The Sorcerer’s Apprentice parents guide

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Overall B

In this grandiose, live-action remake of a short film that appeared in the 1940 and 2000 versions of Fantasia, Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is taken under the wing of sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) so he can learn the tricks of the trade and help defeat the power-hungry Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) and the wicked Morgana (Alice Krige).

Release date July 14, 2010

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

Why is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice rated PG? The MPAA rated The Sorcerer’s Apprentice PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language.

Run Time: 109 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice rated PG? The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is rated PG by the MPAA for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language.

Violence: Scenes of swordplay and hand-to-hand combat are shown along with impaled corpses. A man is stabbed through the chest and dies. Characters are engulfed in fire, electrocuted, threatened, choked, chased by animals and nearly hit by a train. Cars drive dangerously through downtown. A boy runs away and finds himself alone in an old building. School children mock a peer. A man’s windshield is crushed. A character’s coat is impaled with flying needles. A man is hit in the buttocks with a mop. He also uses an axe to chop a magical broom. An incantation goes wrong and household objects go out of control. Other magical spells bring spirits back from the dead. Characters dissolve like dust. Other depictions of transfigurations, frightening images and peril are shown.

Sexual Content: Couples kiss. Infrequent references are made to crude bodily functions.

Language: The script includes brief profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: None noted.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Crude Content, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is directed by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub and stars Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Monica Bellucci, Alfred Molina.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice movie is November 30, 2010. Here are some details…

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on November 30, 2010.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on DVD offers:

- The Making of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

- Deleted scene: Blathazar recruits Dave

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Blu-ray (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo) includes:

- The Making of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

- Deleted scene: Blathazar recruits Dave

- Featurettes: Magic In The City, The Science Of Sorcery, Making Magic Real, Fantasia: Reinventing A Classic, The Fashionable Drake Stone, The Grimhold: An Evil Work Of Art, The Encantus, Wolves & Puppies and The World’s Coolest Car.

- Deleted Scenes: A Candidate In Calcutta, A Model Student, Balthazar Recruits Dave, Oh No, It’s Andre and Man’s Best Friend.

- Outtakes

- Easter Eggs

- 3 Visual Effects Demos

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is also available as a Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo+Digital Copy.

This version offers all the same bonus extras as the 2-Disc Blu-ray edition, along with a DVD copy and Digital copy of the movie.

Related home video titles:

In the animated film The Sword in the Stone, Merlin the Magician takes the future king of England under his care. Clive Owen stars in a more grownup version of the King Arthur story. Another young man discovers that he is the one chosen to save his people from an evil ruler in Eragon.

This movie was inspired by Disney’s 1940 and 2000 versions of Fantasia, which featured a short film starring Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.