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Friday, January 18, 2013

Banned Popeye 1943


Anonymous said...

Seeing that this was during WWII, I can see why the government would worry about this. Interesting that Bluto would rather committ suicide than join the Navy.
I swear, the peopl that made these cartoons must have been on heavy hallucinogens.......this stuff is crazy.

John Williams
COM 101 Sec 4049

Anonymous said...

Did that mailman commit a felony by opening the mail?

Chris Wynn 4044

Anonymous said...

I thought the cartoon was pretty entertaining. Obviously kids probably shouldnt watch it but at that time thats what people thought. I assume those babies with the glasses were the japanese and I am part japanese and it didnt bother me at all.

Devin Murtaugh

Katrin Clyde said...

I can see how this would have been banned beings that people were being drafted and that cartoon was about someone that would rather commit suicide than be drafted. It wouldn't have gone well with the government if that cartoon would have been aired.
Katrin Clyde
COM 101

Anonymous said...

I think this truly shows how america needed people during world war 2 and how they really though of the war.

Anthony Chu

Anonymous said...

It's pretty funny how Popeye is the protagonist and the buff guy is the antagonist in this cartoon. Nowadays, I perceive the buff guy as being perfectly reasonable in avoiding the draft, although suicide is a bit extreme. Popeye is the bad guy, to me, for forcing the draft onto someone. Funny how times have changed, right?

-Danielle Nunez COM 101

Jenny M said...

I can definitely see why this would have been banned, especially with the character wanting to hurt or hill himself rather than join the Navy. Some people may have been okay with it, however there still are some people who may have taken it offensively.
-Jenny Miller

Anonymous said...

I can see why this was banned, but I believe that they should have talked to the producers of this cartoon and tell them not to air episodes like that, instead of banning them.


Anonymous said...

This may sound ignorant, but I'm surprised how smooth the animation is for 1943!

JRandazzo, RT

DianaH-HUM/186 said...

I can see why this cartoon was banned from viewing, but I think it depicted the way some American must have felt at the time. I think if young kids would have watched it at the time, it could have further affected the way in which they viewed Asian people in the country and possibly increased prejudice towards them.

Leticia H RT said...

Even Though the draft was heavy back then suicide is a big alternative versus going to jail.