Rumors (1943)

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Snafu inadvertantly starts a panic on his base when he begins a mistaken rumour that the base is about to be bombed.


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Friz Freleng

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24 January 2016 | utgard14
| "Baloney is flying all over the place."
Very entertaining Private Snafu cartoon made for use by the U.S. military during World War II. This one's directed by Friz Freleng with a script by Dr. Seuss and Phil Eastman. Here we see Snafu learn a lesson about gossiping and the unintended impact it can have. He takes one comment from another G.I. about "bombing weather" and tells it to another, changing the meaning and tone of the original comment to something more sinister. Then that soldier tells another, who tells another, and so on, with each telling growing more and more exaggerated until the final result is a widespread panic about a Japanese invasion of the U.S. It's a fun short, possibly the best in the whole Snafu series, with lots of wacky Dr. Seuss touches and great black & white animation. The scene where Snafu is chased up a telephone pole is terrific stuff.


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December 1943



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