There’s been a lot of buzz online this past week about a newly discovered Mickey Mouse short, but it’s not anything made by the Disney studio. It’s the resurfacing of the rare 1968 short Mickey Mouse in Vietnam produced by painter W. Lee Savage and graphic designer Milton Glaser.

The one-minute short isn’t technically accomplished, but manages to make a powerful and subversive statement through the manipulation of the famed graphic icon. Within seconds of arriving in Vietnam, Mickey Mouse—that all-American symbol of goodness and hope—is destroyed, and along with it, the myth of American moral superiority.


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