Cartoons: Put a Panther in Your Tank

To his dying day King George V reportedly refused to see a film feature unless it was served up with a Mickey Mouse short first. But movie cartooning, which in the 1930s with Walt Disney's Snow White, Pluto and Donald Duck seemed a uniquely American art form, has in recent years all but given up the ghost. Of the nine Disney features to be produced this year, only one employs animation. M-G-M laid off its cartoon production unit in 1957, Warner Bros, followed suit in 1962.

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