PRIVATE SNAFU: THE COMPLETE WWII CARTOON SERIES
PRIVATE SNAFU: THE COMPLETE WWII CARTOON SERIES
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Private Snafu was a series of black-and-white instructional cartoon shorts produced between 1943 and 1945 during WWII. Private Snafu cartoons were a military secret—for the armed forces only. Surveys to ascertain the soldiers' film favorites showed that the Snafu cartoons usually rated highest or second highest.

Most of the Private Snafu shorts are educational, and although the War Department had to approve of the storyboards, the Warner directors were allowed great latitude in order to keep the cartoons entertaining. Through his irresponsible behavior, Snafu demonstrates to soldiers what not to do while at war.

In "Malaria Mike," for example, Snafu neglects to take his malaria medications or to use his repellant, allowing a suave mosquito to get him in the end—literally. In "Spies," Snafu leaks classified information a little at a time until the Axis enemies piece it together, ambush his transport ship, and literally blow him to hell. The cartoon about loose women is hilarious, but proves the point. This DVD includes all 26 cartoons.

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