Category Archives: Christopher P. Lehman

Huck and Jim (Crow)
Christopher P. Lehman
February 11, 2017 posted by

Huck and Jim (Crow)

To be sure, television was a democratizing force in animation. It allowed African Americans to see cartoons in their homes, in contrast to being restricted to balcony seats at theaters.

Those MGM Jazz Frog Cartoons
Christopher P. Lehman
January 14, 2017 posted by

Those MGM Jazz Frog Cartoons

Beyond producing cartoons starring humanoid versions of Bosko and Honey at MGM, Harman and Ising also specialized in films starring caricatures of black jazz musicians – as frogs.