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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: G

New images and music update this 1940 Disney film that sets classical music to animated sequences. Segments are introduced by Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Levine, Itzhak Perlman, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Quincy Jones and Penn & Teller; the music is played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. [1:15]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A Jack-in-the Box tries to kiss a girl, and a duck kisses another bird.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A volcano/beast/fire-breathing bird comes to life, destroying all the natural surroundings and killing a woman (she is supposed to represent nature at large). A man chops off his hand (played for laughs). We see three people who are obviously depressed; one stands on top of a building, looks over the edge and appears to contemplate suicide. A toy soldier is knocked down a drain and appears to be drowning (he survives); also, a mouse is caught in a whirlpool and looks like he could drown, and a flood accompanied by stormy weather threatens to drown several animals. Birds chase a baby whale and the whale is caught in an iceberg, almost struck by lightning, and separated from its parents (they do reunite). A Jack-in-the-Box drops a toy soldier, throws blocks at it, and also tries to slice it with a machete. A toy soldier hits a Jack-in-the-Box with a gun, a man whips a mouse with a broom, a mouse chops up a broom with an axe, several birds peck on another bird, a duck hits a rhinoceros in the buttocks with a porcupine, a bunch of animals fall on a duck, a fish swallows a toy soldier, a bird is thrown off an ark, a broom walks over a mouse, a duck falls out of a hammock, a butterfly spits water on another, wolves prepare to eat a bunny (but they don't go through with it), a girl is almost hit by a car, a girl falls down and runs into a wall, a girl throws paint on a man, and a mother yells at her daughter. One "jump" scene in which a fire-breathing bird scares a woman.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Depression, Noah's ark, unemployment, sorcery, magic, getting lost, separation from parents, natural disaster, death and rebirth

MESSAGE - Music and images can tell a story in ways the spoken word can't.

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