Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Disney masterpiece is darker than you may remember.

G 1940 88 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 49 reviews

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age 7+

Rated PG (mild threat, scary scenes, underrage drinking & smoking).

MAIN ISSUES - There are occasional moments of mild threat, and a few scary/upsetting scenes. This includes a sequence where a boy unwillingly transforms into a donkey while screaming for his mama, a sequence where donkey who were implied to be boys are seen being sold to salt mines, a scene where Pinocchio is threatened to be "chopped for firewood" if he tries to escape one of his captors, a scene where a whale pursues and tries to swallow the protagonists, and a frightening image where one of the antagonist's faces twists into a shocking, evil grin and bright red face when telling some other characters of his intentions. These moments are mainly punctuated by moments of humour and levity, but can remain rather intense and potentially upsetting for younger children. There are also some scenes of young boys smoking cigars and drinking alcohol, although this behaviour is clearly disapproved of by another moral character and the film doesn't condone it in any way. OTHER ISSUES - There are occasional moments of very mild comic violence and slapstick. There is infrequent use of very mild language ("jackass"), and one use of a discriminatory term ("gypsy"). There is also some brief comic innuendo. "PG" - Parental Guidance, some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. Contains content generally suitable for children aged 7 years and over.
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