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18th Mar '17 12:17:34 PM Assassin-sensei
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* Inverted by an ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' game originally set to be released in the US entitled ''Shining Dragon''. The distributor was gunning for a lower rating, and ended up ultimately canceling the release out of fear the M rating would impact sales.
16th Mar '17 10:16:33 PM Kotomikun
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Despite [[RatedMForMoney the forbidden-fruit appeal of M-rated games]], this trope is rare in gaming--the "E" rating just doesn't carry the kiddie stigma that "G" does. (Partly due to the colossal popularity of [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Mario, Pokemon, and Zelda]] games, usually rated E.) Most examples happen for somewhat obtuse reasons:
13th Mar '17 6:29:47 PM Midna
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12th Mar '17 4:35:29 AM rodneyAnonymous
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27th Feb '17 2:13:03 AM RacattackForce
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* Inversion: ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was going to get a Teen rating because of blood and a depiction of Maria being shot on-screen. This was on top of the DarkerAndEdgier story, swearing, and gun use, as the game was intended for older fans. The introduction of the E10+ rating gave SEGA an easy out after a backlash to the reveal. The blood color of the alien enemies were changed to green and human enemies merely get incapacitated without bleeding. The game ends the flashback of Maria being shot as soon as we hear the gunshot, the intro cut out a scene where a soldier was shot, and the swearing was cut to down to a load of forced "damns."

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* Inversion: ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was going to get a Teen rating because of blood and a depiction of Maria being shot on-screen. This was on top of the DarkerAndEdgier story, swearing, and gun use, as the game was intended for older fans. The recent introduction of the E10+ rating gave SEGA an easy out after a backlash to the reveal. The blood color of the alien enemies were changed to green and human enemies merely get incapacitated without bleeding. The game ends the flashback of Maria being shot as soon as we hear the gunshot, the intro cut out a scene where a soldier was shot, and the swearing was cut to down to a load of forced "damns."
24th Feb '17 12:40:50 PM whunt
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* Averted for the most part with the films of Creator/{{Laika}}. While they are all rated PG, they contain many scary moments and adult themes across all four, more in line with "traditional" PG films. Many reviewers are quick to note the films are "[[AnimationAgeGhetto not for young children]]". The only time this was sort of played straight was with ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls''. While rated PG for the predictable "action, some peril and mild rude humor", it is mostly benign, at least in comparison to their other work.
23rd Feb '17 7:42:17 PM whunt
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** Played straight(er) with their CashCowFranchise ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''. The first one was a comedy with lighthearted moments, but some dark and intense ones to balance it out. Many of the scary moments in the film would justify the PG rating it got. The second film ''was'' initially rated G, but was appealed and got a PG for mild language and ''innuendo'', a rather unusual move for a kids' movie. By the time the next three films came out, PG became the default and all the other films were rated as such.



** ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' got a PG for this one line alone, right around the time the G-rating was falling out of fashion:
-->Maggie: Yeah, they're real. Quit staring!



* Creator/{{Pixar}} originally averted this trope, but at the end of the Main/TurnOfTheMillennium began to play it straight, beginning with ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' for their original films and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' for sequels of G-rated films. Forbes [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/05/11/finding-dory-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-get-surprising-ratings/ discussed]] the latter's case.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}} originally averted this trope, but at the end of the Main/TurnOfTheMillennium began to play it straight, beginning with ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' for their original films and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' for sequels of G-rated films. Forbes [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/05/11/finding-dory-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-get-surprising-ratings/ discussed]] the latter's case. Before this, the only PG-rated PIXAR film was ''The Incredibles'', which did feature heavy violence and adult themes to justify it.
5th Feb '17 3:12:30 AM glawie
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** In the UK, it was originally classified as a 15 rating. The distributor appealed this - as is always their right. The BBFC reconsidered, taking into account the non-aggressive, non-directed and therapeutic use, and re-rated to a 12/12A with the warning "Contains strong language in a speech therapy context".
3rd Feb '17 7:14:03 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Despite some nudity, drug use, mild profanity and frightening images and the fact that it is decidedly ''not'' a kids' movie, ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' managed to only get a [=PG=] rating when it was first released. While this can be attributed to the PG-13 rating not existing at the time (it was first introduced next year), the real reason why was because the management at Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the American distributor of the film, changed during its release; the new managers had very little hope in the film, gave it InvisibleAdvertising, and [[AnimationAgeGhetto slapped a PG rating on the movie because it was animated]].

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* Despite some nudity, drug use, mild profanity and frightening images images, and the fact that it is decidedly ''not'' a kids' movie, ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' managed to only get a [=PG=] rating when it was first released. While this can be attributed to the PG-13 rating not existing at the time (it was first introduced next year), the real reason why was because the management at Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the American distributor of the film, changed during its release; release (they had just merged with Creator/UnitedArtists); the new managers had very little hope in the film, so they gave it InvisibleAdvertising, InvisibleAdvertising and [[AnimationAgeGhetto slapped a PG rating on the movie because it was animated]].
1st Feb '17 10:56:36 AM nitro1995
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* Inversion: ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was going to get a Teen rating because it was going to have red blood and depict Maria being shot on-screen. This was on top of the DarkerAndEdgier story, swearing, and gun use, as the game was intended for older fans. The introduction of the E10+ rating gave SEGA an easy out after a backlash to the reveal. The blood color of the alien enemies were changed to green and human enemies merely get incapacitated without bleeding. The game ends the flashback of Maria being shot as soon as we hear the gunshot, the intro cut out a scene where a soldier was shot, and the swearing was cut to down to a load of forced damns.

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* Inversion: ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was going to get a Teen rating because it was going to have red of blood and depict a depiction of Maria being shot on-screen. This was on top of the DarkerAndEdgier story, swearing, and gun use, as the game was intended for older fans. The introduction of the E10+ rating gave SEGA an easy out after a backlash to the reveal. The blood color of the alien enemies were changed to green and human enemies merely get incapacitated without bleeding. The game ends the flashback of Maria being shot as soon as we hear the gunshot, the intro cut out a scene where a soldier was shot, and the swearing was cut to down to a load of forced damns."damns."
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