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Petering Out

by Nicholas Sammond

Pete the Pup does battle with his creator, animator and producer Walter Lantz, in this 1927 short. This cartoon features blackface humiliation and the cartoon trope of the animator struggling to control and discipline his creation, a signature of early animation's ambivalence over the labor of cartooning.

Petering Out

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Walter Lantz and Pete the Pup do battle.

from Petering Out (1927)
Creator: Walter Lantz/Bray
Distributor: Bray Studios
Posted by Nicholas Sammond