Cartoon Network has been the target of censorship since its inception, but as the company has grown, so have its complaints about how the network is being censored.
On January 1, 2016, Cartoon Network announced it would stop running all ads and advertisements that promote violent, sexually explicit content and ads that feature people with disabilities.
Cartoon Network had also begun to push for more diversity in its programming, including a show featuring the first transgender person on TV.
In 2017, the network announced it was expanding its diversity program, introducing an online course on diversity and inclusion and a new “Diversity & Inclusion” video series.
On May 16, 2017, Cartoon Networks parent company Disney announced it had acquired the network for $3.4 billion.
In 2018, Disney launched its first digital-only channel, Cartoon Family, which was a subscription-based service that Disney hoped would give its content creators a better shot at getting noticed by advertisers.
On July 26, 2018, Cartoon News, which Cartoon Network previously owned, announced that it would no longer be a part of Cartoon Network.
“We are working with our partners to make sure that our audience has access to the very best content and services,” Cartoon Network President Eric Schrier said in a statement.
“And we’re proud to continue to be a valued part of the Disney family.”
Cartoon Network’s first-ever live-action show, “Adventure Time,” was a hit with viewers and advertisers.
The network also made several other big moves in 2018.
On September 23, 2018 , Cartoon Network and Disney agreed to a $3 billion deal to buy a 52 percent stake in Disney Interactive, the online-only streaming service.
Cartoon Networks’ first digital channel, “Family Guy,” debuted on the service in 2018, and in 2019, Cartoon Kids launched a video game.
Cartoon Networks had also recently expanded its programming in 2019 to include live-TV programming.
It was announced on August 17, 2019 that Cartoon Network would be airing a new animated series, “The Simpsons: Tapped Out,” on a variety of networks, including Netflix.
Cartoons, like other entertainment companies, have been criticized for not paying fair wages for their employees.
Last year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) called on Disney to pay workers more, arguing that it was paying people less than they were owed.
In 2019, the ILO released a report that concluded that the entertainment industry’s wages were “unfairly low” and that the “world’s largest entertainment companies should pay their workers more.”
The International Labor Organisation also accused Disney of not paying its own workers a fair wage.
The International Labor Office, the trade group, said that in 2018 Disney had paid a record-high average of $5.5 million in wages to its employees.
On July 18, 2020, Disney announced that “The Great Wall,” a live-wire comedy that starred Chris Pratt and Zoe Kazan, had been canceled.
In 2020, Cartoon NETWORK was purchased by Disney for $2.5 billion.
On November 9, 2020 , Disney announced the closure of its “Parks and Recreation” spinoff, “New Girl.”
Disney also announced the end of “The Last Ship” spin-off, a live action series about the shipwrecked Titanic, on November 30, 2020.
In 2018, it was revealed that Cartoon Networks had a deal with Hulu to distribute content in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
On December 16, 2020 Disney announced plans to merge with Viacom’s Nickelodeon.
In 2021, Disney also acquired the streaming service Viacoms, which has a similar philosophy as Cartoon Network’s.
In 2021, the New York Times reported that Cartoon Kids, a children’s TV show based on a cartoon, was being censored in the U.S.
A major issue that has plagued Cartoon Network for the last few years has been censorship of its content.
The network has been censoring content that does not fit in the mainstream media’s “trending” agenda, according to the Times.
Cartouros cartoons, for example, were removed from Facebook in 2017 after it was discovered that they contained graphic sexual content.
In August 2017, it came to light that the network was censoring its content because of the political climate of the time.
In January 2018, Facebook announced that all of its 1.9 billion users would be able to watch Cartoon Network videos on their devices, but only if they signed in to a Facebook account that included the cartoon network.
The company said the change would make it easier for advertisers to target users with “a specific type of content.”
In 2018 the U-Kan, a local Japanese language channel, was banned from broadcast.
The channel had been running a series of shorts that showed the show’s main characters talking to their dogs, which caused outrage among some Japanese viewers.
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