Monday, April 20, 2009

PG rating for 'Up' [UPDATE]

According to a press material just released by Disney on their publicity website, Up will carry a PG rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

Up is only the second Pixar film (after The Incredibles) to receive the "more mature" PG rating.

Not at all surprised here. You?

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Update: The Up official website now displays the PG certification mark with the rating reason Some Peril and Action.

Thanks Great Gonzo for pointing this out in comments.

(Updated Apr. 21)

17 comments:

JV IS TIZ!!! said...

After seeing Up in Austin a few days ago there is no surprise at all that it is rated PG.

Tres Swygert said...

I just hope I don't hear a lot of griping from parents, seeing they did the last time for The Incredibles. As if Pixar is only bound to doing "Rated G" movies for the rest of its' life.

Whether it's rated G or PG, I can't wait to see the film! :) I know it's gonna be good.

Paul Hastings said...

Actually, I'm curious as to why. Is it language, thematic violence, intense scenes?

Midgard Dragon said...

I think it's just because there are human characters in peril in this rather than "imaginary" ones, or at least that's probably how the MPAA sees it.

Littlebrick said...

Holy cow! Now I am completely pumped.

PixarFanatic said...

I'm not surprised either. What's it rated for? "Thematic elements and mild peril?"

The Great Gonzo said...

According to the Website it is rated for Some Peril and Action.

Anonymous said...

That came as a shock to me! But then again, the Up video game is rated E10+, when Pixar video games are usually rated E. It's got to be PG for violence and/or crude humor, not for language or anything like that. Pixar always keeps it clean.

Ned Davis said...

This doesn't carry much weight as far as content is concerned....Bolt was rated PG after all....

David S. said...

Ooh, awesome. I'm actually kind of surprise it doesn't have the 'thematic elements' descriptor, though.

PixarFanatic said...

"Some Peril and Action." What about the violence and thematic elements? I hear there's some blood in the movie.

I guess it's not really for kids, giving it a chance at beating The Incredibles for an opening weekend, and possibly beating Shrek 2's disgusting 919 million.

What do you guys think?

Littlebrick said...

@ Anonymous: The last thing a Pixar film would be rated PG for is crude humor. In all the Pixar movies combined, there is significantly less humor than in one Dreamworks film.

Kyle said...

I never understood the reason to make something PG versus G. their virtually the same in my eyes.

Jimmy said...

@Littlebrick: Yet I can't find some DW films any bit funny. Bee Movie, Shark Tale, Madagascar... stupid jokes are not humor when devoid of heart.

Anonymous said...

I`m actually excited this is rated PG. In my opinion, a PG for pixar is a lot different than a PG for dreamworks. Dreamworks` PGs are usually loaded with crude humor, but for Pixar a PG means more action and possibly more mature storyline.

Also, The Incredibles was PG, and at the moment that is my favorite Pixar film. But I think Up could surpass it.

Bob said...

So is the peril too intense for me to take my movie-loving 2-year-old to see it? He enjoyed Wall-E last year.

PixarFanatic said...

Bob:

If your kid handled WALL-E, I would still say he might get scared at some parts. There's blood in it too, and there are many intense and violent firsts for Pixar, such as the first time a sword is used.