How Censorship Shaped Batman: The Animated Series

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BenjiXAddictX4Ever : Censorship can surprisingly make things better? Cool!

Dorkly : Was censorship actually... good? Just this once?

Wslasher : Censored by 4Kids...er...thanks!

Luxra : At least there wasn't a *Bat credit card*

xkennyPLx : It's neat how limitations can bring forth more creativity and make something paradoxically better.

Alexander Borsi : I can't wait for someone to steal this line of thinking, when they want to show political dissonance on TV.

john doe : Is it just me or does the hobo look make tony look...HOT. I mean he looks hot all the time but god damn.

Shione Cooper : *You look like a hobo*

ng ng : Didn't they do this with the old Spiderman series, in which the vampire used the term plasma instead of blood

Q-Tip 47 : "Censorship is like telling a man he can't have a steak because the baby next to him can't chew it"- Mark Twain.

SoulCaster : People would argue over Batman: The Animated Series being the high water mark for the Batman franchise?! WTF!? this is not a thing, is it? Obvious answer is... this is a series that is at the top of the list, no ifs ands or buts about it.

Aldair Calvillo : You think Batman likes grilled cheese?

adeadfreelancer : I've apparently only ever seen the uncensored version of Return of The Joker, now I have to see the censored. Also its weird that the laughing gas made it in, considering it still kills people fairly often.

Ivan Ortiz : Only saw return of the joker, good enough for me

Dillon Qaphsiel : When Dorkly makes a post it's almost as good as Bonus Meme.

Godminnette2 : Not a bad video. BTA was a masterpiece.

Over Starter : did..did he just say Swat Kats was horible?!

Anders Milling : Still weirded the hell out by Bruce timms fascinating with Bruce and Barbara being a couple. It's so nasty.

April B : When I was really young, I watched this anime called "Grimms Classic Fairy Tales" on Nick Jr. In one of the episodes, a Fox tricked a Wolf into raiding a farmer's underground store room, and the Wolf ate so much food, he struggled to escape the room and was caught by the farmer. We last see the Wolf screaming into the camera, his face filling the screen. Even as a child, I assumed the Wolf met a violent end right then and there. Years later, I learned this scene was censored, and the uncut version has the farmer lightly hitting the wolf on the head with a stick. I guess the scene was edited for "violence" since the show was aired on Nick Jr. years before they implemented a TV rating system, but, speaking as an adult, I think the censored version is much better.

ant eater : censorship done well. They never said "Put a laser gun" or "make the blood of the Joker blue". They just said "Don't do that in specific", so the animation team got even more creative to not ruin the show

minit9999 : Well, I sure am in the mood to watch such great videos such as "The 5 Most Tragic Justice League Episodes" and "5 Times Batman Made Us Feel Too Much!" Yup... feels great...

JB Entertainingness : Censorship definitely causes showrunners to be a lot more creative to achieve their desired effects. I always note Ren & Stimpy as a prime example. The way they subverted the censors was brilliant, but when it rebooted on Spike TV without nearly as much censorship it fell flat because they didn't need to be as creative to skirt the line of what is acceptable.

Red King Rauri : "My personal favourite horrible show, Swat Katz" Horrible?! I will fight you.

raul sabiote guevara : Spain kept the uncut version of the Batman beyond movie

John Fenz : See look kids censorship is good! Now lets burn some books and throw those wrong thinkers in jail! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

Exquisite Existential Exception : If you live in Texas you might find a Thompson gun in your parents closet.

The Knight Of Zero : 20th? Lol

Jaymar Music : You gotta be nice 4 what for these networks ???

NewYork975 : Arguably the best Animated Series ever made.

TheMigMan3225 : Its funny because in "The Batman" there is a episode were he fights Dracula

Shaunmizer : Seeing Robin kill the Joker say messes with me

MAandS : Swatkatz was amazing. Unsubbed.

Andrew K : I loved swat cats

NotNick : Sup

RIBSc : I own that book

Tacodog 76 : I actually liked swat kats.

ObscureAnime Guy : were not gonna talk about roxy rocket orgasming?

Xarden Namikaze : There's one solution for this show if there gonna censor it show it late at night when most kids are asleep. Stinking crybabys.

Andrew gaming : What happend to peaches revenge?

CagedPhoenixThe1st : I've always felt this way about regular show. for example, the episode "weekend at Benson's". instead of just getting drunk , they found an more interesting way for the characters to hallucinate. J.G. Quintell, has a new show coming out on tbs, and i do fear it will lose some creativity because of the lack of restrictions, actually.

Rex Miller : Ew dorkly

JotaDeeMeO : This is when the creators actually try to something good despite the difficulties... most content/scenes in any other series/movies/etc are just cut down, changed for the worse and they put the excuse "We had to censor it... that's alll"

Nix : I'm sorry...did you just say Swat Kats was horrible?!

Fuzzyscarfandmittens : It's like on South Park. Matt and Trey would sometimes put in a really raunchy joke that they knew the censors wouldn't allow. But the two of them didn't want that joke in there in the first place. They had another one in mind that the censors would have balked against but because they wouldn't put in the joke they wanted without a fight they'd go way beyond and then walk it back eventually to what they wanted before. More often than not, the censors would then grudgingly agree to the lesser joke.

Nero Redwolf : Should also point out said "vampire" in the one unaired episode is _not_ a vampire in the comics, she just has a skin condition that renders her hypersensitive to sunlight due to skin without pigments. The episode could have been made had they not taken liberties with the character.

Donald Keller : Why does everyone see censorship only from an adult perspective and not from the perspective of someone making a kid's show? Shockingly, Kids shows are not designed solely for adults , and therefore hold different standards for what can or should be shown. Censorship isn't there because adults don't like blood or death, but because not all parents do. If even 10% of parents might oppose something being seen by their kids, it won't allowed by the network. They could censor out an R-rated rape scene from the Telebubbies and this guy could say it was unnecessary censorship.

ian fontanet : I wonder if they can also do the censorship on mlp? And also I wonder if there were guns, drugs breaking glass, alcohols, smoking, nudity, child endangerment, religions, and strangulation in any mlp series like gen 1, 2, 3, or 4?

Pancho Villa : is this a repeat repost video? ?

chanberries : dude did u ever touch weight in your life?

MrEthanPalmer : Censored by kids, 4Kids