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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:59 am Reply with quote
And then they wonder why Spielberg chose to boycott
the Beijing Olympics. Rolling Eyes
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nightmaregenie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:03 am Reply with quote
I'm thankful beyond words that I'm not living in China.
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teh*darkness



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:06 am Reply with quote
Alright class, today we'll be studying the meaning of the word "ridiculous".
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Winnuting



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:19 am Reply with quote
The new world order want this kind of crap for the rest of the world too. Fight the new world order!
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grgspunk



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:35 am Reply with quote
Maybe the TV stations wouldn't go after foreign cartoons so much if the idigenous cartoons weren't...crap?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTa697yCgKU

Then again, maybe they wouldn't be so shitty if the government would like... Oh I don't know... Allow the artists to make cartoons to entertain, instead of requiring them to educate/proselytize their audiences?

It kinda seems like the rebirth of the Qin Dynasty.
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scottjam65



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:50 am Reply with quote
Maybe they'd rather the kids in China see this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=506153&in_page_id=1811

Not for the squeamish, btw.
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NeonGEvangelion



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:08 am Reply with quote
Oh come on, who would edit poor E.T........ ET isn't even scary haha. I see no point in editing ET or Shrek.......thats beyond my comprehension atm.


grgspunk wrote:
Maybe the TV stations wouldn't go after foreign cartoons so much if the idigenous cartoons weren't...crap?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTa697yCgKU

Then again, maybe they wouldn't be so shitty if the government would like... Oh I don't know... Allow the artists to make cartoons to entertain, instead of requiring them to educate/proselytize their audiences?

It kinda seems like the rebirth of the Qin Dynasty.


I do got to say that was a downright hilarious yet very pathetic cartoon.
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daedelus



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:30 am Reply with quote
Well, at least it's just a four hour ban and not a complete ban. That would be totally ridiculous.

Spongebob? For the pratfalls and other physical comedy elements maybe? That's all I can come up with. Rolling Eyes
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Reply with quote
Thank zou GOD, that I was not born in China. That gouverment is really screwd up
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:53 am Reply with quote
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...Shrek, E.T. are three Western characters that will not be banned outright, but will be heavily edited in their releases.


That point right there. Thats the exact point where any remnant of vague, indirect, obscure genuine validity in this makes it's final lap around the swirling waters of the toilet bowl and slips down the drain.
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504NOSON



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:08 am Reply with quote
WOW,LMAO...CHINA'S ANIMATION SUX SO AWFULLY THAT THEY HAVE TO FORCE THEIR CITIZENS TO WATCH IT AGAINST THEIR WILL'S.LOL,SAD.

THEY'LL LEARN,HOPEFULLY.
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narutoismybrother



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:09 am Reply with quote
Oh thank God I was not born in China.
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Vicserr



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:49 am Reply with quote
When has ever protectionism raised the quality of a product?...

Never, it just raises mediocrity, where's the drive to get better is you got you spot secured in the greater order of things by just pumping crap into the airways, not that Pokemon or Spongebob are the paradigm of High Browed Entertainment, but if your local productions can't even beat that.... I feel very sorry for the animation fans living in China. Rolling Eyes
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mufurc



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote
Eh, the protectionism is obviously just an excuse, and the real reason is that they want to reduce the exposure of people, especially children to foreign cultures and ideas. It was the same in my country during the communist era: western popular culture and lifestyle was deemed to be decadent and most of it was banned... movies, cartoons (with very few exceptions), even clothes and food (blue jeans and Coca-Cola had to be smuggled for a decade, and when they proved to be incurably popular, authorities decided to copy them so people would buy locally produced - and of course inferior - jeans and cola that were carefully designed not to be associated with the west).

And yeah, it's just a four hour ban, but those four hours are pretty much the only time when the audience can see such animation, so...
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jqsilver



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:22 am Reply with quote
Don't worry guys. People in China watch fansubs.

That picture of Ash and Pikachu makes me laugh. They look seriously concerned about this ban.
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