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Getting Drunk With Disney’s Merry Dwarfs

The bearded creatures amidst the flowers work hard and play hard in this classic Silly Symphony short from December 1929, when alcohol sales were still illegal in America.

PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon


March 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

And don’t forget: when this cartoon was illegal prohibition was still in effect!

How can conservatives conquer Hollywood? PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle argued in March 2014 that it was through studying how technological changes transformed the culture in the age of classic Hollywood. In this ongoing series mid-day Monday-Friday at PJ Lifestyle he highlights animated short films from the 1920s, '30s and 1940s, beginning with an emphasis on Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. What are some of your favorite cartoons of the era? Please email URLs to DaveSwindlePJM[@] or tweet to @DaveSwindle for shorts you'd like to see featured in the future. Image illustration courtesy shutterstock / Ismagilov.

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