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Cartoons concerning racial depiction

Alice Cans The Cannibals. 1925. Walt Disney

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2w6w11oSdo (sound not representational)

One Step Ahead Of My Shadow. 1933. Warner Brothers

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wb4MNyBzzk

The Little Lion. 1939. Warner Brothers.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKITH83x2VE

A Day At The Zoo. 1939. Warner Brothers

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtblQQvT2Nk (now censored – originally made racist references to baboons and black people)

Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs. 1943

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXFSsKFrCgY

These racist cartoons with a variety of characters were inspired by recognizable performer types from Vaudeville including ‘bits’ (topical references, physical gags and ethnic jokes).

Three Orphan Kitties. 1935. Walt Disney

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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc7lsu_silly-symphonies-cartoons-three-orp_shortfilms (not in English)

Tom And Jerry: The Mouse Comes To Dinner (1945)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ZaWwOpxFg&playnext=1&list=PL43CCE133D4FB35F1

These films show black stereotypes’ allusion to marginal roles for example maids/nannies.

Little Hiawatha. 1937. Disney

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUuDFeoyvM

Jungle Drums (starring Superman) 1943.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQRgv9KXUNE

These films show the ethnography apparent into animation (Haiwatha’s racial depiction is almost Caucasian and the aboriginals are somehow part of a Nazi party).

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