Toto, a rooster (voice of Bruno Bichir), and his wife, Di (Maite Perroni), have become proud parents of 2 rare golden eggs, Uly (Dione Riva Santacruz Palace) and Bibi (Angelica Vale). But Toto, worried about how dangerous the world can be, is overprotective of his 2 eggs and follows them everywhere.
Toto’s fears come true when a Russian agent and her 2 henchmen steal the golden eggs to take them to an exclusive dinner/auction event in the Congo. The Russians plan to sell the eggs, along with various other exotic species of eggs, to the highest bidders. Toto and Di have to find their way to Africa to save their babies. Along the way they meet up with a band of African animals, led by a lion king, who come to their aid.
Parenthood; animals in peril; separation from a parent
Little Eggs: An African Adventure has some cartoon slapstick violence, including characters falling over, being trodden on and throwing objects at each other. In one scene a pair of rats fight and argue and in another Toto gets mistakenly swallowed by a hippo but is not eaten. No one gets hurt and these sequences are meant to be funny.
Little Eggs: An African Adventure has some other violence. For example:
- The Russian woman flies through the air in a chair and is hit by several creatures on the way.
- The henchmen break their way into the farm, crashing through the fence.
- The henchmen tie helmet contraptions to moles to make them burrow through the earth, which causes the ground to shake, in order to get to the chickens.
- Toto flies at one of the tough guys, pecking at him. The man grabs Toto by the neck and tries to punch him. The fight causes the plane to go into a nosedive and nearly crash but it recovers just in time.
- The man throws Toto and Di out of the plane.
- The rats are also thrown out of the plane and land in a crocodile infested pond. The crocodiles snap at them.
- The master chef orders his subordinates about and hits one of them across the face.
- A group of monkeys capture Toto and Di and tie them up with twine.
- The lion king challenges Toto to a duel. The lion chases him, swiping at him with his claws and hitting him on occasion.
- The animals all storm into the hotel where the function is being held. They crash through everything and start attacking people. People get tossed about. The monkeys fire bananas with sub-machine guns. The duchess gets thrown through the glass window and lands in the crocodile pond. The crocodiles chase after her. The kitchen gets set on fire, which eventually spreads to the rest of the hotel. The animals escape, with the building crashing down behind them. The building explodes with a very loud bang.
- The chickens are trapped between the fire and the crocodiles.
Little Eggs: An African Adventure has some sexual references. For example, Toto and Di kiss on a few occasions.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Little Eggs: An African Adventure has some substance use. For example, a character takes a powdery substance but it is unsure what this might be.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity and sexual activity in Little Eggs: An African Adventure.
There’s no product placement in Little Eggs: An African Adventure.
Little Eggs: An African Adventure has some mild coarse language and name calling, including ‘stupid’, ‘fools’, ‘buzz off’, ‘sacré bleu’, ‘shut up’ and ‘oh God’.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Little Eggs: An African Rescue is an animated Mexican movie, based on the Huevoscartoons Franchise. It has some crude humour and mature themes. It’s also quite scary in places. For these reasons the movie isn’t suitable for children under 8 years. We recommend parental guidance for children aged 8-10 years.
These are the main messages from Little Eggs: An African Adventure:
- Sometimes you have to believe in the impossible
- The size of your enemy doesn’t matter, you can defeat them with intelligence.
Values in this Little Eggs: An African Adventure that you could reinforce with your children include teamwork, bravery, trying to do better, perseverance and forgiveness.
Little Eggs: An African Adventure could also give you the chance to talk with your children about stereotypes, and how not all people of a nationality are bad. There are good and bad people everywhere. You could also talk about how Toto’s children feel when he sometimes says things that upset them. And how they come to realise that sometimes we need to understand that people say things they don’t mean when they are upset.