What should film studies do with blatantly racist cartoons from Hollywood's past? This article investigates one test case, George Pal's Little Jasper cartoon series from the 1940s—which provides an array of offensive racist stereotypes—arguing that film historians must confront both its racist strategies and its fascinating mode of production. The cartoons were created from 3D models with exquisite depth and color at a time when cel animation was the norm. Pal's works are complex ideological and aesthetic products that deserve to be studied and debated within the animation canon.

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