Plane Dumb (1932)
Tom and Jerry are transporting goods via airplane to Africa. But being white men they’re worried they won’t be safe, so they put on blackface to fit in. Once they’re wearing it, they adopt black dialect and fully inhabit their new characters. They crash into the ocean and use the wing of the plane as a raft. Before reaching land, they suffer the advances of an over-affectionate octopus and more serious danger from sharks, a swordfish and a whale. Once on land, they’re frightened by fantastic creatures, and duck into a cave. Inside it’s even worse when they encounter living skeletons in blackface. And upon exiting the cave, things are even worse than that when they are discovered by cannibals.