Sign in or register
for additional privileges

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

Nicholas Sammond, Author
Race, page 18 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 248

In Rabbit Punch (1948) Bugs Bunny intentionally destroys the film he occupies. Even though many cartoon characters insist on their ontological status as a real objects, they are produced and restrained by the animator's hand.

This Bugs Bunny short features the waskally wabbit boxing a palooka who is clearly the better man. Eventually, Bugs turns to animation's play with the boundaries between the drawn and the real world, actually deforming and destroying the film on which he is being beaten. This impossible strategy marks an important difference between early and later animation. Where early characters might have actually attempted to leave the frame for the live cinematic or real worlds, with the coming of sound and the enclosure of cinematic space, 'toons were trapped in the frame could only refer to that rebellion.
Comment on this page
 

Discussion of "Race, Page 248"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Race, page 18 of 25 Next page on path

Related:  Space, Page 197Performance, Page 42Labor, Page 123Labor, Page 88Space, Page 194Space, Page 187Race, Page 225Space, Page 182Performance, Page 72Conclusion, Page 286Conclusion, Page 298Race, Page 239Labor, Page 128Race, Page 252Space, Page 181Introduction, Page 23Labor, Page 133Performance, Page 84Conclusion, Page 296Conclusion, Page 273Space, Page 188Conclusion, Page 300Labor, Page 122Labor, Page 129Introduction, Page 6Labor, Page 109Conclusion, Page 291Performance, Page 46Space, Page 146Space, Page 155Race, Page 204Space, Page 184Race, Page 213Race, Page 251Race, Page 235Race, Page 229Space, Page 193Race, Page 220Space, Page 190Space, Page 165Space, Page 138Race, Page 230Labor, Page 112Conclusion, Page 304Space, Page 177Labor, Page 113Labor, Page 132Space, Page 191Labor, Page 98Conclusion, Page 292Performance, Page 54Space, Page 152Labor, Page 101Race, Page 221Space, Page 172Space, Page 178Space, Page 141Space, Page 143Performance, Page 43Space, Page 162Race, Page 258Race, Page 254Performance, Page 60Conclusion, Page 302Space, Page 189Race, Page 232Race, Page 206Performance, Page 45Performance, Page 70Space, Page 150Conclusion, Page 289Performance, Page 77Race, Page 231Introduction, Page 14Introduction, Page 21Race, Page 261Race, Page 253Performance, Page 74Performance, Page 47Introduction, Page 2Space, Page 170Performance, Page 50Conclusion, Page 278Performance, Page 82Space, Page 148Introduction, Page 29Labor, Page 110Space, Page 175Race, Page 247Introduction, Page 4Introduction, Page 1Conclusion, Page 290Performance, Page 40Conclusion, Page 284Space, Page 163Race, Page 224Performance, Page 52Conclusion, Page 275Space, Page 183Conclusion, Page 303Introduction, Page 30Performance, Page 35Space, Page 195Performance, Page 41Labor, Page 119Performance, Page 34