Skip to comments.Disney Channel Edits Out Gun From 1938 Mickey Mouse Cartoon
Posted on 10/12/2011 4:37:24 AM PDT by marktwain
United States --(Ammoland.com)- Almost every morning the Disney Channel runs shortened versions of their golden oldies between some of their modern day cartoons as a way to fill time until the next scheduled show begins.
One morning recently my kids were watching the Disney Channel when they featured an old Mickey Mouse classic called Mickeys Parrot which was originally released back on September 09, 1938.
In this episode, a parrot belonging to an escaped killer wanders into Mickeys basement. Mickey hears it talking and thinks that the parrot is the killer who is on the loose who he just heard about on the radio. Mickey then goes and grabs his double barreled shotgun off of the wall and prepares to defend himself.
Well, wouldnt you know it in the version they presented on the Disney Channel the other day, they had digitally removed the shotgun and replaced it with a broom. Yes, Mickey grabbed a broom off of the gun rack, shouldered it, and prepared to defend himself with his handy, dandy tactical broom.
Really, Disney? Really? Do you think we have come to the point as a society that we cant even allow guns to be seen by children for fear that it will cause them to become crazed, blood thirsty psychopaths? Do you really think guns are so evil that the mere sight of one will cause blood to run in the streets? Give me a break!
Disney cartoons from that era have featured firearms literally more times than I can count. Theyve depicted firearms in terms of being a legitimate means of self defense, as a means to take game animals, and they have shown firearms as the indispensable tool that they are for every cowboy and cowgirl of the old west. Several generations have now been brought up with Disney cartoons that have depicted firearms as an integral part of their plot, and now you are telling me that we as a society can no longer handle it?
That our children must be completely isolated from the mere sight of a cartoon gun? Ridiculous!
No one outside of Disney can definitively say why they would choose this extremely misguided approach to self censorship, but I find it very disturbing. Did they choose to do this because they are anti-gun? Did they do it because they actually believe that kids seeing firearms would be detrimental? Perhaps they are just so afraid of the loony liberal soccer moms that might email them about it that they felt it was just the easiest path to take. I dont know the answer to the question of why they are doing this, but my response to them is the same no matter what SHAME ON YOU, DISNEY! SHAME ON YOU!
If Disney is actually concerned about child safety with regards to firearms, then I would suggest they team up with the NRA and devote some significant airtime to letting Eddie Eagle educate children about what to do if they find a gun. Not allowing children to be exposed to even the sight of a gun is not the answer. In fact, thats what gets kids killed.
The responsible thing to do is to talk to kids about guns. Tell them about the dangers, and educate them about how to be safe. Disney has a captive audience to say the least, and they should be doing everything they can to educate children (and parents) in our nation about gun safety. Disney should be doing their part to give children the knowledge that they need to keep them safe if they do ever happen to find a gun. Spreading the message of Stop. Dont touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult. is the path they should be taking. If Disney actually wants to make a difference when it comes to the safety of children, then they should be providing the millions of children that watch their network with useful information about firearms that will actually prevent accidents.
Disney sticking their heads in the sand and hoping that kids never see what a gun looks like is not the answer. Talking openly and honestly about gun safety is what will actually help children. How great would it be if an entire generation that is going to grow up watching the Disney Channel could be exposed to such valuable information about gun safety?
What Disney is currently doing is misguided and extremely dangerous. They are not helping to keep kids safe, and they are being extremely counterproductive towards preventing gun accidents in America.
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Wow! Elmer Fudd isn’t going to be happy he no longer can use his double-barreled shotty to hunt “wabbits”...
Oops...that is a Warner Bros production...hope they don’t succumb to this nonsense!
I was about to say, if Warner Brothers goes this route, there will be hundreds of ‘Buggs Bunny’ cartoons that will just have to be erased from existence. Especially if you include the horrendous violence of the Road Runner cartoons.
hmmmm. Might be a good idea to get copies of those classic cartoons for the kids. The PC crowd is probably going to make them ‘friendly’ to our modern times....
Maybe it’s a good idea they did replace it with a broom. Mickey definitely wasn’t a responsible gun owner.
A lot of those Looney Tunes cartoons have the shots of Fudd blasting Daffy Duck edited out. They do a “reaction shot” of Bugs Bunny, then cut back to a smoking Daffy. It’s pretty lame.
...well maybe it’s because Mickey was convicted of shooting Goofy (if the joke is needed,give me time to copy and paste it)
WB will make more millions in sales of the uncut versions
Actually, they or the TV Stations who carry them have and I have seen as horrible an example of the genre as is possible. There is a classic Bugs, Daffy and Elmer with the theme of which hunting season it is, duck or rabbit. Obviously, the end results had Daffy having his beak spun around multiple times.
This particular showing of this cartoon had EVERY USE OF THE GUN completely excised but there was still the sound of a bang. So all that was shown was the denouement of it being "Duck Season" -> BANG -> and Daffy's head smoking and his bill spinning! A total non sequiter and completely ruined cartoon.
I am sure that some liberal / anti-gun nut was very proud of their 'contribution'.
Usually nobody catches them. Paramount has been editing scenes for years on their old shows and DVD’s. They give you a little disclaimer that takes a magnifying glass to read.
It isn’t about uncut versions. It’s the 1984 memory chute, removing anything that offends the P.C. religion from movies and films. This time they got caught.
How long has it been since the Biathlon was shown in the US ?
It’s still an Olympic sport. An exciting one, at that. But it won’t be shown on US television because it shows a firearm being used in a fun, athletic way.
And that sport is ridiculously tough.
This is pathetic.
Actually, I've long wondered why the liberals who want to ban guns and violence don't start by eliminating them from their movies and TV shows.
(Of course, I wouldn't avocate removing guns from vintage cartoons and TV shows. I don't think anyone would suggest that the use of guns on TV today (judging by show promos during NFL games 'cause that's all I see) is in any way comparable to the way they were used on Gunsmoke e.g.)
Actually, I saw it during the last winter Olympics. I couldn't believe it.
If you happen to see E.T. on tv, look for all the FBI agents running around.....their guns have been edited out and they now how radios.
Warner Bros did this years ago. Not the guns, but other things. Case in point:
Bugs/Elmer cartoon “The Rabbit Of Seville”
In one part, Elmer is in the barber chair and Bugs lathers him up with shaving cream. Next Bugs climbs on top of Elmer’s chest, pulls out Elmer’s necktie and a HUGE straight razor and strops the razor on the tie. Then you see Bugs slash back and forth on Elmer’s face as Elmer yells “Ow, oh, oh, ow.....” Then Bugs walks in front of Elmer with a mirror singing, “There, you’re nice and clean, although your face looks like it might have gone thru a ma-chine.”
In the edited version, Bugs lathers up Elmer’s face, then walks in front of him with the mirror.
I noticed this back in the 80’s.
BTW I have a copy of the unedited version.
Oh wait. We did.
Our troops had to drill with brooms at first because liberal Progressives like Woodrow Wilson and his idiotic League of Nations forced us to destroy weapons and bulldoze airplanes so that WWI would be the "War to End All Wars".
How'd that work out? Liberals never learn a damned thing. And once again they are eager to render us all defenseless in the service of their stupid, stupid ideology.
Oh! Thank you liberals! You won’t be happy until we have a whole society that will flee in panic when some third world thug pulls out a pellet gun. ‘Run! It’s a weapon of mass destruction! No telling how many eyes he can put out with that thing!” And people wonder how massacres like the one in Norway can happen...
I'd suggest that since there are waaaaaay more firearms in the US now than there were in 1938 (and much finer and more accurate firearms they are, too!) that this is an example of libs believing that if they can't see something, it's not there, so they don't need be concerned that it will disturb their cocoon. (MMGW excluded!)
At the conclusion of the movie, ET, the agents no longer have handguns, but have walkie-talkies in the revised version of the film.
PC is rampant.
Wasn’t it Orwell who warned of ‘rewrites’ or has that been edited out, also?
Disney has no shame, and has been completely overrun with shameless, simpering faggots.
A town by where I live had their weekend annual celebration and some famous bankrobber had robbed a bank there so they do a re-enactment every year. All the kids that show up get a free toy.
The free toy is a toy gun.
Man, I love it here. It’s like I went back in time 50 years but still have internet access. :-D
What’s next...Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits with a camera?
Cartoons are produced and edited by corporate attornies nowadays. It comes down to Disney limiting their exposure to possible lawsuits put forth by every whack job out there looking for any lame excuse to sue for a paycheck. I would call it censorship by possible litigation, or PC CYA vanilla mode.
I grew up watching Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons, and I have as of yet used an anvil, TNT, or rocket powered rollerskates to off someone (although I have entertained the thought from time to time).
I remember Chuck Jones, producer of many of the classic Looney Tunes, coming to speak at my college campus years ago. The move towards PC editing of cartoons on television was already underway. Jones led off his appearance with an impassioned plea.
“Tell these heavy-handed idiots to stop raping my cartoons!”
Years ago my daughter had a VHS tape of several Dr. Seuss cartoons. One of them was Horton The Elephant which contained a scene where a fish, seeing Horton up on the top of his tree/sitting on his nest while crossing the ocean on a ship, pulls out a large frame revolver and blows his own head off (in a “well, now I’ve seen everything” sort of way).
I was really surprised by by own adverse reaction to it, moreso that the scene was still in the cartoon.
My oldest just attended an Eddie Eagle program this summer.
It works. Good, common sense handling of the topic at an age-appropriate level. Note that nowhere in what they teach says "Be terrified at the mere sight of a gun." Which, IMHO, is exactly what needs to happen. :-)
The same program used that advice on things like lighters and matches. Again, it works.
Too late. I caught some on one of the cartoon networks, and barely recognized them.
Fortunately, the originals are on DVD and are uncut. I've grabbed a couple of sets, with my favorites.
I’m glad I got to see them all when I was a kid. Even back then, they were pretty old(this was in the mid 80s). I looked forward to watching them during ‘Saturday morning cartoons’ every week. Back then, the only time you’d see cartoons on TV would be on Saturday mornings.
Early this year, the commie idiot mayor of London banned tickets for kids to next year’s Olympics for the biathlon because he deemed guns to be “violent”.
The UK who incidentally, have a team participating in the competition argued they do have programs showing the safety factor of the sport. Later, the mayor OK’d.
>>BTW I have a copy of the unedited version.<<
We bought a group of DVDs with all the the unedited versions, the “Censored 11” and Song of the South.
I did not know that...then again, I’ve always hated ET and haven’t watched it for the past 15 years.
Speaking of Snow Job, in the current 2011 comic version he’s far from a lib and uses guns more than he does his skis.
My cousin in high school watched the just-finished GI JOE cartoon series on Hub and it’s far from your typical lib slant. In it, Snow Job is depressed because he lost his buddy in war but managed to help one of the on-the-run Joe’s escape Cobra by being a soldier once again and remembering his training in the Army. Last time I checked it won’t be renewed this season and probably got caught by the lib censors in Hollywood..
Growing up in the New York City area the local tv stations used to edit the housekeeper out of the old Tom and Jerry cartoons. When we finally got cable tv, we were able to see the entire unedited cartoons on TBS.
I haven’t read any of the newer comics in years.
The Renegades series was actually really good in some respects even though the animation style was that hot. I watched all of it. I was surprised at the writing of it and how actually people were killed off.
At least it did get some kind of end since it probably won’t be allowed to live in another season.
Out of all the Renegades, Tunnel Rat was probably my favorite one. I also liked how Zartan was redone as well as the Crimson Twins.
Disney sees fit to edit out guns in cartoons while ABC Disney has a line-up of sit-coms pushing the gay agenda on children.
20 years ago, I picked up a handful of old cartoon VHS tapes in the discount bin at the local mom &pop video store for my then 3 year old son. These were a bunch of cartoons from the 40s including Porky Pig, Little LuLu, etc...
I popped in the first video, Porky Pig, where in the first cartoon, Porky was a lone fireman with his firetruck and he’s called to a house fire. He arrives and the fire is going pretty good, so Porky grabs his hose and runs into the house. The flames are animated with arms and legs and these little evil grins and they start toying with Porky as they are dancing around the house and Porky is chasing them with his fire hose. At one point the flames are racing through a hallway where there are pictures on the wall. The first picture is a picture of a pig and a chicken on a farm. As the flame rushes by, the picture turns into a picture of bacon and eggs on a plate. Got it, right? The flames are cooking whatever is in the picture, bread turns to toast, a turkey changes to a thanksgiving turkey cooked on a platter, etc...
Well, the last picture is a picture of a little blonde haired, blue-eyed angel cherub with his big cute cheeky smile and his little bow and arrow. As the flames race by, the picture turns into a little surprised black kid (wide eyes and large lips, etc) and he had devil horns and a pitch fork! I about fell out of my chair! I wasn’t quite ready for THAT one...
I got very curious and sat down to watch a bunch of the old cartoons and there were quite a few examples of scenes that would never see the light of day in today’s PC world. Another was Little Lulu smoking a cigarette and hallucinating with all these evil giant cigarette people dancing in circles around her taunting her and shoving more and more cigarettes in her mouth. Pretty crazy stuff.
I haven't seen any of those cartoons for forty years. As I often observe, this used to be such a cool country.
Not since 1978, when they disallowed the use of centerfire target rifles to allow the girls and Euroweenies to play, abandoning all previous rules, records and examples set by those who had competed in the sport all the way back to its origins as the *Nordic patrol rifle* event.
Klas Lestander during the 1960 Olympic biathlon competition, the first in which the event was known by that name.
At least they still exist, even if in butchered form. There are DVDs available of some of them as originally produced.
On TV, however, some characters have disappeared entirely.
Cartoons vanished from the airwaves by the late eighties. Kid's TV is crap nowadays. Multiculti indoctrination and hyperkinetic mindless action are the order of the day. Yuk.
“The Renegades series was actually really good in some respects even though the animation style was that hot. I watched all of it. I was surprised at the writing of it and how actually people were killed off.”
My sister who just started jr college this year also was surprised about the Renegades’ animation, and did not sense any lib, anti-military stuff in the series.
The younger Dr. Mindbender was a close 2nd to Tunnel Rat as my faves. I agree on Zartan because he was in the 2nd episode and wondered back then how he got his cowl. Good catch up later in the series.
I liked Renegade’s Mindbender better than the 80s guy as well as the CC and Baroness. Destro even got some good character development.
Seeing those unsat and out of uniform goatees and other stuff did bother me a bit. I guess the producer wanted and got.