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Why cartoon characters wear gloves

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Orange Cat (1 day ago)
Its should be Why do -animated chadacters- disneys kids cartoon wear gloves
Trentthekid64 2 (1 day ago)
You know I never asked that but now that I think of it I’m interested
ZNX 14 (2 days ago)
The reason they used gloves because they don't want to scratch the disc
Benjamin Browning (5 days ago)
Before i watch... Hands are hard to draw...? Am i right? Let me see
ralphwaldo (5 days ago)
They wear gloves to avoid the “uncanny valley” effect, which is the tendency for people to be revolted by creatures that appear almost human.
Atlantis (5 days ago)
Easier to animate, more expressive I guess
Hayden Cutrone (9 days ago)
Manly older disany chericerteris were gloves
Kelandria Holiday (12 days ago)
this could have been 4 seconds long: because hands were harder to animate.
TheRandomGuyChannel YT (13 days ago)
Thanks random Sonic guy for linking this to me
Frederik Mejndor (14 days ago)
Because hands are hard to draw.
The Real Cigar Jefe (20 days ago)
Minstrel influences are always a part of mass entertainment
Andrew Casden (20 days ago)
God I love this channel.
Scy them (24 days ago)
Animation Historian... *Sounds very interesting...*
Kylie Stephens (25 days ago)
I was born in 03 and I’ve seen so many of these old like shows and cartoons
Nothing in Particular (17 days ago)
Kylie Stephens it sounds rlly funny when people say 03, lol. Just say 2003.
Jay Kay (25 days ago)
“Five fingers looked like too much on such a little figure, so we took one away. That was just one less finger to animate” That book just answered my 2nd burning question
Hottt Teaa (25 days ago)
*Maybe cuz it’s just trendy* ....
Ewan Kirby (25 days ago)
Birds don't where them because, well, have you ever tried to put gloves on a wing
mark greald ong (26 days ago)
They are wearing them to not get any drity jokes
DERPY :3 (26 days ago)
Hoes hehehehe 😂
Oliver Green (26 days ago)
Because then children would be traumatized if they see dear Mickey with rat claws and wet with sewer juice
khalifmathiskm (27 days ago)
So we gonna ignore the blackfaces
Jabie Dy (27 days ago)
Safety precautions. Wear PPE
Hal Emmerich (27 days ago)
"Why do you wear that thing around your neck?" - Bugs to a very petty duck I thought that was supposed to be a natural marking - i.e. variation on Daffy's plumage
Noah & Atlas (27 days ago)
Goddamnit I was having such a good time until blackface came up :(
Andrew Olson (27 days ago)
What’s up with black face when you are a SJW
Winter Scorpion (27 days ago)
1:21 look at the cat on the right it looks like he’s the one talking lol
OK Arts (27 days ago)
Let me guess: it’s so they don’t get prints on their murder victims
BLANK (27 days ago)
Who else got a webtoon ad
DJ WÁLTÓÁRAM (27 days ago)
Was waiting for when racism was going to come up, wasn't disappointed
Dinosaurcar (27 days ago)
Heok, I just murdered two men in cold blood with a bat heok.
DarkHeart (27 days ago)
Weird. They actually did research and fact checked for once.
Lily Gissal (28 days ago)
damn I thought she was just gonna say because they look weird with hands
First Name (28 days ago)
Did you eat all my B E A N S.
Sad Woods (1 month ago)
Cody Raynor (1 month ago)
The music drove me crazy
SoulSheIS (1 month ago)
Hmm, would this be the same reason why cartoons never change clothes? Saves time and money?
killer5379 (1 month ago)
Nobody: Vox: WhY dO CaRtOoN cHaRaChTeR wEaR gLoVeS?
Alfred Barroga (1 month ago)
I Love the Vintage Cartoon & Anime.
gojewla (1 month ago)
That were crappy versions of bugs and daffy at the end. They voices sucked!
Carl Webber (1 month ago)
The reason cartoon characters were gloves is to cocer up all the murders they have ti commit
Sonic THD (1 month ago)
*wait wtf I always thought daffy's white thing in his neck was actually his fur*
Chaos: International (1 month ago)
4:35 theyre wings human wings
Chaos: International (1 month ago)
because it takes less work who wants to draw detailed hands with wrinkles knuckles and fingernails every slide?
Cayden Pacheco (1 month ago)
I thought no one else knew about this movie 😂
Sir SupesAfro (1 month ago)
I'm writing one of my junior year essays (IA or Internal Assessment) on the history of the portrayal of African Americans in the entertainment industry of the 20th century, and Nicholas Sammond is one of my main secondary sources. The issue of cartoon gloves comes up in his book (mentioned in the video) and I remembered Vox made a video on cartoon characters wearing gloves. I decided to watch this video again because I hadn't been impacted by the minstrel part as heavily when I saw the vid the first time. Writing this essay has really made me look at a lot of early animation very differently and appreciate some of the animation we have today.
zeemin dmn (1 month ago)
Easier to draw. Knew the answer before clicking
Ronald Nesbit (1 month ago)
They wear gloves because they're made out of ink and they don't want to leave spots every wear 😉
Kate. (1 month ago)
0:30 I got really excited because I thought it was asl... took me a second to realize it just said vox pop
Flora Jenn (1 month ago)
They are black so if their hands are black then you can’t tell where their hands are if they put their hands on their hips or something like that. So i guess it became traditional so then every cartoon character started wearing gloves.
dad70007 animal jam (2 months ago)
0:25 WHAT'S THAT? SIGN LANGUAGE OR WINGDING'S LANGUAGE!? I'm surprised Mickey still has white gloves and still makes cartoons today.
TEDdotcom (2 months ago)
Why do cartoon characters only have 4 fingers?
Shirokröte (1 month ago)
To save time animating. Five fingers become really hard to animate and also look weird from far away.
Angel Morales (2 months ago)
Now I want to know why daffy duck has that thing on his neck 🤔
REPROGRAM (2 months ago)
"Why cartoon characters wear gloves" *SAFETY FIRST!!*
The Algorithm (2 months ago)
So their hands don’t directly touch the filthy, stinky manure they were constantly carrying around and smearing on one another, those sick freaks
Dark Sparkle (2 months ago)
4:27 Pröbably beca6se those particular birds can fly. It would look weird. Also, the looney tunes canary bird (i forgot the name) i think is supposed to be more of a real bird than an anthro
The Idiot With A Mask (2 months ago)
0:37 I swear the sound comes from the top half, not the bottom.
Alexa Moonlight (2 months ago)
Birds don’t wear gloves because their hands are still wings and they fly like tweetie for example
orlanduce (2 months ago)
Unknown Hidden name (2 months ago)
Bobby break the 4th wall.
Christopher Campassi (2 months ago)
"tHaT's A dAmN gOoD qUeStIoN bObBy"
Beautiful Viv (2 months ago)
2:29 for answer, you're welcome.
Proxytale 101 (2 months ago)
Same with Mario and Luigi.
mistermisanthropic (2 months ago)
oh my god... just had to go get all woke with this video didnt you. lol. jesus... this is why youre going bankrupt. nobody respects you or takes you seriously.
A Precious Basket Case (2 months ago)
Chugs cheese whiz? Ryan Ross is that you?
axserwz 09 (2 months ago)
2:01 Mickey look high as hell I won't lie
Travis Storm (2 months ago)
I’m happy that one of my oldest questions are finally getting answered
oh word (2 months ago)
I mean, do you really want to see mice hands?
Anguel Roumenov Bogoev (2 months ago)
I studied animation and tried to tell this to my friends in history of animation, but no one believed me. The problem is that it's an indirect connection, so you need to know the context of exploitative entertainment at the time to understand. I'm glad I now have a convenient video to explain all the vaudeville minstrel stuff for me.
Caitlyn Xo (2 months ago)
But let me tell you, when you see someone dressed up as Mickey or Goofy _not_ wearing gloves. *Its horrific* human hands protruding from a fun childhood character ... _no_
Prawny Cox (2 months ago)
No glove no love.
Fazeel zubair (2 months ago)
Does this have anything to do with illuminati?
The Phantom Safety Pin (2 months ago)
Why *does* Daffy wear that thing around his neck? Bugs Bunny asking the real questions that make us all have minor existential crises.
Pretty Alina (2 months ago)
*basically laziness:saved you time*
Brian Tristam Williams (2 months ago)
Vrl Dc (2 months ago)
The Goofy Movie is NOT a cult classic.
Ben Hart (2 months ago)
There’s a video that talks about cartoons like the one at 1:45 on how they’re racist
Multi Plate (2 months ago)
Mario, sonic, mickey
Optimistic Whovian (2 months ago)
Now answer why Porky Pig doesn't wear pants
Blasé (2 months ago)
Because the animator couldn't draw fingers
lawson allen (2 months ago)
My guess before I watch this video it’s because somehow there racist…lets see if im wrong
lawson allen (2 months ago)
Goddamn i was right 😂😂 vox your so goddamn predictable
Arjun Sobti (2 months ago)
literally no one: vox: "why cartoon characters wear gloves"
GamingWithMiiii (2 months ago)
Umm.. Tom and jerry don’t
Theory: The birds don't wear gloves because they don't have "amrs" per se. They have wings. Giving Daffy gloves would make him look like a weird quadruped with a beak.
Aemilius (2 months ago)
Well that got a little dark
Twitchy Asmr (2 months ago)
easy so they don't leave fingerprints on the murder scene
pranshu gupta (2 months ago)
They don't like to get their hands dirty..
DreiK (2 months ago)
the answer to the question litterally no one has ever asked
whau (2 months ago)
Michael Lacoste (2 months ago)
Vox is so jewish
SadxDays (2 months ago)
I been knew this, because way back when they first started making mickey mouse when everything was white and black you couldn't see the characters had if they put it on there skin or stomach so they made them wear gloves and they liked it so just kept it.
Dave Fischer (2 months ago)
Lmao "why are always wearing gloves?" -Bobby, classic XD
ih8myfriends (2 months ago)
How about a video about why disney thinks public domain laws dont apply to them.
NGC 7635 (2 months ago)
Becuase they’re all psychopaths who need to make sure they don’t leave behind fingerprints
Bun Bun (2 months ago)
wanted to make a fingerprint joke then scrolled down and everybody else made one. yay.
sarcasmo57 (2 months ago)
So, the exact same reason doctors wear glove, could have just said that...
Neriyahu (2 months ago)
Oh, wow
Clint Audette (2 months ago)
Goddamned fascinating.
Remember when Bobby said that and he never showed up again after that
Peter Picallo (2 months ago)
Haha...I was waiting for Bugs to appear :D
Bobby Bombay (2 months ago)
It's the weeea-sal!

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