Wednesday, 2 August 2017

My Little Pony: The Movie rated PG in the US

No Ponyfic Roundup this week, as I'm away. There'll be a scheduled Pony Music Library post on Friday, but otherwise nothing until Monday. Enjoy the silence!

For "Mild Action Scenes", apparently – the S4 and S5 finales were both TV-Y, but oh well. I saw this news on Chevistian C's Twitter, and he's a pretty reliable source regarding such things. A warning to spoiler-avoiders that the relevant tweet contains a large picture of a character we haven't seen in the know – but if you're not bothered about that, you can see it here.

People who know about US ratings say the MLP movie was always likely to be PG. It does seem that, on this score at least, the Americans are fussier than we are over here. For example, Inside Out was rated U (=G) in the UK, but was given a PG certificate in the States. I think this is therefore the first ever MLP work with a PG rating, but I stand to be corrected on that.


  1. The short answer is: people in the US think kids are pansies. ;P

  2. I wonder how much of a difference this will make to most parents. And will the few to whom it does matter be able to survive the temper tantrums of their little girls being denied the pony movie?

    1. Parents enduring their daughters' tantrums? What about wives enduring their man-child husbands' tantrums?

      Luckily, my son wants to see it, plus he's very good friends with a girl who's a fan and has a younger sister who is as well. So we're all going to see it together!