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22nd Jun '17 2:18:50 PM PerpetualScold
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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.

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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. Until 2017,''WesternAnimation{{Cars 3}}'' got the G-rating. (Just like old times.)
28th May '17 12:51:21 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' was gunning for a PG-13, whatnot with the adult jokes and cursing in the film, but it still got a PG, similar to the ''NIMH'' example above.

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* ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' was gunning for a PG-13, whatnot with the adult jokes and cursing in the film, but it still got a PG, similar to the ''NIMH'' example above.
27th May '17 8:13:34 PM ElSquibbonator
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** In general, many fanfic writers will give their stories T ratings to attract more readers.
17th Apr '17 7:52:58 PM 64SuperNintendo
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It wasn't always this way. Since 1968, when modern MPAA ratings began, the G rating has shifted and been significantly {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed. Originally, "G" ratings were for movies for a "'''G'''eneral" audience, not for "'''G'''randmas & '''G'''oo-goo-babies." The earliest G-rated films not only included violence, but sometimes even showed blood. ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', released the same year the MPAA ratings started, was rated G, but you saw Charlton Heston's bare butt and violence, and heard "damned dirty ape" and [[EarthAllAlong "God damn you all to hell!"]] A few years later in 1971, ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' was re-released with a G rating despite the racism, barely-off-screen sex, open bloodshed, and a sea of dead bodies -- not to mention the most famous use of the word "damn" in cinematic history. As late as 1979, ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' was rated G despite a couple of horrific deaths by TeleporterAccident.

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It wasn't always this way. Since 1968, when modern MPAA ratings began, the G rating has shifted and been significantly {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed. Originally, "G" ratings were for movies for a "'''G'''eneral" audience, not for "'''G'''randmas & and '''G'''oo-goo-babies." The earliest G-rated films not only included violence, but sometimes even showed blood. ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', released the same year the MPAA ratings started, was rated G, but you saw Charlton Heston's bare butt and violence, and heard "damned dirty ape" and [[EarthAllAlong "God damn you all to hell!"]] A few years later in 1971, ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' was re-released with a G rating despite the racism, barely-off-screen sex, open bloodshed, and a sea of dead bodies -- not to mention the most famous use of the word "damn" in cinematic history. As late as 1979, ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' was rated G despite a couple of horrific deaths by TeleporterAccident.



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5th Apr '17 4:12:11 PM 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, with ''Supergirl'' in particular 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) TV-14) despite these shows usually never including content stronger than PG, with PG; in particular, ''Supergirl'' (which is usually rated TV14 in particular the US) is promoted as family-friendly.
5th Apr '17 4:08:28 PM MarkLungo
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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. (This is partly due to the colossal popularity of Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' games, which are usually rated E -- ''Zelda'' being the only one that normally goes above it. Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Franchise/SomnicTheHedgehog'' is another popular E-rated franchise.) Most examples happen for somewhat obtuse reasons:

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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. (This is partly due to the colossal popularity of Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, which are usually rated E -- ''Zelda'' being the only one that normally goes above it. Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Franchise/SomnicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is another popular E-rated franchise.) Most examples happen for somewhat obtuse reasons:
5th Apr '17 4:05:10 PM MarkLungo
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** This is true, of 100 films around 60% will get 15 and 12A rating, 10% will get 18, 10% will get a U and 20% will get PG. Even the word "[[CountryMatters cunt]]" alone doesn't justify an 18, as both ''Film/KickAss'' and ''Shaun of the Dead'' feature the word and only get a 15 (mentioned by Simon Pegg on the commentary who bemoaned "15 rating horror" and then got one).

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** This is true, of 100 films around 60% will get 15 and 12A rating, 10% will get 18, 10% will get a U and 20% will get PG. Even the word "[[CountryMatters cunt]]" alone doesn't justify an 18, as both ''Film/KickAss'' and ''Shaun of the Dead'' feature the word and only get a 15 (mentioned by Simon Pegg Creator/SimonPegg on the commentary who bemoaned "15 rating horror" and then got one).



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 -- Zelda being the only one that normally goes above it.) Most examples happen for somewhat obtuse reasons:

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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 (This is partly due to the colossal popularity of [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Mario, Pokemon, Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and Zelda]] ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' games, which are usually rated E -- Zelda ''Zelda'' being the only one that normally goes above it.it. Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Franchise/SomnicTheHedgehog'' is another popular E-rated franchise.) Most examples happen for somewhat obtuse reasons:
5th Apr '17 3:21:10 PM LaptopGuy
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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:

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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.E -- Zelda being the only one that normally goes above it.) Most examples happen for somewhat obtuse reasons:


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* After the first two ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK Card Fighters'' games got E ratings, the third one was given a T thanks to some highly sexualized costumes seen on the cards.
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:
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