Serious collectors have complained that Warner is skipping over the less politically correct cartoons in their catalog. Well, I think they might be testing the waters with the bonus section in this set. They include a live action short with an all monkey cast.
Cool! I love monkeys. Who doesn't?
Well, in the middle of the cartoon the villain monkey goes to get his shoes shined and the shoeshine monkey is in blackface! Let me repeat, A MONKEY IN BLACKFACE.
A monkey in blackface. A real life, living, brown monkey with black makeup on his fur and white lips drawn on. Mel Blanc, who does all the voices for the short, does a stereotypical minstrel voice.
Man, if they're holding back the un-politically correct stuff...