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The Sliphorn King of Polaroo

by Nicholas Sammond

This 1945 cartoon produced by Walter Lantz for Universal features jazz great Jack Teagarden, and plays on the notion of hipness and underworld culture (or top of the world culture in this case) that animators and their audiences associated with jazz music and African American culture more broadly.

The Sliphorn King of Polaroo

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A 1945 cartoon by Walter Lantz

from Personal Collection (1945)
Creator: Walter Lantz/Universal
Distributor: Private Collection
Posted by Nicholas Sammond