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One Briton's complaint looks to change Animation history

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:37 pm
by King Psyz
from Reuters news

So it seems because a character was smoking now they want to have all Hanna Barbara owned cartoons edited for content.

I'm sorry but fuck that, this is the last straw. Learn to be a god damned parent and thicken your fucking skin. Just because I don't agree with many things depicted in early HB cartoons doesn't mean I think they should be altered.

There's rampant racism found in many of the same cartoons but apparently that didn't bother this concearned citizen or the regulator much.

Turner has said they're alreayd moving foward to remove any smoking images from all but a handful of villanous characters, or any scene that fails to put smoking in a negative connotation.


* I'm pretty sure it's not your fault Cap'n but it seemed like a funny option

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:41 pm
by ONeillSG1
I think they shouldn't force HB to do anything. If HB chooses to do something, then fine. Otherwise, leave their own CREATIVE PROPERTY ALONE. That's what COPYRIGHT LAWS are for. Jesus.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:42 pm
by King Psyz
what really gets me is that this is for a subscription based channel, doesn't the subscriber have the fortitude to CHANGE THE CHANNEL OR CANCEL SAID SUBSCRIPTION?!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:21 pm
by papalazeru
Im not even gonna comment.

Ironical aint it.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:23 pm
by magicmonkey
Hehehe, I knew Kirks practical joke would end in tears.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:24 pm
by MiltonWaddams
Is anybody else glad that a British person did this? It's usually an American, then all the foreigners on the board make a crack about how dumb we are. To that I say HAH! People are stupid EVERYWHERE! Let's celebrate.

It seems as if people are running out of dumb shit to complain about, so they're just grabbing at straws.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:36 pm
by darkjedijaina
oh. so next thing ya know, disney will change all their villains to non-smoking ones.

cruella deville, medusa, etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:42 pm
by austenandrews
Eh, this happens every now and then. It's not like they're going to destroy the originals.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:03 am
by Chairman Kaga
They have already edited all old Tom and Jerry cartoons in the States by redubbing the housemaid to make her sound less Aunt Jamima/Butterfly McQueen. Plus they have removed a number of "suicide" gags from old WB cartoons. It's sad but you pretty much can't watch old WB or MGM cartoons that are unmolested on broadcast anymore. Thankfully the WB shorts have been getting dvd releases.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:36 am
by King Psyz
I hope they don't destroy the originals, but I hold out little hope.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:57 am
by buster00
I learned the art of theft from Yogi Bear and Top Cat.

I learned how to verbally abuse my spouse from Fred Flintstone.

I learned how to shoot first and ask questions later from Quick Draw McGraw.

I learned trespassing and breaking/entering from the Scooby-Doo gang.

I learned that all black people love basketball, courtesy of the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon.

Above all, I learned that there's no need to compete honestly in the real world if you can cheat, thanks to Mumbly and the Really Rottens.



And I turned out fine! Who's censoring what now?


Oh, Tom and Jerry are smokers, apparently. Shit, last I heard, that was still legal.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:00 am
by austenandrews
Thanks to Boomerang, my kids have become big Tom & Jerry fans. I could never stand Tom & Jerry.

Curse you, Boomerang!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:07 pm
by monorail77
My kids see tons of older cartoons and movies that routinely feature smoking (among other things). You know what? They know the difference! They know that smoking is not cool or good for you and seeing cool characters do it doesn't change their opinion. On many occasions, my kids have turned to me and said "I guess this was back when everyone thought smoking was ok, huh?" And I reply "That's right, but we know now that its not good for you." "Right." my kids say. And the world goes on. We enjoy the show together, and its all OK. So there.

What pisses me off most is the notion that I or my children need the "protection" being offered by censoring idiots. I'd like them all to fuck off and stop insulting my intelligence and parenting skills.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:05 pm
by HollywoodBabylon
Politcal correctness gone 'loony tunes' yet again.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:11 pm
by Chilli
Eh, in a world where The Simpsons still gets Emmy Nominations I think anything's fair game.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:34 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
I think that complainer needs a good punch in the mouth. Someone point me in the right direction. Fuckin' idjit.