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Angel Puss (1944)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 3 June 1944 (USA)
A little black boy is hired to kill a cat, but the feline escapes and proceeds to play tricks on the kid, pretending he's a ghost come back to haunt his "killer."

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Lil' Sambo / Angel Puss (voice) (uncredited)
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A little black boy is hired to kill a cat, but the feline escapes and proceeds to play tricks on the kid, pretending he's a ghost come back to haunt his "killer."

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One of the "Censored 11" banned from TV syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »

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another racist one
10 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it's another long-lost Looney Tunes cartoon chock full of racial stereotypes. This one portrays an African-American boy sent to drown a cat, but the feline gets away, encourages the boy to toss the bag into the harbor, and then pretends to be its own ghost. Most people will probably agree that we should only watch these cartoons to see what kinds of images pervaded popular media during certain eras. "Angel Puss" would be a prime example.

Most of the humor comes when the boy keeps getting scared by the cat pretending to be an apparition. But mostly, I find it hard to laugh at black-face images.


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