24 February 2008

Disney went to war!

Well, so much for Monday! I've been doing research once again and ran across this incredible blog about Walt Disney and World War II! It's called "Toons at War" and the link follows:

http://toonsatwar.blogspot.com/

Working with the government, Disney and his employees helped out at every stage of the war with training film, cartoons, etc. Says Wikipedia:

"...Throughout the duration of the war, Disney produced over 400,000 feet of educational war films, most at cost, which is equal to 68 hours of continuous film.[3]"


Links:

Wikipedia entry: Disney's contributions to the war effort (World War II).

Disney Film: Victory Through Air Power

Toonopedia for an example of a Disney film.

2 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

One of my favorite Disney cartoons is with Donald Duck and Der Fuhrer's Face.

Tony Bandy said...

I just found it on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZiRiIpZVF4

I haven't watched it yet, but it seems to be the same one.

That is a good one!

thanks!!!