Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Site News

There are not going to be any new posts for about a week as I have a couple of things on the go at the moment.

First, Blogger is discontinuing the use of FTP publishing, which is the way I publish to this website. I will be working on making sure that everything remains intact during the migration to Blogger's online publishing method. Please let me know if you come across links or images that no longer work.

Second, I am working on the script to my upcoming lecture on the history of animation this Saturday. The topic this month is World War II Propaganda Films (hence the above image). Come and learn more about these cartoons and watch them in their unedited glory!

Classic Cartoon Cavalcade
Saturday, May 1, 2010

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Richmond, BC, Canada

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States of America joined the war. Every media outlet in America became a source of information and encouragement for the troops and citizens, but it was also a source of slander and maltreatment for those who threatened their country in the form of propaganda, and animation studios were not exception.

Tonight we will look at several animation studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, who made educational and propaganda films during the war years. You will be able to view these films in the context of their time and understand why they were made.

Disclaimer for parents: Many of these films deal with stereotypes, racism and other prejudice views that were commonplace in the 40s. We will be watching these cartoons uncut and uncensored to properly experience the attitudes of the era.

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