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The Cartoon that United Morey Amsterdam and Zsa Zsa Gabor

Get the whole fascinating story at this blog.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Spies and Secret Agents, Cartoons, 1960's

Dinky Duck in IT’S A LIVING

Dinky Duck ends his short cartoon career by resigning and breaking the fourth wall.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Aug 10, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1950's

This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

So very very timely......
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 23, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Destruction, Patriotism, Regionalism, Cartoons, Middle East

Wild & Woolly

Your Bonus Post for Sunday. Because Alex, Chuck and I love you all!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 20, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons, Fictional Monsters

The Nicotine Fairies

Unless he was smoking something else.....


Runaway by Cordell Barker, National Film Board of Canada

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 17, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Cartoons, Goofs and Screw-ups, Trains

Occult Betty Boop

Betty gets the better of two supernatural threats.

More on the second film here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 30, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Horror, Music, Surrealism, Sex Symbols, Cartoons, 1930's

Uncle Tom and Little Eva

Not a single stereotype about African-Americans left unexplored!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 11, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Racism, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Cartoons, 1930's


MITE from Walter Volbers on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 02, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: Insects, Cartoons

Fresh-Up Freddie

Disney characters have touted much merch. But rarely has the studio designed a character expressly as a corporate spokesman. The exception is Fresh-Up Freddie for 7-Up.

But what a godawful mess he was, all over the stereotype map.

In this non-embeddable commercial Freddie is manic like Woody Woodpecker or Daffy Duck. Then he does a Maurice Chevalier imitation. There are real humans and teenybopper birds.

Still manic, but now he's also a "teenager" Fred Astaire.

Some kind of socialite William Powell/Richie Rich.

Texas oil baron.

Now he talks like Speedy Gonzalez, as a bullfighter.


And last but not least, Freddie has a sex change.

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