Saturday, December 29, 2012

Peace On Earth- A Post Apolcolyptic Vision of a World Without Humans, Where Animals Live In Peace. Classic Christmas cartoon. MGM 1939.

Still Image Taken From Cartoon

Taken from http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/peace-on-earth-classic-christmas-cartoon-1939-good-will-to-men-1955/

Peace on Earth is a one-reel 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short directed by Hugh Harman, about a post-apocalyptic world populated only by animals.

Two young squirrels ask their grandfather on Christmas Eve who the “men” are in the lyric “Peace on Earth, good will to men.” The grandfather squirrel then tells them a rotoscoped history of the human race, focusing on the never-ending wars men waged. Ultimately the wars do end, with the deaths of the last men on Earth, two soldiers shooting each other. Afterwards, the surviving animals discover a copy of the Bible in the ruins of a church. Inspired by the book’s teachings, they decide to rebuild a society dedicated to peace and nonviolence .  In 1994, it was voted #40 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field. It was also nominated for the 1939 Academy Award for Short Subjects (Cartoons).



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