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  1. Animation and American Culture (Part 3.2 Wartime themes in 1940s Animation)

    by , 08-11-2014 at 03:08 PM

    Wartime Themes


    Unity towards a common good (or against a common villain) certainly wasnt a hard theme to rework with wartime imagery. The 1930s cartoons that used that idea, especially the ones I mentioned earlier, were already rife with it. The key difference being that the 1940s replaced the generic villain, a hungry spider or cat, and replaced it specifically with Germany, Japan, or another American enemy. In some cases, the two were meshed together, with the generic containing ...
  2. Animation and American Culture Part 3.1: 1940s WWII Animation

    by , 08-11-2014 at 03:06 PM

    Wartime presence in 1940s Animation:


    Thanks to WWII and a joint effort between Hollywood and the government, the collective was gradually drafted by cartoons to take part in the war effort. People gained a greater understanding of the wars reality and weight by seeing their favorite characters behaving in wartime settings, convincing them to do their part and bolstering national pride. In a lot of ways, it was propaganda.

    Disney cartoons were especially rife with propaganda, ...
  3. Animation and American Culture (Part 2.4 Warner Bros in the 1930s)

    by , 08-11-2014 at 02:53 PM

    Warner Bros in the 1930s:



    Like Fleischer, the animated studio of Warner Bros (a.k.a Termite Terrace) was much less concerned with creating true to life characters and stories and more concerned with getting to the punch line, but only in the craziest way possible. Of the three studios Ive mentioned, WB involves the most gag-driven stories and satire, as opposed to the character-driven Disney plots. In fact, the plots to many of the studios cartoons could be described as a collection ...
  4. He-Man episode 5 review

    by , 08-11-2014 at 12:09 AM (The Fly on the Wall (aka wonderfly's blog))
    Okay, I've been watching these again, and figure I'll share some reviews (and I'll just pick up where I left off):

    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Episode #5: "The Curse of the Spellstone"





    Love this episode. Usually Prince Adam's parents have the appearance of a running a typical benevolent kingdom, but here we get to see a picture of the kingdom where the peasants
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  5. Looking Back on the He-Man 2002 reboot

    by , 08-09-2014 at 08:54 PM
    I'll cut right to the chase and say that i've always been a fan of the 2002 reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. When the show first came on, I soon found myself hooked on it: I've collected quite a few of its action figures, i've watched every single one of the show's episodes, and have even subsequently watched a few episodes from the Original show, including the movie, He-man and She-ra: the secret of the sword. I didn't think much of this at the time, but these days, i agree with ...

    Updated 08-09-2014 at 09:10 PM by Srebak

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