Thursday, October 2, 2014

PUTTING THEIR TWO SHOES DOWN:  Amazon Prime has added a perfectly reasonable disclaimer to its Tom and Jerry cartoons, and some people don't get it:
"Tom & Jerry" shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While not representing the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these shorts are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.


  1. Jordan4:45 PM

    Almost identical to the disclaimer Looney Tunes has carried for the last few years:

  2. Marsha5:23 PM

    It's on their DVDs as well. My kids watch them and can pretty much recite this verbatim. It's led to some pretty interesting conversations.

  3. The Pathetic Earthling6:03 PM

    This is the flip side of what I have heard styled as the Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman approach to history in media -- that need to endless remind the listener/reader/filmgoer that the creator of the work would have most certainly been on the right side of history, damn the consequence to the story. Here, it's just a proper recognition that you cannot understand the art unless you understand the era, done quite respectfully to both the audience and the art.