cartoons or children's movies with political meanings
- •SmurfsI actually just learned this, but there have been numerous scholars who have pointed out the vast references made in this cartoon. The red being an obvious part of it, the smurfs all dressed the same and living in the same houses, working in jobs "designed" for them and some really anti Semitic connotations behind Gargamel that kind of make to sick to have loved this show so much.
- •Jungle bookThis one I studied in a college class. The theory is that it represents the colonization of India by Western culture. There is an abundance of evidence within this text that makes it difficult to discount
- •Wizard of OzSeeing as how I was obsessed with this book as a child, I was very intrigued by this when a college professor brought it up. Dorothy wore silver shoes in the books, representing silverite sixteen to one silver ratio dancing down the road. The scarecrow represented the farmer and the way they were viewed by society. Tin man was what was becoming of men during the machinery era. And the cowardly lion? That was president Theodore Rosevelt. Dorothy represents the naive American people.
- •I know you're just fascinatedSo I'll continue. Dorothy is taken in by the emerald city, the world of greed and green, paper money that lures people in with their flash. And the wizard rules it all by using tricks to fool everyone. Even the tornado, it had been used by many political cartoonists at the time to represent political upheaval. The wicked witch is said to be the American west, and her subjects the indigenous people forced into submission. Fascinating isn't it? I'd love to hear if there are more!