Category Archive: Racism

So Dear to My Heart (1948)

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The opening credits, on the backdrop of picturesque quilted country scenes, inform us that it is called Walt Disney Presents. What? We didn’t realize it was that kind of a movie. Uhh… Oh,… Continue reading

Melody Time (1948)

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Melody Time = the down home, woodsy and not as good equivalent to Make Mine Music, which, as we all know, was the craphouse pop music version of the much better Fantasia. And… Continue reading

Song of the South (1946)

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Song of the South. Does anybody actually know what this movie is about?! What we knew about Song of the South prior to viewing: uh….it’s racist, and um, ‘zip-a-dee-doo-dah’ and that it combines… Continue reading

World War 2 Shorts (1941-45)

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Softening the Blow of Being Drafted With the Pearl Harbor attacks America was suddenly involved in a war it had resisted entering. So Disney set out to soften the blow, and promote the… Continue reading

Fantasia (1940)

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Fantasia is basically one of the coolest things Disney’s created. Ever. There’s also not a lot of social stuff to commentary on, so we’ll be brief. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor It was… Continue reading

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

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The Reluctant Dragon was Disney’s fourth feature film, flanked by Fantasia and Dumbo, and the first to extensively use a combination of animation and live action.  It was also a box office flop. … Continue reading

Jumbo Jr. (1941)

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  Dumbo for Radicals Dumbo is clearly an allegory for overcoming the oppression that “The Man” (or bourgeoisie, if you want to go old skool) puts upon the people. We decided to entitle… Continue reading