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Still shot from the movie: Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty

Half a century ago, Disney's Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on a spinning wheel spindle and fell into a magical comma. Now the classic animation is reawakening in a 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition, where the classic story will undoubtedly enchant a new generation of movie watchers. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release:
Video Release: 06 Oct 2008
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Sleeping Beauty Rated G?


In this animated fairytale, a cold and calculating evil sorceress casts a fatal spell on a young infant. When her plans are foiled, she sends an army of pig-faced minions and a pet bird to search for the missing princess. Later, the wicked woman uses her powers to create obstacles for her opponent, like thorn bushes and a fire. As well, she turns herself into a dragon before fighting. A young man is locked in a dungeon, shot at with arrows and narrowly escapes being hit with falling rocks and boiling water. Characters find themselves in peril and one is put into a magical trance. Some swordplay is shown and an animal is stabbed (a little blood is depicted). In a comedic fashion, two men are portrayed becoming drunk during a series of toasts, which leads to name-calling and the threat of a duel. Another character passes out after drinking too much alcohol. Characters kiss.

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