Sunday, 16 May 2010


I was really enjoying this public information cartoon from the 50's which gave information about nuclear fallout and what to do in case of an attack. I find the modernist American animation from this period very endearing and pleasant to watch. A simillar feel to Hannah Barberra's The Jetsons or Flintstones. It's interesting and quite surreal seeing something as serious as a fallout infomercial during the cold war being broadcast to the adult population in the medium of cartoon, almost satirical. Certainly cant see that happening today, at least in such a light manner. However it does work quite effectively by getting the information across plainly and simplisticly, which i guess in the scenario is what you'd want. There is a lot of old footage from this time where anything from sex education to safety videos.

I've included an example below

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