Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Hays Code & Cartoons

Cartoon Brew has scans of a Look Magazine article from January 17, 1939 on how the Hays Code "did its thing" with cartoons.

I laughed out loud when I read this bit: "Robert Taylor may kiss Garbo in a feature picture, but it isn't considered nice for Porky Pig to kiss Petunia Pig in an animated cartoon. Censors prefer romance of the hand holding type."

2 comments:

stellypippin said...

Poor Porky - couldn't get any action, it seems, lmao - poor pig couldn't get a little peck on the cheek from his girlfriend? How sad, lol

Carrie said...

May explain why Donald Duck was always so hi-strung :0)