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- July 21, 2001
Don Bluth: Disney
Gets Away With Violence
Bluth spoke for an article titled "Going, going, gone?" by the Christian Science Monitor on the disappearance of G-rated movies. The publication states, "Industry sources, including a former official movie-rater, say some scenes slipping into G-rated films show that Hollywood's highly touted rating system needs serious repair." The Lion King is cited as an example.
Theater owners claim they rarely get complaints from moviegoers about G-rated films. The biggest complaint they get is that there are not enough G-rated movies.
The article also claims
that if Pinocchio were released today, it would receive a "PG"
rating by the MPAA despite assertions by parents that ratings have become
much more liberal.
Jurassic Park 3
The Spirits Within continued its disappointing performance, bringing
in only $1.1 million for its second Friday. The 10-day total for Final
Fantasy stands at $24.3 million.
Gets Unique with Jurassic Park 3 Marketing
News Link of the
Day - Planet of the Apes Playing Catch-Up
According to USA Today:
"One of our planets is missing or at least behind in its orbit.
Planet of the Apes,
Tim Burton's remake of the classic sci-fi film due to open July 27, is
so close to the wire that a Tuesday screening for theater owners had to
be postponed at the last minute to Thursday, very close to the legal limit.
(Some states have laws forcing studios to show films to exhibitors at
least one week before opening.)..."
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