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‘Mickey Mouse in Vietnam’: Lee Savage & Milton Glaser’s rare anti-war animation

Mickey Mouse in Vietnam is anti-war animation produced by Lee Savage and Milton Glaser in 1968.

The one-minute cartoon has Mickey arriving in Vietnam before being shot in the head. This unofficial Mickey Mouse cartoon was said to have angered the Disney organization so much that they attempted to destroy every copy.

As uploader Sandip Mahal explains on Vimeo:

Until recently, the only known copies available for public viewing were one owned by the Sarajevo Film Festival (although the last time it was played there was in 2010), and one included on the Film-makers’ Coop’s 38 minute, 16mm collection reel titled For Life, Against the War (Selections), available for rental at $75 (though only to members of relevant organisations). The only pieces of hard evidence of the short’s existence available online were a few screenshots (all but one found in a 1998 French book entitled ‘Bon Anniversaire, Mickey!’).


Previously on Dangerous Minds

Milton Glaser & Miko Ilic: Design of Dissent

Thank you Eliot Masters

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Kid’s birthday cake based on Milton Glaser’s Bob Dylan poster
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Young Holden’s 2nd birthday cake, inspired by Milton Glaser’s Bob Dylan poster, was created by Betty Bakery in Brooklyn. What a lucky kid! This cake is a work of art!

Read more about Holden’s Bob Dylan-themed birthday bash here.

Via Super Punch


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Milton Glaser & Mirko Ilic: Design of Dissent

Tonight in New York, revered graphic designer Milton Glaser (do a Google Images search if that name doesn’t ring a bell) will take part in a panel discussion with Mirko Ilic about the creation of powerful politically driven graphics. The event is hosted by Reality Sandwich creative director, Michael Robinson

This panel discussion features graphic design legend Milton Glaser and award winning designer/illustrator Mirko Ilic focusing on graphic design’s ability to convey how power is effectively used and distributed, and justice is fulfilled. Based upon Glaser and Mirko’s book The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics, the authors will discuss how today’s image makers and corporate shamans can use design to create the more beautiful and just world we all know is possible.

This event is co-sponsored with Evolver/Reality Sandwich. Hopefully they’ll put a videotape of the discussion online soon.

Thursday, January 26, 8–10pm at The Open Center, 22 E. 30th St., NY

Below, a delightful portrait of Milton Glaser by Hillman Curtis:

Milton Glaser’s Graphic Influence: 14 Iconic Images (Fast Company)

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Milton Glaser: Art is Work by Hillman Curtis
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Milton Glaser
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Charming, lyrical and thought-provoking profile of great American graphic designer Milton Glaser directed by Hillman Curtis (no slouch as a designer himself!). I’ve never seen Glaser on video, although I have admired his work for years and given the coffee table book on his life’s work as gifts many times, and this was fascinating, a real treat to watch. I especially like the parts where he’s talking about teaching and how he keeps his muse alive in his later years.


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