Sign in or register
for additional privileges

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

Nicholas Sammond, Author
Space, page 33 of 36

 

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.

Space, Page 194

In Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943), Warner Bros repurposed material from Porky in Wackyland (1939), replacing Porky with a racist caricature of Fats Waller, and transposing the landscape of "Africa" into a waterfront ghetto. 

Fats Waller, a wayward alley cat, passes a mission band in favor of the raptures of a jazz club, in which he is transported to a surreal realm populated by strange creatures (including a rubbery Hitler, Hirohito, and Stalin) who frighten him with their excessive joy. This segment is repurposed from the 1939 short Porky in Wackyland, in which Porky Pig travels to "darkest Africa" in search of the Dodo bird. Both shorts imagine a fantastic geography in which the ghetto and Africa are linked through jazz.
Comment on this page
 

Discussion of "Space, Page 194"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Space, page 33 of 36 Next page on path

Related:  Race, Page 221Conclusion, Page 304Space, Page 193Race, Page 229Race, Page 239Conclusion, Page 300Space, Page 187Performance, Page 52Performance, Page 74Race, Page 232Labor, Page 113Space, Page 150Race, Page 254Race, Page 224Race, Page 231Performance, Page 35Race, Page 261Conclusion, Page 292Race, Page 252Conclusion, Page 296Introduction, Page 4Race, Page 213Performance, Page 84Space, Page 197Labor, Page 98Labor, Page 88Race, Page 235Performance, Page 44Race, Page 225Race, Page 258Race, Page 206Space, Page 138Labor, Page 112Labor, Page 128Space, Page 181Introduction, Page 23Race, Page 230Conclusion, Page 302Space, Page 163Conclusion, Page 275Introduction, Page 6Space, Page 143Introduction, Page 1Space, Page 152Space, Page 188Space, Page 183Space, Page 182Performance, Page 72Race, Page 219Space, Page 148Race, Page 220Space, Page 162Space, Page 189Labor, Page 109Introduction, Page 29Labor, Page 110Introduction, Page 2Space, Page 175Labor, Page 122Space, Page 155Race, Page 251Space, Page 190Space, Page 165Labor, Page 129Performance, Page 70Space, Page 191Space, Page 178Labor, Page 119Labor, Page 132Introduction, Page 14Conclusion, Page 298Performance, Page 47Performance, Page 77Space, Page 172Conclusion, Page 289Performance, Page 34Labor, Page 123Conclusion, Page 284Performance, Page 82Performance, Page 54Space, Page 137Conclusion, Page 291Space, Page 170Performance, Page 45Space, Page 177Race, Page 247Space, Page 195Conclusion, Page 303Space, Page 184Performance, Page 46Introduction, Page 30Space, Page 171Race, Page 248Race, Page 253Conclusion, Page 286Performance, Page 42Labor, Page 133Introduction, Page 21Race, Page 204Space, Page 146Conclusion, Page 278Performance, Page 60Performance, Page 50Conclusion, Page 290Performance, Page 41Labor, Page 101Performance, Page 40Performance, Page 43Space, Page 141Labor, Page 131Conclusion, Page 273