History Bowdlerise / WesternAnimation

28th Apr '18 12:22:50 PM nombretomado
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* The last third of ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' has the Big Bad Wolf disguise himself as a "Fuller Brush man" who is working his way through college. In the original version, he was a Jewish peddler, complete with Yiddish accent (though they redubbed the Yiddish-accented voice, the animation of The Wolf dressed as a stereotypical Jew [with the small black glasses and long nose] was not altered, which defeats the purpose of the edit).

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* The last third of ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeLittlePigs'' has the Big Bad Wolf disguise himself as a "Fuller Brush man" who is working his way through college. In the original version, he was a Jewish peddler, complete with Yiddish accent (though they redubbed the Yiddish-accented voice, the animation of The Wolf dressed as a stereotypical Jew [with the small black glasses and long nose] was not altered, which defeats the purpose of the edit).
19th Apr '18 11:20:22 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** In the comics, Slade is known as "Deathstroke" (occasionally "Deathstroke the Terminator"). Because of NeverSayDie, the cartoon used his actual given name instead. Though, many fans consider this a positive as it sounds more intimidating.

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** In the comics, Slade is known as "Deathstroke" (occasionally "Deathstroke the Terminator"). Because of NeverSayDie, the cartoon used his actual given name instead. Though, many fans consider this a positive as it sounds more intimidating. As a curious tidbit, in the French dub he's called Deathstroke anyway.



** In "Broken Ear", two thugs ''know'' Tintin is on the ship with them and that he is in disguise, but they don't know who. In the comic, Tintin is actually wearing blackface. The Nelvana adaptation actually changes this to {{Foreshadowing}} - Tintin in this version wears a fake moustache and a wig, and is shown earlier so it is ''much'' more obvious that it's him. Even more obvious when you notice it's the same fake moustache and wig he wears as a disguise in "The Calculus Affair", which in the cartoon is just two episodes before this one.

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** In "Broken Ear", two thugs ''know'' Tintin is on the ship with them and that he is in disguise, but they don't know who. In the comic, Tintin is actually wearing blackface. The Nelvana adaptation actually changes this to {{Foreshadowing}} - Tintin in this version wears a fake moustache moustache, glasses and a wig, and is shown earlier so it is ''much'' more obvious that it's him. Even more obvious when you notice it's the exact same fake moustache and wig he wears as a disguise he briefly wears in "The Calculus Affair", which in the cartoon is just two episodes before this one.


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* For similar reasons as the ''Unikitty'' example above, European airings of the ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' episode "Pizza Steve's Past" cut the scene where Pizza Steve tries to put on Ham Sandwich's sunglasses and keeps stabbing repeatedly his eyes with them until they snap in two. This creates a small plot hole, since it goes from Pizza Steve hesitating to put the glasses on to him holding the broken glasses with no explanation on how that happened.
26th Mar '18 9:56:39 AM ZootyCutie94
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* The version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' that airs on Cartoon Network UK censors scenes of Unikitty's rage that were deemed too intense for younger viewers. In the instance of the episode "Sparkle Matter Matters", the scene was cut because Puppycorn stabbed Unikitty in the eye to make her mad, an action of which is considered "imitable behavior".

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* The version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' that airs on Cartoon Network UK censors scenes of Unikitty's rage that were deemed too intense for younger viewers. In the instance of the episode "Sparkle Matter Matters", the scene was cut because Puppycorn (accidentally) stabbed Unikitty in the eye to make her mad, an action of which is considered "imitable behavior".behavior". This has the unfortunate drawback of creating a huge plot hole, as it causes her sadness to create anger-based sparkle matter out of nowhere, which drives the rest of the plot. In the original cut of the episode, she gets angry ''because'' of her eye being stabbed, which causes her sad sparkle matter to switch into the angry type.
25th Mar '18 1:15:34 PM mimitchi33
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** Nicktoons UK also cuts any scene with imitatable behavior due to a law by the BBFC that says that a show's rating will be bumped if it is kept in.

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** Nicktoons UK also cuts any scene with imitatable imitable behavior due to a law by the BBFC that says that a show's rating will be bumped if it is kept in.in. For example, in the episode "Cereal Offender", a scene with Lynn sitting on top of a shopping cart and riding it through the store was removed.



* The version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' that airs on Cartoon Network UK censors scenes of Unikitty's rage that were deemed too intense for younger viewers.

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* The version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' that airs on Cartoon Network UK censors scenes of Unikitty's rage that were deemed too intense for younger viewers. In the instance of the episode "Sparkle Matter Matters", the scene was cut because Puppycorn stabbed Unikitty in the eye to make her mad, an action of which is considered "imitable behavior".
25th Mar '18 11:56:26 AM Assassin-sensei
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* The version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' that airs on Cartoon Network UK censors scenes of Unikitty's rage that were deemed too intense for younger viewers.
22nd Mar '18 1:25:19 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'':
** To avoid mentioning the Holocaust in a kids' show, Magneto's backstory is changed slightly. In this version, he's a refugee from a war in some [[{{Ruritania}} generic unnamed Eastern European country]].
** And the villainous [[AristocratsAreEvil Hellfire Club]] became the "Inner Circle Club" (though oddly, their suggestive costumes weren't changed very much).
** In [[SpacePirate Corsair's]] backstory, his wife (who was raped and murdered by the Shi'ar in the comics) was instead [[NeverSayDie "destroyed"]] by them. It happens offscreen, too, naturally, whereas in the comics it was shown. Though in a partial subversion, "destroyed" ''[[FridgeHorror sounds a lot worse]]'' than simply saying "killed" would have, precisely ''because'' it's a lot broader in meaning. The context (and the way Corsair says it) helps, with the Shi'ar officers in the flashback leering at Katherine and calling her a "specimen" before the scene fades out ... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar They sure implied a lot they couldn't state outright.]]
19th Mar '18 10:07:39 AM nombretomado
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** After October 2006, American airings of "Procrastination" removed the following scenes, all of whom play one after next: SpongeBob looking outside to see his friends having fun (because of the scene where Patrick was rubbing suntan lotion on Sandy, which looked like him unhooking her bikini), imagining a live-action dragster crashing (Nickelodeon didn't want kids to imitate the stunt), and then doing calisthenics (reasons unknown). Unlike "Just One Bite", there is no edited scene, it blatantly jumps straight from SpongeBob saying "Gee, this is harder than I thought." to him saying "I can feel those juices pumping now!" after doing calisthenics. This is also the version found on iTunes. The uncut version can be found on DVD releases, and airs uncut in other countries as well.

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** After October 2006, American airings of "Procrastination" removed the following scenes, all of whom play one after next: SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] looking outside to see his friends having fun (because of the scene where Patrick was rubbing suntan lotion on Sandy, which looked like him unhooking her bikini), imagining a live-action dragster crashing (Nickelodeon didn't want kids to imitate the stunt), and then doing calisthenics (reasons unknown). Unlike "Just One Bite", there is no edited scene, it blatantly jumps straight from SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] saying "Gee, this is harder than I thought." to him saying "I can feel those juices pumping now!" after doing calisthenics. This is also the version found on iTunes. The uncut version can be found on DVD releases, and airs uncut in other countries as well.
12th Jan '18 2:47:49 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Norwegian version of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' mutes out any instance of the trumpeting sound Mumfie makes when he falls down or sneezes, probably because it sounds like farting. The only exception to this was the episode "Lighter Than Air". They also cut out the scene in Mumfie's Quest where [[spoiler: Mumfie has to talk to The Secretary of Night and then goes to the holding cell, making the last two episodes of the arc one episode, akin to the English dub of SailorMoon mentioned on the Anime and Manga page]]. Justified that it was a kids' show...

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* The Norwegian version of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' mutes out any instance of the trumpeting sound Mumfie makes when he falls down or sneezes, probably because it sounds like farting. The only exception to this was the episode "Lighter Than Air". They also cut out the scene in Mumfie's Quest where [[spoiler: Mumfie has to talk to The Secretary of Night and then goes to the holding cell, making the last two episodes of the arc one episode, akin to the English dub of SailorMoon ''Anime/SailorMoon'' mentioned on the Anime and Manga page]]. Justified that it was a kids' show...
3rd Jan '18 1:25:17 AM Cryoclaste
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** The episode "Animaniacs!"[[note]]unrelated to the actual show ''Animaniacs'', this one centers on Acme Looniversity preparing for an animation festival and Buster shows Plucky how a cartoon is made, but Plucky being Plucky procrastinates[[/note]] was itself cut on UK's {{ITV}} to remove the scene of Bugs, Daffy, and Porky (the judges of the animation festival) running for the door, only to get electrocuted because Shirley the Loon put a car battery clamp on the door (and yet, the short scene of Daffy reading ''Playduck'' magazine [as seen on the Western Animation page for GettingCrapPastTheRadar] was left untouched).

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** The episode "Animaniacs!"[[note]]unrelated to the actual show ''Animaniacs'', this one centers on Acme Looniversity preparing for an animation festival and Buster shows Plucky how a cartoon is made, but Plucky being Plucky procrastinates[[/note]] was itself cut on UK's {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} to remove the scene of Bugs, Daffy, and Porky (the judges of the animation festival) running for the door, only to get electrocuted because Shirley the Loon put a car battery clamp on the door (and yet, the short scene of Daffy reading ''Playduck'' magazine [as seen on the Western Animation page for GettingCrapPastTheRadar] was left untouched).
31st Dec '17 6:33:10 AM mimitchi33
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** Most American airings of the episode "Just One Bite" remove a scene where Squidward is set on fire (twice) by the Krusty Krab's security system while trying to sneak in to the Patty Vault. Since the security system consists of a bucket full of gas and a lit match, the edit was likely made because of how easily the scene could be imitated by impressionable kids. In edited airings, when Squidward arrives at the Krusty Krab, the camera zooms in to the Patty Vault, which leads to the part where Squidward goes up to it. This version is also the one found on all DVD releases and iTunes. A common misconception is that the scene was cut because of 9/11, but the episode actually aired a month after the attacks, and the edit itself made sometime in 2005. The uncut version is still broadcast on the Canadian channel YTV.

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** Most American airings of the episode "Just One Bite" remove a scene where Squidward is set on fire (twice) by the Krusty Krab's security system while trying to sneak in to the Patty Vault. Since the security system consists of a bucket full of gas and a lit match, the edit was likely made because of how easily the scene could be imitated by impressionable kids. In edited airings, when Squidward arrives at the Krusty Krab, the camera zooms in to the Patty Vault, which leads to the part where Squidward goes up to it. This version is also the one found on all DVD releases and iTunes. A common misconception is that the scene was cut because of 9/11, but the episode actually aired a month after the attacks, and the edit itself made sometime in 2005. Another theory says that the scene was cut due to certain foreign countries, particually the UK, that will give high ratings to shows that have imitatable actions if they aren't cut. The uncut version is still broadcast on the Canadian channel YTV.


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** Nicktoons UK also cuts any scene with imitatable behavior due to a law by the BBFC that says that a show's rating will be bumped if it is kept in.
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