Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More on the History of Race in American Entertainment


Time and again I get asked why I spend so much energy on cartoons--as if the animated fare consumed by children did not rise to a level of importance suitable for the airy heights of the ivory tower. Moronic, but common.

That as a lead-in for a link and a blog site (with video) that feature a series of excised scenes from Walt Disney's masterpiece Fantasia. The most outrageous video, featuring a young, female, African centaur named "Sunflower," appears below. Viewer WARNING, it is quite brief, and features a new take on "spitshine" that is bracing.

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