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Still shot from the movie: Pollyanna.


After losing her parents, Pollyanna (Hayley Mills) moves in with her rich aunt (Jane Wyman) who hasn't got a clue how to give love to anyone. Yet despite her aunt's austere nature, the orphaned girl still manages to find things to appreciate about her new home and the other people in her community. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 134
Theater Release: 19 May 1960
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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This was one of Hayley Mills’ first roles with the Disney studio. She won a Juvenile Award at the 1961 Academy Awards for her portrayal of Pollyanna. (Mills made a total of six films with Disney including The Parent Trap, In Search of the Castaways, Summer Magic, The Moon-Spinners and That Darn Cat.)

Kevin Corcoran who plays Jimmy Bean in the movie also stars in Old Yeller, Swiss Family Robinson and The Shaggy Dog.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Pollyanna (Vault Disney Collection)

Release Date: 7 May 2002

Pollyanna releases to DVD on May 7, 2002 in a Vault Disney Edition. The 2-disc package includes:

- Original Theatrical Animated Short: Nifty Nineties

- Pollyanna: Making of A Masterpiece

-Re-Creating Pollyanna’s America

- 1912!

- Lost Treasures: Walt Disney TV Introductions

-Production Archives

- 1960 Disney Studio Album

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