Monday, October 08, 2012

Another Animator With a Political Agenda

Since some among us are touchy about the video below, try this one:



See, in 1944, there was this animator guy name Charles Jones who directed a political cartoon for yet another Democratic candidate, the leftie Franklin D. Roosevelt ...

Mr. Jones worked on the film at night, away from his day job. It was the first production of what became UPA, another left-wing organization, filled with ex-Disneyites who had gone out on strike in 1941. As Disney veteran Joe Grant related to me a few years ago:

"A lot of those strikers were commies, and didn't care enough about the studio. ... (pause) But, you know, Walt hired all those guys, so you know, maybe he's a litte responsible?" ...

Of course, today is a lot different than sixty-eight years ago. Back then, we were only a few years out of a Depression and running big deficits and involved in a long war. And there were these awful labor unions ...

Oh. Wait ...

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