See what happened when a Disney animated a political advert

This is from the 1952 US Presidential election, animated by Roy Disney, nephew of Walt. Quite fun – and also a healthy reminder about slipping into believing that politics now is awful compared to an imagined previous Golden Age of rational debate based on voters making a detailed analysis of contrasting policy positions. That Golden Age never existed.

Ike, aka Dwight Eisenhower, won the election along with his Vice President, one Richard M. Nixon, later twice a Presidential election winner himself.

Thankfully, huge babies didn’t feature in any of their campaigns.

4 responses to “See what happened when a Disney animated a political advert”

  1. I’m just about old enough to remember being disappointed when Stevenson didn’t win , but that may have been 1956 rather than 1952
    There is a legend that Ike’s Mom chose the names Dwight David for her son because she didn’t want him to get a nickname based on his forenames, but didn’t think of a nickname based on his (Swiss-origin) surname.

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