Think of the Children! : Banned Animation

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Taught by J.R. Pepper

J.R. Pepper is a photographer, artist and researcher with an MA in art history specializing in Surrealism and Victorian spirit photography. Her work featured on a variety of websites, album covers, galleries, press releases and publications, including  Haunted America:FAQ by Dave Thompson. She  has spoken at various conventions and panels including New York Anime Festival, New York Comic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, Salon Con, Catland Books, The Morbid Anatomy Museum and the NY branch of The Odd Salon. She lives in New York and works as an imaging producer  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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