This short features two parts of the human mind: reason and emotion (hence the title of the short). Reason, who is depicted as an egghead nerd, urges us to think and "reason" something before we actually do it. Emotion, who is depicted as a caveman, urges us to act as we feel. One part I enjoy is where Reason and Emotion are shown in both the man and the woman. Emotion urges the man to walk up to the woman and say/do what he feels like to her. Reason tells Emotion to "retain respect for womanhood." The man listens to Emotion and the consequence is a slap in the face. The woman's version of Reason and Emotion are both females. Emotion wants some high-calorie foods whereas Reason settles for something light like tea and toast. The result for listening to Emotion is a large figure. This is one of those wartime cartoons as it shows Reason and Emotion in a Nazi's mind. Emotion states that Hitler did not want war, but he was only forced into it whereas Reason states that Hitler is a liar.
I remember seeing this short when I was young on "Walt Disney Presents." That version has all WWII references censored, which ruins much of the interest of the cartoon.
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