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Jasper and the Watermelons (1942)

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Jasper's desire for a ripe, red watermelon leads him to fabulous Watermelonland where he meets adventures that lessen his desire for watermelon and increases his wish to be back in the security of his Mammy's arms.

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Jasper's desire for a ripe, red watermelon leads him to fabulous Watermelonland where he meets adventures that lessen his desire for watermelon and increases his wish to be back in the security of his Mammy's arms.

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26 February 1942 (USA)  »

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Madcap Models No. U1-2: Jasper and the Watermelons  »

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Jasper and the Watermelons is entertaining despite racist imagery
4 September 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this George Pal Puppetoon from 1942 called Jasper and the Watermelons and while there are some imagery that may make it racist (like the watermelon with the black boy and the fact he lives in a shack with his "mammy"), this is actually a very entertaining short about a boy's temptation for something he really likes! A scarecrow tempts Jasper about a place with all the watermelons he can eat. When Jasper eats one, seeds fall out of his ears! There's also a wonderful musical number involving various watermelons singing. If you still feel what I have just described is racist, by all means avoid. But if you're interested in all stop-motion puppet animation, this one is worth seeking out.


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