Why is Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron rated G?
Official MPAA Rating: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron is rated G for
A wild stallion has his first encounter with humans when he is caught by cavalrymen and taken to an army fort. But despite the rough training tactics taken by the officers (that may be traumatic to young viewers), Spirit is determined to get back to his herd.
Stallion fights with a mountain lion attempting to attack foals. Cowboys rope animal, knock him off his feet, and force him to follow. Animal bites, kicks and hits men with his head as well as smashes them against fences and posts. Soldiers capture a character. Several scenes include guns, some of which are fired into the air, while others are used to shoot at animals and humans. Animal is shot, appears to die. Character is hit in the head. Character uses a crop and spurs to goad an animal. Characters attack and destroy an Indian village; guns and hatchets are used during battle. Animals go over waterfall. Animal assumed to be dead. Train engine crashes into building, causing explosions and starting a massive forest fire. Animal caught in fire. Characters jump over side of high cliff while being shot at by others. Men are knocked from their horses during chase scenes.
Sexual Content: A-
Sleeping man kisses horse while dreaming. Scenes of affection shown between two horses.
Includes several instances of unfinished phrases, no profanities heard, and some name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A-
Empty liquor bottle seen in camp. Army officer smokes cigar.
Depiction of horse giving birth to foal. Animal licks cold object and gets tongue stuck to it. Animal and human are tied in the sun and left without food or water for several days. Scenes depict men attempting to break a horse for riding. Man attempts to brand a horse with a red-hot iron.