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MPAA Rated PG for some scary moments

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  • Although accidental and not actually seen, Dorothy's house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East and kills her (we see just her feet sticking out from under the house).
  • Some "alive" apple trees throw apples at Dorothy and the Scarecrow.
  • The Wicked Witch throws a fireball at the Scarecrow.
  • The Lion dives and crashes through a window in the Wizard's chamber to get out.
  • Some flying monkeys chase the foursome, abduct Dorothy and literally tear and stomp the stuffing out of the Scarecrow (who's okay).
  • The Wicked Witch's guards throw spears at Toto as the pooch escapes her castle.
  • Some guards grab the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion and we see some apparent struggling behind a rock wall
  • The Wicked Witch sets the Scarecrow's arm on fire.
  • The Witch "melts" after she's hit with water.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In one scene, the heroes are passing through a poppy field and pass out from the fumes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The wicked witch of the west threatens Dorothy that she would throw her dog in the river full of crocodiles/alligators, which may be upsetting but this does not actually happen.
  • Margaret Hamilton's wicked witch character might frighten children and some viewers.
  • People with Achondroplasiaphobia (the fear of little people) may find the munchkins and winged monkeys to be a little creepy.
  • Some kids may be upset when Gulch says that she wants to take Toto and have him "destroyed" and then leaves with the pooch in a basket.
  • The scene in the Witch's castle, where she starts the hourglass and tells Dorothy that "That's how much longer you've got to be alive", and Dorothy cries out "I'm frightened, Auntie Em, I'm frightened" could be extremely frightening to children.
  • The scenes where the tornado approaches the farm just as Dorothy arrives (including views of her inside the farmhouse as things are blown about, and later images of the house up inside the tornado, etc...) may be frightening to some kids.
  • The initial shots of the Wizard's chamber (flames and a green projected head), along with Dorothy and the trio's frightened reactions to that may have the same effect on younger kids.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Dorothy and the trio go through a "haunted forest" and then encounter some flying monkeys that chase the foursome in a scene that may be unsettling or frightening to very young kids.

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