Some kids’ movies are more loaded with serious issues like religion, race, politics, environmental problems, and class inequality than most of Hollywood movies. Here are 7 kids’ movies that raised serious issues.
How To Train Your Dragon
The movie might be set in the world of dragons, magic, and evil lurking in the shadows, but it doesn’t mean it can’t address the issues of the modern world. The Viking village has a huge problem with dragons and has always used only the language of violence to communicate with them. A young boy, who never had it in him to harm anyone, chose a different path and befriended one of them, opening a whole new era of Viking and dragon relationships. The message in this movie is strong: violence is not always the answer!
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Before there was Avatar, telling the story of creatures living in perfect harmony with nature, there was FernGully: The Last Rainforest. It’s heavily loaded with environmental problems and humans are shown as the ones destroying the amazing balance of the natural world inhabited by animals, fairies, and other wonderful creatures.
This coming of age story might be the most unique presentation of how we deal with the emotional transformation that happens as we grow up. It’s fun for kids to watch as it is full of vibrant characters, but the adults will certainly appreciate the complexity of this movie, revealing the inner workings of the human mind.