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Uyen Pham A06432690 CAT 3 Week 1 Reading Summaries 1947: Roger Rabbit Then and Now The movie “Who framed Roger Rabbit?” presented us with several cultural and social conflicts in 1940s, as well as the significant change in cartoon industry. While in the movie, Judge Doom wanted to destroy Toon Town to replace it with freeways, trolley lines were threatened in Los Angeles to build new freeways and buildings. Toon Town was also seen as a place for social outcasts. The conflict between Judge Doom and Toon Town was the social conflict between the government and the working class. “Dipping” was viewed as the only way to kill a “toon”, similar to “hanging” a “nigger”. Thus, the movie also had a subtle tone of criticism for racism. Betty Boop presented the old day black and white cartoon contrast to Jessica, who is the modern colorful movie like cartoon version. Thus, cartoon was constantly adjusted to fit people’s taste. In the movie, Toon Town faced
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the threat of extinction because of the crisis of modernity for transportation. In real life, animation was fighting against the threat of forgotten.
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2009 for the course CAT CAT 3 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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