Private Snafu Presents Seaman Tarfu in the Navy (1946)

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25 August 2012 | MartinHafer
| It's okay....not quite as funny as some of the SNAFU films.
During WWII, the US government financed a series of Private Snafu cartoons. Using a wonderful sense of humor, they were able to convey important messages to the troops--and the films were not shown to the general public. You can tell this in a few of the films, as the humor is a bit more adult than you could have gotten away with in theaters. Today, you can find these shorts on DVD as well as for free downloads at

In the case of "Private Snafu Presents Seaman Tarfu in the Navy", this is a spin off--a new character who is in the navy instead of the army. Most of the antics are only mildly funny, but the sailor chasing the pretty girl gag is pretty cute. Worth seeing but not brilliant--and as far as I know it's the only navy Snafu/Tarfu cartoon. Oh, and if you get a chance, look up the terms 'tarfu' and 'snafu' and you'll see just how adult these cartoons were!

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1 January 1946



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