Delhi Safari

DVD Release: April 16, 2013
Delhi Safari
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

A wacky pack of mismatched animals takes on the human race as they travel to the big city to protest the destruction of their jungle. How can a leopard cub and his mother, a peace-loving bear, a mischievous monkey, and a wisecracking parrot present their ideas to a bunch of humans? You’ll find out in this hilarious and heart-warming adventure that will have you cheering at the end.

Dove Review

What great and vibrant colors which help bring these delightful characters to life! Sultan, the leopard king, is shot by a human being right in front of his wife Begum (voiced by Vanessa Williams) and his cub, Yuvi (Tara Strong). They had gotten in the way of a construction company which is bent on clearing out trees and in the process destroy the local forest animal’s homes They decide they must go to Delhi and protest to Parliament on behalf of the animals that remain behind and for them too when they return home.

The movie does contain a lot of fantasy violence, and it is a bit alarming when the leopard is seen shot in front of his leopard wife and cub, but there is no blood. The humans are also portrayed as unfeeling murderers of the animals and yet they change by film’s end. Children twelve and above will no doubt enjoy the energy of the various characters which feature Christopher Lloyd’s voice as a pigeon and Tom Kenny as Alex the parrot.

Due to themes of friendship and fighting for what one believes in, we are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie. It’s leopards, tigers and bears, oh my!

Content Description

Sex: A parrot calls a woman wearing a short skirt and showing cleavage a "hottie"; woman bends over in short skirt; a man places a hand on woman's leg.
Language: Good God-1; Name calling such as "Bum" for rear; Butt-1; Idiot-1; Ape-1; Bonehead-1; Losers-1; Fur Brain-1; Poop-1
Violence: A leopard is shot in front of his family and the impact is seen although no blood; several characters fight and smack each other; large construction machinery knocks down trees in the forest and some of the animals flee in fear; a monkey asks other animals if they are going to allow the humans to splatter their blood all over the jungle; a character imagines a bear beating up character; hyenas threaten to eat characters; ostrich smacks other ostrich; a character is hit with needles in his rear; cars crash; rocks are thrown at animals.
Drugs: A comment about a character being off his meds; a comment about a human coming in late from a party.
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: A cub tells his leopard father he will knock his spots off when his father teases him; animal flatulence; a character picks its nose and eats it; man is portrayed as being predators to all the animals but this perspective changes a bit by film's end.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: ARC Entertainment
Writer: Nikhi Advani
Director: Nikhil Advani
Producer: Anupama Patil, Kishor Patil
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Voices of: Jason Alexander, Brad Garret, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd, Cary Elwes