In 1997, popular children’s television show Teletubbies released a short sketch entitled The Lion and Bear. It is one of seven “magical events” featured on the pre-school show, but it received a huge backlash.
Thousands of parents complained about the sketch, which features lifeless cardboard cutouts of a lion and a bear chasing each other accompanied by sinister music, being too scary. People even wanted compensation for sleepless nights, as children were too afraid to go to sleep in case they were chased by the figures. The feature was eventually banned from TV in four different countries, while many other countries resorted to replacing the music with a much jollier theme. Interestingly, recordings of the original scene were reportedly taken down by Youtube, making an unedited version hard to find.