Children’s movies are films produced for and marketed toward young children. The Motion Picture Association of America employs a film rating system to indicate the suitability of films for young audiences based on their content. Films rated G (General) or PG (Parental Guidance) are deemed suitable for younger children, while PG-13 rated films are generally meant for teenagers. Although children’s movies have been produced since the early 1900s, the genre was not commercially popular until around the 1930s.

Children now represent one of the largest demographics of filmgoers, and as a result, they wield significant economic power. Production companies time the release of children’s movies to coincide with school holidays so that they are more accessible to their primary audience. Children’s movies have also become more ...

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