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The Censored Eleven

by Hunter Duesing
“The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists (UA) in 1968. UA owned the distribution rights to the Associated Artists Productions library at that time, and decided to pull these eleven cartoons from broadcast because of racist depictions of black people and are deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences. The ban has been upheld by UA and the successive owners of the pre-August 1948 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies1 catalog to this day, and these shorts have not been officially broadcast on television since 1968, and have only been exhibited once by Warner… Read more

“The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists (UA) in 1968. UA owned the distribution rights to the Associated Artists Productions library at that time, and decided to pull these eleven cartoons from broadcast because of racist depictions of black people and are deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences. The ban has been upheld by UA and the successive owners of the pre-August 1948 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies1 catalog to this day, and these shorts have not been officially broadcast on television since 1968, and have only been exhibited once by Warner Bros., since then, theatrically in one theater in spring 2010 (see below for more details). They have turned up, however, on low-cost VHS and DVD collections over the last thirty years.”
~Wikipedia

f you want to learn more about these films, check out the episode I did on them over at the Midnight Movie Cowboys podcast here: http://www.midnightmoviecowboys.com/2010/11/13/episode-3-disney-on-ice-warner-goes-to-hell/

You can watch The Censored Eleven, as well as various banned Disney cartoons, over at the website for my show here: http://www.midnightmoviecowboys.com/2010/11/13/episode-3-listeners-guide/

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