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Performing Animation, Performing Race II

by Nicholas Sammond

Alice Cans the Cannibals (1925) is one of Walt Disney Productions' Alice series, in which a live child actress cavorted with animated characters. As with Trader Mickey (1932), this film combines a minstrel character, Julius, with racist caricatures. It is thus a relatively early example of the process by which racist caricatures helped to obscure the minstrel roots of the continuing cartoon character.

Alice Cans the Cannibals

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Walt Disney Productions' Alice Cans the Cannibals (1925).

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Creator: Walt Disney Productions
Distributor: Margaret Winkler
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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