Cinema: Disney Strikes Back

Walt Disney, finding that he cannot buck the new trend in cartoons started by Bosustow & Co. (TIME, Jan. 30, 1951), has apparently decided to join it. Two striking evidences of this intention are now on public view.

Ben and Me, a sort of Mickey Mouse with social consciousness, takes a few sly nibbles out of a big cheese in U.S. history: Benjamin Franklin. The story, as told by the hero mouse, demonstrates what many schoolboys have suspected—that, for all his achievements, the great man was a bit of a cold turkey who did not mind gobbling up credit sometimes where...

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