Censored 11 – presented by Jerry Beck

Duration: 01:15:00

Rating: 18A

Forty-Five Years ago, responsible television broadcasters and film distributors began to withdraw numerous classic cartoons, originally made for theatres in the 1930s and 40s, from constant rerun on children’s daytime television. These cartoons - filled with drinking, smoking, sexism, violence and racism – were banned from television, video and the internet ever since. Of these, there were eleven so vile, so aberrant, so shocking they achieved a legendary status as “The Censored 11”. Animation historian and author Jerry Beck (Cartoon Research.com) will introduce and screen these lost masterpieces – directed by such luminaries as Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng. Warning: These animated films feature outdated racial caricatures and stereotyped situations that may offend… well, just about everyone. They will, of course, be screened within historical context. Don’t bring the kids – but bring a open mind, and a big sense of humor.


Jerry Beck