Tuesday, May 31, 2022

You Know About Disney's "Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs" Cartoon but Did You Know The History and Controversy About A Black Snow White Cartoon 1943 ?.."I Bet You Don't"

Bob Clampett's cartoon was a parody of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In addition to that, he had his own take on a modern version of the classic story. He took the classic story of Snow White and presented a modern black version of it.  It was the first of its kind. He was inspired by a black musical revue that he attended, and he took his inspiration from that.

Carmen Jones was a black version of the famous Carmen opera and that might also might have inspired him. 

This Bob Clampett cartoon is called "Coal Black and the Sebben Dwarfs" because of the all black cartoon characters. 

It is not surprising to find that some of the characters in the cartoon were quite stereotyped and demeaning. Characters like the ones in the cartoon were never meant to be taken literally, but used as a cartoon “shorthand” to express a particular idea or concept. The cartoon even included black men in uniform serving their country, something that was never seen in live action films or on the stage at the time. It was a cartoon for adults and not meant to be taken literally.
Black audiences loved the cartoon when it was first shown. If Disney saw it, there is no known comment from him. That doesn't surprise me, Disney was known for some bigotry at times according to some folks that work for him.

The cartoon was censored because it has a racial stereotype in it. In the 1960's, cartoons were censored because of the stereotypes. The cartoon was one of eleven cartoons prohibited from being seen on television or in theaters because of its potentially offensive material. The cartoon has been assumed to be more racist than it actually was.

Some Interesting Facts:

1. Duke Ellington suggested to Bob Clampett to make a cartoon focusing on black music.
2. Vivian Dandridge, sister of famous Dorothy Dandridge was the voice of "So White".
3. Louis Armstrong wanted to do the voice of Prince Charming but had busy schedule.
4. Why ? "So White"...because you just can't copy Disney per batum.
5. 1943 NAACP called Warner Bros and wanted it removed.
6. United Artist in 1968 banned the cartoon short from all circulation.

Got A Little Clip Of Cartoon Below... BJ 🙈🙉🙊

Monday, May 30, 2022

"Did The Pink Panther Ever Talk In His Cartoons" ????

 Pink panther was one of the most hilarious cartoon characters. He was very silent and rarely said anything. He was surrounded by funny characters and cartoon sounds effects and music. The best part of this cartoon was the funny roles of the other animated characters.

The Pink Panther cartoons are a collection of animated shorts created by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises and produced between 1964 and 1980. The series was first broadcast on NBC's Saturday morning children's program The Pink Panther Show in 1969 and ran until 1978. The series was later broadcast on ABC's Saturday morning children's program The Pink Panther Show from 1978 to 1980. All 32 made-for-television entries were also distributed to theaters after initially airing on The Pink Panther Show under the title The All-New Pink Panther Show in 1978 on ABC.

The Pink Panther is yawning as he gets ready for bed. He says to Goldie, “Good night.” 

“Good night, Goldie !!!

"Hey wait a cotton picken minute here" The Pink Panther doesn't talk, Isn't  Henry Mancini’s music the only thing we hear in the Pink Panther cartoons. This is not surprising given the fact that the music was composed for the first Pink Panther movie film. 

The Cartoon Voice Of Panther:

“The Panther's voice was voiced by Matt Frewer 1993 cartoon series, were the Pink Panther talked more.

There are only two Cartoons that The Pink Panther spoke in when it first began, 1963 "Sink Pink "and "Pink Ice". Voice was done by Rich Little 1965. I myself liked the limited-talking ones better. For more in-depth info search Wiki bar at the top of my blog. And of course a "Sink Pink" video below picture of Rich Little. BJ/🙈🙉🙊

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Cartoon That I Bet You Probably Forgot About ! ....Megillah Gorilla 1963-1965

 It was a popular cartoon show from the early 1960s, and by not telling your age, you may have seen it in the original broadcast – Magilla Gorilla.

Magilla Gorilla was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera,Hanna Barbera often used human accessories for their animal characters, a purple bow tie, a red undersized derby hat, and brown dress shoes. 

The cartoon story is built around a gorilla named Magillah that is own by Mr. Peebles Pet Shop, who has owned him since he was a baby. Now all grown up Mr.peebles could never find him an owner, this saddens Magillah and he is always trying to get adopted. Only one customer was interested in owning Magillah. This customer was a little girl named Ogee, but she could never 

convince her parents. The theme song to Magillah was 'We've Got a Gorilla for Sale'. 

The word "megillah" comes from the Hebrew word "Megillat" which means a long narrative or story. The phrase "Such a long story over a gorilla" is a humorous way of saying "Such a long story". 

Megillah Gorilla was a huge success and has appeared many times throughout our history in comics and other cartoon shows. For more detailed information please use my Wiki search bar at the top of my blog. Now I have a Megillah Gorilla cartoon for you, Now try not to tear up while Mr. Peeples tries to sell Magillah !    BJ/🙈🙉🙊 Vintagecartoon.network listed in Feedspot Top 50 Cartoon Blogs.... Yippie!! https://blog.feedspot.com/cartoon_blogs/

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Aesop Fables Cartoons ... "Can You Believe It's History Got Started In 600 BC !!!"

Aesop fables have been around for a long time, and they are still being used today. They were created by the Greek philosopher Aesop in 620 BC. He was a slave who worked as a herdsman in what is now modern-day Turkey. He wrote many fables about his experiences in life, which he illustrated with pictures. These stories were told to children and were meant to teach them moral lessons.

Many of these stories are still told today. The most famous is probably "The Tortoise and the Hare". In this story, the hare tries to outrun the tortoise, but ends up getting caught in a trap. The tortoise wins because it is patient. This story is still popular today.

Other fables that are still popular include "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", "The Fox and the Grapes", and "The Ant and the Grasshopper".

Aesop's fables were written down in the 5th century AD by a Greek monk named Synesius of Cyrene. Many people believe that these fables were originally written in Greek, and later translated into Latin. Some people think that Aesop wrote his own fables, and that they were then translated into Greek. However, it is believed that he did not write his own fables. Instead, they were written by other people and then translated into Greek by Synesius.

There are many different versions of Aesop's fables. Some are longer than others. Some are written in rhyme, while others are written in prose.

The series of cartoons are based on fables written by Greek fabulist and storyteller, Aesop. They were first produced in 1921, by a different studio than the one we know today. This series of cartoons began the 8 years before the Terrytoons studio was founded.

A Little History: 

Paul Terry was an early pioneer of the animation industry. He came up with the idea of animating Aesop's Fables and went on to set up a new studio called Fables Studios, Inc. This studio would later get backing from the Keith-Albee Theatre circuit.

The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs was the first of the series to be released. This series was to be based on a series of Fables that were written by Ted Osborne. Each of these stories would follow a different character. The story of Farmer Al Falfa was the first of the series to be released and it was released on May 13, 1921. The original series was a collection of stories about the character Farmer Al Falfa. Each of these stories would follow a different character and they would be loosely based on the original stories. This series concluded on June 9, 1922. Each short concluded with a so called "moral" that usually had nothing to do with the cartoon itself. The series was meant to be humorous. 

Terry and his crew would often create entire shorts in a week, always cranking out large numbers of cartoons on record time.

In 1954-1964 The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle Show had a Aesop Fable series called Aesop and Son. The opening titles for the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show were a variation on a fable, where Aesop was carving his name in marble, but was interrupted by his son, who used a jackhammer to carve the name Aesop and Son, which was intended to sound like the fable's conclusion. This was an excellent example of a pun, where the name Aesop and Son is also the name of a famous American folk tale, so the audience would recognize it as a reference. These cartoons shorts were a hit and kinda korney to me but entertaining. / BJ 🙈🙉🙊

The Villian In Disguise 1922 By Paul Terry
The Turtle And The Hare 1976 by Gamma Productions / The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show