By Kyle | October 11, 2010
Michael Lachman of Toonzone claims that Warners is planning to release its “Censored Elven” Looney Tunes cartoons. I’m skeptical. Warners might sell a lot of copies — but for a big corporation that wants to guard its reputation it wouldn’t be worth the headache. UPDATE: Warners is already hinting about backing down.
While at the New York Comic Con, I paid a visit to the Warner Archive booth and discovered a most pleasant surprise. The man working said they are coming out with the infamous Censored Eleven, and it will be available though the Archive sometime in 2011. He also mentioned that it is their most requested title… they will be available through the Warner Archive online some time in 2011, and they will be completely uncensored.
The Censored Eleven is a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were withheld from syndication by United Artists in 1968 due to their racist content and have been deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences. They have never been officially released since then.