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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 leave URLs in the comments of shorts you'd like to see featured in the future. Image illustration courtesy shutterstock / Ismagilov.
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Flip The Frog Vs The Mouse

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

Each time a Mickey-esque figure appears in one of Ub Iwerks’ post-Disney cartoons should it be understood as a dig at his former boss?

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Sinbad the Sailor and His Parrot Enjoy Cigars

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Willie Whopper’s Mexican Gun Fight

Monday, September 29th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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A Nutty Knight Escapes from the Insane Asylum

Friday, September 26th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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The Tailor Vs The Giant and Everyone Vs The Mouse

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

vs the Mickey Mouse version of the same story from 1938:

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A Very Angry Sun Vs. Old Man Winter

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Baby Bear Has to Learn From Jack Frost the Hard Way…

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Simple Simon in the Lion’s Den

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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An Angel Flashing the Middle Finger In a 1930s Cartoon?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Willie Whopper Steals Neptune’s Crown

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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The First Cartoon Version of Aladdin

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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The Village Barber

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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‘Plane Crazy’: Mickey Mouse at the End of the Silent Era

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

Check out “5 Reasons Why Mickey Mouse Co-Creator Ub Iwerks Was Awesome” at CartoonBrew.com for a great overview of the innovative art and animation career of one of Walt Disney’s key collaborators. Hat tip to them for reminding of this, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, animated by Iwerks:

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Welcome to Balloon Land! Beware of the Pincushion Man!

Monday, September 1st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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‘Techno-Cracked’: When Flip the Frog Built a Robot

Friday, August 29th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

Bring to mind anything?

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Flip the Frog: The First Sound Color Cartoon

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Why Were so Many 1930s Cartoons Set in a Sultan’s Harem?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Humpty Dumpty Jr. Rescues His Sweetheart from a Bad Egg

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Betty Boop’s Crazy Inventions

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Playing Chess with Betty Boop & Taking a Mean Shot at Mickey Mouse

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

See the subtle joke at 5:25:

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The Vegetable Children Don’t Want to Play With the Little Onion Kid

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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Cute: Little Lamby Eats His Grass With Sugar

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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A Little Fish Has to Learn His Lesson The Hard Way

Friday, August 8th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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VIDEO: A Family of Peeping Penguins Finds a New Home

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

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