CARTOONGATE

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCO IN THIS ANIMATED SURVEY

Bill Clinton woos voters with the ardor of Pepe Le Pew. Bob Dole's cranky bombast suggests a gaunter Foghorn Leghorn. And Ross Perot? Yosemite Sam. Electoral politicking can get so cartoonish that the making of political-cartoon movies might seem redundant. But Cartoongate (Kino International Video), an hour-long melange of short film parodies compiled by animator Greg Ford, proves that the men who want your vote have long been a source for ripe, mean wit.

The formats range from traditional work (Popeye for President, 1956) to mixes of live action and animation. Ford includes his own nicely rancid vaudeville about Richard Nixon...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!