Spoof of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)' with an all-black cartoon cast. Many WWII references, including rationing (the evil Queen is a hoarder of sugar and rubber tires) and Jeep vehicles (the Sebben Dwarfs come to the rescue in three of them). Also spoofs the extreme close-up of Kane's lips uttering "Rosebud" in 'Citizen Kane (1941)'. Written by
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There's no way on Earth you'll ever see it on Cartoon Network, even though it's in their vaults. It would cause more controversy than BIRTH OF A NATION these days. But viewed with an open mind, it's one of the most hysterical cartoons ever made, by "Termite Terrace" or any other studio. It's more like a tribute to great black jazz than anything else, with perhaps the most astounding score ever recorded for a cartoon. Granted, "Prince Chawmin'" has dice for teeth, but I wouldn't say he's any more offensive than Martin Lawrence on his Fox TV series. If you can get a copy of it on videocassette (and you can, just not
readily), you'll be very gratified.
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