Jay Williams Week 8

Both the Capitalist and communist nations produced propaganda via animation but in different ways. For example, nations such as China and the USSR used stop motion and a wealth of other kinds of animation while places like the US and UK only used Stop motion and Cel animation. These animations about Communism in a positive light tend to be like children’s books, to discuss it in a beautiful and sometimes cute way. The nations under Capitalism tend to be very blunt and not as cute. Sort of like watching a short from the USSR would be like watching an animated short from Sesame Street from the 90’s while the US would be more like the Superman cartoon, or any cartoon targeted to boys or young men from that era. If anything, I would expect to see the cartoons from the USSR or China in an art gallery, but the US cartoons would be a lot like watching G.I Joe.

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