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Author Lehman, Christopher P.

Title American animated cartoons of the Vietnam era : a study of social commentary in films and television programs,1961-1973 / Christopher P. Lehman.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.4334 Leh    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index.
Contents Introduction: Animating Turbulent Times 3 -- 1 Cartoons of 1961-1962 9 -- 2 Cartoons of 1963-1964 33 -- 3 Cartoons of 1965 52 -- 4 Cartoons of 1966 67 -- 5 Cartoons of 1967 86 -- 6 Cartoons of 1968 102 -- 7 Cartoons of 1969 122 -- 8 Cartoons of 1970-1971 137 -- 9 Cartoons of 1972 154 -- 10 Cartoons of 1973 175 -- Appendix A Selected Animated Theatrical Shorts of the Vietnam War Era / Studio 193 -- Appendix B Selected Animated Television Programs of the Vietnam War Era / Studio 199 -- Appendix C Selected Animated Theatrical Feature Films of the Vietnam War Era / Studio 205.
Summary "In the first four years of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (1961-1964), Hollywood did not dramatize the current military conflict but rather romanticized earlier ones. But this trend changed when American participation dramatically increased between 1965 and 1968, and the radicalism of the era caught up with animators." "This book discusses the evolution of U.S. animation from militaristic and violent to liberal and pacifistic and the role of the Vietnam War in this development. It chronologically documents theatrical and television cartoon studios' changing responses to American participation in the war, using as evidence the array of artistic commentaries about the federal government, the armed forces, the draft, peace negotiations, the counter-culture movement, racial issues, and pacifism that were produced during this period. The study further reveals the extent to which cartoon violence served as a barometer of national sentiment on Vietnam."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Animated films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Animated films -- Social aspects -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Motion pictures and the war.
ISBN 078642818X (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786428182 (softcover : alk. paper)