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I was watching the Proteus episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series in Season 4, and I noticed a blurred book in Episode 5, "Proteus - Part II".

the blurred book

After a little digging, I found out that the book's title is The Making of the President, 1968.

I was just curious as to why this is blurred.

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Based on previous examples I have heard of this happening in television, I doubt it was censored for political reasons but more likely that the studio couldn’t get the rights to use the cover image. The author or publisher might have not wanted the book associated with a cartoon or comic book or simply had a blanket stand of it not being used in television.

I know there was a film based off of the book which means a competing studio might own the rights. This would also make sense if it is visible on versions aired on tv but not through other distribution methods

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