Tis time to leave the books in dust, and oil the unused armour’s rust.

Indoctrination of The Young Doesn’t Get Better

North Korean animation is THE BOMB.

“Squirrels and Hedgehogs” is like a cuter and even MORE militaristic GI JOE, since the latter’s characters are superheroes, and not ordinary people, which the characters in “Squirrels and Hedgehogs” are, thereby they are removed of the over-the-topness of GI JOE and make the militarism even more palpable, whereas a layer of unbelievability surrounds the character designs of GI JOE anyway that makes the suspension of disbelief something the audience willingly engages in. The basic storyline revolves around an utopia of peaceable woodland creatures who are about to be ravaged by a group of fearsome predators and find a fifth column in their society. No prizes what they are supposed to be representing.

Part 1

Part 2


One Response to “Indoctrination of The Young Doesn’t Get Better”

  1. Hi, I found your blog here by searching for “squirrels and hedgehogs”, I finally found the name thanks to some nice person who posted on the comments of the youtube copies of the episodes..
    I was wondering, do you know what they are saying? I’d love a translation, but I’d be happy to know generally what is going on. Such as, are the wolves supposed to be americans? Are the starving mice there supposed to be south korean? I probably shouldnt care so much, but its just so surreal to see another country portray mine (I’m in the US) as the “bad guys”.

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