Shinchan, Tom and Jerry Looney Tunes, Doraemon, Teletubbies There are many cartoons like these, because of which we spent our childhood happily.
But do you know?
All the cartoons whose names I took right now were banned in some other country.
‘Shinchan’ was banned in India, ‘Doraemon’ was banned in China, and ‘Tom and Jerry’ was banned in the USA. What is the reason behind this?
Why Shinchan Was Banned in India
Many people say that this is based on a real-life story.
Shinnosuke Nohara died in a car accident when he was a kid.
And after Shinnosuke’s death, his mom went through trauma and made Shinchan’s (Shinnosuke) pictures, portraying everything he used to do.
After seeing all the sketches, Shinchan’s writer got the idea of making a manga. It sounds like a very tragic and heartbreaking story. But this did not happen in reality.
This story is still a rumor, and there’s no proof. Shinchan’s writers wanted to end the series.
And they got an idea that they’ll show a car accident of the whole Nohara family.
Seeing the public’s response,’ They canceled the plot, and new chapters of Shinchan are still being made.
Shinchan was banned in India in 2008 because, according to some parents, some scenes in Shinchan were inappropriate for children.
And when Shinchan did those things, the children used to copy him too.
These complaints were also made in Spain, South Korea, and Malaysia. This is why Shinchan was banned in India and many other countries.
But the fans in India demanded that they wanted to see Shinchan. That’s why in 2009, this ban was lifted.
The episodes that are being shown today have been wholly censored.
For example, the beer bottle is normalized by calling it juice.
If you want to see the original Shinchan without any Censorship,. Then you can read its R-rated manga, owned by DC comics.
Why Tom and Jerry Was Banned in USA and Brazil
Their real names weren’t even Tom and Jerry.
The makers of Tom and Jerry cartoon had given them the name ‘Jasper’ and ‘Jinx’.
But then, the makers didn’t like these names.
Thank God for that.
So, where did the name ‘Tom and Jerry’ come from?
Well, Tom and Jerry was the name of a cocktail drink in which brandy is mixed, and this drink was very famous in the olden days.
Tom and Jerry’s creators had organized a contest for this name.
For which the winner, Animator John Carr, was given $50. This cartoon has won 7 Oscars so far.
But there’s also a dark story behind this.
Tom and Jerry was banned in the USA, Brazil, and other countries
Because allegedly, there are many racial jokes, and there’s too much violence shown in some scenes.
For example, you might remember Jerry planting bombs on Tom, Tom using the cheese trap, Tom firing with the guns, etc.
Do you remember there was a maid named ‘Mammy two shoes’ in this cartoon whose face was never shown?
The show’s makers had to remove her character because, allegedly, the accent she used to talk in was an African American accent which was very racist.
Some episodes of Tom and Jerry were not telecasted due to racism.
The creators of the show say that. “When this cartoon was made, it was appropriate for that time.”
Why Doraemon was Banned in China
If we take the literal Japanese meaning of ‘Doraemon,’ it means a ‘stray male cat.’
Doraemon didn’t have ears, and he was also scared of mice.
And there was a reason behind this. But why did Doraemon not have any ears?
Doraemon’s color was ‘yellow,’ but one day, some mice bit his ears, and he became sad and started crying.
And he drank a potion named ‘sadness’, due to which his yellow color faded and turned blue.
But have you ever wondered where did the writer get this idea?
Doraemon’s creator Hiroshi Fujimoto;
3 events had occurred in his life from which he got the idea of making ‘Doraemon’.
Hiroshi was in search of a new and unique idea. A statement that is very different from others.
After thinking about it a lot, he had thought that he wished he had a machine through which ideas could be generated, and then he could’ve comfortably written his manga based on those ideas.
While thinking about this, he was pacing in his room, and his feet bumped into something.
When he saw down, he noticed it was one of his daughter’s toys.
At the same time, he heard the voice of cats fighting.
Now, if you were as creative as Hiroshi Fujimoto, you would’ve merged these three events and made an idea for a new manga, which we now recognize as ‘Doraemon’.
Doraemon is different from all the cartoons mentioned above.
The end of this cartoon has been written, and the last episode has also been given in the manga. Doraemon’s battery dies, and he suddenly stops working.
Now getting the battery of this robot, which was made in the 22nd century, in the 21st century is impossible.
And no genius could’ve made a battery of this kind.
So Nobita decided to study very hard and make this battery for Doraemon.
After years, he finally made the battery.
And Doraemon returned to take care of Nobita.
After this, Nobita’s next generations sent Doraemon for Nobita, which was the start of this cartoon.
That is, an example of ‘space time travel’ was explained through this one scene.
The episode for this section of the manga still hasn’t been made.
But whenever this episode of Doraemon is telecasted, I’m sure we’ll get emotional at least once.
So, these were the untold stories of our three favorite cartoons. I hope you liked it, don’t forget to share.