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Tom & Jerry Fans Protest Warner Brothers; DVD/Blu-Ray Episodes w/ Cat & Mouse 'Blacked-Up' Pulled
Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11 August 2013 | Tara Brady

Posted on 08/11/2013 6:00:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

tom and jerry photo: Tom and Jerry tom.jpg

Tom and Jerry fans accuse Warner Brothers of censorship after episodes which show the cat and mouse 'blacked-up' are pulled from new collection

• The Golden Collection Volume Two was supposed to be uncut

• Two episodes have been taken out because they are deemed 'inappropriate'

• Fans have accused Warner Brothers of omitting history

Box-set was meant to go on sale two months ago but yet to reach shelves

Fans of the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry are furious two episodes deemed 'inappropriate' because they feature the cat and mouse 'blacked-up' have been removed from a new collection.

Warner Brothers' Golden Collection Volume Two was intended to be an uncut series of the popular animation in chronological order.

But offending episodes Casanova Cat made in 1951 and Mouse Cleaning from 1948 have been pulled.

In both episodes either the cat or mouse is 'blacked-up'.

In Casanova Cat Jerry's face is covered in cigar smoke before he is made to do a minstrel dance.

The box-set was also meant to go on sale two months ago but has yet made it into shops.

Fans have been posting angry messages on websites where you can pre-order the Blu-ray DVD such as Amazon explaining why they won't be buying the discs.

One message reads: 'Culture is always reflected in cartoons, and while this may not have been right, it existed.

'It is a shame to omit pieces of history in a collection simply due to PR getting shaky boots over the past.'

Another posted: 'These releases are almost exclusively for the adult collector, so why treat us like infants?'

A campaign group has also appeared on Facebook called 'Unleash the banned Tom and Jerry cartoons.'

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KEYWORDS: boycotttimewarner; cartoons; catandmouse; hannabarbera; minstrel; multicult; orwelliannightmare; pc; purge; racecard; revisionisthistory; tomandjerry; warnerbrothers
tom and jerry gif photo: Truce Hurts Gif TomAndJerry_TruceHurts.gif Warner Brothers pc editing just plain sucks ... "The Truce Hurts"
1 posted on 08/11/2013 6:00:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Tom and Jerry photo: Tom & Jerry tom_zps5272192f.gif This pc nonsense is getting pretty old ...
2 posted on 08/11/2013 6:03:57 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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3 posted on 08/11/2013 6:04:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

My mom has a VHS of Song of the South. She had to get it from the UK


4 posted on 08/11/2013 6:08:12 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Marco is a good conservative. Rush and Mark tell me that everyday.)
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To: DogByte6RER

If Obama had a cat and a mouse, they would look like blacked-up Tom and Jerry.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 6:08:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DogByte6RER

We had this in the libraries too. The Chicago Public library listed 15 copies of “Little Black Sambo” as recently as 1998, but not a single copy was to be found (I was doing some research). Seems books certain people do not like are intentionaly lost, stolen, destroyed, or simply thrown away. (”Our Bodies, Ourselves” is another book frequently vandalized. Seems both liberals and extreme conservatives or fundamentalists engage in similar practices)

Yes, it is the censoring of history. Imagine all Holocaust photos disappearing, or all pro eugenics data destroyed, or all acts of a corrupt administartion denied. Oh wait.

By the way, they do the same with Bugs Bunny and you can be certain we will never see a re-release of “Song of the South.”


6 posted on 08/11/2013 6:08:53 PM PDT by rey
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL

Once upon a time, they re-edited some of the mammy two-shoes episodes to replace her with an Irish housemaid. Sometimes the transfers mixed up the voices/footage.

Unintentional hilarity ensued.


7 posted on 08/11/2013 6:09:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just get it on BitTorrent. Don’t pay these swines for their Stalinist censorship.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 6:09:25 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


9 posted on 08/11/2013 6:10:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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10 posted on 08/11/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: montag813

I’ve got many of the cartoons on laserdisc. Jerry Beck ran into some resistance from MGM (before the MGM-Turner and WB libraries were merged in a giant corporate monopoly) but his releases were on the order of 1000 high end boxed sets being sold to adults with some discs (at least in the Loony Tunes cartoons sets) being specifically labeled “politically incorrect”.

I don’t know if Tex Avery’s Uncle Tom’s Cabana ever made it to US DVD (it was on laserdisc).


11 posted on 08/11/2013 6:12:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sybeck1

I’ve got a whole CD of politically-incorrect Disney cartoons around here somewhere from the WWII era full of “Nips” and “Japs” and such.


12 posted on 08/11/2013 6:12:40 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: dfwgator

“Is you is or is you ain’t my baby..”!


13 posted on 08/11/2013 6:13:30 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: DogByte6RER
Don't even try to find copy of this..

Keep Your Cool... and read the Rules

14 posted on 08/11/2013 6:15:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER
tom and jerry his mouse friday uncencerd
15 posted on 08/11/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sybeck1

I was going to bring up how Disney blocked out the Song of the South.

I believe the problem was that the slaves in that movie were treated well and that isn’t the agenda.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 6:19:45 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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17 posted on 08/11/2013 6:19:48 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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18 posted on 08/11/2013 6:22:09 PM PDT by keat
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To: Sybeck1

>>My mom has a VHS of Song of the South. She had to get it from the UK<<

You admit that on the interwebz???

Your mom can expect a knock on the door from the IRS any moment now (the fact you use a FR pseudonym is easily wiped aside by the NSA).


19 posted on 08/11/2013 6:23:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bjsNZSduLE Casanova Cat


20 posted on 08/11/2013 6:23:35 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: DogByte6RER

Mouse cleaning - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TGQteG7SdY


21 posted on 08/11/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: DogByte6RER
youtube has it.

At a little over one minute we see the maid and she is obviously a 'person of color'. Then a little further to the "blackface minstrel dance" - hilarious!

Tom and Jerry Cartoon Casanova Cat

22 posted on 08/11/2013 6:32:00 PM PDT by floozy22
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To: DogByte6RER

The last T&J collection I bought had Mammy Two-Shoes all over the place. Of course, Whooopi! Goldberg was on hand to inform us all of the racist and insensitive nature of the cartoons and, by extension, Americans of the age.

Who cares. They’re great, great cartoons.


23 posted on 08/11/2013 6:34:11 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ve always disliked Tom & Jerry, even when I was a child. Whoever created that cartoon must have really hated cats. Tom always got brutalized, and in some of those old episodes he got killed at the end. The guys who created The Simpsons made a nasty satire out of Tom & Jerry called “Itchy & Scratchy”. Now they’re running those old Tom & Jerry cartoons on Boomerang. I never fail to remember to miss them.


24 posted on 08/11/2013 6:40:20 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Imitation is the are of flattery.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 6:47:32 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: DogByte6RER

26 posted on 08/11/2013 6:50:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jespasinthru

I have the complete opposite take. I would DVR Tom & Jerry every day on Boomerang. Tex Avery was truly the King of Cartoons.


27 posted on 08/11/2013 6:54:46 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: dead

In Soviet Russia, every time a new regime came to power, the party would change all of the history books. Sound vaguely familiar?

The new US History textbooks should be titled: “America: Our Changing Past”.


28 posted on 08/11/2013 6:55:33 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DogByte6RER

During WW1 the British were called “Toms” and the Germans were called “Jerrys”.

So trying to omit the racism from this show is impossible.

Oh wait, it doesn’t count if you’re white. :)

Silly me...


29 posted on 08/11/2013 7:10:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

They even now edit the Classic Fawlty Towers episode, “The Germans”, because Major used the N-word in it.


30 posted on 08/11/2013 7:15:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FreedomPoster
Here's a couple of good ones by Walter Lantz. (I think he's the guy who did Woody Woodpecker.)

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B' (1941)

Scrub me Mamma with a Boogie Beat (1941)

31 posted on 08/11/2013 8:02:27 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SMGFan

Huh, I haven’t seen Mouse Cleaning since I was a kid.


32 posted on 08/11/2013 10:47:20 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Venturer
Holding someone in slavery is itself a terrible abuse, but putting the morality of the institution aside...why on Earth would a plantation owner harm or neglect the slaves upon whose health and labor his plantation depended? Answer: He wouldn't. You're right. The depiction conflicts with the modern narrative being used to demonize and shame the South in particular and Caucasians generally.
33 posted on 08/11/2013 10:53:41 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: rey

I saw Song the South years ago and saw nothing wrong with it. It takes place AFTER the Civil War. The main character, a black man, is very positive and likable. The only negative characters were a couple of bratty little white boys.


34 posted on 08/12/2013 8:01:34 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: dfwgator

Nazi ?


35 posted on 08/12/2013 9:26:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

His quote was:

The strange thing was that throughout the morning, she kept referring to the Indians as “Niggers.”

No, no, I said.
Niggers are the West Indians, these people are Wogs!


36 posted on 08/12/2013 9:30:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

Collins and Harlan-****** Loves His Possum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6F_S4LbdpE


37 posted on 08/12/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: dfwgator

Ah.


38 posted on 08/12/2013 10:24:36 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Nea Wood

I would tend to agree. I guess because he is not an angry black man it is wrong. I think there were a couple of charaterizations that would be considered a little of putting now.


39 posted on 08/12/2013 12:02:19 PM PDT by rey
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To: dfwgator
shellback photo: Shellback Day 169.jpg "Wogs" is a term used to describe those disgusting, slimy creatures who have not passed muster before Davey Jones and His Royal Highness, Neptunis Rex.
40 posted on 08/12/2013 6:09:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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