Sign in or register
for additional privileges

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

Nicholas Sammond, Author
Race, page 5 of 25

 

You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.

Race, Page 220

The opening of Trader Mickey (1932) finds Mickey and Pluto making their way upriver in a paddle-wheel boat. 

Mickey Mouse became the trademark icon for Walt Disney Productions. He was presented as a real and autonomous creature, even though he depended on animators to appear alive. This contradiction defined Mickey and other cartoon minstrels like him: capricious but ultimately obedient, coded as simultaneous black and white. 

This cartoon also serves as an example of the complex sadomasochism that informed continuing animated characters who participated in the performance traditions of blackface minstrelsy. 

Comment on this page
 

Discussion of "Race, Page 220"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Race, page 5 of 25 Next page on path

Related:  Space, Page 197Space, Page 138Race, Page 204Labor, Page 112Performance, Page 84Conclusion, Page 298Labor, Page 88Race, Page 232Space, Page 177Space, Page 191Labor, Page 123Introduction, Page 14Race, Page 258Introduction, Page 29Space, Page 152Performance, Page 72Space, Page 146Space, Page 141Labor, Page 113Space, Page 194Race, Page 229Performance, Page 45Space, Page 163Labor, Page 98Labor, Page 119Race, Page 261Race, Page 224Conclusion, Page 278Conclusion, Page 300Space, Page 187Labor, Page 101Space, Page 188Race, Page 231Race, Page 221Race, Page 248Race, Page 225Performance, Page 46Race, Page 239Introduction, Page 2Performance, Page 54Space, Page 193Labor, Page 133Space, Page 137Labor, Page 110Space, Page 165Performance, Page 47Space, Page 189Performance, Page 50Labor, Page 109Performance, Page 74Space, Page 172Space, Page 181Space, Page 148Performance, Page 44Race, Page 230Race, Page 253Space, Page 184Race, Page 206Race, Page 252Labor, Page 128Conclusion, Page 292Space, Page 162Space, Page 175Introduction, Page 6Conclusion, Page 291Space, Page 190Conclusion, Page 304Introduction, Page 30Race, Page 251Space, Page 178Labor, Page 122Labor, Page 129Conclusion, Page 303Performance, Page 52Race, Page 247Space, Page 182Labor, Page 132Space, Page 170Conclusion, Page 296Conclusion, Page 302Race, Page 213Space, Page 183Performance, Page 82Space, Page 150Performance, Page 41Performance, Page 77Conclusion, Page 289Space, Page 155Labor, Page 131Space, Page 143Conclusion, Page 284Introduction, Page 21Performance, Page 42Race, Page 254Conclusion, Page 275Conclusion, Page 273Performance, Page 43Space, Page 171Race, Page 235Performance, Page 70Performance, Page 60Introduction, Page 23Conclusion, Page 286Race, Page 219Performance, Page 34Performance, Page 35Conclusion, Page 290Space, Page 195Labor, Page 102Introduction, Page 4Introduction, Page 1