Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Bowdlerise / Film

Go To



* The German release of the original DirectToDVD ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}'' films cut many scary and/or violent shots. The most notable omissions from the first movie, ''Mask of Light'', are the shots of the Rahkshi splitting their headplates open (though some made it through), and the complete scene of Makuta creating his first "batch" of Rahkshi. The third, ''Web of Shadows'' suffered more: every shot with even a hint of violence and scariness got removed or shortened, including the scene in which the villains explain just what the plot is about -- namely, that Roodaka wants to obtain the corpses of the heroes to drain their powers. Thus, with a total of ''55'' different cuts, amounting to a solid 10 minutes of this 70 minute feature, the movie becomes an even more badly paced, PlotHole-filled mess than it was to begin with. The reasons for the cuts is that in Germany, these films were aimed at slightly younger children.

to:

* The German release of the original DirectToDVD [[DirectToVideo Direct-to-DVD]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}'' films cut many scary and/or violent shots. The most notable omissions from the first movie, ''Mask of Light'', are the shots of the Rahkshi splitting their headplates open (though some made it through), and the complete scene of Makuta creating his first "batch" of Rahkshi. The third, ''Web of Shadows'' suffered more: every shot with even a hint of violence and scariness got removed or shortened, including the scene in which the villains explain just what the plot is about -- namely, that Roodaka wants to obtain the corpses of the heroes to drain their powers. Thus, with a total of ''55'' different cuts, amounting to a solid 10 minutes of this 70 minute feature, the movie becomes an even more badly paced, PlotHole-filled mess than it was to begin with. The reasons for the cuts is that in Germany, these films were aimed at slightly younger children.



* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' was released in Germany with the entire Nazi-subplot removed, it was possible that Disney did not want to offend the Germans when the film was released there.
* In the United States, they've broadcast ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' on Creator/ComedyCentral outside of their "Secret Stash" uncut and uncensored late-night block. By the time they were finished cutting it, the movie was practically incomprehensible -- [[SerialEscalation moreso than usual]]. On the plus side, the edited line "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!" and its variations, like "This is what happens when you feed a stoner scrambled eggs!" have become MemeticMutation and are seen as an intentional parody of the kind of nonsensical and lame lines that are used to censor out the stuff that may be violent, profanity-laced, sexual, or disturbing in nature, but probably makes more sense than what's being substituted.
** Ironically, when the Corvette's real owner smashes Walter's car with a crowbar, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCcKBcZzGdA#t=1m16s you can still hear "I'LL KILL YOUR CAR! I'LL KILL YOUR FUCKING CAR!" uncut]] if you have really good ears.

to:

* A TV airing of ''Beat Street'' (which despite being a iconic film in hip-hop culture, doesn't even have a [=TVTropes=] page at the time of this writing) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtKMOEPsAvU censored a line of the Santa Rap to]]:
--> "'Cause my G.I. Joe looked G.I. [muted] [[note]]The original word that was muted was "Gay"[[/note]]"
* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' was released in Germany with the entire Nazi-subplot removed, removed; it was possible that Disney did not want to offend the Germans when the film was released there.
* In the United States, they've broadcast ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' on Creator/ComedyCentral outside of their "Secret Stash" uncut and uncensored late-night block. By the time they were finished cutting it, the movie was practically incomprehensible -- [[SerialEscalation moreso than usual]]. On the plus side, the edited line "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!" and its variations, like "This is what happens when you feed a stoner scrambled eggs!" have become MemeticMutation and are seen as an intentional parody of the kind of nonsensical and lame lines that are used to censor out the stuff that may be violent, profanity-laced, sexual, or disturbing in nature, but probably makes more sense than what's being substituted.
**
substituted. Ironically, when the Corvette's real owner smashes Walter's car with a crowbar, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCcKBcZzGdA#t=1m16s you can still hear "I'LL KILL YOUR CAR! I'LL KILL YOUR FUCKING CAR!" uncut]] if you have really good ears.



* The iconic mooning scene of ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' is usually cut from TV edits, either by cutting to commercials beforehand or just editing it it or replacing it with another scene. The preceding scene of the Scottish army lifting their kilts to flash the English army is also usually cut.



** Airings seen up to the early 2000s on TBS were unintentionally hilarious, as they opted to simply mute curse words. So John Travolta keeps slapping his girlfriend for a pause in the dialogue, yet the censors for the longest time ignored a "Carrie White eats shit" epithet written on one of the walls.

to:

** Airings seen up to the early 2000s on TBS were unintentionally hilarious, as they opted to simply mute curse words. So John Travolta Creator/JohnTravolta keeps slapping his girlfriend for a pause in the dialogue, yet the censors for the longest time ignored a "Carrie White eats shit" epithet written on one of the walls.



* On a related note, ''Film/Deadpool2'' got a limited-run PG-13 cut entitled ''Once Upon A Deadpool'' for the Christmas season. Of course, in typical Deadpool fashion, the FramingDevice is that Deadpool tied up Creator/FredSavage in a bedroom so he could tell the story to him a la ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', skipping over the naughty parts, and piling on [[{{MST}} tons of meta commentary and fourth wall breakage]] care of the duo.
** To the point that there's even a few scenes making fun of censorship, such as Deadpool pointing out you can only use an F-bomb once in a PG-13-rated film ([[spoiler:[[TheUnReveal they never end up using it at all.]]]]), and another scene has Deadpool [[SoundEffectBleep using a buzzer]] to [[CensoredForComedy repeatedly censor a specific word]] from a long-winded rant by Savage about his desire to f[[spoiler:[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ight]]]] Creator/MattDamon.

to:

* On a related note, ''Film/Deadpool2'' got a limited-run PG-13 cut entitled ''Once Upon A Deadpool'' for the Christmas season. Of course, in typical Deadpool fashion, the FramingDevice is that Deadpool tied up Creator/FredSavage in a bedroom so he could tell the story to him a la ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', skipping over the naughty parts, and piling on [[{{MST}} tons of meta commentary and fourth wall breakage]] care of the duo.
**
duo. To the point that there's even a few scenes making fun of censorship, such as Deadpool pointing out you can only use an F-bomb once in a PG-13-rated film ([[spoiler:[[TheUnReveal they never end up using it at all.]]]]), and another scene has Deadpool [[SoundEffectBleep using a buzzer]] to [[CensoredForComedy repeatedly censor a specific word]] from a long-winded rant by Savage about his desire to f[[spoiler:[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ight]]]] Creator/MattDamon.



** Much discussion was raised on ''Live Free or Die Hard'', which reduces the bloodshed and curse words ([=McClane's=] catchphrase is [[CurseCutShort cut by a gunshot]]) to lower the rating, making it accessible to more audiences. In a separate scene from the same film, "Yippie-ki-yay-motherfucker!" has become "Yippie-ki-yay, my friend!"

to:

** Much discussion was raised on ''Live Free or Die Hard'', ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'', which reduces the bloodshed and curse words ([=McClane's=] catchphrase is [[CurseCutShort cut by a gunshot]]) to lower the rating, making it accessible to more audiences. In a separate scene from the same film, "Yippie-ki-yay-motherfucker!" has become "Yippie-ki-yay, my friend!"



--->'''Ray Stantz:''' Your honor, our system was working just fine until the power grid was turned off by Dickless here.\\

to:

--->'''Ray ---->'''Ray Stantz:''' Your honor, our system was working just fine until the power grid was turned off by Dickless here.\\



--->'''Ray Stantz:''' Your honor, our system was working just fine until the power grid was turned off by Wally Wick here.\\

to:

--->'''Ray ---->'''Ray Stantz:''' Your honor, our system was working just fine until the power grid was turned off by Wally Wick here.\\



--->'''Ray Stantz:''' Your honor, our system was working just fine until the power grid was turned off.\\

to:

--->'''Ray ---->'''Ray Stantz:''' Your honor, our system was working just fine until the power grid was turned off.\\



* ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' has a lot of the offensive language either dubbed over or cut entirely. One scene that deserves special mention: at the end when Matt Damon hugs Robin Williams and asks "Does this violate the doctor-patient agreement?" to which Williams responds jokingly "Only if you grab my ass." The Bravo channel's edit changes "ass" to "butt" which still gets the idea across. The ABC Family edit of this scene, however, changes the line to "Only if I turn around," the implications of which are arguably ''more'' sexual than the original version and the Bravo edit (but, hey, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that's our beloved trope namer for ya]]).

to:

* ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' has a lot of the offensive language either dubbed over or cut entirely. One scene that deserves special mention: at the end when Matt Damon hugs Robin Williams Creator/RobinWilliams and asks "Does this violate the doctor-patient agreement?" to which Williams responds jokingly "Only if you grab my ass." The Bravo channel's edit changes "ass" to "butt" which still gets the idea across. The ABC Family edit of this scene, however, changes the line to "Only if I turn around," the implications of which are arguably ''more'' sexual than the original version and the Bravo edit (but, hey, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that's our beloved trope namer for ya]]).



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5wvrZONZog This trailer]] for a ''Film/{{Grease}}'' re-release with sing-along subtitles for the musical numbers digitally removes a cigarette from John Travolta's mouth, and now, instead of "cream", "the chicks'll scream". The added sing-along subtitles say scream, but you can still hear 'cream'. "The chicks'll scream" is usually the preferred substitute for "chicks'll cream" whenever a high school play performs ''Grease'' in RealLife. ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' parodied this on the season 33 episode hosted by Creator/ChristopherWalken, in which 90% of the words had to be changed because the drama teacher (Walken) found them offensive. The notoriously awful sequel (''Film/{{Grease 2}}'') was hacked to ribbons in an '80s ABC airing, with at least 2 songs (including the infamous "Reproduction") removed.

to:

* ''Film/{{Grease}}'':
**
[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5wvrZONZog This trailer]] for a ''Film/{{Grease}}'' re-release with sing-along subtitles for the musical numbers digitally removes a cigarette from John Travolta's mouth, and now, instead of "cream", "the chicks'll scream". The added sing-along subtitles say scream, but you can still hear 'cream'. "The chicks'll scream" is usually the preferred substitute for "chicks'll cream" whenever a high school play performs ''Grease'' in RealLife. ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' parodied this on the season 33 episode hosted by Creator/ChristopherWalken, in which 90% of the words had to be changed because the drama teacher (Walken) found them offensive. The notoriously awful sequel (''Film/{{Grease 2}}'') was hacked to ribbons in an '80s ABC airing, with at least 2 songs (including the infamous "Reproduction") removed.



** The opening montage includes a scene of two people mooning out a car's back window. Some TV edits either cut the scene or blur the butts out, even though they're animated rather than live action.



--> '''Original scene:''' You dunked her donut, you gave her dog a Snausage, you stuffed her like a Thanksgiving turkey! ''(starts gobbling)''
--> '''TV edit:''' You dunked her donut, you gave her dog a Snausage, I didn't know she had-- I didn't --''(random lip-flapping noise, then starts gobbling)''

to:

--> ---> '''Original scene:''' You dunked her donut, you gave her dog a Snausage, you stuffed her like a Thanksgiving turkey! ''(starts gobbling)''
-->
gobbling)''\\
'''TV edit:''' You dunked her donut, you gave her dog a Snausage, I didn't know she had-- I didn't --''(random lip-flapping noise, then starts gobbling)''



* 1943's ''Film/TheNorthStar'' told the story of Ukranian peasants banding together to fight off a Nazi invasion. The film was controversial at the time for its sympathetic portrayal of the Soviet characters and was considered pro-Marxist by some, even though the film was made at the behest of then-President UsefulNotes/FranklinDelanoRoosevelt. In the late-1950s, the film was re-edited to become a RedScare film: it was renamed ''Armored Attack'', included passionately anti-Communist commentary in the prologue and epilogue, and changed the nationality of the lead characters from Ukranians to Hungarians to make parallels with the Soviet invasion of Hungary. The uncut version of ''The North Star'' was unavailable until 1976.

to:

* 1943's ''Film/TheNorthStar'' told the story of Ukranian peasants banding together to fight off a Nazi invasion. The film was controversial at the time for its sympathetic portrayal of the Soviet characters and was considered pro-Marxist by some, even though the film was made at the behest of then-President UsefulNotes/FranklinDelanoRoosevelt.UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. In the late-1950s, the film was re-edited to become a RedScare film: it was renamed ''Armored Attack'', included passionately anti-Communist commentary in the prologue and epilogue, and changed the nationality of the lead characters from Ukranians to Hungarians to make parallels with the Soviet invasion of Hungary. The uncut version of ''The North Star'' was unavailable until 1976.



* When ''Film/RoadHouse'' first came out in Barbados, Creator/PatrickSwayze's nude scene was cut. However, all the ''female''-provided {{Fanservice}} remained intact.



* In June 2017, Creator/SonyPictures began offering the TV cuts of films in its library for sale online, packaged with the uncut version with no extra charge. The service, which Sony dubs "Clean Versions," have been argued to have been created to placate third-party websites such as [=VidAngel=] and [=ClearPlay=], which sells unauthorized censored versions of films. Creator/SethRogen, who has an ongoing deal with the studio, has a been a staunch detractor of this plan, along with audiences, filmmakers and the Directors' Guild of America who see the move as censorship. [[KnowWhenToFoldThem Sony quietly pulled the clean versions from stores a week after the initiative was announced]], and later announced that it would not sell the clean cuts to stores if the director of an affected film objects.



--> '''Officer Bennett:''' Inspector, we found a .38 snub in his belt. ''(Shows Harry an open evidence bag; inside is the revolver Mick took from Jennifer.)''
--> ''({{Beat}}, while Harry looks at Jennifer and she looks at him.)''
--> '''Harry''' ''(To Bennett)'': Run it through ballistics. I think you'll find [[spoiler: his gun there was used in all the killings.]]
--> '''Bennett:''' Then it's over?
--> '''Harry:''' Yeah. It's over.
--> ''(Harry escorts Jennifer away; camera zooms out; end of film.)''

to:

--> ---> '''Officer Bennett:''' Inspector, we found a .38 snub in his belt. ''(Shows Harry an open evidence bag; inside is the revolver Mick took from Jennifer.)''
-->
)''\\
''({{Beat}}, while Harry looks at Jennifer and she looks at him.)''
-->
)''\\
'''Harry''' ''(To Bennett)'': Run it through ballistics. I think you'll find [[spoiler: his gun there was used in all the killings.]]
-->
killings]].\\
'''Bennett:''' Then it's over?
-->
over?\\
'''Harry:''' Yeah. It's over.
-->
over.\\
''(Harry escorts Jennifer away; camera zooms out; end of film.)''



--> '''Harry''' ''(To Bennett)'': Run it through ballistics. I think you'll find [[spoiler: this gun there was used in all the killings.]]
--> '''Bennett:''' Then it's [[spoiler: over to the jury?]]
--> '''Harry:''' Yeah. It's over.
--> ''(Harry escorts Jennifer away; camera zooms out; end of film.)''

to:

--> ---> '''Harry''' ''(To Bennett)'': Run it through ballistics. I think you'll find [[spoiler: this gun there was used in all the killings.]]
-->
killings]].\\
'''Bennett:''' Then it's [[spoiler: over to the jury?]]
-->
jury]]?\\
'''Harry:''' Yeah. It's over.
-->
over.\\
''(Harry escorts Jennifer away; camera zooms out; end of film.)''



* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'':
** The Discovery Kids Latin America airing has a few scenes cut and/or shortened for unknown reasons (possibly due to time constraints).
** One foreign Creator/DisneyJunior airing of the film cut out the part where Junior surfs on Diesel 10, possibly to avoid children imitating the stunt.



* In Film/AWrinkleInTime, references to Jesus and Christianity are removed.

to:

* In Film/AWrinkleInTime, ''Film/AWrinkleInTime'', references to Jesus and Christianity are removed.



* In June 2017, Creator/SonyPictures began offering the TV cuts of films in its library for sale online, packaged with the uncut version with no extra charge. The service, which Sony dubs "Clean Versions," have been argued to have been created to placate third-party websites such as [=VidAngel=] and [=ClearPlay=], which sells unauthorized censored versions of films. Creator/SethRogen, who has an ongoing deal with the studio, has a been a staunch detractor of this plan, along with audiences, filmmakers and the Directors' Guild of America who see the move as censorship. [[KnowWhenToFoldThem Sony quietly pulled the clean versions from stores a week after the initiative was announced]], and later announced that it would not sell the clean cuts to stores if the director of an affected film objects.
* The iconic mooning scene of ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' is usually cut from TV edits, either by cutting to commericals beforehand or just editing it it or replacing it with another scene. The preceding scene of the Scottish army lifting their kilts to flash the English army is also usually cut.
* The opening montage of ''Film/{{Grease}}'' including a scene of two people mooning out a car's back window. Some TV edits either cut the scene or blur the butts out, even though they're animated rather than live action.
* A TV airing of ''Beat Street'' (which despite being a iconic film in hip-hop culture, doesn't even have a [=TVTropes=] page at the time of this writing) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtKMOEPsAvU censored a line of the Santa Rap to]]:
--> "'Cause my G.I. Joe looked G.I. [muted] [[note]]The original word that was muted was "Gay"[[/note]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' has aired on Discovery Kids Latin America with a few scenes cut and/or shortened for unknown reasons (possibly due to time constraints).
** One foreign Creator/DisneyJunior airing of the film cut out the part where Junior surfs on Diesel 10, possibly to avoid children imitating the stunt.
* When ''Film/RoadHouse'' first came out in Barbados, Creator/PatrickSwayze's nude scene was cut. However, all the ''female''-provided {{Fanservice}} remained intact.

to:

* In June 2017, Creator/SonyPictures began offering the TV cuts of films in its library for sale online, packaged with the uncut version with no extra charge. The service, which Sony dubs "Clean Versions," have been argued to have been created to placate third-party websites such as [=VidAngel=] and [=ClearPlay=], which sells unauthorized censored versions of films. Creator/SethRogen, who has an ongoing deal with the studio, has a been a staunch detractor of this plan, along with audiences, filmmakers and the Directors' Guild of America who see the move as censorship. [[KnowWhenToFoldThem Sony quietly pulled the clean versions from stores a week after the initiative was announced]], and later announced that it would not sell the clean cuts to stores if the director of an affected film objects.
* The iconic mooning scene of ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' is usually cut from TV edits, either by cutting to commericals beforehand or just editing it it or replacing it with another scene. The preceding scene of the Scottish army lifting their kilts to flash the English army is also usually cut.
* The opening montage of ''Film/{{Grease}}'' including a scene of two people mooning out a car's back window. Some TV edits either cut the scene or blur the butts out, even though they're animated rather than live action.
* A TV airing of ''Beat Street'' (which despite being a iconic film in hip-hop culture, doesn't even have a [=TVTropes=] page at the time of this writing) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtKMOEPsAvU censored a line of the Santa Rap to]]:
--> "'Cause my G.I. Joe looked G.I. [muted] [[note]]The original word that was muted was "Gay"[[/note]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' has aired on Discovery Kids Latin America with a few scenes cut and/or shortened for unknown reasons (possibly due to time constraints).
** One foreign Creator/DisneyJunior airing of the film cut out the part where Junior surfs on Diesel 10, possibly to avoid children imitating the stunt.
* When ''Film/RoadHouse'' first came out in Barbados, Creator/PatrickSwayze's nude scene was cut. However, all the ''female''-provided {{Fanservice}} remained intact.


** Averted with the [=FuelTV=] version of ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', which while still censored, was admittedly done pretty well for a Kevin Smith movie.

to:

%% ** Averted with the [=FuelTV=] version of ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', which while still censored, was admittedly done pretty well for a Kevin Smith movie.


* In the British edit of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', a scene in which Lilo is hiding from her sister Nani in a dryer was edited so that she instead hides in an odd cupboard with a pizza box door to avoid getting a 12 by the BBFC for imitable behavior.

to:

* In the British edit of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', a scene in which Lilo is hiding from her sister Nani in a dryer was edited so that she instead hides in an odd cupboard with a pizza box door to avoid getting a 12 by the BBFC for imitable behavior. Creator/DisneyPlus uses this version of the scene in all regions including in countries that originally used the unaltered version.


* To keep the film at a TV-G level, the scene in ''Film/TheSantaClause'' where a character's number is given as "1-800-SPANK-ME", the number of an actual adult hotline, is changed to the non-existent "1-800-POUND".

to:

* To keep the film at a TV-G level, the scene in ''Film/TheSantaClause'' where a character's number is given as "1-800-SPANK-ME", the number of an actual adult hotline, is changed to the non-existent "1-800-POUND". Most later releases of the film cut the scene entirely.


* ''Film/{{The Parent Trap|1998}}'': Whenever they show it on Creator/DisneyChannel, they cut out the part where Hailey pierces Annie's ears with a nail. They show Annie holding her ears, trying to make the decision. Then they cut to commercial, and when they get back, Annie's ears are pierced.

to:

* ''Film/{{The Parent Trap|1998}}'': Whenever they show it on Creator/DisneyChannel, they cut out the part where Hailey Hallie pierces Annie's ears with a nail. They show Annie holding her ears, trying to make the decision. Then they cut to commercial, and when they get back, Annie's ears are pierced.



** They also have started completely cutting the scene where Hailey asks her mother for a sip of wine, which she then comments on with all the knowledge you would expect of a winemaker's daughter. In the uncut vs., this is a major reason that the grandfather suspects something is up and follows Hailey to the park. But the modern MPAA has declared that films with people drinking anything declared to be wine cannot go lower than PG-13 -- that is, if you drink wine, then it's not a family film. The Creator/DisneyChannel must have taken its cue from there.

to:

** They also have started completely cutting the scene where Hailey Hallie asks her mother for a sip of wine, which she then comments on with all the knowledge you would expect of a winemaker's daughter. In the uncut vs., this is a major reason that the grandfather suspects something is up and follows Hailey Hallie to the park. But the modern MPAA has declared that films with people drinking anything declared to be wine cannot go lower than PG-13 -- that is, if you drink wine, then it's not a family film. The Creator/DisneyChannel must have taken its cue from there.



* Russian version of ''Film/Rocketman2019'' has every gay kiss scene, gay sex scene (a first one in the history of mainstream Hollywood production) and every scene with someone doing drugs cut, a hell of a accomplishment for a biopic about openly gay musician Music/EltonJohn which was supposed to be as realistic as possible. Most importantly, the final card where it was explained Elton had found his love and have been raising children with him since, was changed to completely different one which emphasized his [[Main/TragicAIDSStory AIDS foundation]], [[Main/BuryYourGays hammering the point even more]]. This prompted an angry backlash from both Music/EltonJohn and Creator/{{Paramount}}. Russian's Minister of Culture, while denying having any involvement and saying it was cut by the distributor before submitting it for a license, was quoted with this line of the century: ''In government of law the law should rule, not some other person's personal esthetic and sexual preferences''. Russia has a long-standing law prohibiting propaganda of "non-traditional relationship" to minors, but even with all the cuts the movie still got the 18+ rating, so minors couldn't watch it anyway.

to:

* The Russian version of ''Film/Rocketman2019'' has every gay kiss scene, gay sex scene (a first one in the history of mainstream Hollywood production) and every scene with someone doing drugs cut, a hell of a accomplishment for a biopic about openly gay musician Music/EltonJohn which was supposed to be as realistic as possible. Most importantly, the final card where it was explained Elton had found his love and have has been raising children with him since, was changed to completely different one which emphasized his [[Main/TragicAIDSStory AIDS foundation]], [[Main/BuryYourGays hammering the point even more]]. This prompted an angry backlash from both Music/EltonJohn and Creator/{{Paramount}}. Russian's Russia's Minister of Culture, while denying having any involvement and saying it was cut by the distributor before submitting it for a license, was quoted with this line of the century: ''In government of law the law should rule, not some other person's personal esthetic and sexual preferences''. Russia has a long-standing law prohibiting propaganda of "non-traditional relationship" relationships" to minors, but even with all the cuts the movie still got the 18+ rating, so minors couldn't watch it anyway.


** Creator/DisneyPlus also got a censored version that zooms in to hide Madison's buttocks and chest, plus digitally extends Madison's mane to hide her buttocks in one scene as well. Disney, however, thought that Creator/JohnCandy [[{{Hypocrite}} talking about his 12-inch penis in Swedish was perfectly appropriate for family audiences]].

to:

** Creator/DisneyPlus also got a censored version that zooms in to hide Madison's buttocks and chest, plus digitally extends Madison's mane to hide her buttocks in one scene as well. Disney, however, thought that Creator/JohnCandy [[{{Hypocrite}} talking about his 12-inch penis in Swedish was perfectly appropriate for family audiences]].


** Creator/DisneyPlus also got a censored version that zooms in to hide Madison's buttocks and chest, plus digitally extends Madison's mane to hide her buttocks in one scene as well.

to:

** Creator/DisneyPlus also got a censored version that zooms in to hide Madison's buttocks and chest, plus digitally extends Madison's mane to hide her buttocks in one scene as well. Disney, however, thought that Creator/JohnCandy [[{{Hypocrite}} talking about his 12-inch penis in Swedish was perfectly appropriate for family audiences]].


* The opening song to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Arabian Nights'' was changed from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home" in the original theatrical version to a more acceptable "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home," for the home release when Disney received complaints that the ear-cutting part was offensive to those living in Arabic countries (despite that punishments like that ''do'' exist in Arabic countries). The original version made it to the early pressings of the soundtrack on CD, but later versions used the less offensive version. MTI's junior musical of the movie uses the less offensive version, but "It's barbaric" was replaced by "It's a furnace!".

to:

* The opening song to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Arabian Nights'' was changed from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home" in the original theatrical version to a more acceptable "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home," for the home release when Disney received complaints that the ear-cutting part was offensive to those living in Arabic countries (despite that punishments like that ''do'' exist in Arabic countries). The original version made it to the early pressings of the soundtrack on CD, but later versions used the less offensive version. MTI's junior musical of the movie uses the less offensive version, but "It's barbaric" was replaced by "It's a furnace!".



* The ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'' version of "Topsy Turvy" from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' cuts out Esmerelda's sexy dance scene. It also featured some alternate lyrics. In the original film, Clopin sings, "It's the day the devil in us gets released / It's the day we mock the prig and shock the priest." ''Sing Along Songs'' changes this to, "Good is bad and best is worst and west is east / On the day we think the most of those with least." Also, the line "Where the beer is never stopping" is changed to, "Where the cheer is never stopping." That lyric is still accompanied by a shot of people drinking beer, but at least they didn't actually say the word!

to:

* The ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'' version of "Topsy Turvy" from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' cuts out Esmerelda's sexy dance scene. It also featured some alternate lyrics. In the original film, Clopin sings, "It's the day the devil in us gets released / It's the day we mock the prig and shock the priest." ''Sing Along Songs'' changes this to, "Good is bad and best is worst and west is east / On the day we think the most of those with least." Also, the line "Where the beer is never stopping" is changed to, "Where the cheer is never stopping." That lyric is still accompanied by a shot of people drinking beer, but at least they didn't actually say the word!



* In the British edit of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', a scene in which Lilo is hiding from her sister Nani in a dryer was edited so that she instead hides in an odd cupboard with a pizza box door to avoid getting a 12 by the BBFC for imitable behavior.

to:

* In the British edit of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', a scene in which Lilo is hiding from her sister Nani in a dryer was edited so that she instead hides in an odd cupboard with a pizza box door to avoid getting a 12 by the BBFC for imitable behavior.



* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'':

to:

* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'':



* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' has one scene where Captain Amelia is injured and clutching her side. Later we see her hand covered in blood in the theatrical version however this was cut from home releases of the film, so it looks like Amelia is complaining over something much less important.
* The JeemTV Standard Arabic dubs of animated Disney/Pixar films (with the exceptions of ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'') are infamous for this, mainly because JeemTV censors them (such as removing references to romance).

to:

* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet'' has one scene where Captain Amelia is injured and clutching her side. Later we see her hand covered in blood in the theatrical version however this was cut from home releases of the film, so it looks like Amelia is complaining over something much less important.
* The JeemTV Standard Arabic dubs of animated Disney/Pixar films (with the exceptions of ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' ''WesternAnimation/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'') ''WesternAnimation/{{Winnie the Pooh|2011}}'') are infamous for this, mainly because JeemTV censors them (such as removing references to romance).



* In one instance in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}''. The scene from [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} the animated movie]] where Cinderella's homemade dress for the ball is torn to shreds by her stepsisters is toned down to Lady Tremaine ripping a few portions. Possibly because it would be more difficult to rip a dress apart by hand in live-action. Another possibility is that the writers wanted to make the scene less heart-breaking so that Ella could still fix the dress.

to:

* In one instance in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}''. The scene from [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}} the animated movie]] where Cinderella's homemade dress for the ball is torn to shreds by her stepsisters is toned down to Lady Tremaine ripping a few portions. Possibly because it would be more difficult to rip a dress apart by hand in live-action. Another possibility is that the writers wanted to make the scene less heart-breaking so that Ella could still fix the dress.

Added DiffLines:

** Creator/DisneyPlus also got a censored version that zooms in to hide Madison's buttocks and chest, plus digitally extends Madison's mane to hide her buttocks in one scene as well.


* I went to see ''Film/RoadHouse'' in Barbados when it came out you wouldn't have seen Creator/PatrickSwayze's nude scene. All the ''female''-provided {{Fanservice}} remained intact.

to:

* I went to see When ''Film/RoadHouse'' in Barbados when it first came out you wouldn't have seen in Barbados, Creator/PatrickSwayze's nude scene. All scene was cut. However, all the ''female''-provided {{Fanservice}} remained intact.

Added DiffLines:

** "Sperm to worm!" became "Birth to earth!"

Added DiffLines:

*** Some versions keep the scene but remove all the sound and condense it so that it's shorter.

Added DiffLines:

* I went to see ''Film/RoadHouse'' in Barbados when it came out you wouldn't have seen Creator/PatrickSwayze's nude scene. All the ''female''-provided {{Fanservice}} remained intact.

Added DiffLines:

-->'''Deadpool''': Now, I want you to take a deep breath. Listen to me very carefully: You're in a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, which means we only get [[CensoredForComedy two sh*ts, one f***]], and a glass of white wine.


* The opening song to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Arabian Nights'' was changed from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home" in the original theatrical version to a more acceptable "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home." for the home release when Disney received complaints that the ear-cutting part was offensive to those living in Arabic countries (despite that punishments like that ''do'' exist in Arabic countries). The original version made it to the early pressings of the soundtrack on CD, but later versions used the less offensive version. MTI's junior musical of the movie uses the less offensive version, but "It's barbaric" was replaced by "It's a furnace!".

to:

* The opening song to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Arabian Nights'' was changed from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home" in the original theatrical version to a more acceptable "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home." home," for the home release when Disney received complaints that the ear-cutting part was offensive to those living in Arabic countries (despite that punishments like that ''do'' exist in Arabic countries). The original version made it to the early pressings of the soundtrack on CD, but later versions used the less offensive version. MTI's junior musical of the movie uses the less offensive version, but "It's barbaric" was replaced by "It's a furnace!".



* ''Booty Call'' suffers from the "Mother Fucker" curse when run on channels like Comedy Central: the "mother lover" that replaces it is technically accurate and wouldn't be two bad, if they only had gotten more than two versions. Every male says "motherlover" in the exact same way, and the few times it's uttered by a female it's the exact same clip for them. There's also about a 50/50 chance, mostly depending on the time slot, of whether Rushon's bare butt is shown when he exposes his [[ItMakesSenseInContext newly-shaved pubic area due to nearly getting a vasectomy]] to Bunz (to convince his girlfriend that he doesn't base his life around the approval of his friends).

to:

* ''Booty Call'' suffers from the "Mother Fucker" curse when run on channels like Comedy Central: the "mother lover" that replaces it is technically accurate and wouldn't be two too bad, if they only had gotten more than two versions. Every male says "motherlover" in the exact same way, and the few times it's uttered by a female it's the exact same clip for them. There's also about a 50/50 chance, mostly depending on the time slot, of whether Rushon's bare butt is shown when he exposes his [[ItMakesSenseInContext newly-shaved pubic area due to nearly getting a vasectomy]] to Bunz (to convince his girlfriend that he doesn't base his life around the approval of his friends).


Added DiffLines:

* In Film/AWrinkleInTime, references to Jesus and Christianity are removed.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 689

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report