Animated "kid's films" becoming increasingly adult

Recent studies like one series conducted by Harvard University suggest that animated movies are becoming increasingly violent with more abundant mature undertones. SeattlPI comments that while cartoons have long had strong scenes, a recent trend in popular culture has led to a lowering of standards for what is considered appropriate in G-rated movies. Scenes from recent animated hits like Chicken Little and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Ware-Rabbit were called into question when considering what is appropriate for children to view. “Kids are sponges,” noted Kimberly Thompson, author of the Harvard study. “They don’t make this artificial distinction between entertainment and education.”