A little frog with big dreams turns a woodland community head-over-lily-pad. "The Brave Frog" is an all-animated adventure glowing with music, fun and laughter that will delight the entire family for years to come.
Genres:Kids & Family, Animation Sub-Genres:Animation, Animation Studio:Image Entertainment Format:DVD - Color - Animated DVD Release Date: 06/01/1999 Original Release Date: 01/01/1989 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1989 Release Year: 1999 Run Time: 1hr 30min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 2 MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
This is a Japanese cartoon
Jacobo de Pedro | Las Rozas, Madrid Spain | 04/17/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"THE BRAVE FROG is a movie made in the US by compiling images taken from the Japanese TV-series "Kerokko Demetan", produced in 1973. It's a pity that there are no references to the original production within the "technical information"..."
Valerie Jill | 04/02/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I couldn't believe the content of this movie! How it ever got a G rating I'll never know! My 3 year old bowed out of watching after about 5 minutes because it was "too scary". I went back and forth from playing with my 3 yr. old and watching the movie with my (almost) 5 yr. old. At one point I came in to see the father smack the "brave frog" across the face only to send him flying to the ground, listening to a lecture about respect! I was stunned and continued to watch thoroughly expecting it to redeem itself with a lesson or something, but the next major event (not 5 min. later) was the discovery of the "brave frog's" murdered friend(yes, the word murdered was used). By this point my 5 yr. old no longer wanted to watch and I agreed wholeheartedly saying that I dind't think it was a good movie for anyone to watch. No one wanted to discuss it further and I can't say that I blame them for not wanting to think about it. At least when Disney shows murdere and criminal behavior it's masked in such a way that the little ones really don't know what's going on. The Brave Frog make a point to see that the kids know exactly what's happening!"
The worst movie ever!
Judy L. Farnen | 03/24/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, where to begin! The memories I cherish of this insult to cinema (not to mention Japanese Anime) are vague impressions of horror and disgust. I was not very frightened by the parts that were supposed to be dramatic, even though these should not be viewed by young children, but by the overall mental deadness and bleakness of the film. You go away feeling that the world is a cold and evil place, and I all but shivered in my bed afterwards. After 90 minuites of violence and death in a bleak, cold amphibian world, I took one look at the repulsive cover and realised that it was created as a warning by some well intentioned graphic designer who wished to warn people away from this movie. do not waste your money! Warn the rest away before it is too late!"
You want rated G violence? This is the movie for ya!
Jacobo de Pedro | 12/16/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm only twelve and I understand thet this movie is not good for kids ,atleast not the first half of it.I mean its an ok movie its just the rating they gave it.So its about this tree frog boy named Jonathan who's brother's and sister's are eaten by monsters and then years later he falls for this girl named Pookey [okay]who's father doesn't like the idea.Then he orders these bullies named Lefty and Mo [ooooookay]to beat the life out of him until he backs off. Jonathan fights them three times in the movie and the last time was good and bad because someone finally helps him.I'm going to try to explain the parts that I didn't really think was right for kids in america the first time jonathan fight those bullies he tries to defend himself but ends up getting beaten up in the process over a girl he likes.The scene has graphic written all over it.Mo grabs jonathan by the collar and slaps in the face....continulesly! That pretty much tells children that its ok to risk your life for people you just meet aka pookey....that's just a dumb name but anyway. The second fight jonathan wins at first but of course ends up losing the girl again and afterwards she blames herself tells him to believe blah blah blah.Anyway this third fight is when the hero comes in Mo knocks jonathan down and tells him to stay away from pookey or else.Once again jonathan tries to defend himself but did a pretty good job at first Mo holds jonathan by his shirt and slaps him again which sounds like he's hitting him even harder pookey then tries to stop the fight but to no avail then this big frog named goliath comes in and saves the day.I won't go on anymore its your desision if you want to buy it but if you ask me your only asking for the loss of your children's inoccence."
Brings back memories
Thomas E. Paulson | Des Moines, IA USA | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When i was very young, i watched this movie on nikolodeon(back in the pinwheels days) and was completely intrigued. I know somewhere this film is on vhs at my parents house, and I am thrilled(though appalled at the price) to see it on dvd. I had to write this review after seeing what the parents were writing about this. I remember this movie having a fantastic story and seeming very real as a child, but never remember is shocking me in any way, and my parents restricted me from watching even movies rated PG-13. Children under the age of 5 would have problems understanding the plot of this movie, so I would not suggest it for anyone under this age. This cartoon contains nothing more offensive than the cartoon of the hobbit or films such as labrynth or the dark crystal. yuppies that are now parents will want to keep their kids away because they are offended by anything that makes their children think, but for the rest, as someone who watched this as at a young age, i hold only fond memories of this film."