Rooty Toot Analysis

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"Rooty Toot Toot" was a modern visual reflection of what UPA was about at the time. Rooty Toot Toot, 1951.

“the real attraction of ‘Rooty Toot Toot’ lies in it looks: practically every frame is a beautiful illustration in itself. The colors and designs, by Paul Julian, are elegant and stylish; simple, yet sophisticated. There’s a perfect harmony between characters and backgrounds, and the stark colors enhance both character and mood”. Dr. Grob 's, 2017.

Beyond its own works, the simple, modernist style that had become the hallmark of the UPA studio soon dominated the animated film industry. The UPA aesthetic was so widespread that eventually even some of the works produced at the Disney studio reflected its influence.

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There were studios working on series during the 20s but even before that "Felix the Cat" was already considered the first series of animated cartoons for children 's. The series started as Feline Follies in 1919 and then it became hugely popular during the 1920s. In 1930 's the cartoon suffered financially, partly because of the Great Depression and over copyright issues. At this time the perception that children 's cartoons were mainly for children had began to change after Pearl Harbor Attack In 1941. And from there World War II would transform the art of animation bringing new ideas and experimentation leading studios towards a different path.
At the same time the U.S. Army joined forces with Walt Disney, and together began working on propaganda. As well as commissioning films the military wanted to keep part of the studios as a defensive fortification that would be used to help protect a nearby airplane factory against air raids.

For Disney the work with the government and the military forces were only at the beginning and in 1942, Donald duck was called to go to war in "Donald Gets
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Disney had many other characters working on propaganda such as; Goofy, Mickey and Minnie. In one of their controversial episodes Donald destroyed an entire fleet of Japanese planes in "Commando Duck" entirely by mistake and in some cases the enemy was portrayed as ridiculous, but let audiences laugh at their own lives for a couple of minutes.

Education for Death, Walt Disney, 1943.

Disney 's provided political statements and promoted a sense of education during World War II with animated cartoons. "Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi" was shown in the theatres in 1943, the mood of the movie was very serious, and it didn 't care about looking "cute", but rather described how children in Nazi Germany were brought up to hate and to participate in cold bloody war.
During this time Walt Disney had become very influential and popular, appearing everywhere accompanied by the military forces which gave him more credibility.

Disney 's artists who had only been drawing cute, heart-warming stories were now designing war machinery such as bombers, guns and ships, and many soldiers were decorating their tanks with Disney
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