Think of the Children! : Banned Animation

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Taught by J.R. Pepper

J.R. Pepper is a photographer, artist and researcher who specializes in Victorian spirit photography and Japanese popular culture. Her work featured on a variety of websites, album covers, galleries, press releases and publications, including  Haunted America:FAQ by Dave Thompson. She has done lectures and panels at various conventions including New York Anime Festival, New York Comic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, Salon Con, The Steampunk World's Faire, Catland Books and with the Morbid Anatomy Museum. She lives in New York and works as an archivist in a retouching studio and an assistant at The Burns Archive.  

image credit: Bill Wadman

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For years, animators have hidden adult jokes and references in even the most innocent of animation properties. However, certain jokes go a bit too far for some people, and cartoons get banned. In other cases, the content can be too risqué or too controversial when shown in a different country. So, what does it take to be a banned cartoon? Sex, violence, German dictators, racism and Prince jokes come to mind. 

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