“Just Drawn That Way”
This chapter examines the impact of noir aesthetic in the work of the Walt Disney Studio, which produced some of the most pointedly noir-styled cartoons of the period. The most notable of these cartoons is a series of Donald Duck films: Donald's Crime (1945), Duck Pimples (1945), and The Trial of Donald Duck (1948). These cartoons show how deeply a noir aesthetic had penetrated American culture, for they repeatedly plunge Disney's top star of the period not into the world of oversaturated colors that Disney had pioneered in American animation, or musical-style narratives in which the studio had lately starred him, but into a consistently dark, strangely composed, and highly subjective realm.
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