Monday, December 24, 2007

Peace On Earth, Goodwill To Men

I decided to make a Christmas related post that involves some of my favorite elements...animation and a post apocalyptic future where the world is inhabited entirely by animals (Rock & Rule). The original cartoon “Peace On Earth” was made in 1939 at the beginning of World War 2 and the Hanna Barbera remake "Good Will To Men" in 1955 was updated to include a new ending for mankind at the hands of the atomic bomb (which didn’t exist when the first version was created). I first saw this cartoon on regular TV back in 1978 and it scared the shit out of me. I saw the second version in 1980 and thought that it was even scarier because it started out all cutesy and then turned grimy at the drop of a dime.

When I got older, I did a little research into the back stories of both cartoons and with age I became to appreciate how great both of the versions are. Here’s my version of a Christmas post. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad/Three Kings Day,  Joyous Kwanzaa (Harambe!), Great Festivus, and a good Saturnalia to you all (I don’t know what Wiccans celebrate this time of year so happy _____). Both versions of the celebrated anti-war/Christmas cartoon are below:


Peace On Earth (1939)



Good Will To Men (1955)



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1 comment:

Ben said...

hoo... look at that album line-up. brings back memories of my childhood. just turned 32 today, and seein' those old hairstyles put a grin on my mug (not thay I had one like that, I'm messkin). the music was constantly blared on my boombox (aka ghettoblaster), and tv play by ed lover & dr. dre. I even
see those first-wave acts I used to jam out to. good lookin' out. peace.

Dilla beats = life. rest in peace, homie.