Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Anniversary to "The Raven"

As you may know, on this day in 1845, one of the most famous birds in literature made its debut in the "New   York Evening Mirror."  "The Raven" has probably made a larger impact on modern popular culture than that of any other poem ever written.  To celebrate this anniversary, I present a perfect example of the influence of that ungainly fowl, namely, the animated adaptation below.  "Margali's Midnight Matinee:  A Cartoon Travesty of 'The Raven'" was released in 1942: