The Black Cauldron parents guide

The Black Cauldron

Overall B

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).

Release date July 24, 1985

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use B-

Why is The Black Cauldron rated PG? The MPAA rated The Black Cauldron PG for some scary images.

Run Time: 80 minutes

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The Black Cauldron
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Black Cauldron rated PG? The Black Cauldron is rated PG by the MPAA for some scary images.

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.

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The Black Cauldron
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Black Cauldron is directed by Jack Hannah, Richard Rich, Ted Berman and stars Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, June Foray, Clarence Nash.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Black Cauldron movie is September 14, 2010. Here are some details…

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

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