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What’s been censored? What’s been banned? What’s been cut? Go here to find out:

The silly people cut everything from the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Animation they thought might offend anyone. Many of the best are banned. See them as their creators meant us to.

Columnist Terry Ramsaye reported in the MOTION PICTURE HERALD of February 28, 1931: “Mickey Mouse, the artistic offspring of Walt Disney, has fallen afoul of the censors in a big way, largely because of his amazing success. Papas and Mamas, especially Mamas, have spoken vigorously to censor boards and elsewhere about what a devilish, naughty little mouse Mickey turned out to be. Now we find that Mickey is not to drink, smoke, or tease the stock in the barnyard. Mickey has been spanked. It is the old, old story. If nobody knows you, you can do anything, and if everybody knows you, you can’t do anything – except what every one approves, which is very little of anything. It has happened often enough among the human stars of the screen and now it gets even the little fellow in black and white who is no thicker than a pencil mark and exists solely in a state of mind.”

Beware of mothers. They can do what Elmer Fudd could not.





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