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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Cartoon Pitchmen Remarkably Effective

In a recent study, 50 percent of children said that food from packages adorned with one of their favorite cartoon characters, like Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants, tasted better than identical food from a plain package. What do you think?

  • "Are you calling my kid a liar? Is that it? If he says it tastes better, then it tastes better, and that's that."

    Seth Popple Systems Analyst
  • "Fuck yeah, Paul Newman, too."

    Hanly Evans Admissions Officer
  • "Might I inquire, did they figure out which cartoon character makes the best food?"

    Joel Innes Swimming Pool Cleaner

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