Today, at this very moment, an 8-year-old child can log onto the Fox Broadcast Co.'s website and access extremely explicit animated content with no parental controls. These cartoons are part of Fox's way to market its new Animation Domination Hi-Def (ADHD) programming block to kids. They are modeled after Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim."
When they show video parodies of Disney's "Duck Tales" or cartoon characters like Spider-Man or Ninja Turtles, all with the words "Scientifically Accurate" in their titles, kids are going to watch whether the content is appropriate or not. And the ADHD content would garner X ratings. Parents, be aware of what Fox is doing to your kids.
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Robert T. Sherman Jr.
Chicago chapter director
Parents Television Council