Robert Clampett

  • Robert Clampett – Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

    1941-1950AnimationRobert ClampettShort FilmUSA

    From Steve Schneider’s book, That’s Not All Folks! The Art of Warner Bros. Animation (1988):

    The one cartoon that best sums up the Clampett sensibility – and, for that matter, the new braziness of the entire [Leon Schlesinger] studio – is Warner’s first release of 1943, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs. Notorious now, the cartoon is virtually a scene-by-scene, character-by-character send-up of the fabled Disney feature, as enacted by an all-black cast. (The film’s regrettable ethnic element, it must be added, is indicative of some of the conventions of the time.Read More »

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