Month: November 2014

Eyes of Hitchcock

The Criterion Collection recently put together this cool and somewhat chilling montage comprised of Alfred Hitchcock films. Hitchcock was a master filmmaker, who knew how to evoke emotion both on and off screen. So much is told from a simple close-up of his actors and the emotion in their eyes. Advertisements

Childhood Ruined: Looney Toons was pretty racist

We all knew Porky Pig was anti-semitic (which is ironic because Jewish people don’t even eat pork) but who knew all the Looney Toons all had such a racist past? Well, honestly everyone did. It’s no secret that Looney Toons and Disney had some pretty awful cartoons back in the day. One such cartoon was ‘All this rabbit stew’ from back in 1941. The cartoon is described by Matt Crowley (Splitsider.com) as: In many ways, this short resembles a typical Elmer Fudd hunting rabbit scenario, but where Fudd’s stupidity is generic, the African American hunter’s is specifically racial. Obsessed with playing craps, the hunter loses the very clothes on his back to Bugs, leaving him with only a leaf covering his crotch. Bugs pulls that off too during the iris out — taking the hunter’s last shred of dignity with him. Crowley has actually written a great piece at Splitsider (Click here to check it out) which goes more in depth about Looney Toons racist past. As for me, I’m going to fight the good …

Map of where all Disney movies have taken place

This is a fan made map by someone named TheAntiLove and it details where all the Disney movies through history have taken place. In the true Disney spirit, people are attacking TheAntiLove for a flawed map because screw him (or her…or singing crab) for taking the time to create a fun map of the origins of our childhood favorites. Oh and also, ALL THESE STORIES ARE FICTIONAL! So just relax internet or there will be no Disney Christmas this year okay? Alright then. For those of you who are curious how these theories were conceived, TheAntiLove gives some explination: The Little Mermaid: Caribbean Although the author and original story are Danish, the wildlife is clearly tropical. There is simply no way to have that type of flora and fauna anywhere near Denmark. It is very reasonable that The Little Mermaid movie could take place on the Danish colony, now known as the US Virgin Islands.(thanks so /u/theflyingbarney) Another big clue is the fact that in the beginning of the movie the storm is referred to …