Blowback: Disney Reassesses Decision To Block Bluey’s Fart Episode | Bluey

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The American streaming service Disney+ has “reassessed” its decision to ban an episode of Bluey in which the father of cartoon dog Bandit is accused of farting in Bluey’s face.

The Family Meeting episode of the hit children’s show’s third series features a mock trial with mom Chilli as the judge to determine if Bandit made “fluffy” or “brownie” Bluey’s face.

The episode opens with the six-year-old blue-heeled pup saying “Daddy blew me in the face” and Bandit denies it. Later, he admits, “His face is at butt level – it’s hard not to.”


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Fans of the Emmy-winning Australian series, which airs on Disney+ in the US, noticed the episode was missing when it was released last week and complained on social media.

Disney banned Bluey’s family reunion episode when it comes to farts like nearly every (or every) kids show these days has fart jokes in it, I don’t get it 💀 (ps: hack this episode because it’s actually so funny, Disney is crazy)

—irl Peepaw Gearloose™ (@gyroscope420) August 11, 2022

Initially, Disney Branded Television was silent on why it withheld the episode, but has now confirmed it did so because it violated Disney Junior’s “standards and practices.”

Bluey friends. The first half of Season 3 is now on Disney+. Minus the one episode – Family Meeting – because the farting talking cartoon dogs are upsetting the ratings in one way or another. pic.twitter.com/8GMmh9b3Y5

— Autobot Kili @TFN 2022 (@jobot935) August 10, 2022

“Family Meeting will soon be rolling out to US platforms,” ​​a spokesperson said. told an American children’s entertainment blog. “Some of Bluey’s content did not match the S&P Disney Junior broadcast in place at the time the series was acquired. Now that it’s rolling out to other platforms, it’s a great opportunity to re-evaluate what we plan to do. »

This isn’t the only installment in the irreverent series of Ludo Studio from Brisbane be subject to censorship in the United States. A season two episode titled Baby Daddy, in which Bandit acts like he’s about to give birth, was never available on Disney+ or Disney Junior.

In 2020, two episodes of Bluey were temporarily deleted from ABC iView and edited after a complaint, the term “ooga booga” had racial connotations.

The Macquarie Dictionary defines “ooga booga” as a pejorative noun, meaning: “A stereotypical interpretation of what the speaker regards as the language of those whom he regards as African savages”.

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Bluey’s producers and the ABC said it was intended only for “irreverent rhyming slang often composed by children” and was removed “as soon as the ABC and outside producers caught on. aware of the potentially offensive meaning of the term”.

The ABC also said it “sincerely apologizes to the complainant for any distress caused”.

ABC’s most popular TV show, Bluey is a cult international show that has inspired kids and parents since its launch in 2018, and now has a hit album, a touring play, an Emmy and a podcast which dissects each episode.

Bluey won another Logie for Most Outstanding Children’s Show earlier this year.

Guardian Australia has approached Disney for comment.

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