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American Legends

2001 G 0h 58m DVD

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American Legends

2001 G 0h 58m DVD
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Rounding up four Disney-animated short films (all introduced by actor James Earl Jones), this timeless collection spotlighting American folk heroes begins with John Henry, the story of a freed slave who helps build a railroad. Also included are Paul Bunyan, the tall tale of a giant woodcutter and his pet blue ox named Babe; The Brave Engineer, a retelling of the Casey Jones fable; and the 1948 classic Johnny Appleseed.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
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age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that though the first cartoon about John Henry is a more inclusive look at an African-American hero, the other three cartoons are much more dated -- and less educational -- retellings of American legends. The Johnny Appleseed cartoon features a song about the Lord and a Bible that accompanies Johnny wherever he goes.

Sexual Content


Some cartoon violence, including an ox punching Paul Bunyan in the mouth, while Paul throws the ox around -- "roughhousing" as the narrator calls it. Some perilous moments when Casey Jones's train nearly runs over a woman on the tracks. Themes of loss include the death of John Henry and the passing of Johnny Appleseed, though they are both celebrated after they pass.


Social Behavior

John Henry fought for the land of his fellow workers, though his efforts result in his death. Johnny Appleseed does good deeds.


Disney previews lay it on thick for Disney products.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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