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Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1943 827.
MPAA: 8394
214

Leon Schlesinger Studios
 featuring So White, Queenie, Prince Chawmin', Seven Dwarfs, Mammy, Child, Worm, Hitman

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Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs 10 out of 5 stars

Learning from history

Reviewed by: MrNatural, February 09, 2005

It's been said that you can't know where you're going unless you know where you came from. This 1940s era cartoon, at the time it was released, was considered "OK" ... and kids today need to know that this era was an era of ambivalence toward racial stereotypes. It would help them to understand the civil rights movement a whole lot better.

Having said that ... and for the moment, disregarding the racial stereotypes (not to mention the politically incorrect word for short people in the title), there is one thing that amazes me about this cartoon.

Clampett drew the heroine, So White, as an incredibly well-built young woman. And, he drew her wearing a micro-mini-skirt that would have raised eyebrows even in the 1960s (in a 1940s cartoon). I was born in 1950 so I don't know how this cartoon was received when it was released. But, I'm wondering if there was any flak from parents (or censorship groups) over Clampett's choice of attire for the lead character?
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