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Anti-Cartoon Censorship Stamp by Sycotei-B Anti-Cartoon Censorship Stamp by Sycotei-B
I made this as an expression of opinion. I think there is too much censorship on cartoons these days. I miss the old cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid, Loony Tunes, Rocko's Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, ect. ect. Back then, there were explosives and violence, not like today were kids are exposed to nothing but low-brow entertanment, with the main characters being hyperactive retards with side-kicks that are exactly the same. Not only that, but they censor a lot of the original anime so it's more suitable for kids, which is retarded. Kids shouldn't even be allowed to watch anime if it has that stuff in it in the first place. As for the old cartoons I watched, they need to bring that stuff back because today's cartoons suck. It's not like those old cartoons are encouraging kids to blow up their house or hit each other with a hammer. Besides, kids don't go bad just from watching t.v., there are plenty of other things that can make them worse. If the parents don't like what their kids watch, they can just turn it off and prevent them from watching it. I grew up watching the violence, explosives and the other stuff that used to be in cartoons and my life turned out just fine.
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Ryuuseinow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I feel that Regular Show is falling into this. In the first few seasons, it used to be pretty raunchy, but now it's starting to become kinda generic. Worst of all, CN is starting to catch the "s" they got away with.
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pootisgumball256 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right?
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TheDangerousArtist Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I remember laughing my ass off watching Tom and Jerry when I was a kid..
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ThePopTartDog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
me too! 
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
me three!
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ThePopTartDog Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
yayz lol
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
lol
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LaTigressa6268808 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Courage the Cowardly Dog and Hey Arnold took on some of the really dark stuff during their time. Who remembers "The Mask", "Helga on the Couch", "Pigeon Man", "The Last of the Starmakers", "Rememberance of Courage Past", or even "Olga Gets Engaged"? Too dark for the target audience my ass.
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FlyingFreedom13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Looney Tunes is and will forever be my favorite cartoon from when Mel Blanc was alive...long live Mel Blanc.
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GooGooDolls-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   General Artist
Here, here. I have seen a couple modern cartoons that are okay, but they lack that "oomph" that cartoons had back then. Now they are seriously out of control with watering down everything. It's like, really? You really think kids are so stupid, that they would attempt to imitate some of the insane antics we have seen from cartoons of the 90's, and even the early 2000's? It not only has resulted in seriously bad quality cartoons in terms of content, and dialogue, but also is showing a great lack of faith in children using common sense, which is really insulting.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Indeed! This is definitely why modern children are more heavily reviled!
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GooGooDolls-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   General Artist
I don't blame it on cartoons so much. But I do imagine, that it might have some influence to a degree, at least in terms of taste, and the content and behaviors that are endorsed in a lot of animated media, as animated shows are a kind of "entertaining learning component" for children, at least that was how it was when I grew up, and being how children are very impressionable early in life. 
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Agreed.
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Phinbella654 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
And that's one reason why Dragon Ball Z Kai was not well received in America
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Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate how parents get their underwear in a wad and go fuss to the companies about something 'offensive' in a cartoon... 

Like that thing about Derpy Hooves being offensive... :iconwthplz:

  

 
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Mischief2000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Those parents didn't even look up the meaning of 'derp'.
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Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, no doubt 
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Tell me about it! Parents should never fear their their kids will be bored out of their minds with hearing nothing but, "BLAH-BLAH-BLAH" coming out of the parents' mouths, and this is coming from someone who was regretfully bored shitless whenever she got pulled aside for parental lectures and was urged to sit still throughout them, regardless of how "free" she wanted to be!
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist

Censorship just shows the laziness of parents.  Here's what's wrong with censorship:

Swearing = What's the big deal?  You're probably gonna hear swearing in public some time.

Violence = Well, if your kid becomes violent, it's your fault for not teaching them about it.

Nudity = You see your own genitals when you're taking a shower of bath!

Smoking = Is it really worse to see smoking on TV than get secondhand smoke in real life?  If your kid starts smoking, you failed to teach him/her about it.

Homosexuality = Being gay is not bad!  Why can't people get that?!  -.-  Your kid watches TV and turns gay (being gay might be genetic though.)  So what if that happens?  Live and let live!

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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
That SpongeBob episode is very inappropriate, since suicide is a serious issue.  It's a kid's show, so the creators should have at least made it more humorous without Mr. Krabs driving Plankton to suicide.  And the way they handled it was inappropriate, too.  But censorship is still wrong, so parents should at least watch a show first and decide whether the kid should watch it or not.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Yes! Parents should never fear that pulling their kids aside for lectures will bore said kids! That's why speech lessons are highly essential, along with getting told to speak in case an individual ends up having kids, and this is coming from someone who was regretfully bored to death whenever she was pulled aside for parental lectures, but was urged to sit still through them, regardless of how "free" she wanted to be, so I should be eternally grateful for having parents who diligently nurtured me that way, and of course, diligence is essentially the polar opposite of laziness! Remember, diligent parenting -> diligent kids! As for the smoking part, I guess despite smoking causing serious health problems IRL due to numerous supposedly scary anti-smoking PSAs on the airwaves, it can be considered fanservice in fictional media, which can give a whole new meaning to the term, "smoking hot!" Also, if people can see genitalia IRL, they shall see it on TV too! It'll be like a Genitalia 101 lesson! Also, swearing can spice up speech to make it sound awesome to valiant ears! I hated having to hear profanity at first constantly when I was a high school teenager, but then I ended up being mandated to read a novel with actual profanity in the text in an English class, and my life was changed forever, which can obviously be the same for being mandated to watch an R-rated film as a teaching tool after being turned off from then when she was younger! I'll say it before, and I'll say it again: Diligent parenting -> diligent kids!
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
There's only one thing that should be censored in cartoons: flashing.  If there's too much of that in cartoons or anime, then kids could get seizures.  But then again, the creators shouldn't even put the flashes in there.
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually sad by all these censorship.

It all came to be, ever since, one day, someone thought of the most idiotic idea that cartoons are meant for kids. This twisted belief becomes the default mindset for animation in general in much of the world.

Not every Japanese anime were made for kids. Many of them were made with teenagers in mind. When American distributors wanted to import these anime series to America, they had to butcher the animation by cutting out the violence and rewriting the dialogues, just so that these anime can be marketed for kids, who are much younger than the intended audience. Franchise-driven anime series such as Digimon, Beyblade, and for a while, One Piece, suffered the worst of it as a result.

You can also blame those overprotective parents as the source of many of these cartoon censorship.

Believe it or not, those older Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons during the golden age of animation were never even meant for kids in the first place. These older cartoons contain lots of violence, racism and political satire which are considered to be bad taste in today's society.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I can definitely tell why, as the lessons teenagers typically learn about in their high school classes feature content that is quite similar to the kind found in Japanese anime as a possible reason why that medium's cult following seems to consist mostly of that particular demographic. I have nothing much to say about the golden age cartoons, though.
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
In Japan, parents allow their kids to watch anime with swearing in it.  However, in America, if someone even says the D word in a kids' movie or kids' show, parents go nuts!
Japan: A drop of blood in an anime?  No big deal.
America: A drop of blood in a kids' show?!  This needs to be taken off the air RIGHT NOW!
Japan: Detective Conan is a kids' show and is educational.
America: I don't care how educational it is!  Keeping kids' minds pure is more important than education!
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I bet a bunch of disgruntled Americans are hopefully urging Japan to openly welcome disgruntled American immigrants now that you mention it!
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SoEdgeh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
can we censor the comic sans instead

because that is harming me more than today's cartoons are
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Guei-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
I think parents who use the TV as a surrogate nanny for their kids should be charged with child abuse and neglect. Some people just should not breed.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Thank goodness I was a planned child and was diligently nurtured by word-of-mouth, along with being told to sit still through the parental lectures I got pulled aside for, as if I was expected to get zombified by them rather than bored out of my mind!
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XThePaganCanidX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Cartoon cencorship makes everything more boring.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Thank goodness for knowing the vast importance of the virtue of valor!
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New-Moon-Morning Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, parents act like if Cartoons are what screws their children up. If they focused less on the shows they watch and more on their kid's actual lives outside the home, then they would Finally get somewhere.
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Tell me about it! No wonder I suffered from separation anxiety whenever I got left behind with a babysitter! Parents should spend more time with their kids as a way of essentially, and diligently nurturing them! Diligence is a virtue!!
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zenkai97 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
the reason why cartoons are like this today is because of corporate companies who don't know how good cartoons work and whining parents who complain about the violence in show.

for example, we can agree that the disney English dub of naruto sucks while parents think it wonderful and a good influence and should be used as propaganda to make kids do better in school using naruto's personality of never giving up.

naruto is a violent show that aimed for teens not kids that watch pbs or the crappy reality shows from disney channel. and the censorship ruin naruto not only the show, but its reputation in america.

is america trying to make the world hate naruto or japanese anime cause it look like it.

that why i really hate censorship because its corrupting cartoons of today.
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RukarioHadou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The English dub of Naruto is amazing, the voice actors are better than the Japanese ones. The only crime is the changes that Disney made them add.
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zenkai97 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
it the reverse to you no offence, i think the japanese is better however the acting is getting better,but i prefer the japanese version. i like pain's acting, and i got used to the other characters, just not sasuke or kushina, i saw the english dub version of naruto meeting his mom, and the cute battebane moment was killed off. 
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I liked both.  I usually like to compare the two.  xD
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zenkai97 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
well i got to admit, the English dub is kind of fun, just not the Disney version, has too much censorship. i suggest watch it uncut
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Twin-Cats Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Seriously, what's wrong with a little reality? It's not like it's going to kill someone. Oh wait, "BECUZ REALITY WILL HURT TEH MINDS OF KIDZ"
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
American logic: Purity > Education
Japanese logic: Education > Purity
Imagine a scenario of a typical little kid asking a parent "Where do babies come from?"  This could go 2 ways.
In Japan:
"Well, I can't tell you yet.  You must first learn biology to understand."  Censorship for education.
In America:
"They come from another planet!"  Lying to keep kids pure.
JAPAN WINS THIS ROUND!
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Twin-Cats Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Pffft XD
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Pikachu1089 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Derpy Hooves experienced this.

In this episode called The Last Round-Up, she talked for the first time! she had wall eyes and her voice was beautiful to every brony out there. but then some SOCCOR MOM had to step in and say Derpy is offensive to kids that are disabled and should be taken off, so Hasbro censored her and every brony blew a head gasket! they were so upset some fought Hasbro. and soon enough on the last episode of season 3 she appeared 3 or 4 times for a short while and everyone was happy again.
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Writer
I hated it too. But how is Derpy offensive? Aren't Snips and Snails more offensive?
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Pikachu1089 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr i really hate those two :P blech!
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Writer
Agreed!
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Tell me about it! I bet Derpy might be an essential teaching tool informing children about individuals with disabilities that they eventually might encounter IRL!!
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Writer
Yeah
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