Wednesday, September 27, 2006

More cartoon fun

You might recall how our Auxiliary Bishop explained the connection between Popeye cartoons and Middle East violence.

Should you still find such connections implausible, I refer you to comments made in the course of a film seminar by professor Hasan Bolkhari, a member of the Film Council of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education Ministry.

"... Watch Schindler's List. Every Jew was forced to wear a yellow star on his clothing. The Jews were degraded and termed 'dirty mice.' Tom and Jerry was made in order to change the Europeans' perception of mice. ..."

(via Relapsed Catholic)

For further reading, there's Ariel Dorfmann and Armand Mattelart, Para Leer Al Pato Donald (1971) [translated as How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic].


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