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13th Oct '17 3:56:50 PM twilicorn
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** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' was originally going to be given a G, but the producers decided to add Anger making a gay joke, a scene with a SoundEffectBleep and [[spoiler: Bing Bong's hand fading off, which leads to him dying]] to bump it up.

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** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' was originally going to be given a G, but the producers decided to add Anger making several little things to bump it up, most notably a gay joke, joke involving TheBear, a scene with a SoundEffectBleep and [[spoiler: Bing Bong's hand fading off, which leads to him dying]] to bump it up.off in the memory dump, foreshadowing his death.]]
8th Oct '17 6:51:39 AM mimitchi33
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** Creator/BlueSkyStudios actually deserves credit for '''averting''' this trope. They were specifically aiming for G's, not only on both ''Rio'' films, but also on ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie''. Except for ''Rio'' at first, they've been successful at earning G ratings without their box office performances being threatened.

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** Creator/BlueSkyStudios actually deserves credit for '''averting''' this trope. They were specifically aiming for G's, not only on both ''Rio'' films, but also on ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie''. Except for ''Rio'' at first, as well as ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'', they've been successful at earning G ratings without their box office performances being threatened.
5th Oct '17 7:42:28 PM KoopaKid17
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* Subverted with ''Film/{{Big}}''. The movie got a PG rating despite one usage of the word "fuck".
27th Sep '17 12:59:09 PM BreadBull
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* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': The movie originally was to be rated PG-13, so a scene where a couple have sex was added in to bump it up to R.
21st Sep '17 7:15:44 PM TheJayman49
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* Inverted with ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''; Director Tobe Hooper tried to put as little bloodshed into the film as possible to secure a PG rating, but instead got an R rating.
21st Sep '17 7:10:03 PM TheJayman49
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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. However, in 2017, ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' got the G rating.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}} originally averted this trope, but at the end of the Main/TurnOfTheMillennium began to play it straight, straight by the Main/TurnOfTheMillennium, 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 Pixar film was ''The Incredibles'', which did feature featured heavy violence and adult themes to justify it. However, in 2017, ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' got the G rating.rating, which is surprising considering it was slightly more mature than the [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} first film]].
16th Sep '17 4:24:04 AM elenaisabel722
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is the first piece of the franchise to ''ever'' receive a PG rating in the U.S., for "mild action", keeping it in line with most children's animated films rather than risking a G rating.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is the first piece of the franchise to ''ever'' receive a PG rating in the U.S., for "mild action", keeping it in line with most children's animated films rather than risking a G rating. This is especially notable given that the main series itself is rated TV-Y.
14th Sep '17 9:04:01 AM MarkLungo
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* Canadian network TV broadcasts often pump up the ratings based upon the time an episode airs. For example, most episodes of ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime'', because they tend to air (depending on time zone) around the 9 PM mark carry 14+ (the Canadian equivalent of TV-14) despite these shows usually never including content stronger than PG; in particular, ''Supergirl'' (which is usually rated TV14 in the US) is promoted as family-friendly.

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* Canadian network TV broadcasts often pump up the ratings based upon the time an episode airs. For example, most episodes of ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime'', because they tend to air (depending on time zone) around the 9 PM mark carry 14+ (the Canadian equivalent of TV-14) despite these shows usually never including content stronger than PG; in particular, ''Supergirl'' (which is usually rated TV14 TV-14 in the US) is promoted as family-friendly.
14th Sep '17 9:03:14 AM MarkLungo
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-->Maggie: Yeah, they're real. Quit staring!

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-->Maggie: -->'''Maggie:''' Yeah, they're real. Quit staring!
14th Sep '17 8:59:14 AM MarkLungo
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* According to director James Mangold allowing ''Film{{Logan}}'' to be R-rated was important, not so much for violent content, but for style: "For me, what was most interesting in getting the studio to okay an R-rating was something entirely different. They suddenly let go of the expectation that this film is going to play for children, and when they let go of that, you are free in a myriad of ways. The scenes can be longer. Ideas being explored in dialogue or otherwise can be more sophisticated. Storytelling pace can be more poetic, and less built like attention-span-deficit theater."

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* According to director James Mangold allowing ''Film{{Logan}}'' ''Film/{{Logan}}'' to be R-rated was important, not so much for violent content, but for style: "For me, what was most interesting in getting the studio to okay an R-rating was something entirely different. They suddenly let go of the expectation that this film is going to play for children, and when they let go of that, you are free in a myriad of ways. The scenes can be longer. Ideas being explored in dialogue or otherwise can be more sophisticated. Storytelling pace can be more poetic, and less built like attention-span-deficit theater."
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