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Why is the Toy Story DVD a PG rating?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by FlimsyFeet, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. FlimsyFeet

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    My 2½ year old has recently discovered my Toy Story DVD, although it's a great way to keep him quiet for an hour, I'm just wondering why the disc has a PG rating (Toy Story 2 is a "U")?
     
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    'Cos the kid next door who destroys the toys is a bit scary?
     
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    Yes that dolls head stuck on top of a meccano spider scared the pants off me the first time I saw it coming out from the shadows. :)
     
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    Yes, I s'pose it could scare a young child when it suddenly turns around and you see it has an eye missing.

    I thought the PG rating could be because of the fight scene, where Buzz punches Woody in the face.
     
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    I thought it was Bo Peep's suggestiveness. . . and that 3 headed sheep
     
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    And also the bit where Woody says "Yippeekayay Mother ******"

    Or did I just imagine that!?! :confused: :zonked:
     
  7. FlimsyFeet

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    Thing is, the scary elements and the suggestiveness are both present in the U-rated Toy Story 2.

    E.g. Woody's nightmare scene (getting dragged into a dustbin - or should that be trashcan - by a multitude of dismembered arms) and Buzz's "arousal" when Jessie shows off her athletic prowess.
     
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    Yep, scared my 5 year old nephew too, just as well, My sister would kill me if he grew up to be like Sid.....

    I own the R1 so I haven't a clue what the BBFC gave it.
     
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    Hi,

    I think the reason "TS" was given a PG certificate, was because the animation is more lifelike than your average Disney film, which makes children associate with it more. There was also the concern about "imitatable behaviour" which caused some concern to the BBFC, with regards to the behaviour of Sid and his "torturing" of toys. Not only does he set fire to some of them (in a barbecue, if I remember correctly), but also the fact that there was an underlying inference that the hero's of the film would also be "tortured" if Sid ever got his hands on them.

    With "TS2", it was a U certificate, because kids and adults knew that the animation was now better, but still seen in the same light as any other kids animated film, despite the realism of it. The peril that Buzz and Co. encounter, was mild peril, rather than outright shock. There simply wasn't the same intensity, in the eyes of the BBFC. WIth regards to the adult humour that purveys throughout the film, the BBFC noted that almost all of it would go right over the heads of anyone under the age of 12. If you rewatch "TS2", you will see that some of the jokes are very adult, but are done so subtly, that your average child is never going to get them. Hence, the lower certificate.

    Pooch
     

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