American Animation Films

Animated movies from America that have been censored Australia.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Directed by Josh Gordon – Will Speck / 2022 / USA / IMDb

On 27 September 2022, a 106-minute Digital Cinema Package (DCP) of LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE passed with a PG (Mild themes) rating.

A second submission saw a 211-minute DCP classified G (Very mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare very young children) on October 21.

In both cases, Sony Pictures Releasing was the applicant.

Presumably, if it is released in Australia on Boxing Day with a G-rating then it is censored.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) - Australian movie poster 1
Poster – Sony Pictures

As of October 23, Event Cinemas have updated it to G-rated, with a running time of 105-minutes. Meanwhile, Hoyts still have it at 106-minutes and rated PG.

Overseas ratings

In the UK, a 106:29 version received a PG (Mild threat) rating.

September 23, 2022
Threat and horror – There are occasional intense moments of threat, such as a man attempting to steal a boy’s phone, as well as a crocodile snapping its jaws at a man cornered in a zoo enclosure. These moments are brief and end reassuringly, with other scenes of threat involving fantastical elements, most notably a singing crocodile.

In one scene, the crocodile is tasered and then sedated before Wildlife Control take him away to a zoo. Another scene involves the crocodile swallowing a pet cat whole, before spitting it back out moments later. There are also chase sequences on foot and in motor vehicles, but these are brief and comic, without resulting in serious injury. A boy experiences some anxiety when commuting through New York City and in one scene suffers a panic attack. However, the boy receives immediate medical help, as well as continued comfort and encouragement from his family.

Scenes of very mild rude humour involve animals flatulating and a cat with the runs. Comic violence consists of brief bouts of wrestling and undetailed references to a man’s run-ins with loan sharks. A boy is picked on by older students on his first day at a new school, but this behaviour is portrayed negatively. There is infrequent use of very mild bad language (‘God’). There are also moments of emotional upset when characters are separated from one another.

– Ratings information
– British Board of Film Classification

In New Zealand, the Office of Film and Literature Classification awarded a PG-rating to a 106-minute DCP on September 29.

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