Cartoons, for most of us, bring back fond memories of cereal and Saturday mornings. They made us laugh and took us on amazing adventures. Most cartoons are tailor-made to be appropriate for all audiences. However, every now and then, a cartoon is so offensive that a studio bans it from airing on television or releasing on home video. Here are some Popular Cartoons That Are Banned.
Originally airing in 1998 on the Cartoon Network, the Cow and Chicken episode “Buffalo Gals” was banned for its sexual innuendo regarding lesbians. After it aired, a parent called and complained about the frequent and inappropriate innuendo. Cartoon Network quickly pulled it from the schedule and replaced it with “Orthodontic Police.”
While Beavis and Butthead thrived on idiotic comedy gags, the episode “Comedians” did something they weren’t expecting. It influenced a five-year-old to burn down his own house with his sister inside; the episode said burning things was fun. MTV quickly removed the episode and banned it from ever airing again.
While not technically “banned,” Song of the South has been constantly mired in controversy for its depiction of African Americans. It’s also been criticized for its ambiguous nature regarding race relations in the south, making them seem much more harmonious than reality. In 2010, Disney’s CEO Robert Iger called the movie “antiquated” and “rather offensive.” It’s been locked away in the Disney vault for some time. It is unlikely to ever be re-released again.
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