Ryan Reynolds Hilariously Rates Old Disney Movies

The Deadpool and Red Notice actor Ryan Renolds is known for several things: his charisma, his deadpan humor, his talent, and his marriage to popular actress Blake Lively. Ryan Reynolds is almost always cheeky when it comes to social media posts, as many fans of his would expect, but the actor has also just released a funny list of his own ratings for classic Disney movies!

In a Tweet that was meant to be an announcement about Marvel movies, Ryan Reynolds predictably put his own comical spin on the announcement. “We’re supposed to announce Logan and Deadpool will soon be the first R-rated movies on Disney+,” the actor and Aviation Gin founder wrote. “but we all know some Disney movies should already be rated R for irreversible trauma.”


Credit: Disney

Reynolds then shared fake movie ratings for four classic Disney movies: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Old Yeller, The Lion King, and Bambi.

When rating the 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Ryan Reynolds gave the movie an R-rating for the following: “breaking and entering, borderline polyandry, [and I’m] pretty sure those diamonds aren’t cruelty-free.”

Reynolds also added funny amendments to the fake MPAA rating, saying that it should not be approved for audiences even if they are “minors, miners, or bashful.”


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Reynolds then took aim at Old Yeller, which is the emotional 1957 tale of a boy and his dog. Reynolds labeled the movie as an R-rated one due to both the “total ugly cry-inducing straight-up murder of Old Yeller” and the “bear abuse” in the film.

He also added that “this motion picture should NOT be approved for all audiences, particularly dog lovers,” and under-17-audience members will require the company of either a parent or “a ‘good boy’ who’s very much alive.”

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Old Yeller Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

The Lion King was up next. Due to the 1994 film’s “fratricide, mauling” and “very possibly half-sibling lovin’, or at least kissing cousins,” Reynolds gave this movie an R rating too. He also added that a parent, warthog, or meerkat would be necessary for viewers under 17, and that the movie should not have been approved for all audiences, “but that’s the circle of life.”

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Mufasa alongside Sarabi, Rafiki, Zazu, Pumbaa, Timon, Nala, Serafina, Scar, and Scar’s hyenas in ‘The Lion King’ Credit: Disney

One of the funniest ratings comes next! When rating the famously-emotional animated movie Bambi from 1942, Reynolds definitively said that this movie should not be approved for all audiences “because therapy’s not cheap”!

bambi and faline

Credit: Disney

Reynolds recommends that anyone under the age of 17 bring either a parent or an emotional support blanket to watch this movie — because it includes the “cold-blooded killing of an innocent deer mom that will cause lifelong trauma.”

The other R-ratings seem comically accurate, too, but many Disney fans will probably agree that this Bambi R-rating takes the cake.

Do you agree with these R-ratings? Did you laugh out loud while reading them?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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