Cinema: Censor in the Barnyard

The wolf gazed hungrily at the shapely maiden. Then he drooled and howled. But no moviegoer ever saw that scene from MGM's cartoon, Red Hot Riding Hood. Hollywood's censor, the Breen office, which hardly blinks at a human wolf on the screen, turned a prompt thumbs-down on the cartoon version. Last week Producer Walter Lantz sounded off on some other rules of cartoon censorship.

Producer Lantz, whose stable of Universal International cartoon characters includes Woody Woodpecker, Buzz Buzzard and Wally Walrus, keeps his feathered and furry folk as innocent and clean-living as a...

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