“A Product of Its Time”

Considering we went from the idealism and post-racial narratives of 2008 to what just happened, I think this is appropriate to share again. Where’s Susan Faludi when you need her?

Cartoon Essays

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Among the most infamous of the theatrical shorts released by Warner Bros. in the mid 20th Century are what have become known as “The Censored Eleven”.  When old theatrical cartoon series like Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, or Popeye were syndicated for television, many of those cartoons censored lines or gags that had since fallen out of favor in a post-Civil Rights atmosphere.  For example:

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“A Product of Its Time”

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