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Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author

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Performance, Page 47

Despite the rapid industrialization of the animation industry, the trope of the performing animator continued, as in Wallace Carlson's Dreamy Dud series or in Walter Lantz's Pete the Pup series. In this Carlson cartoon, Dud steals money from his mother's bank to buy his girlfriend Mamie an ice cream cone and suffers the consquences. Although this series doesn't feature a blackface minstrel,  white rapscallions such as Dud, Bobby Bumps, or the Katzenjammer Kids, played on the convention of the animated character as rebellious and resistant to authority.

In the same vein, Lantz constantly battled with his own creation, Pete, crossing the porous boundary between the real and the cartoon world. 
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