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July 19. 2013 11:55PM

So long, G-movies: Where have you gone, Walt Disney?

It used to be easy to find a fun, age-appropriate summer movie to watch with small children. Now it is a challenge, especially if you don't want your small children repeating crude jokes or learning to laugh at violence. G-rated movies are disappearing from American movie screens.

A Boston Globe story last week detailed the demise of the "general audiences" movie: "From 1995 to 2010, a typical year saw 15 to 20 G-rated films released and shown. But in two of the past three years there were just nine G movies.

And this year? More than 250 feature films have been released, and so far only one - 'Monsters University' - is G-rated."

One. Families today are expected to take their toddlers, pre-schoolers and grade-schoolers to movies written for teens and pre-teens.

"As society has grown saltier and more accepting of crude language, crazy violence, and even sexual references and innuendo, studios are increasingly confident that parents of young children will find a few seconds or minutes of risque scenes or language in children's films acceptable," the Globe reported.

Lovely. Our children's innocence is being ripped away, one rude joke at a time.


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