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Friday, October 23, 2009

Cartoon Propaganda/Racism: Volume XI

Soviet Cartoon, "Someone Else's Voice," 1949:

This one is great! The best Soviet cartoon I have seen to date. The obvious symbolism of the magpie who had gone off to "foreign lands" only to become corrupted by style, fashion, worldly good (like the Magpie's necklace) is pretty funny! I also liked seeing how the Magpie "sang it's own song," which of course made the other birds of the forest mad since she wouldn't sing in "harmony" with everyone else.

Great stuff!

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