Stone of Remembrance

June 27, 2006

Donald Duck vs. the Axis of Evil

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 18:02

The internet is for all intents and purposes of infinite size. This is one of the problems with this soi-disant journal of stuff: I can be witty and urbane as all get-out and you might never see it. (Don’t worry, the book publishing industry is the same way.)

So, I can’t even quite tell you how I came across this gem, but I thought it was quite entertaining. It’s a few years old, yet it’s still a fun read about the Disney cartoon effort in support of the war effort – in particular three animated shorts featuring that well-known duck in the sailor suit: “Spirit of ‘43″, “Commando Duck”, and “Der Fuehrer’s Face”.

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  1. Hey, have you seen the DVD? Well worth picking up!

    Comment by Karin — June 27, 2006 @ 22:53

  2. Next time we’re about, I have at least some of those on dvd –
    Der Fuehrer’s face for certain and maybe some of the others…

    Comment by David Wilson — June 27, 2006 @ 22:57

  3. I remember these cartoons from way back in the last century; when I was but a child. No, didn’t see them at the theatre; they were on the Saturday morning cartoons. Of course, these are all deemed racist now; especially the ones dealing with fighting the Japs. When I was a kid we’d watch these cartoons along with a good solid dose of John Wayne “Sands of Iwo Jima” & other such delights; and then we’d spend the weekend re-fighting WW-II. I always liked playing the Germans; I could get shot & die very dramatically ! The Germans were just, well, cool ! Menacing !
    They marched cool ! They had cool uniforms ! And cool machine guns ! Yowza !

    You know what I mean ! On the other hand, none of us wanted to be a dirty back-stabbing Jap, so those enemies had to be totally imaginary. My friends & I slew vast hordes of on-rushing representatives of the great yellow peril. We mowed ‘em down & piled ‘em up. We had all our Dads’ Army stuff; so we were all outfitted like little GI Joes. My Uncle even bought me my own kids fatigue uniform which completed my outfit and made me ultra-cool ! My, haven’t things changed though.

    The Germans also made use of cartoon characters to a small degree; writing a number of
    training manuals (”Tigerfibel”, “”Pantherfibel”) for soldier use. They had nothing similar to Walt Disney / Mickey Mouse, and their situation was totally different from the Ameican Home Front.

    Comment by Frank Keough — June 28, 2006 @ 13:20

  4. I Googled for something completely different, but found your page…and have to say thanks. nice read….

    Trackback by Gemma Atkinson Pic — May 29, 2007 @ 21:17

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