Why is Ice Age: Continental Drift rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Ice Age: Continental Drift is rated PG for for mild rude humor and action/peril.
Violence: Characters are repeatedly slapped, squashed, poked and tossed. Little creatures are enslaved and threatened with a whip. Other weapons are fashioned out of bones and shells. A character is hit by a runaway sled. An animal is burned by a hot geyser eruption. A family deserts an elderly parent. A family is separated during a natural disaster. Characters fall off a cliff. Numerous characters experience moments of peril and threats. Characters engage in swordplay. A character is swallowed by a fish. An animal burns his paws.
Sexual Content: Seductive sirens tempt the characters while at sea. Two male characters mistakenly kiss one another. Brief rude jokes revolve around anatomy and other bodily functions. Mild, veiled sexual innuendo is included.
Language: Name-calling and some rude terms are used on numerous occasions.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character eats a berry that paralyses him.
Note: In the short film that precedes the movie a child in a daycare eats paste. A child repeatedly smashes butterflies against the wall. Characters are threatened, chased and pushed.