John Ratzenberger: Made in America

2006 NR 4 discs

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John Ratzenberger: Made in America

2006 NR 4 discs
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Emmy-nominated actor John Ratzenberger takes a cross-country road trip searching for Americana treasures and talking to the folks who make them in this Travel Channel series. Join Ratzenberger as he visits the Gibson Guitar factory in Nashville, the Crayola factory in Pennsylvania, and the Corvette plant in Kentucky. He also highlights Campbell's Soup, the Monopoly board game, Craftsman Tools, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and much more.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the brisk pace of this documentary-style series (each 30-minute episode covers three different factories) makes it a great choice to share with grade-schoolers -- or any other viewers with short attention spans for educational programming. Factory tours and easy-to-understand explanations of the manufacturing process are both informative and entertaining. Kids will be especially intrigued by episodes that highlight products they're familiar with -- like Necco candies or Crayola crayons. Viewers of all ages are likely to gain a new respect for the hard work, ingenuity, and craftsmanship that allow the featured factories to turn out their products.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Some factory scenes include shots of welding or hot ovens, but workers always wear ample protective gear.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Celebrates the ingenuity and strong work ethic of the American manufacturing industry.


The featured companies (Gibson Guitars, Harley-Davidson, Campbell's, Airstream, Titleist, Brooks Brothers, Hallmark, Serta, etc.) get lots of publicity, but not really in a commercial way -- instead, the focus is always on the quality and craftsmanship of the products shown.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasionally the series highlights beer manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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