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The Censored Eleven — Banned Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies Cartoons

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The Censored Eleven — Banned Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies Cartoons by Mutt
The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists 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 perceived racist depictions of African Americans 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 Melodies catalog to this day, and these shorts have not been officially broadcast on television since 1968, and have only been exhibited once… Read more

The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists 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 perceived racist depictions of African Americans 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 Melodies 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. They have turned up, however, on low-cost VHS and DVD detections since 1968. —Wikipedia

See also: For Your Consideration: Censored & Banned in America by spartac​ula.
See also: Doing Their Bit – The Toons Go To War by Mutt.

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