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More Madness from the MPAA Ratings Board

posted by Nell Minow

Two movies opening up this week get a PG rating. One is “Yogi Bear,” based on the cartoon series for children about a bear who steals picnic baskets. The other is “Tron: Legacy” a high-tech action film that involves peril, abandonment, deaths of parents, and characters who are destroyed by being shattered into billions of tiny fragments.
Does anyone think this makes sense?

  • jestrfyl

    Disney leans H~A~R~D on those from whom they have particular expectations – the MPAA gang being among them. And we all know, The Mouse gets what The Mouse wants, with precious few exceptions. Yogi is from a whole different studio – one with far less oomph. So comparing the two is not of equals, though it might seem so.

  • iorek

    Was the error in rating Yogi Bear too high or Tron too low? And if as jestrfyl suggests Disney was able to pressure MPAA into a lower rating, why wasn’t the makers of Yogi Bear?

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