America Online introduces Family Friendly movie guide
UPI News Service, 01/29/2005
America Online has introduced a new family friendly online guide to help U.S. parents make entertainment selections appropriate for their children.
The Moviefone and AOL CityGuide services will both feature a Family Friendly section that will also be featured on all AOL entertainment channels.
Family friendly movies and DVDs -- typically rated G or PG -- will be handpicked by the editors of the Moviefone service, with aggregated information as to rating and age appropriateness from the MPAA and Common Sense Media, an independent non-profit group.
The first film to be designated Family Friendly is "Because of Winn-Dixie," which opens in U.S. theaters Feb. 18. It's is based upon the award-winning children's novel about a 10-year-old girl's adventurous summer in a new town with her new best friend -- a dog named Winn Dixie.