‘What do we get from a Disney film if we cannot see it?’: The BBC and the “Radio Cartoon” 1934-1941

Vicky Jackson

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This article examines the BBC’s experimentation with animation and radio during the 1930s and early 1940s. It explores how the BBC adapted animation into the sound medium of radio, through an emphasis on aesthetics and the exploitation of character. It also examines how the BBC adopted a transmedial storytelling approach which resulted in an expanded engagement with the world and characters developed by Disney.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-308
Number of pages19
JournalHistorical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Issue number2
Early online date30 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019



  • Animated Film
  • BBC
  • Disney
  • Music
  • Radio
  • Radio Cartoon
  • Rhythm
  • Sound
  • Transmedial Storytelling

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