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From Hand to Mouse. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released August 5, 1944.

Cartoon version of Aesop's fable of the lion and the mouse, in which the mouse cons the stupid lion into releasing him from danger.

So what's the controversy here. Insensitive racial/ethnic portrayals of a Native American and African tribesman. The latter was cut out of Cartoon Network airings.

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036841/
http://looneytunes.wikia.com/wiki/From_Hand_to_Mouse

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Fresh Hare. Distributed by Warner Bros.Pictures/The Vitaphone Corporation. Released August 22, 1942.

Featuring: Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny

Elmer Fudd, as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is determined to bring the fugitive Bugs Bunny to justice.

So what's the controversy here? Apropos of absolutely nothing at all, Bugs along with Elmer Fudd and his fellow Mounties break into blackface in the final scene to perform a rendition of Camptown Races.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_Hare
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034756/

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Flintstone's Winstons Cigarettes Advertisement [1961]

Eliza on (the) Ice. Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Castle Films. June 16, 1944.

Featuring: Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse rescues Eliza and her baby from the Evil Simon LeGree in this short based on Uncle Tom's Cabin.

So what's the controversy here? Offensive racial portrayals. Blackface and minstrel depictions.

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150455/
https://www.bcdb.com/cartoon-story/19738-Eliza-On-The-Ice

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Education For Death: The Making of a Nazi. Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. Released January 15, 1943.

Walt Disney Productions WWII propaganda piece on the making of a Nazi soldier.

So what's the controversy here? Nazis. Nazis everywhere.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_for_Death
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035836/

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Droopy's Good Deed. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released May 5, 1951.

Featuring: Droopy Dog. Butch Dog

In the Scouts, Droopy and Butch compete for a top service award and a trip to Washington DC.

So what's the controversy here? Multiple blackface/minstrel visual gags.

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043481/

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Droopy Leprechaun. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released July 4, 1958.

Featuring: Droopy Dog, Butch Dog

Droopy has a stopover in Ireland and gets mistaken for a leprechaun.

So what's the controversy here? Leprechauns apparently.

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051560/
http://metro-goldwyn-mayer-cartoons.wikia.com/wiki/Droopy_Leprechaun

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Dixieland Droopy. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released December 4, 1954.

Featuring: Droopy

Droopy dreams of performing Dixieland music in the famous Hollywood Bowl.

So what's the controversy here? Did you catch it? A scene where a band of fleas take a cigarette break. That scene has been edited out of certain airings.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixieland_Droopy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046917/

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Der Fuehrer's Face. Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. Released January 1, 1943.

Featuring: Donald Duck

Donald Duck discovers that life as a member of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei isn't all its quacked up to be.

So what's the controversy here? Nazi imagery everywhere, Donald Duck Seig Heil'ing incessantly.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Fuehrer%27s_Face
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035794/

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Daredevil Droopy. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released March 31, 1951.

Featuring: Droopy, Spike

When the circus comes to town, Droopy and Spike compete to fill a vacancy in an acrobatic troupe.

So what's the controversy here? A scene where Spike is left in blackface after the stick of dynamite he had been holding explodes has been edited out of certain broadcasts.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daredevil_Droopy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043450/
https://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/3167-Daredevil-Droopy

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Daffy the Commando. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures/The Vitaphone Corporation. Released November 20, 1943

Featuring: Daffy Duck

Daffy goes deep behind enemy lines in WWII.

So what's the controversy here? Swastikas, Nazis, and Sieg eils oh my! Special guest appearance by otoscope Adolph Hitler.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daffy_%E2%80%93_The_Commando
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035774/

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Confusions of a Nutzy Spy. Distributed by Warner Bros. Released January 23, 1943.

Featuring: Porky Pig

A police detective and his trusty bloodhound search for a most wanted criminal

So what's the controversy here? A Hitler mask and a "Seig Heil!".

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confusions_of_a_Nutzy_Spy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035750/

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Confederate Honey. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released March 30, 1940.

Featuring: Elmer Fudd

A parody of Gone With The Wind

So what's the controversy here? Offensive racial depictions of sharecroppers, servants, and attendants.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_Honey
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032352/

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Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs. Distributed by Warner Bros./The Vitaphone Corporation. Released January 16, 1943.

A "modern" retelling of Snow White.

So what's the controversy here? The name says it all really. It is full of racial-stereotype characters and jazz-age "darky" iconography from beginning to end. Also, the character of So White (her name is not Coal Black as the title would suggest) is a straight up of ho' compared to the more virginal and pure Snow White seen in the Disney version.

There are mentions of "midgets" and "Japs".

As offensive as some people may find this film, it is a really fun and well-made musical version of "Snow White". It's received much praise over the years despite it's baggage.

A part of the Censored Eleven.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Black_and_de_Sebben_Dwarfs
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035743/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

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Clean Pastures. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures/The Vitaphone Corporation. Released May 22, 1937.

The Lord sends a dim-witted angel to Harlem in an effort to recruit wayward souls away from Hades, and to the righteous path of 'Pair-O-Dice' instead.

So what's the controversy here? Offensive racial caricatures in both appearance and behavior, and include both 'country coon' and big-city Jazz show Minstrel stereotypes. Also, in keeping with the production codes of the time, there were objections by censors because it "burlesqued religion". Clean Pastures is a member of the infamous Censored Eleven.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Pastures
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028724/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

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Caveman Inki. Distributed by Warner Bros. Released November 25, 1950

Featuring: Inki, Minah Bird

Inki stars as a caveman who is out to hunt big, prehistoric game.

So what's the controversy here? The character of Inki (and perhaps his name). He is a small, African tribesman with the appearance of a 'pickaninny'. Other than that he is a generic character with a personality similar to other WB/Chuck Jones protagonists. Inki does not speak.

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042322/
http://looneytunes.wikia.com/wiki/Caveman_Inki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inki

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Cat's Meow. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released January 25, 1957.
A cat uses a ventriloquist's device to trick an antagonistic bulldog.
So what's the controversy here? Taken from IMDB: <i>This is an unusual cartoon, in that it's an example of a "cheater" (a cartoon which incorporates animation from earlier cartoons, in order to save time and money while still meeting the required running time and schedule for animated shorts) taken to the extreme. Because I want to discuss the short a bit, this is a spoiler warning:</i>
<i>This short is, in essence, a cartoon directed by Tex Avery in 1950, one called The Ventriloquist Cat. What they did was take the original animation, re-use it against new backgrounds, changed the cat from black to orange and shoot it in a widescreen format. Given that a large chunk of the work was already done, they probably did this because the studio wanted to make use of the widescreen process on their animated shorts as well and this was an easy way to get experience at making such cartoons, while keeping on schedule and at or under budget. If you've seen Ventriloquist Cat, you've seen Cat's Meow, at least for all practical purposes.</i>
More information:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050236/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventriloquist_Cat
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Car of Tomorrow. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Released September 22, 1951.

Tour an Atomic Age auto exposition!

So what's the controversy here? Rampant sexism! Many jokes and gags made at the expense of the fairer sex. Includes multiple references to lousy women drivers, mother-in-laws, a car marketed to women that is inspired by the aesthetics of a French whore, and a scene that's suggestive of date rape (by 2017 standards).

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043381/
https://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/2969-Car-Of-Tomorrow

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Caballero Droopy. Distributed by MGM. Released September 27, 1952.

Featuring: Droopy, the Wolf/Woolfy

Droopy attempts to serenade a beautiful senorita, but the Crisco Kid is determined to steal her away.

So what's the controversy her. There is none, and the inclusion of this film on a list of the "controversial" is egregious. Only the most outrage-addicted social justice warrior could find issue with this cartoon.

I suppose for some, the mere idea of an American film company portraying elements of Mexican culture in a simplified way for an audience of children is indeed "problematic".

More information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044464/
http://www.intanibase.com/shorts.aspx?shortID=3542#page=general_info

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Bushy Hare. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released November 18, 1950

Featuring: Bugs Bunny

Bugs travels to the Australian Outback and encounters an ornery local.

So what's the controversy here? The depiction of the Aborigine (nicknamed "Nature Boy" by Bugs) I suppose. He's portrayed as a bloodthristy caveman whose only purpose is to try and kill Bugs Bunny. In certain broadcasts, a scene where Nature Boy delights in vigorously stabbing what he mistakenly believes to be an already dying Bugs was edited out.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushy_Hare
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042291/

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Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips. Released April 22, 1944

Featuring: Bugs Bunny

Bugs lands on a tropical island in the Pacific after being adrift at sea. Little does he know that the island is infested with Tojo......

So what's the controversy here? Racially insensitive and/or offensive portrayals of the Japanese characters.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny_Nips_the_Nips
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036679/

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Bosko's Store. Distributed by Warner Bros./The Vitaphone Corporation Released August 13, 1932

Featuring: Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur

Bosko owns and operates a store.

So what's the controversy here? Nothing in particular, save for the character of Bosko, who some people find to be an offensive caricature. His character design has been called "inkblot blackface", His copyright notice describes him as a "negro boy", and he first appeared in the short "The Talk-ink Kid". Yup, Bosko is black, silly, and a little minstrel-ish. He also looks like a cross between Mickey Mouse and a chimpanzee

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosko%27s_Store
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022715/
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid

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Bosko's Soda Fountain. Distributed by Warner Bros. Released November 14, 1931.

Featuring: Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wlbur

Bosko works at soda fountain and delivers ice cream to Honey and Wilbur.

So what's the controversy here? Nothing in particular, save for the character of Bosko, who some people find to be an offensive caricature. His character design has been called "inkblot blackface", His copyright notice describes him as a "negro boy", and he first appeared in the short "The Talk-ink Kid". Yup, Bosko is black, silly, and a little minstrel-ish. He also looks like a cross between Mickey Mouse and a chimpanzee.

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosko%27s_Soda_Fountain
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021690/
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid

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Bosko's Party. Distributed by Warner Bros. Released April 2, 1932.

Featuring: Bosko, Honey, Wilbur

Bosko and friends throw a surprise birthday party for Honey.

So what's the controversy here? Nothing in particular, save for the character of Bosko, who some people find to be an offensive caricature. His character design has been called "inkblot blackface", His copyright notice describes him as a "negro boy", and he first appeared in the short "The Talk-ink Kid". Yup, Bosko is black, silly, and a little minstrel-ish. He also looks like a cross between Mickey Mouse and a chimpanzee.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022714/
http://looneytunes.wikia.com/wiki/Bosko%27s_Party
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid

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A collection of banned and controversial cartoons from the years past. The controversy is not always obvious, and most certainly were not thought of as such at the time of production, but nevertheless they contain portrayals and dialogue that might not be deemed acceptable today . Look for more information in video descriptions.

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