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For many years now, I always think of the Van Beuren Tom & Jerry cartoon Doughnuts around Fat Tuesday. That’s because many local bakeries have Pączkis.
Many theaters across the country, especially in the South, refused to admit African Americans. This month we take a look at how segregation shaped the cartoon-viewing experience in a typical southern city.
“People seem to think it is just a breeze to take a purple spotted pig and a tall yellow giraffe and make them characters. It doesn’t work. So I leaned toward the most unoriginal idea in the world, a cat and a mouse.” – Joe Barbera
Here’s an early Tom and Jerry – The Night Before Christmas. It may be two days before Christmas now, but it’s close enough!
For a recording session at the Disney Studio, Paul Frees pulled up to the gate, but the guard couldn’t find his name on the list. “Should I call someone?” asked the guard. “Don’t bother,” said Frees, before driving away.