Movie Article

Pop Cultural Revolution

China bans Roger Rabbit; what else is 'tooned out? How three other Hollywood live-action cartoons might have offended the People's Republic

In what may be a slap against known dissident Roger Rabbit, on Feb. 15 Chinese officials banned the mixing of live-action with animation in any form. What brought this on?

SPACE JAM
Warner Bros. refused the People's demand to retroactively insert Yao Ming into the 1996 movie.

SONG OF THE SOUTH The People object to the 1946 film's conspicuous lack of Asian caricatures and stereotypes.

OPPOSITES ATTRACT The 1989 Paula Abdul/MC Skat Kat video offends the People's Glorious Sense of Taste.

Originally posted Mar 03, 2006 Published in issue #867 Mar 10, 2006 Order article reprints