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The China Plate

by Nicholas Sammond

This 1931 Silly Symphony is an unfortunate example of the economy of stereotype. In a seven-minute short, the stereotypes of the "chinaman" and the "geisha" allow for the quick set-up of a series of gags. The vaudevillian interaction with the camera suggests the work of Ub Iwerks; see Chinaman's Chance.

The China Plate

A Disney Silly Symphony that indulges in racist stereotyping.

from The China Plate (1931)
Creator: Walt Disney Productions
Distributor: Walt Disney Productions
Posted by Nicholas Sammond