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MPAA Rated PG for some scary moments

Sex & Nudity

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  • Some "alive" apple trees throw apples at Dorothy and the Scarecrow.
  • The Wicked Witch throws a fireball at the Scarecrow.
  • The Wicked Witch's guards throw spears at Toto as the pooch escapes her castle.
  • The Wicked Witch sets the Scarecrow's arm on fire.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • This movie is pure perfection in many ways

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • People with lilapsophobia (fear of tornadoes) may find the tornado scene unnerving.
  • When Dorothy first arrives in Munchkinland, it is revealed that she killed the Wicked Witch Of The East when her house landed on the witch. You see the witch's legs under the house. Can be frightening to some.
  • The tornado approaches the farm just as Dorothy arrives (including views of her inside the farmhouse as things are blown about, and later images of the house up inside the tornado, etc...).
  • The initial shots of the Wizard's chamber (flames and a green projected head), along with Dorothy and the trio's frightened reactions.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Dorothy and the trio go through a "haunted forest" and then encounter some flying monkeys that chase the foursome.

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