Category Archives: Christopher P. Lehman

“Klanimation”
Christopher P. Lehman
December 3, 2016 posted by

“Klanimation”

Commercial animation during the silent era rarely addressed political movements – and staffers of the cartoon studios comprised part of the demographics that the Ku Klux Klan abhorred.

Quincy Magoo Meets Jim Crow
Christopher P. Lehman
November 5, 2016 posted by

Quincy Magoo Meets Jim Crow

Steve Bosustow traveled to New Orleans to promote the premiere of UPA’s 1001 Arabian Knights. He spoke at Tulane University, which in 1959 had no African American students – ironic, considering UPA’s earlier work like Brotherhood of Man.

A Letter From Jack Zander
Christopher P. Lehman
April 23, 2016 posted by

A Letter From Jack Zander

This month’s posting is about Jack Zander, who had plenty to say about the African American characters he animated. He responded to my questions about his opinions of Bosko and the Tom & Jerry maid.