Category Archive: World War II

World War 2 Shorts (1941-45)

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Softening the Blow of Being Drafted With the Pearl Harbor attacks America was suddenly involved in a war it had resisted entering. So Disney set out to soften the blow, and promote the… Continue reading

Saludos Amigos (1942)/The Three Caballeros (1944)

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Both Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros are portmanteau films, that is, a series of shorts that are tied together by a single theme or premise.  Disney created seven (arguably eight) portmanteau films… Continue reading

Filmed Under the Auspices of the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs (1940s)

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During the twentieth century an approach to helping the poor of the third world really came into prominence which focused on education. The idea was based upon the adage “Give a man a fish… Continue reading

Victory Through Air Power (1943)

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Victory Through Air Power was based on a book of the same name by Maj. Alexander P. de Seversky.  Walt had read the book and thought Seversky was swell.  Seversky was a Russian… Continue reading