Monday, March 15, 2010

Banned Cartoons - Bugs Bunny - Nazi - Negro - US cartoon

bugs bunny : Commercial From WW II

1 comment:

  1. It's certainly interesting to see the theater propaganda of an earlier war.

    The blackface bit is obviously an appeal to Al Jolson's popular act where he pleads comically; the 'toon could well have included an impression of any star at the time, but very few of them got famous by begging musically like Jolson.

    It's no different from "The Twenty," shown almost universally in theaters now, that is sponsored by the military and nearly always has a cleverly produced recruitment segment.