Banned Cartoons...

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Just read this ( article, and decided to look up the cartoons mentioned (and some that weren't)...I realized that I grew up on those cartoons, and have VHS tapes of like half of them...I'm by no means racist, but these are pretty much a part of our history. Most were made during WWII, so there's plenty of Anti-Germany and Anti-Japan propaganda...

Bugs Bunny in "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"

A Japanese soldier in "Commando Duck"
The narrator about a German boy in "Education for Death"


If anyone wants to watch them...I believe there were only 11, so this would be all of them:

Which is Witch? (1949) (
Mississippi Hare (1949) (
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarves ( hfeed)
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (1944) (
Uncle Tom's Bungalow (1937) (
Uncle Tom's Cabana (1947) (
Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944) (
All This And Rabbit Stew (1941) ( hfeed)
Der Fuehrer's Face (1942) (
Commando Duck (1944) (
Education For Death (

posted by  chris_knows

Kind of sad, it almost seems like the censoring is a bit overboard. I see it as the posts in the forum. You have an option of watching them, so if it offends you, turn the channel. Lord knows you can find much worse crap on the internet.

PS I have seen some of these before.

posted by  Voda48

Wow I didn't realize those cartoons had such big political input.

I guess I was too young to understand when I watched them.

posted by  Bronxie

just like the osama hanging.....

posted by  Inygknok

There was an episode of Popeye where Olive Oyl was mistakenly sent a doll and her and Popeye argue whether or not they should send it back to the maker. The writer was fired, and I don't think it ever saw airtime.

There was a Mighty Mouse episode where Mighty Mouse gets sad and "snorts" a white powder, and then is energized. A lot of people thought it was blow, but if you pay attention to the episode it was ground up pieces of a flower his girlfriend gave to him, or something of that nature.

posted by  giant016

It really doesn't surprise me to be honest. It seems to me that in today's world everything has to go before our Governments before it's allowed, and if something is there that certain Governments don't like, they ban it. You could understand it if it was blatently racist or something, but alot of these cartoons etc are so light hearted that the average person won't even catch on to what's been said. I mean, I still find the word "Jap" completely acceptable, afterall, it's hardly ever used to describe that person insultingly, like other terms to describe other countries and the people from them are used. The same seems to apply to everything, the nursary rhyme, "Bar Bar black sheep" no longer exists anymore, I found this out a few years ago when my little brother informed me that they sang "Bar Bar rainbow sheep" at Play School.....It seems almost as if the people who read these rhymes are going to grow up to be be racist simply from watching cartoons on TV, or singing a nursary rhyme....It's simply not going to happen like that, I didn't grow up to be racist, as I'm sure most others didn't!

posted by  Cliffy

I don't know how much of it makes people racist, but I think some groups were being offended, the same way that "Merry Christmas" is inappropriate now.

posted by  chris_knows

I never knew that Merry Christmas was inappropriate, lol....why?

posted by  Cliffy

Not inappropriate, but now, stores and buildings say "Happy Holidays" instead..."Christmas Break" is "Holiday Break", etc.

posted by  chris_knows

To be Politically Correct. We can no longer offend the minority groups, so the majority are the ones who get offended instead.

posted by  dodgerforlife

I see what you're saying. It would never happen in the UK though.....I can't ever imagine saying "Happy Holidays!"

posted by  Cliffy

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