Why is Coraline rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Coraline is rated PG for for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor.
The fantastical world of Coraline is filled with eccentric characters, frightening scenes and moments of peril for the young heroine. A stuffed doll serves as a spy from another dimension. Coraline crawls through a secret door into this other world where the characters have button eyes and morph into grotesquely distorted figures. Dead pets are stuffed and displayed on shelves in their owners’ home. A cat catches and kills a rat. Mice run up and out of a person’s sleeve. A girl is thrown in a dungeon where ghost-like figures of children appear. Characters are chased by a spider-like claw, fall over the edge of a deep well, are hit by a motorcycle, and pretend to eat slugs. Adults are captured and imprisoned. Other characters morph into frightening, distorted versions of themselves. An amply endowed woman is seen wearing only tiny pasties on her bosom and a skimpy bikini bottom. An unclothed man drives a tractor-like contraption through a garden. A painting depicts partial nudity. The script contains infrequent terms of Deity and depictions of crude bodily functions.