Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cartoons Go To War (1995)

Synopsis: American artists join the war effort against racist, violent, hyper-nationalistic enemies by pumping out, um...racist, violent, and hyper-nationalistic cartoons.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “On the eve of the Second World War, as patriotic men and women across the nation were lining up to do their part in the fight against fascism, the US Signal Corps inducted some unlikely civilians: a rabbit and two ducks.”

What Did I Learn?: Cartoon animators wear some truly hideous shirts.

You Might Like This Movie If: Deep down, you know that cartoons can also be used to convey positive messages. [Oops – this is the real PSA]

Rating: Cartoons Go To War is a 50-minute A&E documentary look at the men and women who produced wartime propaganda classics such as Private Snafu, Mr. Hook and Der Fuehrer’s Face. Interesting stuff. 7/10 stars.

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1 comment:

  1. Nicely done, Eli! I watched Cartoons Go To War some years ago...and you summed it up quite well. Keep up the good work.


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