Cartoon Violence Raises Hackles – Daiwei

From Danwei.org:

China’s entertainment media was abuzz last week with the news that CCTV’s ’s channel had halted its broadcast at episode 89 of the Rainbow Cat and Blue Rabbit (ËôπÁå´ËìùÂÖî‰∏ɉ憉º†) cartoon series. Rumors said that the show was pulled by the authorities for its gratuitous violence and suggestive language – a CCTV staffer disclosed to a reporter that “higher-ups” had called for the halt…

The show’s been controversial for a while, actually. In January, a parent complained that her son wanted to cut his wrists in imitation of Blue Rabbit’s self-sacrifice in one episode. Then, in early February, someone writing under the name of “Old Egg” posted to several online forums a call for CCTV to pull the plug on the program. [Full Text with Video]

See the Chinese article as well as the readers’ discussion here.

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