Zhu Zhu Pets Quest for Zhu the Movie Review & Giveaway

Are your kids really into zhu zhu pets? My kids love them. They have loved them from the beginning and they still love them now. My son even bought a zhu zhu baby hamster the other day. A baby!

They were more than thrilled when they found out we'd get to watch the new Zhu Zhu pets movie before it even came out in stores.  It's called Quest for Zhu and as you might expect, it features zhu zhu hamsters as the main characters. In fact, Mr. Squiggles is one of the lead hamsters, and I think we own Mr. Squiggles.

Here's what you should know about the movie from a kid's perspective:

My 5 and 7 year old loved it. They loved it from the moment they saw the cover, and surprisingly they claim to have seen commercials for this movie. They were engrossed in the movie for the entire show. They really, really liked it.

Here's what you should know from a parent's perspective:

This movie is absolutely okay for kids to watch. There are some "scary" parts, I guess, but I think that's what makes the movie. The story line is interesting enough for adults to be engaged. The moral of the story is a good one - be grateful for what you have and don't run away from home. At least that's what I thought the moral was.

There is singing. I'm just warning you. My kids seemed to like the singing. As soon as I noticed there was singing, I thought, "holy smoke, get me out of here." Luckily, the singing happens just a bit at the beginning and the end.

There is no singing in the middle. Phew. I'm not a fan of singing in movies (musicals, cartoons, anything!) The graphics are good and there's something kind of awesome about hamsters running in tubes. There is some quality tube running in this movie.

But I think the movie gets good when the hamsters finally make it to the palace. I'm not going to give it away, but this is the good (and maybe scary for 3 and under?) part. I would have let my 3 year olds watch it, but I'm just saying.

Up until they get to the palace, the story has a few twists and turns but it's mostly a happy, colorful children's story. Let's just say I like the twist and I like the ending - minus the singing.

The movie comes out on September 27th. I've noticed pre-orders available on Amazon and I'm sure you'll be able to find it in stores. Because of the timing, I'd say this would make a great Christmas gift.

One Suburban Jungle reader will also get a free copy of this movie! If you want to enter to win a copy of Quest for Zhu - fill out the entry form below. One lucky reader will be selected at random and notified by email.

*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the Quest for Zhu for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.


bored2quickly said...

I follow you on GFC and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Renee Walters

crystletellerday said...

i love hamsters crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Brittney said...

my daughter has pipsqueak
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

jcwega27 said...

My daughter has several, not sure if any in movie

KPort207 said...

We have quite a few but I am unsure if we have any featured in the movie. lol

kport207 at gmail dot com

tatertot374 said...

My daughters would love this
thank you

BethElderton said...

I took the "What Zhu Are You?" quiz and came out Kingston! LOL!
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

agatewood1 said...

my son has a few of them but not sure if any are the main characters he saw this advertise on tv the other day and is excited to see it..thanks!

Anonymous said...

The movie looks so cute! I found out on the website that they have puppies!! Those are adorable!

aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

nzxtneo said...

My daughter and think the Zhu Zhu pets are super cute!

petchk79 said...

We own a bunch of these zhu zhu pets, but unfortunately none that are in the movie, I'm sure this will change :)

Recent Commentaries said...

I love to see comedic actors do a serious role. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Stranger Than Fiction are actually my favorites from those two actors. I admit I'm more of a comedic type, but the fact that they did them so well and so convincing I think made them my favorites.

dan healey said...

My daughter has a hamster and anything with hamsters in it she loves.


Nickolay said...

My niece would love this movie! Thanks for the chance


Amanda Leach said...

We love the Zhu Zhu Pets. My daughter has a few of them, i'm sure but i can't tell which ones she has. LOL.

Amanda Leach

Becca Ann said...

My daughter loves zhuzhus.. shes got a bunch of them! She told me she wants this movie for christmas!

Donald said...

my neices own a few of the zhu zhu stuff but i dont think they have any of the main characters. I know they would love this!

Erica C. said...

We have a couple of these! The movie is a cute addition.

Katherine Fary said...

It will be absolutely adorable

Michelle Little said...

My daughter has quite a collection of Zhu Zhu pets. I like them much better than the real thing. I'm pretty sure she has most of the main character.

mllmogaml at gmx dot com

Stacie said...

This movie looks so cute! My 2 youngest kids actually have most of the main characters in the movie!! That's a lot of hamsters!! I'd love to win this!

darcie a said...

I would love to win this for my daughter!! She loves zhu zhu pets!! This would make her day

Stephanie Griffin said...

The site was under construction. My son would love this. Thanks for the opportnity.


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