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A History of Racist Animation

Contents: Film excerpts: Chinese laundry blues --Rasslin' match (Amos n' Andy) -- Hittin' the trail toHallelujah Land -- Pickaninny blues -- Scrub me, mama,with a boggie beat -- All this and rabbit stew --Little Black Sambo -- John Henry -- Jasper in thehaunted house -- Bosko shipwrecked -- Jungle jazz--Robinson Crusoe, Jr. -- Jungle jitters -- Shanty whereSanty Claus lives -- Musical Lulu -- Have you got anycastles? -- Ducktators -- Japoteurs (Superman) --You're a sap, Mr.

Babes in Arms (1939)

Directed by Busby Berkeley. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland,Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes,Betty Jaynes, Douglas McPhail. Based on the play "Babes InArms" by Rodgers and Hart. Learning that his parents are infinancial straits, the son of a famous vaudeville team roundsup all the stage kids and puts on a lavish show to raise money.Features the music number "Daddy Was A Minstrel Man." 91 min.;
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Babes on Broadway (1941)

Directed by Busby Berkeley. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland,Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, DonaldMeek, Alexander Woollcott. One of the famous old musicals thatcombines captivating music and lavish production numbers by themaster, Busby Berkeley. The story is the standard tale of twostruggling Broadway hopefuls, and is filled with 16 song and dancenumbers. Features a blackface number with Rooney and Garland,"Waiting for the Robert E. Lee".

Bamboozled (2000)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, JadaPinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport. In a searingparody of American television, this film presents a humorouslook at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to anetwork executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall. 136 min. Online Access through LFLFC.

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Birth of a Nation (1915)

Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, George Seigmann, Walter Long. Adapted from Thomas Dixon's novel, The Clansman. A Civil War spectacular, Portraying "life in the South" during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan.124 min.

Black Anthology Cartoons. Vol. 1 (1937-1947)

Contents: Uncle Tom's cabana (1947, 9 min.) -- UncleTom's bungalow (1937, 8 min.) -- Eliza on ice (1944, 6min.) -- It happened to Caruso (1938, 7 min.) -- Vodoo inHarlem (1938, 7 min.) -- Popeye ala mode (1945, 7 min.) --Swing wedding (1937, 8 min.) A collection of sevenstereotypical cartoons of Afro-Americans produced in the'30's and '40's. Includes parodies of Harriet BeecherStowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and of Jack Benny withappearances by cartoon characters Mighty Mouse, Popeye andBosko.Uncle Tom's Cabana: Uncle Tom went from cabin tocabana to ward off the mortage.

Black Anthology Cartoons. Vol. 2 (1930's)

Contents: The old house (1936, 10 min.) -- Bosko'sEaster eggs (1937, 8 min.) -- Bosko and the pirates(1937, 8 min.) -- Bosko and the cannibals (1937, 10min.) -- Bosko in Bagdad (1938, 10 min.) -- Bosko thedoughboy (1931, 7 min.) -- Old anything (1931, 6 min.).A collection of seven stereotypical cartoons ofAfro-Americans produced in the 1930s starring WarnerBros.' first cartoon star, Bosko. Created by HughHarman and Rudolf Ising he was featured from 1929-1933.

Black Anthology Cartoons. Vol. 3 (1934-1946)

Contents: Scrub me Mama with a boogie beat (1941, 7min.) -- John Henry and the Inky Poo (1945, 8 min.) --Jasper in a jam (1946, 7 min.) -- Rasslin' match (1934, 11min.) -- The lion tamer (1934, 9 min.) -- The early wormgets the bird (1940, 8 min.) -- The little broadcast (1943,8 min.). Includes puppetoons by George Pal, two featuresstaring Amos n' Andy, Charlie Barnet and his orchestra andvocals by Peggy Lee. Scrub me Mama with a boogiebeat: Lazy Town is the sexiest, most racist andfoot-stompinist laundry mat in the country. John Henryand the Inky Poo: Puppetoon by George Pal.

Black Toons

Vol. 1: A warning to vandals and hoodlums[theater announcement] -- Trailers for Blackboard jungle,Go, Johnny, go, Rock, rock rock -- Uncle Tom's caba?na(1947) -- Uncle Tom's bungalow (1937) -- Mighty Mouse inEliza on the Ice (1944) -- Coal Black and de sebben dwarfs(1943) -- It happened to Crusoe (1941) -- Pop-Pie ala mode(1945) -- Swing wedding (1937). Bonus selections: Weirdcartoons: Bambi meets Godzilla, Betty Boop in Crazy town;You auto lay an egg ; [excerpt from It's a bird withCharles Bowers] ; Small fry ; Frogland ; Cobweb hotel) ;Munster's TV episode Mar.

Blaxploitation Cartoon Festival.

A series of 8 short animated "racist" cartoonsfeaturing blackfaced caricatures. Includes Amos n' Andy,Jungle Jitters, Scrub me Mama, Little black Sambo. 50 min.

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