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Sex & Nudity

Suggested Rating: PG for Frightening Images and Brief Suggestive Humor

Minor sensuality: A large, buxom gypsy woman is briefly seen dancing seductively on a table for the Horned King's drunken soldiers.

One of the witches tries to seduce Fflewddur by prowling on top of him. After Fflewddur is turned into a frog, there's a rather comical moment where he gets stuck in the buxom witch's cleavage.

Taran and Eilonwy kiss.

Violence & Gore

Fantasy violence throughout

A pig is threatened to be killed if a character doesn't cooperate.

Taran has some blood running from his mouth when chasing after Hen Wen.

Taran duels using the magic sword with several soldiers, the sword obliterates their weapons into shreds of metal and wood.

The Horned King resurrects dead soldiers using the black cauldron and they massacre several living soldiers off-screen and we see Eilonwy's reaction to this.

In a deleted scene, the Cauldron Born kills one of the Horned King's soldiers and the soldier's body is dissolved by mist.

The dead soldiers start to decompose when the cauldron is corrupted.

Taran and the Horned King duel and the Horned King gets sucked into the cauldron and disintegrates.

Profanity

None, aside from some minor name-calling.

We see a party scene in the Horned King's castle with many of his soldiers consuming ale and behaving in various states of intoxication.

The Horned King, and his dragons appear very demonic and may be frightening for young children.

The dragons chase and terrorize Hen Wen in one sequence that's rather suspenseful.

The dead soldiers appear as living skeletons and are rather ghastly.

Gurgi sacrifices himself to the cauldron at the end of the film, but is later resurrected.

The Horned King's death is rather frightening.

If the movie wasn't heavily edited, it would have recieved a PG-13 rating. That being said, the film isn't quite as dark and violent as legend would have it.

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some scary images
Certification:
Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:G (DVD rating) / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) / Canada:F (Ontario) / Chile:TE / Finland:K-10 / France:U / Netherlands:AL / Netherlands:6 (2010) (special edition DVD) / Peru:PT / Portugal:M/6 / South Korea:All / Sweden:7 / UK:U / USA:PG / West Germany:6 (w)

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