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Feb 20, 2013, 6:27 AM
I'm sure many members and guests here have heard about Warner Bros. recent decision to omit "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat" from the forthcoming second volume of the Golden Collection.
Omissions from the T&J Golden Collection, V2
Someone recently started an online petition, urging WBHE to rescind their decision:
(Sorry for the lengthy URL, I was posting this in Chrome instead of IE)
The petition is clumsily written and is weak in it's arguments for retaining said titles... nevertheless it's a step in the right direction. Other people who are outraged have taken to posting negative product reviews on Amazon.
Matthew Hunter has also acquired contact information for a WBHE marketing executive and posted it over at the IAD forums; urging people to write letters and e-mails and to leave voice-mail messages that are firm yet tactful.
What say the rest of you? Let's hear some comments, questions and/or suggestions on how we can turn this situation around before the DVD and Blu-Ray sets hit store shelves in June. Personally I think WBHE is being hypocritical; having released cartoons with far more outrageous, racially-charged content in their earlier Droopy set.
One theory that has been raised (and one that certainly has more than a degree of plausibility) is that WB is trying to protect the family-friendly image of the new T&J series they are producing for Cartoon Network; by distancing themselves from the aforementioned titles and preventing any possible backlash from their inclusion in Volume 2.
"I'd like to cover you with furs and automobiles!"
(This post was edited by zavkram on Feb 20, 2013, 9:29 AM)