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China Bans 'Simpsons' From Prime-Time TV  
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3302 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

http://www.southflorida.com/news/ats...?coll=sfla-entertainment-headlines

BEIJING -- 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.

The cartoon campaign comes amid efforts by President Hu Jintao's government to tighten control over other pop culture, ranging from movies to magazines and Web sites.

TV stations have been told to limit foreign programming, stop showing scary movies in prime time and have their hosts dress more conservatively and use fewer English words on the air.



Fact, or propaganda?


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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Well, they have already tried to censor Google. Wouldn't surprise me if they told you what kind of toilet paper you had to use.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Apparently, animation is one thing that America does better and possibly cheaper than the Chinese. That said, it's too bad so much of it seems actually outsourced to South Korea. (If one reads the end credits in The Simpsons, it seems that the physical processes of animation for that show are done in a South Korea studio, as I recall).

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
Fact, or propaganda?

I read somewhere once that Australia doesnt allow non Australian songs or music performances in Australian TV shows.

Not sure how true that is, but Ive never heard anything other than noname songs and bands in Aussie soaps etc.


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 2):
If one reads the end credits in The Simpsons, it seems that the physical processes of animation for that show are done in a South Korea studio, as I recall

Its both, character drawing, background drawing and layout has always been done by a US domestic company while the rest of hte production (colouring, inking, and filming) has been done by many foreign companies over the years. The domestic company has changed once, with the switch happening mid season 4.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 4):
Its both, character drawing, background drawing and layout has always been done by a US domestic company while the rest of hte production (colouring, inking, and filming) has been done by many foreign companies over the years.

I didn't know that! Thanks.

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 3):
I read somewhere once that Australia doesnt allow non Australian songs or music performances in Australian TV shows.

Relatedly, I think that, in Canada, they have a "Canadian content" requirement for what is shown on television.

They made fun of this on the comedy sketch show, SCTV (with its "Great White North" skits).

[Edited 2006-08-13 20:37:35]

User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 3):
I read somewhere once that Australia doesnt allow non Australian songs or music performances in Australian TV shows.

News to me ... maybe Aussie songs are good enough to be used at all times?!  Wink



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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 3):
I read somewhere once that Australia doesnt allow non Australian songs or music performances in Australian TV shows

Not true - there wouldn't be much on TV otherwise!



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1450 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 3):
I read somewhere once that Australia doesnt allow non Australian songs or music performances in Australian TV shows.

Not sure how true that is, but Ive never heard anything other than noname songs and bands in Aussie soaps etc

Your right, I've never seen it either. Wether or not this is a requirement I'm not sure of.

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 6):
Not true - there wouldn't be much on TV otherwise!



Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 6):
News to me ... maybe Aussie songs are good enough to be used at all times?!

The quote says IN Australian tv shows, refering to those produced here IE Neighbours and Home and Away. But Australian TV would be fairly grim without all the shows we impot.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 1429 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 1):
Well, they have already tried to censor Google. Wouldn't surprise me if they told you what kind of toilet paper you had to use.

wow never knew that.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
But Australian TV would be fairly grim without all the shows we impot.

True. I can't stand Bert Newton


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
Relatedly, I think that, in Canada, they have a "Canadian content" requirement for what is shown on television.

Yes. The CRTC requires all radio and T.V. stations in Canada to play/show a certain percentage of Canadian material. This is in place because before it Canada was getting more and more of its songs and shows from the USA, and at the rate we were going we we're going to have nothing left as far as Canadian songs and shows. So they basically said you can play all the american stuff you want, but you have to get in atleast some Canadian content.


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 9):
True. I can't stand Bert Newton

Bert's a LEGEND!! With his toupe and the David Jones promotions. Not the Greatest Living Australian (that would be John Farnham) but an icon nonetheless.



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User currently offlineQantasforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 3):
I read somewhere once that Australia doesnt allow non Australian songs or music performances in Australian TV shows.

Not sure how true that is, but Ive never heard anything other than noname songs and bands in Aussie soaps etc.

Not true. There are content requirements with regard to television, but that's confined to locally produced television content, not music.

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 11):
Bert's a LEGEND!!

I agree.

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 11):
Not the Greatest Living Australian (that would be John Farnham) but an icon nonetheless.

Ahem, I love Farnham; but please - he's not the greatest living Australian. The greatest living Australian is former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, everyone knows that.

QFF


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Im glad I live in a Democracy  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Im glad I live in a Democracy

That's true, but remember many of these 'smaller' (in population) english speaking countries have a limited scale for tv or film production, so it is so much easier for program directors to just import US shows. Same language and no dubbing = easy way out. So it's not surprising that they have some of these requirements. I'm sure India gets a lot of international shows, but you also have a huge local industry that is supported by a very large scale local market.

Argentina has a very strong local industry, so you see very little US or international shows on open air tv compared to the rest of Latin America, one needs cable tv to see these (but most people have cable anyways). Many local series are adapted internationally in fact. I read that there is even a series in India called 'Remix' that was based on an Argentine one. About snobby teenagers in a snobby high school.

Of late the networks in Argentina are making so much money by selling the rights of these shows or even movies like 'Nine Queens', they did an exact remake of it in the US and a miniseries in Britain.



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
Relatedly, I think that, in Canada, they have a "Canadian content" requirement for what is shown on television.

Yes I heard about this.
Sadly, over here in the UK, we appear to have little or no pride of our 'culture', something I'm not a part of, but you hardly see any British acts any more :P


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 14):
I'm sure India gets a lot of international shows, but you also have a huge local industry that is supported by a very large scale local market

Out here no Shortage of Tv channels,both Local & International are popular depending on the State.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Quoting Qantasforever (Reply 12):
The greatest living Australian is former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, everyone knows that.

Too true matey, too true.



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Quoting Qantasforever (Reply 12):
The greatest living Australian is former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, everyon

 yes  Great Australian


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