Mickey Mouse Strips--


The reason for the ban on some early Mickey Mouse strips is the depiction of stereopical cannibal natives.
Here are some strips from two encounters with Cannibals...


February 11-13, 1930 ("Lost on a Desert Island"; script: Walt Disney; pencil:Ub Iwerks & Win Smith; ink: Win Smith)



August 17-19, 1932 ("Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island"; script & pencil: Floyd Gottfredson; ink: Al Taliaferro & Ted Thwaites)


Gottfredson, by now, had been working on the strip for two years, and his greater mastery of the medium is clear.
The cannibals interact with Mickey, speak with him, even plsy on words; added to the stereotypical "phonetic" dialect are funnier (because incongruous) exclamations than the 1930 onomatopeic ones-- "Whoopee!" "Hot-Cha-Cha-Cha!"
And these savvy savages use a blowtorch to light the fire...


Speaking of cannibals and fire-- Donald, too, encountered cannibals in one of Barks' early ten-pagers (the fourth one)
(WDC&S 34, July '43, "Good Deeds"; The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories in Color, Album 1) (pp 8-9)...