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Cartoon Censorship
Here's an interesting and possibly very old article on Cartoon Censorship featuring examples from both Warner Brothers and Disney and the famous banned cartoons, why they were banned, and what seems to offend people.


Personally I am of the belief that these cartoons should continue to be shown as their messages do not reflect the views of todays society and the historical context doesn't apply, but they are still VERY good cartoons and I don't feel we should feel that we have to be protected from drawings especially by a third party in the name of "political correctness".

I fully plan on collecting these toons :>
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 10th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I honestly don't know where the idea that cartoons are for children came about. Warner Brothers cartoons were shown after news reels to adults at movie theatres and contained adult jokes and adult situations...I mean...the fuck?!

I think Disney's "family movies" started this idea, and since all animation is Disney (lololol whatever) then all cartoons = family appropriate.
pac From: pac Date: May 10th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 10th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: May 10th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
quicksilver_x From: quicksilver_x Date: May 10th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree. I remember Cartoon Network showed a collection of these late one night a few years ago. It's amazing to see how our cartoons then (and now) deal with these issues, and the public outcry that comes from such. Political correctness is something that restrains our society, but times being what they are, it's really not shocking that people overlook the historical worth of something because it has a hate symbol or offends their moral standing.
edge_chan From: edge_chan Date: May 10th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
in YouTube i saw the ones from the World War II. Knowing the time that it was showed (bettween 1940 - 1945), it was obviously undestanding why they showed the Axis as dumbs :/
From: kilojara Date: May 10th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
And you will be sharing this collection, yes? ;P
From: frenchpresser Date: May 10th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)


Do you have a larger .gif of the fat Nazi doing the sassy "Super-duper Supermen!" thing?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 10th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)


Nah I don't unfortunately but it's from the In Nutsy Land cartoon with Donald Duck. You could probably find it on the internet or youtube or something.
kylet From: kylet Date: May 10th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
You can buy a DVD full of 'em...I know, I have one, I *think* I got it at San Diego Comicon but I can't remember if I found it online...
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 10th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
just the disney ones or the warner brothers ones as well? Cuz I know about the disney DVD.

If I can get my grubby little paws on a dvd collection of censored/banned warner brothers toons I would be a happy girl indeed.
kylet From: kylet Date: May 10th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Let me get back to you about that. It's a lot of WB ones, but I can't FIND it right now, grumble. I'll be going through stuff shortly so I *should* be able to find it soon...
From: ex_noda654 Date: May 10th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
google "coal black and the sebben dwarves" and see if you can watchit
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: May 10th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the part that amuses the hell out of me is the worry that people might get offended by unsympathetic depictions of NAZIS. =};-3
brown_wolf From: brown_wolf Date: May 10th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
maggock From: maggock Date: May 10th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I have On the Front Lines (all the Disney war cartoons.) Der Fuehrer's Face is just awesome. :> Oddly enough, my mom has a copy of Chicken Little too, which was supposedly a cartoon Disney no longer shows (I can kinda understand, it's morbid.) So I don't know where she got that...
mauricia From: mauricia Date: May 10th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
If you wanna collect these, find me on AIM - mauricougar. My boyfriend collected a few awhile ago. I know I at least have Der Feurher's Face, which I regularily show my friends for shock appeal. :>
From: animarelic Date: May 10th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Man, I saw 'Hart's War' the other day, which had a scene with american POW'S dressed up and singing that song in the background.

I knew I'd heard it before but I couldn't place it! Man, thanks. Now I've gotta find that cartoon.
spirit_of_kina From: spirit_of_kina Date: May 10th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha! The one with Donald duck. I remember that well. XD
brown_wolf From: brown_wolf Date: May 10th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow and I thought the controversy over "Songs Of the South" is crazy.

Oh and the idea that cartoons are for kids came out of the 1950's. You know, that imaginary decade that half the population thinks that our entire civilization is based on?
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: May 10th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Some of them are quite blatanty propaganda cartoons though, which nobody wants to admit to having shown to children. Personally I think that's the reason they were banned rather than any possible offence caused
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: May 10th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
And having read one of the previous replies, I realise they were actually shown to adults, not children. Still, the popular opinion would be that they were made for children, so I still think that's one of the reasons
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kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: May 10th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
There were still a few when I was a kid. I was really disappointed when I found out that they banned Tom & Jerry classics because of political correctness, they were one of my favourites (and considering at that age I thought black people had just gotten a really heavy tan from the African sun, I doubt they had any racist influence on me :p)
altonwings From: altonwings Date: May 10th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember these from years ago. Personally, I think not showing them is akin to 'rewriting history'. Why not pretend that slavery never happened? Or that we've ever had a war before? Or that there was a time before we all pretended to be PC? Accepting history means admiring our successes and tempering that by observing our failures.

Heck, let's re-write everything to show that people have never been bad, or one-sided. Jesus didn't die painfully on the cross, he accepted tenure at Athens Tech. The moment we forget the sacrifices made both in terms of the people lost and the morality we share today--the less value we place on the lives spent in those conflicts.
sickeleye From: sickeleye Date: May 10th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely love Spike Jone =D I was lookin' at yer icon going, "....heeeey!"
slinky_dragon From: slinky_dragon Date: May 10th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember some of those! Even as a kid it didn't make me hate Germans or Japanese; I understood that it was from another time/culture. :P
We even have some Looney Toon DVD collections with "questionable" content, but it's funny to see how the US (and in some ways World-wide) culture has changed.
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