Why is Charlotte’s Web rated G?
Official MPAA Rating: Charlotte’s Web is rated G for
Young Fern volunteers to become the mother of a runt-sized piglet when she sees her father pick up an axe that he intends to use on the animal. The rest of the plot centers on Wilbur avoiding the usual fate of domestic pigs, although the threat is implied rather than discussed or shown. The barnyard animals establish their pecking order through name-calling and some flatulence/belching jokes—one mild expletive is heard. Some comedic crows looking for food threaten a rat’s life—slapstick antics ensue. A spider explains how she sucks the blood out of insects for food. A twelve-year-old girl and boy hold hands. Some children are also shown riding in the back of a pick-up truck.