Weird Ass Forgetten Cartoons: Disney’s Anti-Nazi Short Films?

I recently ran across this old Disney Anti-Nazi cartoon and it’s a truly weird piece of animation! This ten minute cartoon was released on January 15th, 1943 and these cartoons actually saved Disney from going bankrupt after a low box office return for the now legendary classic Fantasia.

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Disney was contracted to make 32 cartoon WWII propaganda short films for $4500.00 each. This one is most popular of these largely forgotten cartoons. I guess in a weird way the world’s hatred for Nazi’s saved Disney’s career. These are some really bizarre cartoons that were based on a book by Gregor Ziemer.  I wonder what the rest were all about? Apparently these shorts were banned for quite some time. Honestly strange stories about Walt Disney never cease to fascinate me!

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3 comments

  1. Kenzie (manicmation)

    Ah, animation during WWII. You could teach a whole class with the plethora of things animators were involved with during the war. This one is particular interesting. It has elements of a serious educational film and elements of a zany theatrical cartoon. Odd mixture.

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