Coal Black

Here’s a cartoon that you’ve most likely never seen – Warner Brothers’ 1943 Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs.

Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs

The reason you’ve probably never heard of, much less seen, this cartoon is because it’s one of the Censored Eleven. It’s one of eleven Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons which United Artists has banned from syndication or distribution since 1968.

Well, I say to enjoy the cartoon and, if it’s offensive to certain sorts, that’s just a bit of extra spice to the enjoyment.

Related Reading:

Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! (Third Edition)
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Warner Bros. Animation Art
The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

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3 Responses to “Coal Black”

  1. Buffet Says:

    Midgets 1/2 price. Jewish American Princesses: Free. Makes sense.
    Sooo………..Rich people have lots of tires, sugar, and coffee? WTF??
    I didn’t see Mel Blanc listed in the credits for voices?
    Also I just can’t believe there’s a Looney Tunes I haven’t seen, but you were right!

  2. jonolan Says:

    Buffet,

    Good joke, but you knew they meant the Japanese. And it wasn’t “rich people” so much as illegal / quasi-legal hoarders that weren’t turning materials in for the war effort. You’ve got to remember that this was, at least in part, a WW2 proproganda piece designed to address Black involvement in support the Allied war effort.

    So White, was voiced by Vivian Dandridge (Yep! The sister of Dorothy Dandridge) Their mother, Ruby Dandridge, was the “sweet voice” of the Wicked Queen (or rather her sweet voice and evil cackle, her “normal voice” was Danny Webb. Leo Watson voices “Prince Chawmin'”. The other characters, including the Sebben Dwarfs, were, credited or not, voiced by Mel Blanc.

  3. Buffet Says:

    Thanks for all the useful 411! As for those Japs, I detest the little yellow God-forsaken, heathen bastards!!
    Why, you ask?
    Simple: You kill whales – I kill you!~

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