Où est Donald?
In all fairness the official costumed characters from that time period were pretty terrifying as well. Here’s a photo from a 1939 Disney company event:
And they only looked a little better for the opening of Disneyland in 1955:
Even worse when associated with some Luftwaffe pilots in WWII. Flying ace Adolf Galland, for example, had a sort of tweaked Mickey on his fighter a/c.
Talk about cultural appropriation…
There’s an interesting book about the popularity of Disney in Nazi Germany which I’ve read a couple of years ago. Probably not available in English.
The Film Museum Potsdam had an exhibition about it which I haven’t seen and only read about. I should get a copy of the catalogue, they still pop up used every now and then.
Disney cartoons were regular fare in cinemas up until 1941.
Why does everything from the 30’s look terrifying? Google 1930’s clowns or Halloween…horrific!
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