Three “Lil EightBall” cartoons were produced and distributed through Universal Pictures in 1939. Black Like Me: The History Of Black Comic Book Heroes Through The Ages Part One 1900-1968 by Dart Adams makes mention of one of the Lil Eight Ball cartoons and give a short background on the character with pictures. “A-Haunting We Will Go” provides more screen shots for the last of the cartoons with a light background.
Delltook the short-lived, animated character from 1939 and dropped him into the pages of New Funnies. Lil’ EightBall is a black boy growing up in the rural south. It has all the racist stereotypes one might expect with that setting.
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