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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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'Yogi Bear' Movie Introduces Boring Cartoon Character To New Generation

BURBANK, CA—Executives at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the upcoming 3-D live-action/CGI film Yogi Bear will introduce a whole new generation to a dull, culturally irrelevant cartoon character. "Finally, today's children will have the chance to be completely uninspired by the same inane and repetitive gags that failed to capture their parents' imagination," Warner Bros. spokesperson Ian Daley said of the cartoon bear, whose trademark defining feature is that he wears a hat. "So kids of all ages: Get ready to be bored to tears by the antics of a bear and his little bear sidekick who sometimes get hungry!" Daley added that the film will also introduce a new generation to a stupid, unfunny way to say "picnic basket."

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