Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs (1943) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs (1943) - Merrie Melodies

Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs (1943) — Mer­rie Melodies

CotD: Part war film and part Dis­ney send up, “Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs” is funny enough and sure to offend, but too good a short to be ignored.

Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs (1943) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

A black­face par­ody of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with a strong swing back­beat… and no apologies!

Mammy (who resem­bles Aunt Jemima) tells her “Honey Child” the story of “So White” and the wicked Queen who “was as rich as she was mean.” “She had every­thing,” includ­ing sugar, cof­fee, auto tires, scrap metal, Chat­tanooga choo-choos, and a fam­ily coat of arms con­sist­ing of dice and switch­blades. So White is a las­civ­i­ous sex­pot forced to wash miles and miles of laun­dry as she sings “Blues in the Night.” “Magic Mir­ror on the wall, send me a prince about six feet tall,” intones the Queen. When zoot-suited, thick-lipped hip­ster Prince Chawmin’ (who has dice for teeth!) finds So White “dyna­mite,” the Queen calls in Mur­der Inc. to “black out So White.” Prince Chawmin’ and the dwarfs are all minia­ture car­i­ca­tures of Fats Waller, except for one who resem­bles Stepin Fetchit. The prince kisses and tries to revive the heroine.

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