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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (animated violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to animated violence and frightening scenes.|
|Children aged 8-10||Parental guidance recommended due to animated violence and frightening scenes.|
|Children over the age of 10||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Black Cauldron, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||The content is very mild in impact|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In the land of Prydain, lowly pig herder Taran (voiced by Grant Bardsley) dreams of becoming a gallant knight. Instead, he is charged with keeping prophesying pig, Hen Wen, out of the hands of the evil Horned King (voiced by John Hurt). However, the King ends up kidnapping Hen Wen so he can use her to find the location of a magical black cauldron to help him summon an army of the undead. With the help of Princess Eilonwy (voiced by Susan Sheridan), Fflewddur Fflam the Bard (voiced by Nigel Hawthorne), and a gopher wood-troll called Gurgi (voiced by John Byner), Taran must find the black cauldron before the King and save the day.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Magic; Friendship; Harm to animals.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The Black Cauldron is an animated movie based on the book by the same name. An old-school Disney film, it features a King Arthur-esque story, magical creatures, and a simple plot. This film is likely to entertain children under 12, though it is not suitable for children under 8, and parental guidance is recommended to 10 due to animated action violence and frightening scenes.
The main message from this movie is that when you work together, you can achieve anything.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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