While maybe not quite as memorable stylistically (or message-wise) as something from Pixar or possessing the iconic characters like a Disney flick does, Shorts still makes for an enjoyable afternoon diversion that also won't elicit too many eye rolls from the patient parents accompanying their kids. And like many accounts of instant wish fulfillment, it may even make you a little more thankful for what you already have, always the best lesson of all.


  • Drugs/Alcohol:  None.
  • Language/Profanity:  No expletives, just a few negative words thrown around like "dumb butt" and "idiot" There's also some rude scatological humor involving nose picking and passing gas.
  • Sex/Nudity:  None.
  • Violence:  Those afraid of snakes, crocs or bugs may find a couple of the scenes disturbing or a little scary. But aside from that, all the bumps and bruises that occur are meant for comic effect. 


Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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