Reaching Beyond the Moon
- China's toon biz hits 'Speed' bump. Coonan, Clifford // Variety;8/15/2011, Vol. 424 Issue 1, p16
The article considers the Chinese animated television program "High-Speed Rail Man," discussing indications that the cartoon was plagiarized by the company Feifan Creative from an animated program previously produced in Japan.
- PTC Blasts Fox's Horseplay. Eggerton, John // Broadcasting & Cable;1/11/2010, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p8
The article offers the author's view on the call of the Parents Television Council (PTC) to its members asking them to complain to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Fox's animated television series "American Dad" that features a man masturbating a horse.
- How far is too far on the vulgarity scale? Bednarski, P.J. // Electronic Media;04/12/99, Vol. 18 Issue 15, p10
Examines the American public's reaction to vulgarity in television. Increasing cynicism among Americans concerning scandals and hypocritical revelations; Reaction of media buyers to Marv Albert who was involved in a sex scandal; Weak impact of scandals on Americans' moral values.
- The Kent School mystery. Shnayerson, Michael // Vanity Fair;Oct99, Issue 470, p156
Reveals the controversy behind Father Richardson W. Schell's letter-writing campaign against Seth MacFarlane's animated sitcom `Family Guy'. Dispute over the use of the name Griffins in the characters of the show; Truth that the campaign was done as an act of revenge against MacFarlane and not...
- In the Footsteps of the Master: Confucian Values in Anime and Manga. Born, Christopher A. // ASIANetwork Exchange;Mar2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p39
The article focuses on Confucian values embedded in Japanese manga and animation. It highlights the incorporation of the teachings of Confucius to the storyline of animated television programs such as "Naruto" and "Bleach" which both gained popularity in Japan and abroad. It tells that both the...
- TV 'family' fare: Raunch and ennui. // Christian Century;8/15/2001, Vol. 118 Issue 23, p12
Reports the move of the Parents Television Council to promote family-oriented television programming in Los Angeles, California. Reason for the move of the council; Findings of a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation on the use of a movie-style rating system by parents to screen out...
- TV Sex in the 1990s. Johnson, Thomas // World & I;Dec2000, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p60
Examines the sexual content of television programs in the United States (U.S.) in the 1990s. Statistics on the sexual references in television programs in the 1980s and 1990s; Categories of sexual references; Actions taken by the U.S. government to address the issue.
- Parental Control. Eggerton, John // Broadcasting & Cable;7/31/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 30, p10
This article reports on the unveil of a content-control campaign by the U.S. television industry. The campaign is intended for parents, regulators and critics. The campaign includes a Website, literature and public-service announcements to educate parents about taking control of programming on...
- Point: Reality Television Is Tacky but Harmless Entertainment. Ballaro, Beverly // Points of View: Reality Television Programs;3/1/2016, p2
The article presents an argument supporting the harmless nature of reality television programming. The author argues that such television programs are entertaining and occasionally tasteless, but that they do not serve to promote negative behavior. The tradition of televising the behavior of...