Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Communist Manifestoon



This is truly fantastic:
Displaying a broad range of Golden Age Hollywood animation, Manifestoon is a homage to the latent subversiveness of cartoons. Though U.S. cartoons are usually thought of as conveyors of capitalist ideologies of consumerism and individualism, Drew observes: "Somehow as an avid childhood fan of cartoons, these ideas were secondary to a more important lesson—that of the 'trickster' nature of many characters as they mocked, outwitted and defeated their more powerful adversaries. In the classic cartoon, brute strength and heavy artillery are no match for wit and humor, and justice always prevails. For me, it was natural to link my own childhood concept of subversion with an established, more articulate version [Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto]. Mickey running over the globe has new meaning in today's mediascape, in which Disney controls one of the largest concentrations of media ownership in the world."

3 comments:

creative-type dad said...

I'm not even listening to him.
I'm too busy watching the cartoons-

TheRanta said...

Brilliant. Nice find.

Toddy said...

Interesting.
I guess this is what my drug addled mind needs to get anything through to it.