31 January 2015 | RbDeraj
Dopey: Mosquito Exterminator
This was a somewhat strange topic for a Disney made propaganda film. While it is informational and fact based, you can definitely tell that it is used for propaganda. They make mosquitoes out to be evil criminal vampires out to kill, steal, and destroy. While they are pesky and can spread disease they are simply insects. To combat the mosquito armies Disney recruits the help of the beloved Seven Dwarfs along with Dopey who thought it would be necessary to bring a meat cleaver. They show example of how citizens can rid infected mosquito from their environment. While some of the suggestions are good, you can tell that others are very outdated and would be considered harmful today. They recommend dumping oil in water sources and burying cans and trash that could hold water for mosquito breeding grounds, both of which today would be considered pollution. It is a good little short, made entertaining by the use of the dwarfs, and teaches about the harms of mosquitoes and what people can do about it. It is fun to watch pieces like this and learn about the past and also how times have changed. Dopey is also quite the maniacal mosquito exterminator!