How often do we see advertising, products and games specifically aimed at young kids these days?
It's become so commonplace that we rarely question whether anything marked 'for children' is legitimately age-appropriate.
Movies and television are no exception.
Even with all ages or PG restrictions, some scenes may really be upsetting for children (and even some adults).
Take the much beloved The Lion King for instance, rated with a G (all ages) back in 1994. The killing of Mufasa scene? Traumatising much?
Or the more recent Moana (PG) and the super creepy Te Ka. Is it just me or does the lava monster look more like something out of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?
The 2009 stop-motion PG rated Coraline (based on the children's novel of the same name), features severed rat heads, partial nudity, and a hand made of needles, among other disturbing visuals.
Who okayed this?
On the other hand, only a parent is privy to their child's sensitivities, but knowing exactly what certain films and series contain is the best guide in determining what you expose your child to (regardless of age restrictions, animated or not).
Here are some additional examples:
Rick and Morty
Loosely based on the feature film Back to the Future, Rick and Morty follows the zany adventures of mad scientist, Rick, and grandson Morty.
This series is rated TV-14 which means that it contains inappropriate language, sexual content and violence.