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Sleeping Beauty
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Several creepy characters attack Prince Phillip; they tie him up and gag him. He ends up in a dungeon chained to a wall.

Maleficent places a spell on baby Aurora that states she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel at age 16. This eventually happens.

Maleficent turns into a giant fire breathing dragon and attacks Prince Phillip. She surrounds him with fire and snaps at him with her teeth. He eventually kills her by throwing his sword at her; it strikes her in the heart (blood is shown) and she falls off a cliff to her doom.

The witch's creepy creatures try to stop the prince's escape by throwing rocks at him, firing arrows, or pouring boiling water on him. Fairies turn the rocks into bubbles, the arrows into harmless flowers, and the water into a rainbow.

A crow is turned to stone. Non graphic and non frightening


Some mild name calling, as well as one use of "hell" as a place.


An alcohol drink is shown in one scene but no one is shown drinking.

If this was a today's animation, it would probably be PG.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG for scary cartoon action

Argentina:Atp / Australia:G / Brazil:Livre / Canada:G (video rating) / Finland:K-3 (2008) (DVD release) / Finland:K-8 (1959) / France:Tous publics / Iceland:L / Peru:PT / Portugal:M/6 / South Korea:All / Spain:T / Sweden:Btl / Sweden:7 (re-release) / UK:U / USA:Approved (certificate #19062) (original rating) / USA:G (re-rating) (1970) / West Germany:0

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