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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Florida's Treasure Coast

    China Bans 'Simpsons' From Prime-Time TV


    BEIJING (AP) -- D'oh! China has banished Homer Simpson, Pokemon and Mickey Mouse from prime time. Beginning Sept. 1, regulators have barred foreign cartoons from TV from 5 to 8 p.m. in an effort to protect China's struggling animation studios, news reports said Sunday. The move allows the Monkey King and his Chinese pals to get the top TV viewing hours to themselves.

    Foreign cartoons, especially from Japan, are hugely popular with China's 250 million children and the country's own animation studios have struggled to compete. Communist leaders are said to be frustrated that so many cartoons are foreign-made, especially after efforts to build up Chinese animation studios.

    The ban hasn't been formally announced, but newspapers already were criticizing it Sunday as the wrong way to improve programming.

  2. #2
    curious1 is offline So broccoli, mother says your good for me,well I'm afraid i'm not good for you!
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    The Tarheel State - Go HEELS!
    Ah, the good ole' communitst way....The stuff we make is crap, so we will eliminate all the good stuff and you will be forced to buy or watch the crap. Yeah, I can see why people hate capitalism so much.

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    Mar 2006