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Group Complains About PG-13 Movie Ads

An advocacy group is calling on federal regulators to further probe the marketing of movies to kids to include PG-13 movies touted in children's TV shows. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has written to the Federal Trade Commission prompted by the ads for "Transformer," which it says contains "intense sequences of sci-fi action violence." Despite that, it is still being advertised as programming with the TV-Y rating, meaning it's OK for kids as young as two.

Various Nickelodeon shows had the spots, including "Fairly Odd Parents" and "Jimmy Neutron."

The CCFC notes CARU's approach, but says that beyond sending letters asking distributors not to do it, there has been "no disciplinary action."

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