Everyones Hero
G
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Brian Dennehy, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin, Dana Reeve, Robert Wagner, Richard Kind, Raven-Symone, Joe Torre, Jake Syzmanski, Jake T. Austin. Animated family adventure. Written by Bob Kurtz. Directed by Dan St. Pierre, Colin Brady.

Its the 1930s when Depression-era America was uplifted by the prowess of the mighty Babe. The Sultan of Swat Babe Ruth was nearly every boys hero, including young Yankee, the son of a hard-working man whose favorite team was, you guessed it, the Yankees. Alas, young Yankee has not mastered the skill of ball playing. And just when he is about to give up, he finds a magical baseball one that talks! And if thats not wild enough, boy and ball befriend the abducted bat belonging to the great Bambino. Together the three have the adventure of a lifetime, one where Yankee restores his familys honor, befriends the worlds biggest sports superstar, and reveals the hero within.

Christopher Reeve was the original director on this computer-generated animated feature, the late actor-directors dream project. The script contains good family relationships, positive life lessons and an engaging plotline. Lively, imaginative and uplifting, this is truly a fun flick for the entire family.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Summary
Crude Language: A couple of flatulence jokes, but nothing excessive.
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: The animated adventure features a few perilous situations, but the filmmakers handle the material responsibly. There are several chase scenes and some slapstick as the villain constantly stumbles or is hit by inanimate objects, mostly by his own ineptitude.
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: Some subject matter may need to be explained, like the time period where most in America had to struggle financially. The boy is bullied at school and there is some name calling. There are a couple of jolting scenes that may scare very little ones. Parents should attend in order to reassure.
Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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