The Secret of NIMH

1982 G 1h 23m DVD

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The Secret of NIMH

1982 G 1h 23m DVD
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This animated adventure chronicles the trials of a widowed field mouse who must move her family to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
French, English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Elizabeth Hartman
  • Arthur Malet
  • Dom DeLuise
  • Hermione Baddeley
  • Shannen Doherty
  • Wil Wheaton
  • Jodi Hicks
  • Ian Fried
  • John Carradine
  • Peter Strauss
  • Paul Shenar
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this animated movie about a group of intelligent rats who escape from an animal laboratory is suspenseful and rather dark. Several scenes include animal children in peril and a sword fight between rats ends in one death with a little blood. The worst part for sensitive viewers: a flashback shows the animated animals being imprisoned and injected with a needle.

Sexual Content

The crow talkes about "looking for a lady" and "making a love nest." Some flirtation between a male and female crow.

Violence

Lots of creepy, dark imagery, only occasionally lightened with humor. A scary and dramatic sword fight between rats with a little blood that results in the death of one rat. Two bad rats plot to kill a main character and make it look like an accident; they are successful. Mrs. Brisby's children are in great peril and almost drown in the mud. Rats, as well as dogs, cats, and monkeys, are subjected to scientific experiments including a scene of an injection in a flashback. A big spider crawls toward Mrs. Brisby before it's crushed by a giant owl. Characters eyes glow and might appear scary to some.

Language

One "damn."

Social Behavior

Includes themes of animal cruelty and animal experimentation, but also teamwork and freedom.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The rats drug the cat on occasion to make it sleep.

  • 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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