ANIMAFEST SCANNER IX | SYMPOSIUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION STUDIES | PANEL 1 GLOBAL ANIMATION AND ITS HISTORY - TRIBUTE TO GIANNALBERTO BENDAZZI
Rocky and Bullwinkle and Propaganda - Derek G. Larson (Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University, Lafayette, United States)
PANEL 1: GLOBAL ANIMATION AND ITS HISTORY – TRIBUTE TO GIANNALBERTO BENDAZZI
07/06 TUE 12:20-12:50
During the Cold War, the United States Information Agency (USIA) created propaganda cartoons, made in Mexico and meant for a Spanish-speaking audience. This was through a partnership between the United Productions of America (UPA) and Dibujos Animados SA (DASA). Political cartoons are ripe for disseminating ideology and we explain how a particular US agency created a clandestine animation studio in a neighbouring country for the sole purpose of spreading propaganda and eventually leading to the production of the popular hit series Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Derek G. Larson is an artist and animator with previous editing experience at PBS and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. He produces the animated documentary series Très Mall featuring academics on topics in philosophy, the environment, economics, and the Anthropocene. The series has screened at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Tranen, Times Square in New York City, MoCA Atlanta and the Yale School of Architecture.