Cartoon movies are now banned in Australia, according to the government, as it looks to clamp down on the release of inappropriate content.
The government said the ban will take effect from July 1.
It will mean no more than 15 days will be allowed to go by between a parent giving permission and a child being shown the material.
It also means that any video containing images of child abuse or sexual violence will now be restricted to adults and parents will need to notify the police.
“We are determined to combat the promotion of hate, racism, and intolerance, which has no place in a democratic society,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.
“This is an opportunity to make Australia a more inclusive place, and a more welcoming place to those with differing backgrounds.”
The government will be reviewing the guidelines for cartoons, and will consider whether to ban them entirely.
However, the announcement has sparked a backlash, with critics calling it a backwards step.
“It’s about censorship and not about safety,” comedian Michael Crichton said.
“The ban will mean that children who are seeing cartoons of people who have murdered people, or people who’ve raped and killed children, will not be allowed into schools or in their own communities.”
Mr Morrison said the government had taken the decision “with the understanding that it will have a significant impact on the lives of people and on the cultural fabric of Australia”.
“It is important that we remember that it is not just about the content,” he said.
“It is about the fact that we are a multicultural society.”
The ban on cartoons comes as some Australian states have introduced a “bias incident” bill that would allow for more aggressive prosecution of hate crimes, in response to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
It is the latest move to clampdown on the media in the wake of the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, in which 49 people were killed.