Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I love finding random and darker versions of cute icons, like Mickey Mouse as they subvert what was once a staple part of Western kid culture into zombies or capitalist scum with a mission to destroy. It's the latter theory that forms the foundations for this mad video found from HERE.
According to the post, "Toy Box Series, Episode 3: Picture Book 1936” (Omocha-Bako Series, Dai-3-Wa: Ehon 1936) is a 1934 propaganda-ish film about a future (1936) conflict started by a swarm of evil, bat-riding Mickey Mouse clones that descend on a tiny island inhabited by peace-loving dolls and cats (including a Felix lookalike). Overwhelmed by the attack, the desperate island residents bang on the cover of a large picture book to enlist the help of Momotaro, Urashima Taro (the Japanese version of Rip Van Winkle), and other traditional fairy tale heroes and characters. After Urashima Taro uses his famous “mystery box” to turn the big Mickey into a decrepit old fogey."
Sounds like a blatant propaganda vid to create animosity of the West in the eyes of the East. In our day and age though, it can be seen as a pretty amusing animation with some seriously ripped off characters. Enjoy!
To see more Evil Mickey Mouses that I've posted about, check HERE and HERE.