Disney’s Wreck- It Ralph, a comedy about a “wacky family of misfits” on a family vacation, is slated to hit China in March and Korea in May, marking the first time in the U.S. that a Disney movie is rated PG in the country.
China has been known for its strict censorship of films that offend.
The U.K., by contrast, has embraced the film’s PG-17 rating and has not been shy about banning films that depict violent imagery or have adult themes.
The latest release in China will mark the latest addition to the growing list of films hitting the Chinese market, including Disney’s new film, Moana.
Disney’s latest release will hit China next year.
The film, a Disney princess-themed animated movie based on a Disney book series, will be rated R for its mature themes and scenes of violence, and will not be available in China until late March, a U.N. agency official said on Friday.
The official did not give a specific release date.
Disney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The new rating marks a milestone for Disney, which has become increasingly popular in China as the film market expands.
In July, the studio earned $1.7 billion in the Chinese box office, up from $1 billion in its first six months of the year.
China has also become a major source of revenue for Disney in recent years, and its films have also earned record-breaking box office and box office grosses.