Up is Down (1969)

Up is Down is a cartoon by Millie Goldsholl that taught the important lesson of looking at things from a different POV. I am not sure how where I spotted this as a kid, but the colors, style and narration has stuck with me since I was a kid. The brainwashing part really kind of freaked me out. Even though I enjoyed it, even as a kid I took issue with the kid’s attitude. Why didn’t he just try and fix things to the way he wanted them to be instead of just adjusting his perspective?

I guess a question I would ask now is, what was standing upside down supposed to stand for??


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One thought on “Up is Down (1969)

  1. Dar says:

    Really truly Wonderful cartoon.

    The point is obviously less about the kid and more about the world around him that cannot stand anyone who sees things differently than they.

    Thanks for posting this!

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