In a world where monsters are real, human-werewolf Clawdeen Wolf (Miia Harris) is trying to work out where she belongs. On her 15th birthday, Clawdeen receives an invitation to Monster High. To attend the school and fulfil the dream she once shared with her mother. Clawdeen must conceal the human half of her identity.
At first, fitting in at Monster High seems easy. But it becomes increasingly difficult for Clawdeen to conceal her half-human identity, as she discovers that her human form can reveal itself when she feels strong emotions. This is put to the test when Clawdeen develops strong feelings for Deuce Gorgon (Case Walker).
Clawdeen befriends Frankie Stein (Ceci Balagot) and Draculaura (Nayah Damasen), who discover her half-human identity. Instead of casting her out, they decide to help her find the potion that will transform her into a full-blooded monster. If their quest is successful, Clawdeen will need to decide whether to remain half human or drink the potion and become a full-blood monster forever.
The journey to find the potion isn’t easy, and the friends face challenges along the way, including someone else who’s also searching for the potion. Will Clawdeen return to the human world, or will she be accepted the way she is?
Belonging; fantasy; musical; friendship; love; coming of age; courage
Monster High: The Movie has some violence. For example:
- Cleo de Nile (Jy Prishkulnik) announces she has broken up with her boyfriend. Lagoona Blue (Lina Lecompte) says, ‘Do you need me to eat him?’ and exposes her fangs.
- Mr Komos (Kyle Selig) uses magic to attack Draculaura and take her powers, leaving her to collapse.
- Mr Komos turns Deuce to stone.
Monster High: The Movie has some sexual references, including a character who identifies as ‘they/them’.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Monster High: The Movie shows some use of substances in this movie, including the use of spells and potions.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity or sexual activity in Monster High: The Movie.
There’s no product placement as such in Monster High: The Movie, but the movie is based on a Mattel doll franchise, which has associated merchandise.
There’s no coarse language in Monster High: The Movie.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Monster High: The Movie is a fantasy musical based on the Monster High fashion doll franchise from Mattel. The movie’s main themes are to do with belonging and being true to yourself.
Monster High: The Movie is best suited to teenagers and families with children aged 8 years and over. We recommend parental guidance for children aged 8-12 years.
The main message from Monster High: The Movie is to be true to yourself.
Values in Monster High: The Movie that you could reinforce with your children include:
- staying true to your values and not changing who you are to fit in with others
- being a good friend
- finding your place and belonging.
Monster High: The Movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about why it’s important to recognise the differences between reality and fantasy.