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LiamKav said...

It depends on which Mickey Mouse we're talking about. The early version was much more michevious and had a lot more character. Once the arguably much more interesting Donald Duck appeared, Mickey was repositioned as "the good guy", and sometimes it's hard not to write that as "the dull guy".

The new Wii game, Epic Mickey, apparently promises to use the earlier, more interesting Mickey. I am intruiged.

Anonymous said...

No way, man. Tintin, Asterix, and Bugs Bunny are all quality concepts. Mickey Mouse doesn't belong in their company.

Bugs Bunny is how we Americans (Canadians and United Statesians both) view ourselves. Every Bugs Bunny cartoon obeys a variant of the following outline: Bugs Bunny is minding his own business when some antagonist sets his sights on him. Bugs Bunny tolerates him and tries to defuse the situation with style, but if and when it comes to a fight, Bugs Bunny lays down unholy smackdown from his boundless arsenal of ingenuity and righteousness. And when he pulls through in the end, there is no question that good has triumphed over evil.

(I actually have no shortage of criticisms about the USA's screwed-up foreign and domestic policies, so I realize the above Bugs Bunnification of things glosses over quite a bit. The point is more that Bugs Bunny is who we want to be. Even if the reality is that corporate interests run the show nearly amorally and then project a happy smiling image to disguise the evil, kind of like a certain cartoon mouse.)

LiamKav said...

Ah, but that's using the corporate image of Mickey as the logo of the House of Mouse, rather than the actual character as defined in the early part of the 20th century.


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