The Indian In The Cupboard parents guide

The Indian In The Cupboard

Strange things happen behind the closed doors of an old cupboard.

Overall A-

Omri (Hal Scardino) is a young boy who receives an unusual present at his birthday: An old cupboard that magically transforms plastic toys into small human beings.

Release date July 14, 1995

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

Why is The Indian In The Cupboard rated PG? The MPAA rated The Indian In The Cupboard PG for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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The Indian In The Cupboard
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Indian In The Cupboard rated PG? The Indian In The Cupboard is rated PG by the MPAA for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing.

Overall: A-
A young boy is amazed after receiving a small cupboard with a special key for his birthday, and discovers it can bring anything to life that’s placed inside. Bringing an Iroquois Indian and a western cowboy to life, he and his friend begin to realize they are becoming responsible for something far greater than a toy.

Violence: B
Pigeon briefly attacks box containing small Indian—blood later seen on Indian’s legs as a result of the attack, but audience does not see the attack. An old Indian dies from shock. Young boy steals another boy’s money by bumping him on the street. Boy kicks an animal exercise ball, containing a pet rat, down stairs. Various toys come alive in miniature and briefly begin fighting with each other. Cowboy with gun and Indian with bow and arrow fight each other—Indian eventually shoots off cowboy’s hat with arrow. Miniature cowboy with tiny gun shoots full-size boy inflicting very minor injury. Young boys begin verbally arguing in school hallway, requiring a teacher to calm them down. Brief images of native people getting shot by white men in a western movie seen on television. Man is shot with arrow.

Sexual Content: A-
Young boys briefly watch scantily clad girls dancing suggestively in a music video on television. Indian is dressed in traditional attire, which exposes all of his upper body and most of his legs.

Language: B+
At least: 10 mild profanities and 2 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Cowboy, appearing somewhat drunk, talks about not drinking another drop. Cowboy talks about needing a drink. Cowboy smokes cigarette twice. Cowboy speaks of whiskey. Cowboy refers to “tornado juice,” meaning alcoholic drink. Army medic recommends an injured person take a drop of brandy, injured man excitedly asks if he heard someone say something about brandy.

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The Indian In The Cupboard
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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News About "The Indian In The Cupboard"

Cast and Crew

The Indian In The Cupboard is directed by Frank Oz and stars Hal Scardino, Litefoot.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Indian In The Cupboard movie is September 22, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Indian in the Cupboard
Release Date: 22 September 2015
The Indian in the Cupboard releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- Legacy features include commentary from Director Frank Oz
- From the cast of Goosebumps
- Little Bear: A Return to The Indian in the Cupboard Featurette: Litefoot who famously played Little Bear looks back at this iconic role
- Archival Making-of Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer

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