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(1940)

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Sex & Nudity

  • Female marionettes perform a can-can dance and their underwear is shown. Jiminy Cricket ogles them briefly in this scene
  • None

Violence & Gore

  • Mild cartoon action:
  • A cat hits a fox on his head with a mallet two times. The cat bashes the fox on his head, using the same object.
  • A cricket falls into billiard holes twice. This is played for laughs.
  • Children are shown throwing bricks at buildings, knocking stuff down, etc.
  • There is peril throughout the movie.

Profanity

  • The word "jackass" is used twice - in reference to a donkey (although also alludes to a dummy).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Smoking is shown:
  • Geppetto is shown with a pipe.
  • Pinocchio and Lampwick smoke cigars.
  • Pinocchio and Lampwick also drink beer.
  • Parents should be warned that the smoking/drinking is done by children. However, the film clearly discourages it.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Suggested MPAA rating: PG for some action/peril and smoking.
  • The G-rating for this film is very outdated, back in 1940 the rating system was a little weird, it was OK to show violence and incredibly frightening/intense images to kids as long as there was no profanity, sex or nudity. By today's standards this is a solid PG/mild PG-13 mostly due to 3 very intense and emotional scenes (Pinocchio getting kidnapped by Stromboli, the boys turning into Donkeys/being threatened with a whip, and the escape from Monstro/Pinocchio's supposed death).

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