3) A "Cartoon Fridays" Proposal Part III : American Art History & Drawing Curriculum :


    Premise: Cartoons of the post WWII era as a reflection of a History.

    Introduction: The Cold War and ensuing globalization constrains/demands the Imagination.



   Part I : (1911 - 1940) Famous Fleischer Studios

   Part II : (1939 - 1945) World War II     

Part III : (1945 - 1989) The Cold War

   Part IV : (1990 - 2010) The Internet


    Note to Teacher: Present these along the time line of a 20th Century American History Class or just jump around=)




Part 3. THE COLD WAR : 1945 - 1990 : Hanna-Barbera, Jay Ward and Alex Anderson, and the Big Television Studios of America


   A. The Magic Kingdom is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort located near Orlando, Florida. The first park built at the resort, Magic Kingdom opened October 1, 1971. Although Walt Disney himself had been highly involved in planning The Florida Project, the Walt Disney Company began construction on Magic Kingdom and the entire resort in 1967 after his death. The Magic Kingdom park was built similarly to the existing Disneyland in California. The Florida park, however, was built in a larger area and improved upon Disneyland's design. In 2009, the park saw an estimated 17.2 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the world.



B. Alex Anderson creates Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha.......(1959 1961)


C. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons was an American animation studio that dominated North American television animation during the second half of the 20th century. The company was originally formed in 1957 by former Metro Goldwyn Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in partnership with Columbia Pictures' Screen Gems television division, as H-B Enterprises, Inc. Tom and Jerry begins with Hanna-Barbera in 1940..........................

The Classic Cat and Mouse duo continue under the artistic direction of Gene Deitch (19601962) and Chuck Jones (19631967).

The legacy of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons continues with Scooby-Doo, an animated television series produced in several different versions from 1969 to the present.




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