Skip to comments.Very Funny and Interesting - Old WWII Animation "Private SNAFU: Spies (1943)"
Posted on 04/26/2010 2:03:16 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
A cartoon in which Private Snafu, while drunk, reveals military secrets that allow the enemy to torpedo his ship.
This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music.
From the holdings of the National Archives. NAIL: 111-M-929 ARC Identifier: 35827
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Great stuff. Thanks.
For later. Thanks.
There’s a video archive out there with a bunch of the Private Snafu cartoons but I’m not at home so I can’t give the name.
Wartime Popeye “Spinach for Britain”
Private snafu. directed by chuck jones.
This site has two of the Snafu cartoons plus a lot of other old cartoons. http://www.archive.org/details/animationandcartoons
I know it’s Mel Blanc but Pvt. Snafu’s voice is Bugs Bunny without the heavy Brooklyn accent.
I saw this one decades earlier in a movie house that called the whole collection of cartoons, “The Cartoons of Shame,” presumably because of stereotyping (An “Amos and “Andy” and a “Little Black Sambo” cartoon were among the collection.
WARNING VERY VERY UNPC
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