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Uncle Tom's Cabaña (1947)

Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin.

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Uncredited cast:
Ruby Dandridge ... Boy (voice) (uncredited)
... Uncle Tom (voice) (uncredited)
Imogene Lynn ... Little Eva (voice) (uncredited)
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Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin.

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19 July 1947 (USA)  »

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La cabaña del tío Tom  »

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This short, along with Half-Pint Pygmy, were banned from television airings in the United States due to ethnic stereotyping of African-Americans. Despite the controversy, this short and Half-Pint Pygmy were released on The Compleat Tex Avery laserdisc in the 1990s. But they were banned once more on the Warner DVD box in 2003. Since Warner Bros proclaim that the two cartoon doesn't even exist . See more »

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[first lines]
Uncle Tom: Well, now, chillun, tonight old Uncle Tom gwanna tell you de real true story about Uncle Tom's cabin. Now, uh, this is they first one of them Hollywood cartoon companies ever got the straight dope on this Uncle Tom stuff.
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One of the best cartoons you'll never see!
13 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Tex Avery in his MGM days was at his best. His cartoons never took themselves too seriously. All they were meant to do is make us laugh, nothing more.

Naturally, this cartoon is loosely based on "Uncle Tom's Cabin" with Uncle Tom telling the "real story" of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Uncle is about to lose his "little cabin" (smack dab in the middle of a big city no less!) to the evil Simon LeGree. So he calls his friend "Little Nell", a beautiful southern belle, to help him. They come up with the idea of making the cabin into a night club to raise money to pay the mortgage. Of course Simon tries to steal the money, until he sees the beautiful Nell!

The reason you will never see this cartoon today on t.v. because it is not 'politically correct' because the way that Uncle Tom is portrayed, which was typical of the day. There are also sexual overtones that some people today might find offensive. The suggestive sexual overtones were a Tex Avery hallmark, remember Red Hot Riding Hood? Tex felt that Disney had the kid audience locked up, so he went after the teen agers, and young adults. Ironically, the little kids saw his cartoons and laughed just as hard as everybody else, not having a clue on what some of the gags were about.

If you like Tex Avery cartoons, and have yet to see this one, keep looking, it's worth it!


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