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Private SNAFU (Situation Normal, All F*cked Up) cartoons were made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale of the troops. The SNAFU character was created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, and most were animated by Warner Brothers Animation Studios. They were voiced by actors including Mel Blanc and scored by Carl Stalling.
As his service in Vietnam was coming to an end, U.S. Army combat cameraman David Plenn put a group of 16mm films into a box and shipped them back to the United States. These films included both material he'd shot as a cinematographer for the Army, and materials shot by other staff members. The films remained in their box for three decades while Plenn pursued a successful career as a Hollywood cameraman. In the 2000s he donated the films to Periscope Film's archive in hopes of having them preserved and made available to the public. Within these motion pictures you'll see unedited "dailies" shot from approximately 1967-1970, including footage of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on one of his visits to S.E. Asia, and other rare material.
Terrytoons was an animation studio founded by Paul Terry. The studio, located in suburban New Rochelle, New York, operated from 1929 to 1968. The studio created many popular cartoon characters including Heckle and Jeckle, Mighty Mouse, Gandy Goose, Sourpuss, Dinky Duck and Luno. The "New Terrytoons" period of the late 1950s and 60s brought us Sidney, Hector Heathcote, Hashimoto and Deputy Dawg as well as The Mighty Heroes. Famed animator Ralph Bakshi got his start at Terrytoons. Terrytoons were originally released to theaters by 20th Century Fox. Today they are owned by CBS-Viacom (under Paramount Pictures). This playlist is in chronological order of theatrical release. They were released between 1942 and 1943.
A fascinating propaganda series originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and encourages Americans to support the war effort.
A fascinating collection of wartime features produced by the U.S. Air Force. Designed to inform and inspire an audience of wartime viewers, these 26 short films tell the history of the U.S. Air Force, from the birth of air travel right through the war years. Vintage footage and newsreels make this collection a must watch for any fan of military history.
Made in 1944 and shot in color, The Fighting Lady is a documentary / propaganda film produced by Twentieth Century Fox for the U.S. Navy. The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board the second USS Yorktown (CV-10) - "the Fighting Lady". The film includes footage of combat in the Marcus Islands, the attack on Truk in the Carolines,and the famous Marianas 'turkey shoot'. Directed by Edward Stiechen and narrated by Charles Boyer and Robert Taylor.