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Sex & Nudity

  • Miss Brisby is seen without her red coat, she's covered in fur, which is how humans see mice.

Violence & Gore

  • When Ms. Brisby is caught in a cage, she cuts herself trying to escape and bleeds, blood is shown.
  • A number of animals are killed throughout the film.
  • Blood is shown about 8 times in this film.
  • 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" and "heck" is also used. A little few uses of some mild name-calling.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 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.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is an unbelievable amount of violence. Some scenes will frighten at least some very young children.
  • This film is a little dark.
  • Mrs. Brisby and Jeremy are chased by Dragon the cat, who is designed to feel as monstrous and menacing as possible.
  • 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. However, a familiar face allows her to enter again and another rat, the Captain of the Guard, meets them and so warmly welcomes her inside.


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

Violence & Gore

  • 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.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • At the film's climax, the cinderblock home starts to sink into the mud despite the best efforts of Mrs. Brisby and the Rats to stop it. Meanwhile, her children struggle to keep from drowning in their flooding home while the viewer has no idea how the bedridden Timmy is doing.

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