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(2004), PG

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
January 16, 2004
73 out of 100

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(2004), PG -- ... seems to be a fascination with the human posterior.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Walt Disney Pictures
Distribution (US): Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures
Director(s): Timothy Björklund
Producer(s): Stephen Swofford
Screenplay: Bill Steinkellner, Cherie Steinkellner
Music: Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Stephen James Taylor
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

At least the MPAA got it right this time. Disney's Teacher's Pet earned a score of 73 which places it smack dab in the middle of the CAP scoring range earned by PG movies (86 to 68 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database of movies. And it is every bit "Parental Guidance" (or maybe "Parental Avoidance"). Please read the listing in the Findings/Scoring section before you decide whether this envelope-pushing (so what else is new?) Disney film.

Surrounding the seemingly constant appearance of smiling "Duh!", there is, in my opinion, little entertainment value to this animated musical. How this can be an extension of the Emmy award winning TV series is beyond me. But then, how the TV series won an Emmy award is beyond me. Even with six kids, we don't watch it. Whatever. I am not a movie critic or reviewer. I do not have the expertise to know what to look for to know whether a work of entertainment is Emmy- or Oscar- or Grammy-material or whatever. And I don't really want to have such expertise. That expertise is what gives Oscar awards to mostly R-rated films. I do, however, have the "expertise" to tell you what is immoral. And so do you. It is called the Bible.

Star 4th grade teacher Mrs. Helperman (voice of Debra Jo Rupp) was told by Principal Strickler (voice of Wallace Shawn) that she was a finalist for the National Excellent American Teacher Organization (N.E.A.T.O.) awards conducted in Florida. Spot Helperman (voice of Nathan Lane) is a broken-hearted dog, broken-hearted because he cannot go to Florida with his master Leonard Helperman (Shaun Fleming) and Leonard's mother, Mrs. Helperman. Why not? Because The Helpermans would be using Mr. Strickler's "Wentawaygo" motor home to get to Florida and cat-lover Mr. Strickler said "ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS!"

Spot has wanted to be a boy for a long time, often heard as the popular one-liner in the commercials "I GOTTA BE A BOY!" In fact, Spot has been dressing up as a boy and going to school with Leonard for years and had even won several scholastic awards as evidenced by medallions dangling from his neck. Now Spot has more reason to become a boy. Spot found a way to become a boy in this episode through an insult TV program which announced that a mad scientist in Florida, Dr. Krank (voice of Kelsey Grammer) could change animals into people. Now Spot has even more reason to go with his family to Florida.

Spot found a way to go to Florida with his family and found Dr. Krank. Dr. Krank's previous experiments were on lower life forms and were not all that successful. One of his experiments resulted in an alligator boy (Paul Reubens) and another experiment resulted in a mosquito girl (Megan Mullally). Dr. Krank believed the cause of the failures was that the experiments were on lower life forms. He believed that using a higher life form - a dog - should be successful. But that which Spot was turned into by Dr. Krank was not a boy.

While on the surface, this Disney tour into fantasy might seem innocuous, even in light of Disney's propensity for celebrating the practice of homosexuality. But it is our "job" to tell you about the contents of a film so you can make an informed decision whether a film is fit for your kids before they set through it. This is what I will share with you now.

There seems to be a fascination with the human posterior in this animated film. Several times attention was drawn to a posterior in one manner or another. An elderly lady's posterior was greatly exaggerated and emphasized. The viewing angle repeatedly forced the viewer onto the exaggeration. A man was seen pulling too-small pants up over his posterior. And the top of the glutei fissure was seen repeatedly. In addition, adults were seen in their underwear repeatedly and a waitress's uniform was ripped off of her exposing her in her underwear. While such display of underwear might be funny to some, it would not be to the one who wears only his/her underwear in public. At least, the police would not likely think it funny. I doubt God finds it funny, either [Eph. 5:4] In addition, several times the mother was lied to [Rev. 22:14-15] and the address of Dr. Krank included triple sixes.

Please inspect closely the listing in the findings/Scoring section before making a decision whether to expose your family to this film.

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  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
  • Rev. 22:14-15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city [Heaven]. For without [outside Heaven] are dogs, and [the unforgiven] sorcerers , and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie [all liars - see Rev. 21:8].
  • Matt. 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.

    Disney's Teacher's Pet (2004) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • animated violence, repeatedly
  • assault with an axe
  • animated gore
  • dark dream sequence
  • imprisonment of a boy

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • references and suggestions of urination
  • lying to mother, repeatedly

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • ripping the dress off a waitress
  • exaggeration of and attention drawn purposely to the posterior
  • male posterior nudity, twice
  • adults in underwear, repeatedly
  • views of the top of the glutei fissure, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking

    Offense to God (O)
  • triple sixes
  • "Fool" [Matt. 5:22]

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

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