Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

This Tom and Jerry cartoon was produced in 1945, which goes a long way toward explaining its raging political incorrectness. Of course, I saw it for the first time last night - it's the first short on the T&J chase scene DVD Dixon just got from Target.

It's inappropriate by today's standards, to be sure, but it's really pretty cool to watch for the aesthetics and for the food references:

1 comment:

Erin said...

Let's count the issues in this fab film: stereotyping of African-Americans, American Indians, and women; condoning violence towards and torture of one's enemies; encouraging smoking; incessent hitting on women despite their efforts to avoid the advances of a man; violence towards animals. Well done, T&J!!

Thanks for posting, Kit! :)


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