Ecuador Government Children’s Programming Concerns
Published by 05 July 2009, 12:04 PM EDT

A story out of Ecuador notes that The Simpsons has been pulled from its regular, prime-time slot while the government “… ponders its impact on children” (something we dealt with and moved on from in the US… oh, I dunno… twenty years ago). While it is no longer allowed to be broadcast between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 pm, it has at least been moved to a new 5:30 am time slot. How does this relate to DragonBall, though?

The state TV watchdog said it was concerned by the impact of “programs and messages that promote violence, racial and gender discrimination.”

The body recently pushed Japanese cartoon “Dragon Ball Z” from its normal slot.

Can any of our friends down in Ecuador shine some light on the situation? Is Dragon Ball Z still on the air at all, which dub do you have, and do you see any resolution coming soon?

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