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A number of animals are killed throughout the film.

Blood is shown about 8 times in this film.

A spider gets squashed by the Great Owl, and the spiders blood is shown in a greenish color.

The main character cuts her arm and blood is shown.

One of the main characters gets crushed by a cinder block.

Jenner slashed his assistant with a sword before engaging in a sword fight.

The duel scene ends as the injured rat throws a knife at Jenner's back, killing him.


There is only one use of the word "Damn" in the entire picture.


A cat's food is drugged by a mouse and you see the cat asleep with one unfocusing eye open.

In the flashback scene, a man injects a mouse with a special drug.

This film is pretty dark.

Mrs. Brisby and Jeremy were chased by Dragon the cat

The tractor nearly destroyed the Brisby house but saved by Auntie Shrew.

One rat in rat nest tries to kill Mrs. Brisby but she retreats.

Suggested MPAA movie rating: Rated PG for mild language, some scary scenes, mild blood and violence.


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