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Parental Rating Guidelines

 

   Parental Rating Guidelines for Children's Films

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tvTV  Ratings as taken from TV Parental Guidelines

These TV ratings are found in the Youth DVD collection 

TV_y_for_allThis program is designed to be appropriate for all children. Whether animated or live-action, the themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6. This program is not expected to frighten younger children.

 tvy7 Shows with this rating may or may not be appropriate for some children under the age of seven. They may contain crude or suggestive humor, mild fantasy violence, or content considered too frightening to be shown to children less than seven years of age.

tvg Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.

  Not Rated- The majority of films are submitted by the issuing studio or distributor for MPAA review. However, if a film is not submitted it does not receive a rating and is therefore labeled "Not Rated." Moreover, the not rated label holds no indication of the content of the film. "Not Rated" is not the same as "Unrated." An unrated label often refers to content inappropriate for minors.
          

                                                                     Popular Children's TV Series

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 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse- YOUTH DVD M

Imagination Movers- YOUTH DVD I

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Ben 10. Alien Force- YOUTH DVD B

   For Fantasy Violence 

  Ben 10. Ultimate Alien- YOUTH DVD B

    For Fantasy Violence

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Hannah Montana- YOUTH DVD H

Wizards of Waverly Place- YOUTH DVD W

 Not Rated

Backyardigans- YOUTH DVD B

Bob the Builder- YOUTH DVD B

Dora the Explorer- YOUTH DVD D

Max and Ruby- YOUTH DVD M

Scooby-Doo- YOUTH DVD S

Shaun the Sheep- YOUTH DVD S

Starwars. Clone Wars- YOUTH DVD S

Thomas and Friends- YOUTH DVD T

 

filmMovie Ratings as taken from the Motion Picture Association of America

These Movie ratings are found in the Youth DVD collection

30px-RATED_G_svg General Audiences. All Ages Admitted: A G-rated motion picture contains nothing in theme, language, nudity, sex, violence or other matters that, in the view of the Rating Board, would offend parents whose younger children view the motion picture. The G rating is not a "certificate of approval," nor does it signify a "children’s" motion picture. Some snippets of language may go beyond polite conversation but they are common everyday expressions. No stronger words are present in G-rated motion pictures. Depictions of violence are minimal. No nudity, sex scenes or drug use are present in the motion picture.

54px-RATED_PG_svg Parental Guidance Suggested. Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children. A PG-rated motion picture should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend. The PG rating indicates, in the view of the Rating Board, that parents may consider some material unsuitable for their children, and parents should make that decision. The more mature themes in some PG-rated motion pictures may call for parental guidance. There may be some profanity and some depictions of violence or brief nudity. But these elements are not deemed so intense as to require that parents be strongly cautioned beyond the suggestion of parental guidance. There is no drug use content in a PG-rated motion picture.

95px-RATED_PG-13_svg Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13. A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.

Popular Children's Films

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Cars 2- YOUTH DVD C

Gnomeo and Juliet- YOUTH DVD G

Rio- YOUTH DVD R

  For Mild off color humor

Winnie the Pooh- YOUTH DVD W 

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 Kung Fu Panda- YOUTH DVD K

  For sequences of martial art action

Diary of a Wimpy Kid- YOUTH DVD D

  For some rude humor and language

How to Train your Dragon- YOUTH DVD H

  For sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief and mild language

Mars needs Moms- YOUTH DVD M

  For Sci-fi action and peril

Mr. Popper's Penguins-YOUTH DVD M

  For mild rude humor and some language

Rango- YOUTH DVD R

  For rude humor, action, and smoking

Shrek forever after- YOUTH DVD S

  For mild action, some rude humor and brief language

Up- YOUTH DVD U

  For some peril and action

Zookeeper- YOUTH DVD Z

  For some rude and suggestive humor, and language

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- YOUTH DVD H

  For some sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- YOUTH DVD H

  For some sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1- YOUTH DVD H

  For some sequences of intense action, violence, frightening images

  and brief sensuality

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2- YOUTH DVD H

  For some sequences of intense action, violence and frightening images