If movies—in every tangential form they take—could be considered a mass intoxicant, then cartoons are the audiovisual equivalent of raw-mash moonshine, undiluted, stupefying, hypnotizing in their outlaw nonsense. The Walter Reade series narrows the massive historical field to singin'-dancin' animation, and the archival hours of silliness only begin with Disney's Depression-era pioneerings—Mickey Mouse's first voyages into... More >>>