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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

In the "Once upon a Wintertime" segment, a young man and woman kiss twice. The second kiss leaves the man with a vacant expression and a hickey on his face which he wipes off.

During the "Pecos Bill" segment, Bill's guns fly out of their holsters and shoot by themselves in midair when his girlfriend kisses him. It's obviously an ejaculation joke but kids most likely won't get it.

Violence & Gore

In the "Johnny Appleseed" segment, a man accidentally kisses a woman when he tries to bite an apple on a string and she slaps him. (played for laughs)

Pecos Bill comically shoots at several things (stars, Indians, other cowboys) with his guns. No one is hurt.

In the "Little Toot" segment, the titular character is zapped by a bolt of lightening and is later seen with a bandage on his rear. (played for laughs)

In the "Blame it on the Samba" segment, a wacky bird plants dynamite in a grand piano and the (live-action) pianist is shown to be frightened when smoke begins rising from it. The piano explodes, but its' pieces morph into a regular piano and the unharmed pianist keeps playing.


In the uncut version of the film, Pecos Bill is almost always seen with a cigarette between his lips and on one occasion, rolls a smoke and lights it while riding a bucking tornado. The VHS release had the cigarette digitally removed, but it remains intact on the DVD.

A parrot smokes a cigar.

In a scene potentially scary for younger viewers, Little Toot, upset with himself, envisions a group of angry-eyed, shark-toothed buoys who eerily chant "Bad boy, Bad boy...shame, shame...too bad, too bad!" The scene only lasts about two minutes though.

The "Bumble Boogie" segment involves a bee constantly trying to escape from the denizens of a nightmarish, music note-based world. They include a snake made of piano keys, flowers that trap him and music notes that almost squash him. He is able to evade them at every turn.

The "Once upon a Wintertime" segment involves a scene where a young woman gets trapped on an ice floe about to go over a waterfall. She is saved.

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