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Based on the popular children's book series, The Prydain Chronicles, by Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron follows the adventures of Taran (voice of Grant Bardsley), a young, assistant pig herder who cares for a prophetic porker sought after by the ill-intentioned Horned King (voice of Arthur Malet).
Why Is The Black Cauldron Rated PG?
The Black Cauldron is rated PG for some scary images.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Black Cauldron...
Violence: Frightening and perilous scenes include depictions of ghoulish and demonic characters. Skeletons come to life and form an army. Later they begin to disintegrate. Characters engage in hand-to-hand duels. Weapons are used on several occasions. A boy uses a sword to fight off a group of soldiers. One character suffers a bloody lip. A character is sucked into a magical cauldron. Humans and animals are chased, hit and threatened. A man is attacked and bitten by a dog. A character sacrifices himself.
Sexual: A woman with a large bosom throws herself on another character. A small animal is caught in her cleavage. A woman dances seductively for a group of soldiers. Two young characters kiss.
Language: Some brief name-calling is heard.
Alcohol/Drug: Several secondary characters are seen drinking at a party, some to the point of intoxication.
Other: Characters use spells and other black magic.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Black Cauldron.
Another young boy destined to become a future monarch pulls an enchanted blade from an anvil in the animated movie The Sword and the Stone. A boy discovers his role in the future of freeing his people from the clutch of an evil king in Eragon.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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Details on home video releases of The Black Cauldron...
The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition releases to DVD on September 14, 2010. Bonus features include:
- Deleted scene: The Fairfolk
- The Witches Challenge Game
- Still frame gallery
- Original theatrical trailer
- Trivia Game: Quest For The Black Cauldron
- Donald Duck cartoon from 1952: Trick Or Treat