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Call me coddled, but cartoons on streaming sites are explicitly unsuitable for children. Their mantra seems to be: it’s never too soon to show genitals or bombs
It just got slightly harder to see a penis on Netflix. An episode of Maya the Bee, the animated preschool adaptation of a 105-year-old German book about a happy bee, has been yanked from the service after parents noticed a line drawing of an erect penis daubed on a log. And it is unmistakably a penis. It’s so explicit that the studio behind Maya the Bee is taking legal action against the artist responsible.
Which is funny or horrifying, depending on what you consider appropriate for young children. But the episode does still underline what a rollercoaster it is to watch children’s television on streaming services like Netflix. Unlike, say, CBeebies, where every frame of every show is parsed to »
- Stuart Heritage
“Maya the Bee” Netflix pulled down an episode of the animated series “Maya the Bee” when a mother discovered a drawing of a penis in the background of one scene. The show’s production company later explained that it was in fact a “very bad joke” by one of the show’s animators. “Toy Story” When “Toy Story” ventures over to Sid’s house and his cobbled together toys come out of the shadows, one of them is a crane with a woman’s legs. Some have interpreted the character as a bit of visual wordplay, a literal “hooker.” “The »
- Reid Nakamura
The Belgium-based producer of Netflix’s children’s cartoon Maya the Bee apologized Friday for a drawing of a penis that appeared in an episode of the animated series. The episode was scrubbed from the streaming service earlier this week after an alert mom noticed the image, clearly visible in a scene from Season 1, and posted it on social media. “An absolutely inappropriate image has been discovered in a four-second fly-by scene in one episode of the total of 78 episodes… »
Okay, it has become official, there is no place that can be assumed to be automatically safe for children when it comes to television. There was a time in which parents could point their children to television programming that was designed for youth and rest comfortably knowing that their children would not be exposed to anything that their little minds were not prepared to process. That time is over. The rate that programming is being channeled into the living rooms of Americans is so rapid that it is impossible to filter out everything that might be damaging or at least
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Maya the Bee »
- Rick Wallace
Earlier this week, we reported that an episode of Maya The Bee, a kids show about kid bees that streams on Netflix, had been pulled from the platform over concerns that a penis had ended up drawn into one of the backgrounds. The media only caught on after vigilant mom Chey Robinson posted a video on Facebook about…
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- Danette Chavez
Before this week, I was completely unaware of Maya the Bee. The computer-generated animated series in question is based on the title character which was created way back in 1912 by German author Waldemar Bonsels. The children's story follows Maya and her insect friends as she grows up and learns to be a responsible member of her local bee society. It's seems as if those lessons were lost on one (or more) animator(s) working on the modern version of Maya the Bee since they decided to sneak a cartoon penis into the kids show as a … »
- Dave Trumbore
The production company for the animated Netflix series “Maya the Bee” has blamed one rogue artist for inserting a penis drawing on a background log in Season 1, Episode 35, which was yanked off the streaming service earlier this week. It was a “very bad joke,” according to a statement released Friday by Studio 100, which also called the background illustration “unacceptable.” “Legal action has already been started,” apologetic producers continued. “At the same time the company is taking all suitable technical measures to remedy the situation.” Also Read: Netflix Yanks Kids' Cartoon Episode With Penis Drawing in Background (Photo) Sounds like producers. »
- Tony Maglio
The production firm behind Netflix children's show Maya the Bee has apologized for an episode of the animated series that included a drawing of a penis in the background.
"An absolutely inappropriate image has been discovered in a four-second fly-by scene in one episode of the total of 78 episodes of the series," said production group Studio 100 in a statement on Friday. "The origin of this image obviously results from a very bad joke from one of the 150 artists working on the production."
The image of a crudely-drawn penis was discovered by some U.S. viewers, who took screen »
- Scott Roxborough
Some concerned parents are in an uproar over a drawing of a penis that appeared on the Netflix animated children's show Maya the Bee.
The streaming giant pulled the episode of the show with the image in it, but not before people took screenshots of the crude drawing and posted them to social media.
This show is on @netflix its called maya the Bee this episode is S1E35 around 5:14 mins in they have a #dick on the log wall pic.twitter.com/lb5bK88Ex5
— Ariel Wray (@ArielWray) September 15, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" »
- THR Staff
YouTube isn’t the only video platform grappling with surreptitiously inappropriate content that’s ostensibly intended for younger viewers.
A concerned mother named Chey Robinson spotted an image of a penis etched into a tree trunk in a scene from Netflix’s Maya The Bee cartoon, and shared her findings it in a now-deleted Facebook post. Robinson’s post subsequently spread across social media, generating shock and concern from subscribers. The penis drawing could be found in season 35 of the first season, though Netflix has yanked the episode from its service.
“I’m extremely disgusted by it,” Robinson wrote on Facebook, per Variety, “there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this.”
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- Geoff Weiss
Maya the Bee and the phallic drawing that made parents very upset. »
- Gabriella Paiella
A sharp-eyed parent spotted a not-so-wholesome image in an animated children’s show her child was watching on Netflix, and her observation has reportedly led the U.S.-based streaming service to pull the episode from its lineup. According to The Mirror, concerned mom Chey Robinson was watching an episode of “Maya the Bee” when she spotted a bit […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Netflix has pulled an episode of a children’s show “Maya the Bee” after what appeared to be a penis was spotted etched on a tree trunk in the background of a scene.
Screen caps of the tree with the phallic image made the rounds on social media earlier this week.
Chey Robinson, a concerned mother, appears to have been the first to share a clip from the show, writing on Facebook, “Please be mindful of what your kids are watching. I did Not edit any images whatsoever, this is ‘Maya the Bee,’ Season 1, Episode 35. I know I’m not going crazy and I know that something like this shouldn’t be in a kids’ show whatsoever. I’m extremely disgusted by it, there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this. I don’t know if they’re gonna do something about this or what, but »
- Erin Nyren
Following complaints from a meddling mother, Netflix has pulled an episode of its original kids’ series, Maya The Bee, that featured a drawing of an erect penis in the background, where it once stood proudly as a beacon for parents stranded in the otherwise-stagnant churn of children’s programming.
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- Sean O'Neal
Netflix has pulled an episode of its kid-targeted animated series “Maya the Bee” after a mother named Chey Robinson discovered a drawing of a penis in the background of Episode 35. Robinson posted a video of her findings on Facebook, where it quickly spread, and the streaming service removed the episode sometime on Tuesday. Netflix did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment on the background drawing. Also Read: '90 Day Fiance' Prequel: Paul Wants 'Nothing Swimming Up My Penis' (Exclusive Video) “Please be mindful of what your kids are watching!! I did Not edit any images whatsoever, this is Maya The. »
- Tony Maglio
After some eagle-eyed viewers of the Netflix children's cartoon Maya the Bee spotted something very inappropriate, the episode was taken down. »
- Emily Donn
TF1 Studio is about to turn one year old. France’s largest commercial network launched the vertically integrated film banner in May as a way to consolidate their disparate acquisition, development and multi-platform distribution channels.
By centralizing its organization, unifying aims and offering partners a single point of contact, TF1 Studio execs say a clear brand and a steady hand will give them a competitive advantage in the country’s ever-difficult film distribution marketplace.
Run by Nathalie Toulza-Madar and Tristan du Laz, and overseen by TF1 Entertainment director Olivier Jacobs — he is also responsible for TF1 Films, a co-financing and production subsidiary that is nonetheless wholly apart — TF1 Studio will partner with local distributors for 12 theatrical releases this year, and up to 15 in the years to come.
In keeping with TF1’s mainstream brand, the slate has a decided focus on crowd-pleasing, wide-appeal features. Upcoming films “Dr. Knock,” a period »
- Ben Croll
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