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Old 24 March 2006, 13:44   #20
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Originally Posted by Galaxy
Not quite a ban, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was censored in the UK and released as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because the classification board took exception to the word 'Ninja'.

Not so.

The reason why they were called 'Hero' turtles in the UK was solely to do with the BBC. They didn't think 'Ninja' was an appropriate thing for kids TV, so they asked Eastman/Laird to rename to 'Hero' for the UK market.

The 2 films that came out were 'Ninja' not 'Hero' in the UK.
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