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

Nicholas Sammond, Author

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The Fleischers' Vaudeville (1924) begins with an unknown hand that draws the outline of Ko-Ko the Clown, who then waits impatiently until the he and his background are filled in.

The Fleischers had long celebrated vaudeville, and attempted to mount stage versions of some of their more popular shorts and created sing-along cartoons for vaudeville and movie houses.

In addition to its self-reflexivity, this cartoon also borrows another quality from vaudeville: it plays with race and ethnicity through social and cultural conventions/stereotypes.
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