With the recent sucess of animation at the box offices across the US and with The Simpsons holding their own against Cosby, things are looking good for the animation industry - or so it seems. If things are so good, then why has this reporter noted so many problems with censorship in recent months?
There are many forms censorship may take in the animation industry. One form is the suppression of information by the industry. Another form is created by publications not wanting to offend advertisers or lose subscribers. A realistic form is self-imposed to avoid the embarrassment of certain people. There is also the problem of being given false information and until recently there was official censorship of films because of their political message in Eastern Block countries. Even Canada censored a cartoon recently.