Today's spotlight is on the controversial and long-banned 1943 Merry Melodies animation:
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs.
For some reason I can't post the video, so CLICK HERE to watch it on Youtube.
As you can see, this cartoon is filled with stereotypical and quite racist content.
Film scholars and historians say that it's one of the greatest animations ever made
(of course they do). Some call it a "masterpiece".
In terms of its animation, is it a masterpiece? Is it one of the greatest animations ever made?
Do you think the creators had good intentions or ill-intentions?
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
By the way--Vivian Dandridge provided the voice of "So White" and Ruby Dandridge provided the voice of "Mammy".