451. The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part 2 – Dale Case, Robert Mitchell

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SUMMARY: Uncle Sam and his American eagle sidekick battle to rescue the Statue of Liberty from villainous captors.

WHY IT’S HERE: ‘The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two’ is a significantly dated animation but it is also a fascinating time capsule of early 70s animation, being firmly rooted in the 60s underground comics scene and owing more than a little to ‘Yellow Submarine’. Mixing patriotism with a keen awareness of the state of the country at the time, ‘The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two’ casts the titular American icon as a sort of ineffectual superhero, aided by his far more heroic American eagle sidekick. Together they must rescue the Statue of Liberty herself from those American villains who would keep her in chains. It’s a nifty little piece, making up for its technical shortcomings with a high level of charm which makes it infinitely rewatchable.

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