History WesternAnimation / CensoredEleven

30th Mar '16 1:27:14 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice and more are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie [=McDaniel=], Creator/JosephineBaker, and others. So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.

to:

* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice and more are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie [=McDaniel=], Creator/JosephineBaker, Creator/JosephineBaker and others. So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.
30th Mar '16 1:26:54 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice,... are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie [=McDaniel=], Creator/JosephineBaker,... So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.

to:

* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice,... dice and more are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie [=McDaniel=], Creator/JosephineBaker,...Creator/JosephineBaker, and others. So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.



----

to:

----
7th Feb '16 2:46:41 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The "Censored Eleven" are a collection of eleven different animated shorts -- ten released under the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] label, one released under the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes label -- created between the years of [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1931 and 1944]]. The full list is as follows:

to:

The "Censored Eleven" are a collection of eleven different animated shorts -- ten released under the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] label, one released under the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes label -- created between the years of [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1931 and 1944]]. The full list is as follows:



* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation: All eleven of the shorts were produced during this era.
* PublicDomainAnimation: Several of the shorts on the list are in the PublicDomain.

to:

* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation: All eleven of the shorts were produced during this era.
* PublicDomainAnimation: Several of the shorts on the list are in the PublicDomain.PublicDomain.
----
4th Jun '15 7:37:43 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While the Eleven have never had an official home video release, they have showed up on bootleg home video releases, and all eleven shorts can be found on Internet video sites (as the links above can attest to). The first official release of the Eleven was said to happen in 2011, though that release has not yet happened.
* OldShame: The existence of the list is Warner Bros. way of pretending these shorts never existed.
* OvershadowedByControversy: To the point that more has been written about the supposed racism in these cartoons than their artistic quality.
16th Mar '15 11:01:38 AM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[PublicDomainAnimation All This and Rabbit Stew]]'' -- 1941, directed by Tex Avery -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk36qmiVBWw Watch]] -- The only Bugs Bunny cartoon to be put on this list. This cartoon has also been put on the 12 Banned Bugs Bunny cartoons list.
* ''CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'' -- 1943, directed by Creator/BobClampett. Despite being banned for its ethnic stereotyping, this short is one of The50GreatestCartoons, and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

to:

* ''[[PublicDomainAnimation All This and Rabbit Stew]]'' ''WesternAnimation/AllThisAndRabbitStew'' -- 1941, directed by Tex Avery -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk36qmiVBWw Watch]] -- The only Bugs Bunny cartoon to be put on this list. This cartoon has also been put on the 12 Banned Bugs Bunny cartoons list.
list and has fallen into PublicDomain.
* ''CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'' ''WesternAnimation/CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'' -- 1943, directed by Creator/BobClampett. Despite being banned for its ethnic stereotyping, this short is one of The50GreatestCartoons, and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
30th Dec '14 2:14:34 AM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OvershadowedByControversy: To the point that more has been written about the supposed racism in these cartoons than their artistic quality.
29th Dec '14 5:53:32 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[PublicDomainAnimation Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land]]'' -- 1931, directed by [[HarmanAndIsing Rudolf Ising]]

to:

* ''[[PublicDomainAnimation Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land]]'' -- 1931, directed by [[HarmanAndIsing [[Creator/HarmanAndIsing Rudolf Ising]]
19th Dec '14 9:35:13 AM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OldShame: The existence of the list is Warner Bros. way of pretending these shorts never existed.
27th Oct '14 9:08:43 PM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice,... are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie {{=McDaniel=}}, Creator/JosephineBaker,... So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.

to:

* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice,... are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie {{=McDaniel=}}, [=McDaniel=], Creator/JosephineBaker,... So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.
27th Oct '14 9:06:21 PM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* {{Blackface}}: Many jokes poke fun at black people, depicting them with enormous frog like lips, lazy or dimwitted behaviour and jive talk. Scenes of them eating water melons, stealing chickens, being scared of ghosts, obsessed with throwing dice,... are also rampant. Expect some imagery set in the days of slavery to turn up or jokes where their skin color turns out to be just black paint. Though a lot if it thrives on stereotypes that were typical of the time it must be said that this imagery was seen in many live-action films of that time period, including works with actual Afro-American actors and musicians like Music/LouisArmstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie {{=McDaniel=}}, Creator/JosephineBaker,... So, in some cases these jokes were meant as innocent parodies that modern audiences, unaware of the stuff referenced, will find offensive.
This list shows the last 10 events of 23. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.CensoredEleven