The Influence of Animation During World War II
Yeah, I know what you're thinking, just what the hell is this guy talking about. Well it's a bit of a long story to explain this thesis statement, I have had a love of Animation, (I'll just call them cartoons for now on) for nearly twenty years and that is why I go to the School of
Visual Arts and I'm majoring in my third year of it now. Entering this school I was offered a class called the History of Animation, it expanded my own knowledge of Animation and widened my horizons of its uses. Growing up I had just saw it as a comedic art form, relying on the slapstick of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as two comedic partners reminiscent of Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis and Abbot & Costello. But now I'm aware of what cartoons were used for in it's over a century life span; Comedy, Love and Adventure as just a few examples. But one question plagued my mind, does Animation only go as far as entertainment, or does it have a much more psychological response to it's audience on the aspect of what it wants and gets out of the social life of Americans. I have seen it before in the past and I feel a second rise is coming for our times.......
Animation: Love, Hate and War
a history of animation and it's impact on World War II. Provides insider's tips in the world of animation and how it was used for the American public of the '40's.