Coal Black and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Animator Bob Harper sent over a link to this online print of Bob Clampett’s classic short COAL BLACK AND DE SEBBEN DWARFS. It is easily the nicest looking version of the film that I’ve ever seen posted online.

And below you can watch the Oscar-nominated 1941 Lantz short BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY OF COMPANY “B”. It was posted online by Thad Komorowski of the incomparable Animation ID blog. The stereotyping is unfortunate and uncomfortable, moreso in this Lantz short than in COAL BLACK, though certainly evident in both films. The cartoons, however, provide some great entertaining animation and can hopefully be enjoyed as products of a less enlightened period in American history.