The PTC is calling on Fox Broadcasting to move one of its new animated cartoon shows out of primetime because of its explicit content.
The Fox show, Golan the Insatiable, debuted Sunday, May 31 at 8:30 p.m. in half of the U.S. Parents Television Council president Tim Winter says for decades now, Fox has built a large audience on Sunday evenings around animated cartoons. He believes viewers, including many children, will be attracted to the newest animation.
"When you look at the depravity of the cartoon -- a nine-year-old little girl who's murdering her classmates -- it's not done in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way," he notes. "It is done with an edge that is dark and disturbing."
So PTC is calling on Fox to move the show out of primetime.
"And we're certainly going to be talking to the sponsors of this show to ask, Is this the content that you want to be associated with -- your hard-earned brand image? You spent billions of dollars developing your brand image to the public. Is this the material you want to associate your brand with," Winter poses.
He adds that the Sunday evening time slots, especially those with animated cartoons, are being used in a way that violates the sensibilities of many families.