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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 1. 1962.


Animated films have to overcome a prejudice in the minds of most audiences — the tendency to regard the cartoon as a product aimed solely at children, with animals acting like humans and drawings that copy real life as closely as possible.

But this conception, which links cartoons with Hollywood, violence, slapstick and caricature is very much onesided and recently there have been some interesting new cartoons released which show that the medium is not as dead or as restricted as we feared. Sometimes humour itself has been jettisoned; there is no logical reason why animated films should be so, just because of that fact, funny.