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Does the censoring of cartoons on TOON and BOOMERANG bother you?

Old 12-29-05, 02:36 PM
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Does the censoring of cartoons on TOON and BOOMERANG bother you?

It is an interesting deal. During the day time, you won't see a cartoon character commit suicide, but later that night, they will show the same cartoon without editing it. There is a lot of racial stuff that is edited as well.

Any of that really bother you? I've decided it doesn't bother me either way. I don't think my generation (or older) were more prone to violence because some dog on Bugs Bunny shoots himself at the end. At the same time, I still enjoy the cartoons that are edited. I generally notice, but it doesn't enrage me or anything.
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I really have no idea what you are talking about with regard to Cartoon Network (which is what I assume you mean byt TOON). Are you saying the Powerpuff Girls like to snuff it after hours? I didn't think they were showing any classic stuff ...
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I haven't watched classic Looney Tunes on TV in quite a while now that we're getting the DVDs, but I can remember being annoyed enough over the editing. An obvious freeze frame on Bugs while Daffy gets shot, for example. Completely editing out the ending of the "Bugs for Mayor" short to remove the Russian Roulette for another.

I guess if I had never seen the unedited versions to begin with, the obvious edits might not stick out as much.
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I've only watched those channels at night (after midnight) so i don't think i've seen any edited cartoons.

I have on occasion seen some of the crappy, one-off cartoons they throw in every now and then.

Some of those were better left forgotten in the 1970's.
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On some of the old Tom & Jerry cartoons, there was a maid character. She was a stereotypical sassy black mammy, "TOM, whatchoo doin wif dat mouse!" Years later I saw the same cartoons, and they redubbed the voice to make her sound educated.

Or on the Road Runner cartoon, when Wile E. Coyote set up a plate of earthquake pills. Runner ate them with no problem, so in disgust, Coyote swallows the whole bottle. That part was edited out the last time I saw it.

I guess I can see the point, but I hate the thought of editing.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I don't think my generation (or older) were more prone to violence because some dog on Bugs Bunny shoots himself at the end.
I found it odd that you would key in on this... And you say you weren't affected by cartoons???
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It's not really censoring , but the PC editing (like the aforementioned Tom & Jerry edits) does bother me.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
I found it odd that you would key in on this... And you say you weren't affected by cartoons???
It's my favorite cartoon.
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Ack, so if I watch the smurfs at night they wont be wearing white pants?
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
During the day time, you won't see a cartoon character commit suicide, but later that night, they will show the same cartoon without editing it.
Really? I haven't been checking the shows out lately, but I remember (Sometime around 2001 or 2002) an "Acme Hour" would show up around midnight and feature several rare, un-edited toons like:

Malibu Beach Party (With the Rochester caricature)
Russian Rhapsody (The Hitler basher)
Scalp Trouble (Those Native-American toons are a no-no these days)
What's Brewin', Bruin? (Suicide Gags)
Bacall to Arms (Bogie shoots a character and appears blackfaced in the end)

The violence never bugged me, but the racist gags usually did. But I'm over that now. Because...Well, I'll let the network do the speaking for me:

"Cartoon Network does not endorse the use of racial slurs. These vintage cartoons are presented as representative of the time in which they were created and are presented for their historical value."

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