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The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists in 1968. UA owned the distribution rights to the Associated Artists Productions library at that time, and decided to pull these eleven cartoons from broadcast because they are based on racist depictions of African Americans and are deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences. The ban has been upheld by UA and the successive owners of the pre-August 1948 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies catalog to this day, and these shorts have not been officially broadcast on television since the late 1960s. [1]

List of the Censored Eleven[]

  • Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land made in 1931, directed by Rudolf Ising (Merrie Melodies)
  • Sunday Go to Meetin' Time made in 1936, directed by Friz Freleng (Merrie Melodies)
  • Clean Pastures made in 1937, directed by Friz Freleng (Merrie Melodies)
  • Uncle Tom's Bungalow made in 1937, directed by Tex Avery (Merrie Melodies)
  • Jungle Jitters made in 1938, directed by Friz Freleng (Merrie Melodies)
  • The Isle of Pingo Pongo made in 1938, directed by Tex Avery (Merrie Melodies)
  • All This and Rabbit Stew made in 1941, directed by Tex Avery (Merrie Melodies)
  • Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs made in 1943, directed by Robert Clampett (Merrie Melodies)
  • Tin Pan Alley Cats made in 1943, directed by Robert Clampett (Merrie Melodies)
  • Angel Puss made in 1944, directed by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes)
  • Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears made in 1944, rereleased as a Blue Ribbon in 1952, directed by Friz Freleng (Merrie Melodies)
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