART’, ‘poop’ and ‘butt-sniffer’.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite is a stand-alone sequel to Cats and Dogs and Cats and Dogs 2. It has plenty of cute, strange and mostly funny animated talking animals, silly and potty humour, and relatable teenage humans, plus an entertaining storyline.
With positive messages about friendship, love and teamwork, this movie is likely to entertain a family audience with young children. Because there’s some very mild violence and scariness, we recommend parental guidance for children under five years. Children in this age group might also have trouble following the story and lose interest or get bored.
The main message from Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite is that all you need is love.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include friendship, teamwork, love and courage.
Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the importance of feeling that you belong. For example, Pablo the cockatoo devises his evil plan because he’s jealous and frustrated and feels unloved.