PLOEY Movie Review and Free Printable Activity Sheets
When my daughter became a teenager her love of animated films drifted away but the other night she fell in love with the new movie PLOEY. We had a chance to watch this new film that flew to DIRECT TV Cinema on March 28th. Don’t have DIRECT TV? No worries, it will be in theaters on April 26th. We loved the film and the heart warming story it shares and wanted to share it with you. Plus we have free, printable activity sheets themed after the movie for you and the kids to enjoy.
PLOEY tells the story of (you guessed it) Ploey, a young flightless plover chick, who gets separated from his family and must undertake a dangerous journey to a legendary valley in order to save his loved ones from falling prey to the evil falcon. The animation is beautiful and the work taken on each of the characters is fantastic.
It also tells a positive story while moving along at a good pace. The messages of perseverance, love, and conquering fear are told throughout the story and I love that they picked Ploey’s fear of flying to show how sometimes we have to step out on faith and try to fly if we are ever going to step out of our comfort zone.
The movie is rated PG because there are some intense scenes like Ploey being chased by a hawk, his father dying, and him being left behind. However, it is light-hearted and deals with the issues without too much scare. I always suggest using your own judgement as you know how your child will react to different situations.
Also as I mentioned above, even my teenage daughter enjoyed this film and couldn’t stop watching it. I will be sure to add this to our family’s movie library when it becomes available. The trailer for the film is below for you to check and then scroll on down to get your free, printable activity sheets.