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Sex & Nudity

  • In the "Pastoral Symphony" segment, Diana the goddess of the moon is only wearing a thin fabric that covers her sensitive parts.
  • In the "Pastoral" sequence, the are brief scenes of female centaurs with exposed breasts (without nipples) as they are seen bathing. After the bath scene, their breasts are covered by flower wreaths, long hair, etc.
  • In the same sequence Cupids fly around in the nude, buttocks exposed (without genitalia). There is a gag toward the end of one movement in which a cupid's rear end forms a heart.
  • There is a quick, brief moment during the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence in which two flying harpies' breasts are visible very close-up. Unlike the centaurs, these harpies are anatomically correct.

Violence & Gore

  • In "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Mickey chops a live broom to bits, referencing classic horror movies. The action is seen in silhouette to lessen the intensity of the scene.
  • Zeus attempts to strike various gods with lightning and a violent storm sweeps and disrupts the creatures in "Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony" scene.
  • A Tyrannosaurus Rex fights and kills a Stegosaurus during the "Rite of Spring" sequence.
  • The demon in the "Night on Bald Mountain" has a very menacing look to him, and the ghosts/creepers that join him look grotesque. The whole sequence is made to look like hell (literally), and several creepers fall into the fire. The ghosts, creepers, and demon all disappear when church bells ring, and everything becomes peaceful again.


  • There is not a lot of dialogue to begin with; therefore no profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In the Pastoral sequence, Bacchus is tipsy on wine. However, this remains true to Greek mythology, as Bacchus is the god of wine.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The "Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey axing a living broomstick to splinters (all in shadow, but the imagery is menacing and the broom looks like it is struggling to flee). The broom bits resurrect into an army of brooms.
  • In the "Pastoral Symphony", the god Zeus gleefully uses the weather elements to scare other characters and throws thunderbolts to his son Bacchus.
  • The "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence can be frightening, particularly the appearance of the giant demon Chernabog who looms over smaller demons, devils, ghosts and ghouls. In one scene, he throws demons into a pit of fire. In another scene, he transforms dancing fire maidens into demonic animals. Reportedly Disney still occasionally receives complaints about the sequence.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The "Rite of Spring" segment involves depictions of death of various prehistoric reptiles. A Mosasaur grasps a Pteranodon in its jaws and kills it. A Tyrannosaurus Rex kills a Stegosaurus by breaking its neck. Finally all dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles die from a combination of starvation and dehydration, and the final scenes depict their bones.
  • However, the "Night of Bald Mountain" ends with "good" daylight, forcing the scary images to retreat. A rendition of "Ave Maria" and scenes of churchgoers and nature counters all the scariness.

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